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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021 - 1st ODI

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The 1st ODI of the three-match series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

In the last five ODIs between Afghanistan and Ireland, the former have won 2 and Ireland have won 3.

Rahmat Shah is the top scorer for Afghanistan with 313 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 66. Captain Asghar Afghan has also made 278 runs at 30.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is their best bowler with 11 wickets from his last 8 matches. He has bowled at a strike rate of 43 and an economy of 4.11.

Paul Stirling is the top scorer for Ireland with 291 runs from his last 5 matches at an average of 72 and a strike rate of 94. Curtis Campher has also made 207 runs at 69.

Campher is their best bowler with 7 wickets. He has bowled at a strike rate of 30 and an economy of 5.01. Craig Young has an economy of 6.19.

Spin bowling all-rounder Simi Singh recently recorded magical figures of 10-4-10-5 in the last ODI against UAE to take Ireland to an easy win.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Afghanistan - Asghar Afghan (c), Rahmat Shah, Nawin-Ul-Haq, Hashmat Shahidi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Osman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Najib Zadran, Jawed Ahmadi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbuddin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf

Ireland - Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate, Joshua Little, Neil Rock, David Delany, James McCollum

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Ireland

Who will win? – Ireland

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan)Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)Simi Singh (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Man of the Match –  Paul Stirling

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 250+, Ireland 270+

 Match Handicap Ireland 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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