May 20, 2019
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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team | Ireland vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI Match Prediction

By Vastav

AFGH vs IRE DREAM11 | Ireland vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI Fantasy Team Prediction

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.

With multiple more maiden overs and Afghanistan having only scored 40-4 till the 20th over, it definitely looked grim. The suffering finally came to an end in the 36th over when Ireland took the final 2 wickets sending Afghanis packing at only 138 runs.

The second ODI is scheduled for the 21st of May at 3:15 PM IST.

Match Details: Competition – Afghanistan Tour of Ireland, 2019 | Venue – Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast | Date & Time – 21st May, 03:15 PM IST

Pitch Stats

Avg 1st innings score: 188
Avg 2nd innings score: 185
Highest Total: 301/7 (50 Overs) by Eng vs IRE
Lowest Total: 96/10 (20 Overs) by IRE vs PAK
Highest Chased: 245/6 (49.3 Overs) by RSA vs IND
Lowest Defended: 148/9 (50 Overs) by IRE vs Ken
The pitch is not very high scoring with very slow scoring games.
AFGH vs IRE  Head-2-Head
In the last ODI series, Ireland and Afghanistan both had a record of 2-2. Both teams have the potential to upset each other as we saw in the first game of this series.
Afghanistan’s Recent Run (Recent First)
  • 19th May – Lost vs Ireland by 72 runs
  • 10th May – Won vs Scotland by 2 runs (D/L method)
  • 08th May – Match abandoned vs Scotland due to rain

Ireland’s Recent Run (Recent First)

  • 19th May – Won vs Afghanistan by 72 runs
  • 15th May – Lost vs Bangladesh by 6 wickets
  • 11th May – Lost vs Windies by 5 wickets

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team News & Squads

  • 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 Squad Playing XI (probable)

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 (probable)

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

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from Ireland

Paul Stirling | Mark Adair | William Porterfield

  • Paul Stirling put up a solid 71 off 94 runs (with 6 fours and 2 sixes). He also performed very well in the Tri-Series against both Bangladesh and Windies.
  • Mark Adair clinched 4 wickets, grabbing the last two of the match. He also managed to restrict his economy to only 2.85, the second lowest in the match.
  • Another good player who has put up high numbers consistently is Ireland’s captain William Porterfield. He scored 53 off 83 balls including 6 boundaries. Versus Bangladesh, he scored a 94 off 106.

Fantasy picks from Afghanistan

Rashid Khan | Mohammed Shahzad | Aftab Alam

  • Rashid Khan is the clear cut choice from the Afghanis. The youngster had a great run in the IPL, paying for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He got 2 wickets at an economy of 3.75 in the playoffs.
  • Even though he wasn’t very influential in the last game (2 off 14 balls) Mohammed Shahzad has been a favorite for the national team. He has 1,651 runs from 22 first-class matches he has played.
  • Aftab Alam kept an economy of 3.57 and got 3 wickets in the 8 overs he bowled.  The pacer should be a key factor in the next game.

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction (2nd ODI)

Captain Choice – Rashid Khan, P Stirling

Vice-Captain Choice – P Stirling, Rashid Khan, A Balbirnie


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