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
India is a country, the Afghanistan cricket team has taken extremely nicely too. This has been a land where the side has flourished, thumping West Indies in their last outing in the country and now having sealed the ongoing three match T20 series against Ireland.
Winning the last T20 between the two sides by 21 runs, Afghanistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead ahead of the culminating encounter between the two sides. Batting first, the side piled on a gargantuan 184, a score which despite all of Ireland’s finest efforts was way out of reach with the side failing to work its way around the home side’s rank turners.
While the result was a dejecting one for Ireland with the side falling to its second straight series defeat in the shortest format of the game after previously having been put down by West Indies, the positives to take from the last couple of matches have been aplenty. The unit has put on a challenge, punching above its weight to run Afghanistan close in Indian conditions, performances which will instil confidence and pride in the ranks of the visiting unit.
Ireland have shown immense fortitude and vigour this series but unfortunately their inadequacies when facing the slower stuff have lead to their downward spiral. It’s a predicament which will pester and perturb them today as well to see the side fall down to a 3-0 defeat in the series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is a surface where the team winning the toss will be looking to come out and peddle a target for their opponents. The wicket fully rewards clean strokeplay in the first part before gradually breaking apart and crumbling as the fixture runs down its course with the rank turners coming into full effect.
Probable Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Shapoor Zadran/Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Simi Singh, George Dockrell/Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Three Match T20 Series
Match: Afghanistan Vs Ireland Third T20
Date And Time: 10th March, Tuesday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Although Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz is yet to come out and convert his promising inning to a hefty score, he will continue to be our wicket-keeper for the third time in a row. He piled on 35 runs the last time around, a knock which showed why he’s hammered down his spot as the side’s wicket-keeper and opener in a short period of time.
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Batsmen
His counterpart Hazratullah Zazai got the 28 runs in the last tie with him and Gurbaz stitching together a solid 57 run opening stand to see him come in as well from the side. From Ireland meanwhile we are venturing in with Andrew Balbarnie after he top scored for his side with a 46 run knock the last time around to keep his side in the run chase.
Opener Paul Stirling torched his way to a half-century in the series opener to make him the second pick from the side for the encounter along with Kevin O’Brien as we opt for the worldclass top 3 from Ireland from the imminent tie.
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 All-Rounders
With the 27 runs as he was sent up the order, Mohammad Nabi showed how he can pile on runs in the death overs to see us move in for him from the side for this encounter. On the other hand, we have a partnership representing us from Ireland, one which comprises of the luscious Simi Singh and Gareth Delany, two players who have manifested their attributes in both the components of the game to deliver quissential displays for the side.
AFG Vs IRE Dream11 Bowling Order
After handing over three wickets to Rashid Khan in the series opener, Ireland this time went onto concede three to Mujeeb-ur Rahim in the second T20. The side has been left flabbergasted when facing the two spinners from the side, players whose line and length and rotations on the ball have left Ireland flummoxed when squaring off against them.
Elsewhere, with two wickets in the series, Boyd Rankin becomes our singular pick from Ireland for the impending tie.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ireland Bat First: Stirling continues to hold his place as our captain given his ability to open his arms inside the powerplay overs while Rashid is our vice-captain.
Afghanistan Bat First: We’ll be making Gurbaz our side’s captain while Andrew is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gurbaz, Kevin, Stirling, Andrew, Zazai, Singh, Nabi, Delany, Khan, Mujeeb, Rankin
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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.