Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

Simi Singh
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Afghanistan will compete against Ireland in the first game of the three-match ODI series on Thursday (21st January). While it will be a day ODI, Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) will host this match.

This ODI series will be a part of the 2020–23 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, where Afghanistan will play their first ODI series and Ireland will experience their second ODI series in this crucial competition.

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While Ireland just restarted their international cricket journey, Afghanistan will begin it with this upcoming ODI. Ahead of this ODI, lets check out the weather forecast and pitch condition of the match.

Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast

The three-match ODI series opener will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) on Thursday. This day match has been scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM local time.

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According to the AccuWeather forecast, the entire will be mostly sunny and clear. There is no rain threat in the entire day. While this is going to be an important ODI series, the cricket fans can expect a good series opener on Thursday.

The game time temperature can be between 19°C and 25°C. Very much expectedly, the mid-afternoon temperature will be higher.

Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 1st ODI: Pitch Report

Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) will host this ODI series opener between Afghanistan and Ireland on Thursday. Ahead of this crucial series, this venue just recently hosted the ODI series between the hosts UAE and the visitors Ireland.

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Though it was the four-match ODI series between the UAE and Ireland, the middle two matches were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 health concern. While UAE successfully managed to chase the 270 runs target in the first ODI, the last ODI pitch was slower as the hosts failed to chase 229 runs target as Ireland bundled them out for only 116 runs.

Talking about the overall ODI records at this venue, the first batting sides majorly enjoy and we can see the similar picture in the day ODIs too. Even 250+ totals are really tough to chase at this venue, especially in the day ODIs.

Venue Stats (Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi)

Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in ODIs

Overall ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 47 30 17
Innings average (Average run-rate) 228.43 (4.84) 249.38 (5.01) 207.47 (4.64)

Only day ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 11 8 3
Innings average (Average run-rate) 221.14 (4.67) 247.82 (4.97) 194.45 (4.34)