Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd ODI: Stats Preview of Players' Records and Approaching Milestones

With the series lead 1-0, the hosts eye victory in the upcoming match to seal the series.

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The third ODI of the three-match ODI series between Afghanistan (AFG) and Ireland (IRE) will be held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, on Tuesday, March 12. After winning the 1st ODI match, the Hosts are ready to seal the series against Ireland in the 3rd ODI match as the 2nd ODI match got abandoned due to rain.

Coming to 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series between Afghanistan and Ireland, Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed 121 runs off 117 balls including 8 fours and 6 sixes, whereas Ibrahim Zadran scored 60 runs off 93 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes, which helped Afghanistan to post a huge total of 310/5.

In reply, Ireland only managed to score 275/8 thereby falling short of the target. In a notable performance for the visitors, Harry Tector who is the backbone of Ireland's batting, showed intent by scoring 138 runs off 147 balls. However, his knock did not prove enough for Ireland as they lost the game by 35 runs.


Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers ahead of the 3rd ODI match between Afghanistan and Ireland:

Head-to-Head

Out of the 32 games played between the two teams, Afghanistan have been the better side with 17 wins to their name while Ireland have emerged as the winner on 13 occasions, and two games have ended with no result.


Pitch Report

The Third ODI match between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played in Sharjah cricket stadium, the pitch is more suitable for the bowlers and it helps both the spinners and pacers alike. The batters might struggle to score big runs, but the average first innings score is 232 and the second innings average score is 198.


Matches Played on venue by teams:

Afghanistan:

Matches Played 10
Won 07
Lost 03
Average Score 224
Highest Score 333
Lowest Score 135

Ireland

Matches Played 04
Won 02
Lost 02
Average Score 206
Highest Score 275
Lowest Score 100

Players to watch out for

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

39 – Matches, 39 – Inns, 1416 – Runs, 37.26 – Average, 88.28 – SR, 151 – HS, 6 – 100s, 4 – 50s

Mohammad Nabi

160 – Matches, 141 – Inns, 3387 – Runs, 26.67 – Average, 86.60 – SR, 136 – HS, 2 – 100s, 16 – 50s

Ireland

Paul Stirling

159 – Matches, 153 – Inns, 5650 – Runs, 37.67 – Average, 87.16 – SR, 177 – HS, 14 – 100s, 28 – 50s


Player battles

Andrew Balbirnie vs Fazalhaq Farooqi

03 – Runs, 17 – Balls, 15 – Dots, 1 – Outs, 0/0 – 4s/6s, 17.6 – SR, 3 – Avg

Paul Stirling vs Gulbadin Naib 

202 – Runs, 229 – Balls, 122 – Dots, 4 – Outs, 16/8 – 4s/6s, 88.2 – SR, 50.5 – Avg

Rahmat Shah vs Craig Young 

7 – Runs, 13 – Balls, 6 – Dots, 2 – Outs, 16/8 – 4s/6s, 53.8 – SR, 3.5 – Avg

Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs Curtis Campher

 35 – Runs, 23 – Balls, 11 – Dots, 1 – Outs, 4/2 – 4s/6s, 152.2 – SR, 35 – Avg


AFG vs IRE, 3rd ODI Probable Playing XI:  

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Allah Ghazanfar

Ireland: Paul Stirling (C), Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Theo Van Woerkom, Graham Hume, Craig Young 

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