Afghanistan take on Ireland in the third T20I on August 12 in Belfast. They lost their first two games and are trailing the series 0-2. The series is an important one for the Asian side ahead of their Asia Cup and T20 World Cup campaign later this year.
Afghanistan has just not been good enough in the first two games. Rashid Khan not getting wickets and Mohammad Nabi not giving his all-round performance has contributed to the team’s loss. He lamented yet another loss and the reasons behind it.
“30 runs short on the board. Didn’t build partnerships, lost wickets back to back. The pitch was seaming, that’s why we started with the fast bowlers. We missed few balls in the fielding as well. Hopefully, we’ll be good in the next match. We’ll try our best, work on mistakes with the bat” said the Afghanistan skipper.
Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at their predicted playing Xi for the third T20I. All the remaining three games are must-win for the side.
IRE vs AFG: Afghanistan’s Predicted Playing XI Against Ireland, 3rd T20I
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
Gurbaz is the wicketkeeper-opener for Afghanistan. He has a lot of potentials but is yet to translate the potential into constant performances. He will hope to score runs in the remaining three games.