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Afghanistan Tour of Ireland, 2022- Squads, Fixtures and All you need to know

Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates with Lorcan Tucker
Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates with Lorcan Tucker
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Afghanistan will be touring Ireland to play 5 T20I matches starting on the 9th August, 2022. The fifth and the last T20I will be played on the 17th August 2022.

FIXTURES, STATS AND RESULTS

All of the matches are supposed to be played at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.


Ireland's form in the T20I's has been miserable in the recent times. They are coming fresh off a 2-0 defeat by South Africa. Previously, they have lost the T20I series against both India and New Zealand as well.

A few players in the Irish side are performing consistently though. Harry Tector is one of them while George Dockrell has also shown his character in tough situations. Ireland really need to work on their bowling department if they are willing to pose any competition to the strong Afghanistan side.

Afghanistan on the other hand have been in brilliant form in the T20I cricket. They had beaten Zimbabwe by 3-0 in a T20I series played in June this year. Prior to that, Afghanistan tied the 2 match T20I series against Bangladesh at 1-1.

Najibullah Zadran is a top class player in the ranks of Afghanistan national side. He recently amassed plenty of runs in the Shpageeza Cricket League. He will be play a key role for Afghanistan in the upcoming series against Ireland.


 Let's have a look at the fixtures:


9th August, Tuesday:

Ireland vs Afghanistan- 1st T20I Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast


11th  August, Thursday:

Ireland vs Afghanistan- 2nd T20I Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast


12th  August, Friday:

Ireland vs Afghanistan- 3rd T20I Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast


15th  August, Monday: Ireland vs Afghanistan- 4th T20I Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast


17th August, Wednesday: Ireland vs Afghanistan- 1st T20I Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast



Let's have a look at the squads:


Ireland:

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Craig Young


Afghanistan:

Mohammad Nabi (captain), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan and Sharafuddin Ashraf


Where to Watch Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2022:

Live Cricket Streaming Afghanistan Tour of Ireland, 2022: The live cricket streaming page which enables you to watch live cricket and Cricket World TV - Geo-restrictions apply

BROADCAST DETAILS

In Republic of Ireland and the UK, matches will be shown live on BT Sport.

For the rest of the world, the broadcast details are:

  • India: FanCode
  • Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport
  • Caribbean: Flow Sports
  • MENA: Etisalat
  • South East Asia: Eleven
  • US & Canada: Willow





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