Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ONE-DAY Match Prediction 24 Jan 2021

Afghanistan v Ireland in UAE, 2021

Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ONE-DAY Match Prediction

2021-01-25

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Afghanistan

5.74 260/3 in 45.2
5.18 259/9 in 50.0

Ireland

5.74 260/3 in 45.2 Cricbettingbuzz
5.18 259/9 in 50.0
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Ireland won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Afghanistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets

Afghanistan vs Ireland cricket betting odds

AFG 1.30
IRE 3.20

AFG vs IRE Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Ireland aim to keep series alive against Afghanistan

  • Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and spinner Rashid Khan put in excellent contributions for Afghanistan in the opening game of the series
  • Afghanistan registered a close win over Ireland in the 1st ODI played at Abu Dhabi.
  • Spinner Andy McBrine and wicket-keeper Lorcan Tucker delivered credible performances for Ireland in the series opener.

Expect Afghanistan to clinch ODI series against Ireland.

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Match Preview

Afghanistan and Ireland will lock horns in the second game of the one-day series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

In the opening game, Afghanistan registered a 17-run win over Ireland, courtesy excellent performances from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rashid Khan. With this result, Afghanistan have taken 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

On the other hand, Ireland will need to make significant improvements in order to stage a strong comeback in this series. Captain Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes made in the previous game.

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Teams Preview

Afghanistan

In the opening game, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Debutant Rahmanullah Gurbaz showed fluency with the bat and managed to put on a 120-run partnership with Javed Ahmadi.

For Afghanistan, wicket-keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the standout performer with the bat. The 19-year old played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 127 runs off 127 balls with the help of eight boundaries and nine sixes.

Rashid Khan played well and notched up his fifth half-century in limited-overs cricket. He scored 55 runs off 30 balls with the help of two boundaries and five sixes.

From crucial efforts from Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran, Afghanistan managed to post a competitive score of 287 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying heavily on spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi to make crucial breakthroughs.

Pacer Naveen ul Haq claimed three wickets, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan  bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

 

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Javed Ahmadi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Afghanistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Gurbaz 127 127 8 9 100
R Khan 55 30 2 5 183.33
J Ahmadi 38 55 2 2 69.09
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N 9.0 0 68 3 7.56
M Ur Rahman 10.0 0 40 2 4
R Khan 10.0 0 56 2 5.6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N 9.0 0 68 3 7.56
M Ur Rahman 10.0 0 40 2 4
R Khan 10.0 0 56 2 5.6
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Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI

Asghar Afghan (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Javed Ahmadi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Ireland

Despite losing the opening game, Ireland will not make any changes to their playing XI for this game.

After losing the toss against Afghanistan, new-ball pair of Barry McCarthy and Craig Young bowled poorly in the initial 10 overs.

Due to splendid opening partnership from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Javed Ahmadi, Afghanistan dominated the proceedings after being placed at 120 for no loss after 21 overs.

Off-spinner Andy McBrine ran through the middle-order and claimed five wickets in a space of nine overs. Besides McBrine, Simi Singh, Gareth Delaney and Simi Singh claimed one wicket each.

Chasing 288 runs for victory, Kevin O’Brien perished for a low score to see Ireland lose their first wicket in the third over. Captain Andrew Balbirnie looked fluent in his innings and perished after scoring 15 runs off 18 balls.

Opener Paul Stirling also failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after producing a fluent 39 runs off 40 balls with the help of six fours.

With the dismissal of Stirling, Ireland were in deep trouble at 88 for 4 after 17.1 overs, wicket-keeper Lorcan Tucker and Curtis Campher led the fightback with 86-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

For Ireland, wicket-keeper Lorcan Tucker produced a valiant innings with the bat. He scored 83 runs off 96 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.

Despite crucial runs from Simi Singh and Craig Young, Ireland lost the game by 17 runs and could only score 271 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their full quota of overs.

 

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Curtis Campher, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Tucker 83 96 3 3 86.46
P Stirling 39 40 6 0 97.5
C Campher 39 53 2 0 73.58
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A McBrine 10.0 0 29 5 2.9
B McCarthy 10.0 0 69 1 6.9
S Singh 10.0 2 45 1 4.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A McBrine 10.0 0 29 5 2.9
B McCarthy 10.0 0 69 1 6.9
S Singh 10.0 2 45 1 4.5
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Ireland Predicted Playing XI

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Kevin O' Brien, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 6.06 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 19 0 mm. 6.56 k/h From: NNE 0%
06h 20 0 mm. 6.19 k/h From: NNE 0%
09h 20 0 mm. 7.11 k/h From: N 0%
12h 20 0 mm. 6.42 k/h From: N 0%
15h 19 0 mm. 6.14 k/h From: N 0%
18h 19 0 mm. 4.93 k/h From: NNW 0%
21h 19 0 mm. 4.49 k/h From: NNW 0%

With sunny weather expected for Sunday’s game, the pitch is expected to be dry and will assist the spinners. The batsmen will have to be more pro-active at the crease in the initial powerplay overs against the pace bowlers.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the second ODI match between Afghanistan and Ireland.

Afghanistan will take heart from the fact that they have won their last two ODI matches against Ireland.

Toss Prediction

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss and bat first on this surface. The opening game of the series was won by side batting first.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Afghanistan will be expected to win their second game against Ireland. With debutant Rahmanullah Gurbaz delivering excellent hundred for Afghanistan followed by splendid contributions from Rashid Khan and Naveen ul Haq, the side will be looking to dominate the proceedings against Ireland.

For Ireland, runs will need from premier players like Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie to keep the series alive.

Expect Afghanistan to clinch ODI series against Ireland.

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