League11 Fantasy Cricket Tips
Afghanistan will look to fine-tune their combinations ahead of the World Cup in the two-match ODI series against Ireland. They faced Scotland a few days ago as well but missed Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi who were plying their trade in the Indian Premier League for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Ireland, on the other hand, couldn’t register a win in the tri-series involving Windies and Bangladesh.
They will be hoping to put up a better and improved show in this series before the fraternity gets busy in the World Cup. While there are no changes to their squad, William Porterfield will hope that the players come together and perform well against their nemesis. Also, Ireland are expected to keep faith in the same XI which played the final league game in the tri-series.
Last five completed ODI matches: (Most recent- first)
Ireland – L, L, L, L, W
Afghanistan – W, W, L, W, L
An ODI is being played at the venue for the first time since August 2018. It is not known to be a high-scoring pitch and the overcast conditions might make it tough for the batsmen to score runs as well.
Average first innings score: 205 ( Last five completed ODIs at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 3
Probable Playing XI
Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, Wiliam Porterfield (C), Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (WK), George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh.
Bench: Tyron Kane, Lorcan Tucker, Andy McBrine.
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.
Bench: Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran/Hamid Hassan, Noor Ali Zadran/Hazratullah Zazai, Samiullah Shenwari.
Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play this series.