AFG vs IRE Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update– Afghanistan vs Ireland in United Arab Emirates 2021
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AFG vs IRE Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update– Afghanistan vs Ireland in United Arab Emirates 2021

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Afghanistan will be hosting Ireland for next few days, for a 3 match ODI series at their makeshift home ground Abu Dhabi. Ireland were playing against UAE at the same venue a few weeks back.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Details:

The 1st  game of One Day International bilateral series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played on 21st of January at Sheikh Zayed cricket stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM and the live feed and commentary can be seen on FanCode and CricketAddictor website.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Preview:

Afghanistan will be playing their first international series after the lockdown was implemented, they will be hosting Irish team for a three-match ODI series, they have all their international stars back in the team.

Ireland, on the other hand, has been playing in UAE for last month or so, they last played a series against the United Arab Emirates, few matches of which were postponed due to COVID issues.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Weather Report:             

The temperature is forecasted to be around 15-18°C on the match day and the sky will be mostly clear and sunny and the game will proceed as scheduled.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Pitch Report:

The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been a batting-friendly venue traditionally, a score of 255 is an average score on this pitch, spin bowlers will be important because of the large boundary size.

Average 1st innings score:                                   

245

Record of chasing teams:

60% of the matches have been won by the chasing side here in recent 5 matches.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Injury Update:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Probable XIs:

Afghanistan: Rahamnullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Javed Ahmadi, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf.

Bench: Azmatullah Omarzi, Hashmatullah Shaidi, Gulbadin Naib.

Ireland: Paul Sterling, Andy Balbirnie, Berry McCarthy, Craig Young, Gareth Delaney, Harry Tector, Kevin O Brian, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine.

Bench: Simmi Singh, Joshua Little.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Paul Stirling is the opening batsman and a part-time bowler for the Irish team, he was in top form against UAE and has plenty of experience playing international cricket.

Andy Balbirnie is the skipper of the Irish team, he is a very reliable batsman and will be an important player in the middle order.

Rashid Khan is one of the top spinners in the world of the shorter format, he has always been amongst the wickets and will be an important pick for the Abu Dhabi track.

Muhammad Nabi is another spinning all-rounder for Afghan team, he will be used against many Irish left-handed players and is a good batsman as well, who can score runs quickly.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain – Paul Sterling, Andy Balbirnie

Vice-Captain – Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team:

Keeper  Rahamnullah Gurbaz

Batsmen –  Paul Stirling (C), Andy Balbirnie, Ashar Afghan

All-rounders – Mark Adair, Mohammad Nabi, Gareth Dalaney

Bowlers – Berry McCarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan (VC), Craig Young

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team
Afghanistan vs Ireland.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Rahamnullah Gurbaz

Batsmen –  Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (VC), Najibullah Zadran, Kevin O Brian

All-rounders – Gareth Delaney, Mohammad Nabi (C)

Bowlers – Berry McCarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Craig Young

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team
Afghanistan vs Ireland.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Expert Advice:

The average score at this venue has been around 255 runs in past few years, batsmen will be very important as per the fantasy perspective, A batting all-rounder is highly recommended as your fantasy captain for the small leagues.

Afghanistan vs Ireland One Day International Series, Match 1 Probable Winners:                                   

Afghan team has a world-class spin attack, they have some destructive as well as classical batsmen and also has head to head advantage against Irish team, hence they are favourites for this game once again.

Jr. Staff

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.