Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Afghanistan v Ireland 3rd T20I
The 3rd match of the three-match T20I series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground in India.
When Ireland and Afghanistan play, there are are two matches within one. One is when the Ireland batsmen are facing the Afghanistan pace bowlers and everything looks normal. However, as soon as the Afghan spinners enter the fold, things start to turn around drastically.
Something similar repeated itself in the 2nd T20I between Afghanistan and Ireland as well when the latter had got a decent 29-run start in just the third over in pursuit of 184 and were looking good till Rashid Khan came on to bowl. He has only one wicket to show but had a far bigger impact in the match.
The wickets went to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who bowled in the powerplay and ended with figures of 4-38-3, receiving the man of the match award for his efforts.
Earlier, the Afghan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave them a good start once again with skipper Asghar Afghan top scoring with 49.
His Irish counterpart Andrew Balbirnie was the top scorer for his team with 46 but the team needed a big knock of 60 + from somewhere which did not come their way. Craig Young was the most impressive bowler for Ireland.
The way things are going, the Afghans are set to clean sweep the series in this game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Afghanistan - Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ireland - Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little
Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan
Who will win? – Afghanistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan), Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Simi Singh (Ireland)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Man of the Match – Hazratullah Zazai
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 180+, Ireland 165+
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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