Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1st ODI Preview: The opening ODI between Afghanistan and Ireland (AFG vs IRE) will commence at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 11:30 AM (IST). Check out the Afghanistan vs Ireland Dream11 prediction and preview, including the pitch report, playing 11, injury updates, and Dream11 team as given below.
Andy Balbirnie-led side has recently completed their ODI series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which they drew by 1-1. Ireland has competed against the 2019 ICC World Cup winners England for a three-match ODI series which ended 1-2 in the favor of the Eoin Morgan-led England.
Their opponent, Afghanistan, on the other hand, set to play their first game of the international leg after nearly a year. The Afghan key men Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb Ur Rehman were playing for franchises until now but have returned for national duties from their respective sides in the middle of the Big Bash League (BBL 10).
All three matches of the series will be played at the same venue. Asghar Afghan and co have an edge over the visitors in the ODIs leg, however, Ireland will not be an easy team to play with. So, it seems to be an exciting encounter for the cricket viewers.
Batsmen - Paul Stirling (C), Andy Balbirnie, Asghar Afghan
Wicket-keeper - Rahmanullah Gurbaz
All-rounders - Mohammad Nabi (VC), Curtis Campher, Simi Singh
Bowlers - Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Craig Young, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ireland: Andy Balbirnie (Captain), Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young
Afghanistan: Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Asghar Afghan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Javed Ahmadi, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rahmat Shah, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Azmatullah Omarzai
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Neil Rock, James McCollum, Shane Getkate