With one eye on the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, Afghanistan and Ireland will face each other in a three-match ODI series starting from December 05 in Sharjah. The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 is a 10-team event which is scheduled to begin from 02 to 25 March in Zimbabwe. Afghanistan is ranked at 10th while Ireland has the 12th ranking in the ICC ODI rankings.
Both the teams would like to test every possible combination of players before the qualifiers start. For these two sides, the 3-match series would be an eye-opener for the qualifiers.
The first ODI between Ireland and Afghanistan will be played on December 05 at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Dhaka.
Series- Afghanistan Vs Ireland in UAE 2017
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Date and Time- December 05, 04:00 PM
The Sharjah pitch is a bit mid-scoring. And it becomes low scoring towards the second half. The pitch aids fast bowlers or medium pacers mainly. So, an average total of 240-250 would be a good score.
Avg 1st inn score-223
Avg 2nd inn score-191
Highest Total-364/7 (50 Ov) by Pak vs NZ
Lowest Total-54/10 (26.3 Ov) by Ind vs SL
Highest Chased-285/4 (45.3 Ov) by WI vs Pak
Lowest Defended-125/10 (42.4 Ov) by Ind vs Pak
Asghar Stanikzai (C), Noor Ali Zadran, Mujeeb Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Rashid Khan, Ihsanullah Janat, Gulbuddin Naib, Amir Hamza Hotak, Najibullah Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Nasir Jamal, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Rahmat Shah
William Porterfield (c), Stuart Poynter, John Anderson, Gary Wilson(wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Tim Murtagh, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Jacob Mulder, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling,
AFGH Probable 11-
Asghar Stanikzai (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Mujeeb Zadran/A Hamza, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), M Nabi, Javed Ahmadi/I Janat, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan.
IRE Probable 11-
William Porterfield (c), Gary Wilson (wk), Andy Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Jacob Mulder, Stuart Poynter/John Anderson, Paul Stirling, Tim Murtagh/Peter Chase/B Mccarthy
Afghanistan Vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Prediction:-