Afghanistan vs Ireland, 5th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sayed Shirzad might get a game as he didn’t get a chance to bowl during the 2nd game.

Afghanistan players
Afghanistan players. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan has undoubtedly been the dominant team in the ongoing limited-overs fixtures against Ireland. The team, led by Asghar Afghan, started with a five-wicket victory and has turned out to be a tough nut to crack for the visiting Irish team. In the third game of the series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, the hosts lost by four wickets.

With the victory, Ireland managed to draw level and the Afghans were in with a stern challenge. However, the loss didn’t unnerve them by any means and they struck back with a thumping 109-run triumph in the penultimate game of the series. With one game left, all Ireland can do is to level the series. But with Afghanistan on top of their game, it won’t be easy by any means.


Match Details:

The 5th 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, L, W, T, L.

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

Pitch Condition/Report: 

The pitch has turned out to be a difficult one for stroke-making. But one can reap benefits out of it provided one is ready to put its head down.

Average first innings score: 214 (Three completed ODIs)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Probable XIs:


Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib/Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Bench: Zahir Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Fareed Malik, Noor Ali Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Karim Janat, Aftab Alam.


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

Bench – James McCollum, Barry McCarthy, Peter Chase, Lorcan Tucker.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update).

Power Picks:

Asghar Afghan:

250 runs in last seven ODI innings, including three fifties. He had 0 40+ scores in 17 ODI innings before the last 7.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

CaptainRashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, George Dockrell

Vice-Captain – Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammad Shahzad

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Stuart Poynter

Batsmen – Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Andrew Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), George Dockrell, Simi Singh

Bowlers – Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andy McBrine

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad

Batsmen – Asghar Afghan (C, Rahmat Shah, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell

Bowlers- Sayed Shirzad, Rashid Khan (VC), Andy McBrine



Expert Advice:

Sayed Shirzad might get a game as he didn’t get a chance to bowl during the 2nd game. Mohammad Shahzad played alternative games.

Probable Winners:

Afghanistan are most likely to win the encounter.

*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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