AFG vs IRE Fantasy Prediction: Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd ODI – 26 January 2021 (Abu Dhabi). Afghanistan would aim for a white-wash in this game.
Hosts Afghanistan will take on Ireland in the 3rd ODI match of the three games ODI series. Ireland would play for respect and ODI Championship points in this game.
Afghanistan have already won the series, and they would aim for a white-wash in this game. The spinners are bowling beautifully, whereas Shah, Shahidi, and Gurbaz have been brilliant in the batting department. Ireland have struggled in the series, and they would like to avoid the white-wash. Paul Stirling has been absolutely brilliant, whereas Curtis Campher has also been decent. This game is a dead rubber, but the ODI championship points are on the cards.
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, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, 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 Third ODI Match
Date and Time: 26 January, Tuesday- 11:30 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 has scored 158 runs in the series, which also includes a century.
AFG vs IRE Fantasy Batsmen
Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie will be our batsmen from Ireland. Stirling has scored 4579 ODI runs at an average of 38.81, whereas he has scored three centuries in the last five ODI games. Balbirnie has scored 2117 ODI runs at an average of 31.60. Both of them are the core of this batting, and Stirling is in brilliant form.
Rahmat Shah will be our batsman from Afghanistan. Shah has scored 2465 ODI runs at an average of 36.25, whereas he scored a brilliant century in the last game. He is the best batsman of the Afghanistan side.
[You can take Hashmatullah Shahidi instead of Andy Balbirnie]
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 not in good form, but he is the ace all-rounder of the side.
Curtis Campher and Simi Singh will be our all-rounders from Ireland. Campher has scored 86 runs in the series, whereas he has scalped a wicket in bowling. Simi has scored 86 runs in the last three ODI games, whereas he has scalped seven wickets in bowling.
AFG vs IRE Fantasy Bowlers
Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Naveen ul Haq will be our bowlers from Afghanistan. Naveen has scalped seven wickets in the series, whereas Mujeeb has five scalps under his belt. Rashid has scalped three wickets, whereas he scored a brilliant half-century in the first ODI. All three of them are on fire in the series.
Andy McBrine will be our bowler from Afghanistan. McBrine has scalped 54 wickets in 51 games, whereas he scalped a brilliant fifer in the first ODI. He is the ace spinner of the side.
Match Prediction: Afghanistan are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Paul Stirling and Rashid Khan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Mohammad Nabi and Rahmanullah Gurbaz
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