AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team | Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Prediction | Team News and Fantasy Team
Afganistan turned out to be the comprehensive winners of the T20 series against Ireland. The Afghans completed a clean sweep by defeating the European nation 3-0 in the tournament. Ireland will be keen to improve their fortunes in the One Day International series and put up a stronger fight. Their opponents, Afghanistan will hope to continue their winning run before the upcoming World Cup.
Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Date & Time – 28th Feb | 01:00 PM IST
The 1st One Day International of 5 match series will take place tomorrow. Both the teams will be keen to showcase their acumen in the format before the ICC Cricket world cup in the summer.
Ireland haven’t been able to adjust to the Indian subcontinent yet. The European team was expected to give Afghanistan a much tougher fight, but they were no match for most of the T20 tour. After a closely contested first T20, Ireland lost their way and the Afghans walked away with an easy tournament win. Ireland will go into the ODI series that they have much work to do.
The Irish will also be concerned that Afghanistan could showcase their strength even more in the 50 over format. The longer formats of cricket often reveal the true quality of any cricket team.
Afghanistan can show how far they have come in the game of cricket in the ODI series. They have the perfect platform in India and by winning this series, they can make a strong statement that they are ready for the World Cup. Having already qualified for the world cup, Afghans could use the series as the best mode of preparation for the big event.
Afghanistan – 3, Ireland – 2, Drawn – 0
Afghanistan – Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hazratullah Zazai, Samiullah Shenwari, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan, Farid Malik, Shapoor Zadran, Sayed Shirzad
Ireland – Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy, Simi Singh, James Cameron-Dow, William Porterfield(C), Lorcan Tucker
Afghanistan – Zazai, Shahzad(WK), Rahmat, Shahidi, Ashgar(C), Naib, Nabi, Najibullah, Rashid, Mujeeb and Aftab
Ireland – Porterfield(C), Stirling, Balbirnie, Poynter(WK), McCollum/Tucker, Simi, Kevin, Dockrell, Murtagh, McCarthy and Rankin