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AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction, Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd ODI Match Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Preview : After a closely contested first ODI, Afghanistan and Ireland will step onto the field one more time to take each other on in the second of the 3 ODIs series. Afghanistan would dearly love to seal the series here but as we have learnt from cricket in last couple of weeks, Ireland will have a fair share of chances too. In this article, we bring you AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team to give you information about Dream11 Fantasy tips related to this match.

  • Match Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Match Time : 11:30 AM IST

Afghanistan Team News

Afghanistan had a solid start to their campaign by winning the first ODI but before that, they had a solid start to the match with the partnership between Gurbaz and Ahmadi. Gurbaz led his team to 287 with his stunning 100 even though the middle order fell like a pack of cards. Rashid Khan was simply stunning with both bat and ball and if not for his contribution with the bat, Afghanistan would’ve never reached 287.

Despite the middle order collapse, it would be slightly early for Afghanistan to make a lot of changes. However, Hashmatullah Shahidi does look a good option to replace Naib.

Ireland Team News 

Ireland let the game slip away from them after restricting Afghanistan to 208-7 at a stage but things like that happen in cricket. They do have a very experienced batting lineup which makes the contest pretty much even. The biggest positive for Ireland in the last game was that they reached 271 without the contributions from Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie and they’d hope for them to click come the second game.

Andy McBrine produced a fine spell of 5-29 but he didn’t get too much support from the other bowlers. Mark Adair and Joshua Little might come in for Craig Young and Curtis Campher.

Players recent performance

Afghanistan

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz : 127(127)
  • Javed Ahmadi : 38(55)
  • Najibullah Zadran : 29(43)
  • Rashid Khan : 55(33) & 2-56
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman : 2-40
  • Naveen-Ul-Haq : 3-68
  • Mohammad Nabi : 1-45

Ireland

  • Paul Stirling : 39(40)
  • Andy Balbirnie : 15 (18)
  • Lorcan Tucker : 83(96)
  • Curtis Campher : 39(53) & 0-39
  • Barry McCarthy : 1-69
  • Andy McBrine : 5-29

AFG vs IRE Playing 11

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Afghan (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib/Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Ireland

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher/Mark Adair, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young/Joshua Little

AFG vs IRE Pitch Report

This Abu Dhabi pitch is really good for batting and you get the sense when both teams score over 271 runs in their 50 overs. It was the 23rd time when a team scored a total in between 250 and 299 here in the first inning. Average first inning score is 250 on this venue. All these statistics confirm that batting is an easier job here compared to bowling.

Players to pick in Dream11 from both teams

Afghanistan

  • Rashid Khan
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Naveen-Ul-Haq
  • Javed Ahmadi
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Ireland

  • Paul Stirling
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Andrew Balbirnie
  • Curtis Campher
  • Lorcan Tucker
  • Andy McBrine

Also read : Washington Sundar had no pads to play the Gabba Test, had to go a shop in the middle of the match

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket Keepers

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Lorcan Tucker

Batsmen

  • Javed Ahmadi
  • Paul Stirling
  • Andrew Balbirnie (Vice Captain)

All Rounders

  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Curtis Campher

Bowlers

  • Rashid Khan (Captain)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Naveen-Ul-Haq
  • Andy McBrine

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