Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2018
Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1 st ODI
After suffering a 0-2 drubbing at the hands of Afghanistan, hosts Ireland will look to shrug of their abysmal run-of-form when they take on Afghans in the first ODI on Monday.
Venue:- Civil Service Cricket Club, Dublin
Match Timings:- Monday, August 27, 2018, 03:15 PM IST
Ireland’s recurring problems against the spin bowling was at the forefront in the T20I series where their batsmen were bamboozled by the duo (12 wickets) of Mujeeb and Rashid Khan, and their trial against the same would decide their fate in the ODIs.
William Porterfield will take over the leadership mantle from Gary Wilson, who led the side in T20s. They’ll rely on the likes of Nial O’Brien, Tim Murtagh and the experienced campaigners in Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and Gary Wison.
Their task will be cut-out against the NO.10 ranked Afghanistan side, who have given the maiden ODI cap to Wafadar, who impressed in the Test against India back in June, while the likes of Hashmatullah Shahidi and Aftab Alam, who are making their comebacks to the squad will bolster the squad.
Read on for more AFGH vs IRE Team news and AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
AFGH vs IRE Team News
AFGH vs IRE Squads
Asghar Stanikzai (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Aftab Alam, Sayed Shirzad, Javed Ahmadi, Wafadar Momand, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib. Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
William Porterfield(c), Gary Wilson, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, David Delany, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Tim Murtagh, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, Niall O’Brien(wk), Peter Chase
AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
Speaking of the AFGH vs IRE Playing 11, here’s how the two sides can line-up for the first ODI:-
Wicket-keeper: Rahmat Shah
Batsmen: Asghar Stanikzai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Hasmatullah Shahidi
All-rounders: Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam (Doubt: Wafadar)
Wicket-keeper: Niall O’Brien
Batsmen: Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield(c), Andy Balbirnie
All-rounders: Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien, Andy McBrine
Bowlers: George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin
AFGH vs IRE Key Players
AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team:-