Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021 - 2nd ODI
The 2nd ODI of the three-match series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Afghanistan won the first match of the series by 16 runs. The margin would have been way bigger if not for a fightback from Ireland's lower order.
Debutant Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the top scorer for Afghanistan in the match with 127 runs off 127 deliveries at a strike rate of 100. He hit 8 fours and 9 sixes. Rashid Khan arrested the slide with a rapid 55.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the best bowler for Afghanistan in the match and picked up 2 wickets while conceding 40 runs from his 10 overs. Naveen-ul-Haq and Rashid Khan claimed 3/68 and 2/56 respectively.
Lorcan Turner was the top scorer for Ireland in the match with 83 runs off 96 deliveries at a strike rate of 86. He hit 3 fours and 3 sixes. Paul Stirling and Curtis Campher also scored 39 each.
Andy McBrine was the best bowler for Ireland in the match and picked up 5 wickets while conceding 29 runs from his 10 overs.
Ireland will have to find a way to score against the spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman while ensuring minimum damage to maximize their chances.
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? - Afghanistan
Who will win? – Afghanistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (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 – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 280+, Ireland 250+
Match Handicap Afghanistan
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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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