IRE vs AFGH: This is the second and final match of the Afghanistan Tour of Ireland. In the first match, Ireland was comfortably able to take the game, beating Afghanistan by 72 runs. The Irish, even though they were bowled out by the 49th over, was still able to put up a score of 210, fueled by Paul Stirling’s 71 off 94 balls.
It was all looking bright for the Afghanis going into the second innings but the Irish immediately started shutting down any attempts of the Afghanis to score. After 2 back to back maiden overs, the first wicket fell in the fifth over at 8-1 after 5 overs. Everything then looked lackluster as Afghanistan struggled to score against the Irish.
Ireland vs Afghanistan Team News
- Ireland should be fielding their same lineup for the second ODI
- Afghanistan might be switching out a couple of players depending on their playing style for the second game
Ireland vs Afghanistan Playing 11
Ireland Squad Playing XI
Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, Wiliam Porterfield (C), Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (WK), George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh
Afghanistan Squad Playing XI
Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Noor Ali Zadran/Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran/Hamid Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Aftab Alam
Ireland vs Afghanistan Squads:
Gulbadin Naib (C), Hazratullah Zazai, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, Rahmat Shah, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman
Boyd Rankin, William Porterfield (C), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Gary Wilson