AFG vs IRE Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Ireland Tour of UAE 2021, 3rd ODI
An Afghanistan whitewash looks imminent.
Updated - Jan 25, 2021 4:53 pm
The 3rd ODI series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM local time and 11:00 AM IST.
Given the renowned names they have got in their team and Ireland’s shaky form before coming into this series, an Afghanistan series win was always on the cards. Ireland have had some good individual performances, but it just hasn’t clicked for them cohesively.
Understandably so, the Afghans have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. While the series is sealed, the importance of this game is not reduced one bit. This game is a part of the ICC Super League, where Afghanistan will try to earn as many points as possible to get a direct entry in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Ireland, on the other hand, will be desperate to avoid a whitewash.
AFG vs IRE Weather Report for 3rd ODI:
It will be a hot and humid day in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. The temperature will be around 21 °C during the start of the game and humidity will be around 74%. Rain is not on the cards.
The pitch here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a balanced one, with perhaps a bit more purchase for the batsmen than their bowling counterparts. Anything north of 260 should be a good score here.
Average first innings score:
261 (Last 5 ODI matches at this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
AFG vs IRE Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Sayed Shirzad, Usman Ghani, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.
James McCollum, Mark Adair, Neil Rock, Josh Little.
AFG vs IRE Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Naveen-ul-Haq is currently the leading wicket-taker of the series. He has scalped 7 wickets and has also maintained and an economy rate of under 6 runs per over.
Rashid Khan has not only earned points with his mystery spin, but the superstar has been handy with the bat as well. He has scalped 5 wickets and has scored 55 runs.
As for Afghanistan’s batting department, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been the best performer. He has scored 158 runs at an astonishing average of nearly 80.
For Ireland, Paul Stirling has been the best performer with the bat. He has scored 167 runs at an average of over 80.
Besides Stirling, Lorcan Tucker has also done a fantastic job with the bat for Ireland. He has scored 100 runs at an average of 50.
As far as Ireland’s bowling unit is concerned, Andy McBrine has been the most consistent performer. He has scalped 5 wickets and has a great economy rate of under 4 runs per over.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Paul Stirling, Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain Options – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AFG vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC)
Batters – Paul Stirling, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Rashid Khan (C), Naveen-ul-Haq, Andy McBrine, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AFG vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lorcan Tucker
Batters – Paul Stirling (C), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah
All-Rounders – Gulbadin Naib, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq (VC), Barry McCarthy
Simi Singh can be a great budget pick at 8.5 Cr. The Irish all-rounder has scored 36 runs and has also picked a couple of wickets.
Today’s AFG vs IRE Probable Winners:
Afghanistan are expected to win this match.