Ireland vs Afghanistan will meet each other in the T20 match of on Thursday. This match could be watched on Afghan TV as match starts at 10:45 local (09:45 GMT) live from Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.
Ireland vs Afghanistan Today Match Preview
Afghanistan has already won their last match against Ireland by 39 runs on 12th of July. They batted first and made 250 runs in 49.2 overs while losing all of their wickets. In their response Ireland could make only 211 runs in 48.2 overs and their all team was out. So Afghanistan had a wonderful victory against Ireland by 39 runs. They celebrated their victory. Afghanistan is making progress in International cricket by improving their performance while Scotland team is still struggling and did not get any chance or opportunity to boost their level or confidence. Afghanistan team has performed well in Intercontinental Cup at Greater Noida in the captaincy Mohammad Shahzad and won the match against Namibia. Afghanistan has covered many milestones since 2014 and won matches from different teams. They win their first match in the Asian Cricket Council Premier League where the participant teams were Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman and UAE. They won 4 matches out of their first fifteen matches. They have also won 2 ODI series against Zimbabwe in the last of 2015 and start of . They did not reach knockout stage but it was a great thing for them to participate in top ten in ICC T20 world cup . On the other side Ireland is also excited to play and win this match against Afghanistan. They are fully prepared to fight against Afghanistan aggressively because they want to win this match. Although some of their key players are missing due to injuries which happened during series with Sri Lanka but they are still confident to perform outstanding play in the upcoming match.
Ireland vs Afghanistan Prediction Tips
Afghanistan will win the toss choose to bat first and win the match. Both teams are nearly equal and match would be close enough that prediction of this match is not very easy but in my opinion Afghanistan will be the winning team in this match.
Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Amir Hamza, Yamin Ahmadzai
William Porterfield(c), Mark Richard Adair, John Anderson, Peter Chase, Ed Joyce, Tyrone Kane, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter(w), Paul Stirling, Sean Terry, Gary Wilson