Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2018
Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd T20
Ireland will take on Afghanistan in the third and final T20 on Friday in a bid to salvage lost pride after having already lost the series 0-2 on Wednesday.
Venue:- Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland
Match Timings:- Friday, August 24, 2018, 08:30 PM IST
Ireland’s recurring issues with quality spin bowling were exposed to the hilt by Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman; the duo claimed seven wickets between ’em for 34 runs to rip the heart out of the Irish top-order (79 all-out) in pursuit of 161.
Earlier, Hazratullah Zazai continued from where he’d left in the first game to score a pristine 54-ball-82 to pull the Afghans from a seemingly dire situation of 2-8. Skipper Asghar Stainkazai was the second highest run-scorer with a 34-ball-37 to take his side to 8-160 which eventually proved to be a well-nigh out of the grasp of Ireland. Peter Chase (3-35) and Boyd Rankin (2-14) were the only two notable performances in an otherwise forgettable game for the home side.
Read on for AFGH vs IRE Team News and AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
AFGH vs IRE Team News
While this is a dead-rubber, a couple of changes can be seen on both the sides.
AFGH vs IRE Squads
Asghar Stanikzai(c), Usman Ghani, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Samiullah Shenwari, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi, Farid Malik, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad
Gary Wilson(c), Kevin O Brien, David Delany, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Stuart Thompson, Paul Stirling, Joshua Little, George Dockrell, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine
AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
Here’s a look at the teams that both sides might field for AFGH vs IRE, 3rd T20:-
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen: Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Asghar Stanikzai
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah Shafiq
Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmed, Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan
Wicket-keeper: Gary Wilson
Batsmen: Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie (Doubt: James Shannon)
All-rounders: Stuart Thompson, Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien
Bowlers: George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little
AFGH vs IRE Key Players
AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team:-