Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2018
Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd T20
After playing out a riveting first match, Afghanistan will take on Ireland in the 2nd T20I on Wednesday as they aim to take an unassailable lead after notching up a thrilling 16-run win in the first game.
Hazratullah Zazai was the star with the bat for the Afghans in the first T20 as he stroked a whirlwind 33-ball-74 to put-up an 87-run opening stand alongside Mohammad Shahzad (29). But Joshua Little (2-20) and Tyrone Kane (2-50) pegged the momentum back to inflict a stunning collapse as Afghanistan crumbled from 2-151 to 7-160 in a rain-curtailed 18-over-a-side encounter.
Chasing 161, Ireland lost wickets at regular intervals and despite Garry Wilson (34) and Simi Singh, George Dockrell (22) in the end, no batsman could offer substantial resistance against the likes of Mujeeb (2-14), Aftab Alam (2-30) and Rashid Khan (3-35) to eventually end up at 9-144; 16 runs adrift of the target.
Read on for AFGH vs IRE Team News and AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
AFGH vs IRE Team News
AFGH vs IRE Squads
Asghar Stanikzai(c), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Samiullah Shenwari, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi, Farid Malik, Gulbadin Naib
Gary Wilson(c), Paul Stirling, Joshua Little, George Dockrell, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, David Delany, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Stuart Thompson
AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
Here’s a look at the teams that both sides might field for AFGH vs IRE, 2nd T20:-
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen: Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Asghar Stanikzai
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmed, Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan
Wicket-keeper: Gary Wilson
Batsmen: Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie (Doubt: James Shannon)
All-rounders: Stuart Thompson, Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien
Bowlers: George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin/Tyrone Kane, Joshua Little
AFGH vs IRE Key Players
AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team:-