AFG vs IRE Fantasy Prediction: Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd ODI – 24 January 2021 (Abu Dhabi). Afghanistan would want to seal the series by winning this game.
Hosts Afghanistan will take on Ireland in the 2nd ODI match of the three games ODI series. Ireland will face a tough test against the Afghanistan spinners.
Afghanistan won the first game of the series, and a win in this game will seal the series for them. Gurbaz made a brilliant debut in the last game, whereas Naveen was brilliant in his pace bowling. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan will again be the main players of this side. Ireland fought well in the last game, and they would want to level the series. McBrine bowled a wonderful spell, whereas the batsmen fought well too. This match can be a close affair.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This pitch is a batting paradise, but it gets a little slow as the match progresses. The average 1st innings score at this ground is 250 runs.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Afghanistan – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen ul Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Ireland – Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Afghanistan vs Ireland Second ODI Match
Date and Time: 24 January, Sunday- 11:00 AM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
AFG vs IRE Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Gurbaz has scored 332 T20I runs at an average of 33.2, whereas his strike-rate has been 140.68. He made a brilliant century in the last (debut) ODI game.
AFG vs IRE Fantasy Batsmen
Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie will be our batsmen from Ireland. Stirling has scored 4451 ODI runs at an average of 38.04, whereas Balbirnie has scored 2112 ODI runs at an average of 32.00. Both of them are the core of this batting, and they have been batting well lately.
Rahmat Shah will be our batsman from Afghanistan. Shah has scored 2362 ODI runs in 73 games, whereas his average has been 34.74. He is the best batsman of the Afghanistan side.
AFG vs IRE Fantasy All-Rounders
Mohammad Nabi will be our all-rounder from Afghanistan. Nabi is a veteran of 2799 ODI runs, whereas he has scalped 131 wickets in his bowling. He is an ace all-rounder and plays cricket all around the world.
Curtis Campher and Simi Singh will be our all-rounders from Ireland. Campher has scored 246 ODI runs at an average of 61.50, whereas he has scalped seven wickets in bowling. Simi has scored 73 runs in the last two ODI games, whereas he has scalped six wickets in bowling.
AFG vs IRE Fantasy Bowlers
Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Naveen ul Haq will be our bowlers from Afghanistan. Rashid has scalped 135 ODI wickets in 71 games, whereas Mujeeb has 65 ODI scalps in 41 games. Naveen is a young pacer, whereas he scalped three wickets in the last game. All three of them are wicket-takers, whereas Rashid scored a brilliant half-century in the last game.
Andy McBrine will be our bowler from Afghanistan. McBrine has scalped 54 wickets in 50 games, whereas he scalped a brilliant fifer in the last game. He is the ace spinner of the side.
Match Prediction: Afghanistan are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Paul Stirling and Rahmanullah Gurbaz
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