AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Ireland strive to unlock their true potential after being doled out a battering by West Indies previously.
Prior to taking on each other, both Afghanistan and Ireland had faced off against West Indies in the cricketing arena. And either side had endured opposing fortunes with Afghanistan thumping West Indies 2-1 in India in the T20 series while Ireland were cleaned out 3-0 in the ODI series.
However, Ireland did manage to offer glimpses into what they are capable of as a cricketing country with the side winning the first T20 of the three match series against West Indies. It was a performance which emoted towards the side’s intricate brand of cricket, alluding towards why they can serve for a trickery opposition infront of any opposition.
It was a display they’ll be looking to derive confidence and strength from when they step out for the series opener of their upcoming three match T20 series against Afghanistan. For the side, this is an elusive opportunity to take on a well established member of the ICC, a team which will serve as a source of inspiration to Ireland with Afghanistan having set a stamen on the global stage in an extremely small period.
Under batting conducive conditions, the team capable of sending down a restrictive wicket to wicket line and length is going to flourish. And it’s this narrative which favours Afghanistan’s well rounded and complete bowling unit, a contingent which will curtail Ireland from piling on the runs to give their side a 1-0 lead in the series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket to come out and bat first on with the surface regressing as the tie scrimmages its course, the team winning the toss will be opting to come out and set a target on the day. Overall though, this promises to a high scoring run feast, one where both the sides should concurrently thrive with the bat.
Probable Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Stephen Thomas Doheny (WK), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young
Three Match T20 Series
Match: Afghanistan Vs Ireland First T20
Date And Time: 6th March, Friday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen-ul-Haq
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Craig Young
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With two 50s in his last two T20 encounters, Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper was always going to be a must have pick for us for the day. He hit 79 runs in a mere 52 balls the last time he stepped out onto the middle to see us make Rahmanullah Gurbaz our side’s first name.
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Batsmen
He’s paired alongside his counterpart Hazratullah Zazai with the two making for a daunting partnership. With Ireland making for a bleak bowling unit and the ball coming onto the bat sublimely in the powerplay overs, the two are set to torch their way to a plethora of runs.
Najibullah Zadran comes in as well from the side while from Ireland we are venturing in with their spearhead. In opener Paul Stirling, the side has an expansive player at its behest, a player capable of ripping into shreds any bowling unit on the day.
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 All-Rounders
The last time Ireland stepped out into the cricketing arena, one player who managed to make a name for himself was Simi Singh. His ominous line and length saw him striker terror into the batters’ hearts to see him accrue a slew of wickets in both the ODI and T20 series and establish himself as a player there to stay for Ireland.
We’ll be opting for Gareth Delaney as well from the side while from Afghanistan we are moving in with Mohammad Nabi. While his spin is set to come down heavily on Ireland, the player’s ability to come out and cream the ball to the fence in the death overs make him a solid proposition for today.
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Bowling Order
The daunting spin partnership of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-ur Rahman will represent us from Afghanistan for this tie. Ireland have conventionally faltered infront of the sinning stuff and with this surface set to open up for the rank turners, the visiting unit will crumble infront of the duo.
From Ireland elsewhere its just the one pick for us with us opting for Geroge Dockrell for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ireland Bat First: With Stirling capable of sending down a few overs with the ball as well, he’ll captain our side while Nabi is our vice-captain.
Afghanistan Bat First: Gurbaz captains our team with Zazai coming in as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gurbaz, Zazai, Kevin, Zadran, Stirling, Delany, Nabi, Singh, Dockrell, Rahim, Rashid
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.