AFGH vs IRE Best Dream 11 Team: After cruising to their first win of the summer, Ireland now look to nail down on their first series win this season as well
Ireland Vs Afghanistan Best Dream 11 Team
After an extremely horrendous tri-nation series leaving Ireland in tatters, the country knew that if they are to make inroads into the world of cricket, they needed to come up with something of note against Afghanistan. And that is precisely what they did in the ODI series opener after a clinical showing by the country wiped out Afghanistan by 72 runs to give Ireland a crucial 1-0 lead in the two match series.
Stepping out to bat first, the 210 which Ireland were dismissed for looked way too below par on a surface that was conducive for batting. After all this was the same wicket where West Indies and Bangladesh had freely scored runs a few days back and as Afghanistan went into the chase the happier of the two sides, Ireland look all set to continue their losing spree.
However, the bowlers refused to just sit down and let the opposition walk all over them yet again. In what was an enthralling showing by their pacers, Ireland obliterated Afghanistan for just 138 with no one even managing to get to 30 runs. It was an agonising show by the side who are set to play in the world cup just a week later, exposing the massive gaping holes in their side.
As Afghanistan look to pick up the pieces and paper over the cracks in Tuesday’s encounter, Ireland elsewhere will be looking to record their first ever series win of this summer. Its set to be a cracker of an encounter, one where either side will leave no stone unturned. As we head towards making our Dream 11 side, we are going to opt from an equal balance from both the sides given how the first match traversed.
Wicket-Keeper for AFGH vs IRE Dream 11
Shehzad turned out to be a dismal failure the last time around then. We was dismissed for just 2 runs, putting on a nothing performance as he began the massive collapse that sparked Afghanistan’s defeat. Keeping that in lieu and the fact that Gary Wilson is also cheaper by 1 credit, the wicket-keeper from Ireland is the newest entrant into our Dream 11 side.
Batsmen for AFGH vs IRE Dream 11
We were richly rewarded by Ireland’s top-order in the series opener and we are going to select them once again. The side is rejuvenated and look to be ruthless and if they are to win the series, the top 5 batsmen will have to put on performances of real worth.
Captain William Porterfield is going to be our pick from Ireland from this match. He’s a steady performer, someone who is always willing to wage a lone battle and we can fully eye him putting on another big innings here.
On the contrary, it’s the top 3 that looks to be frail for Afghanistan with Zazai in particular someone who struggled massively against the deviating fast ball. Due to this, we’ll be going n with Asghar Afghan and Hashmatullah Shahidi given the fact that they’ll come out to bat in the part of the innings where the new ball would have started waning off and losing its extra bite.
All-Rounders for AFGH vs IRE Dream 11
If the first match taught us anything, it was to pack out the full quota of 3 all-rounders for the final match of the series. Paul Stirling top scored for his side with 71 before Kevin O’Brien followed it up with a vital cameo in the middle-order with an innings of 32. They are our undoutable picks from Ireland and we fully envision both these players joining hands to bring forth yet another bagful of points.
The third choice is one where we had to deliberate. Mark Adair returned with stunning figures of 4-19 from 7 overs, a spell that ultimately resulted in seeing Afghanistan’s innings go wayward. While was exquisite with the ball,, we are going to opt for Gulbadin Naib for this match with us expecting Afghanistan to put on some kind of a fight as they try to head into the world cup on some momentum.
Bowlers for AFGH vs IRE Dream 11
With all 20 wickets falling in the previous clash, we have decided to build our side around the same framework. Both these sides have in the period of 3 months now bowled each other out on several occasions and we can fully fathom it occurring it yet again. Expect atleast one country’s innings to be curtailed before they can see out their full quota of overs.
From Ireland with us deciding to skip out on Adair, we have Tim Murtgah and Boyd Rankin. In between the two of them, they dismissed half of Afghanistan’s side, proving too hot a prospect to face and they’ll be at it again.
Afghanistan also sees us picking up two bowlers, the first being their best spinner in Rashid. His ability to give the ball flight and massively move around on pitching to leave the batsmen flummoxed saw him pick up a couple last time and he should add to that tally again. Dawalt Zadran got three wickets previously and with the new balls seeing so much movement, Ireland will huff and puff to see these overs away yet again.
Captain And Vice-Captain for AFGH vs IRE Dream 11
Paul Stirling has been just flawless this month and he’ll be captaining our side. We have decided to go with Boyd Rankin to be the vice-captain.
Ireland: William Porterfield (C), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson.
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Ireland Vs Afghanistan Two Match ODI Series, Second ODI
Date And Time: 21st May Tuesday, 3:15pm