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Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Stuart Thompson suffered an injury in the first T20I and didn’t feature in the 2nd.

Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi
Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Afghanistan and Ireland teams will be back in action on consecutive days for the T20I series. Just a few hours after the completion of the 2nd T20I, both these teams will take the field again for the last game in the shortest format. In the previous match, Afghanistan proved to be too good for the opposition.

Hazratullah Zazai registered the second highest individual T20I score and was a treat to watch. He decimated the opposition with his sheer hitting to bag the series. Taking immense confidence from the last win, Afghanistan will enter into the final T20I in an attempt to clean sweep the series.

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Match Details:

The third and final game of the three-match T20I series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (IST) (1:00 PM GMT).

The game will be live on D Sport in India.

Last five completed T20I matches:

Afghanistan: W, W, W, W, W.

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


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch seems to be a great one to bat on. The ball is coming through nicely and there wouldn’t be much that will change in a span of 24 hours. It could be yet another high-scoring game.

Average first innings score: 171 (Five T20I matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Squads:

Afghanistan:

Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan (C), Samiullah Shenwari, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah Shafiq (WK), Rashid Khan, Farid Malik/Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Bench – Najeeb Tarakai, Ziaur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Zahir Khan.

Ireland:

Paul Stirling (C), Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Andy McBrine/Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate, Stuart Poynter (WK), George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase.

Bench – James Shannon, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson.


Injury and Availability News:

Stuart Thompson suffered an injury in the first T20I and didn’t feature in the 2nd.

Power Picks:

Usman Ghani scored 139 runs from 4 T20I innings at Dehradun. He looked good in the second T20I and could do well in the last game as well.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Hazratullah Zazai, Paul Stirling, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan

Vice-Captain options – Usman Ghani, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie

Alternatives – Boyd Rankin, Asghar Afghan


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Shafiqullah Shafiq

Batsmen – Usman Ghani (VC), Hazratullah Zazai (C), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Kevin O’Brien

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase, Joshua Little

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Stuart Poynter

Batsmen – Asghar Afghan, Usman Ghani (VC), Paul Stirling (C), Lorcan Tucker

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Kevin O’Brien

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, George Dockrell

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Expert Advice:

Afghanistan often changes the batting order depending upon the situation. Only openers Zazai and Ghani are sure to bat at their positions (openers).

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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