Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afghanistan could give chances to the players who didn’t play the first two ODIs.

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After the second ODI turned out to be a washout, the Afghans and the Irishmen will get back onto the field on Tuesday for the third game of the series. Already one-up in the series, Afghanistan will look to place themselves in a position from where they can’t lose the series with a win in the upcoming match. They have been the favourites throughout and are dominating the opposition by a huge margin.

The batting of the hosts has come good and they are in a mood to experiment ahead of the World Cup 2019. Apparently, they picked their best 21 for this series and will look to cut it down to 15 soon. Ireland, on the other hand, failed to match the standards of the home team. Their senior players will have to step up for them to level the series.

Match Details:

The 3rd game of the 5-match ODI series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (IST) (7:30 AM GMT).

The game will be live on D Sport in India.

Last five completed ODI matches:

Afghanistan: W, T, L, L, W.

Ireland: L, L, W, L, L.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Dehradun is a good place to bowl at for the spinners. Being at a high altitude, the ball travels faster here and clearing the ropes isn’t really tough.

Average first innings score: 161 (One completed ODI)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0

Probable XIs:


Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Bench: Zahir Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Fareed Malik, Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Karim Janat, Aftab Alam.


William Porterfield (C), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Andy McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Stuart Poynter (WK), George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin.

Bench: James McCollum, James Cameron-Dow, Peter Chase, Lorcan Tucker.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Paul Stirling:

860 runs against Afghanistan in 21 ODI innings at an average of 43. He scored a century and seven fifties against Afghans in this format.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

If Afghanistan bat first:

Captain/Vice-captain – Hazratullah Zazai, Paul Stirling, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi

If Ireland bat first:

Captain/Vice-Captain – Rashid Khan, Paul Stirling, Mohammad Nabi, Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Stuart Poynter

Batsmen – Rahmat Shah, Hazratullah Zazai (c), Paul Stirling (vc), Andrew Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Simi Singh

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, George Dockrell

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Ikram Ali Khil

Batsmen – Rahmat Shah (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh

Bowlers – Sayed Shirzad, Rashid Khan (vc), Boyd Rankin

Expert Advice:

Afghanistan could give chances to the players who didn’t play the first two ODIs. Only Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are 100% sure of their places in the playing XI.

Probable Winners:

Afghanistan is predicted to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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