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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Afghanistan Tour of Ireland- Afghanistan vs Ireland - 1st T20I- 9th of August, 2022

Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran
Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran

The 1st T20I match of the Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022 will be played on the 9th of August 2022 between Ireland and Afghanistan at the Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.

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Current T20I Form Afganistan:

Afghanistan 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.

Their players are fresh off the Shpageeza Cricket League where they underwent great practice leading up to the international schedule.

Players to look forward to in Afghanistan:

1. Najibullah Zadran - 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.

2. Noor Ahmad- The young left armer has impressed the cricket fraternity with his performances in the Shpageeza Cricket League. He plays all around the world and his ability with the ball in hand will be crucial to Afghanistan's success in the upcoming series.

Current T20I Form Ireland:

Ireland's form in the T20I's has been miserable in 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.

Players to look forward to in Ireland:

1. Paul Stirling - His bat has been quiet lately but he has shown glimpses of how dangerous he can be in the last few T20I matches. He will play a key role for the Irish team in the upcoming series against Afghanistan.

2. Andy McBrine - He is a brilliant all rounder who can restrict the batters in the middle overs with the ball and can hit the ball a long way with the bat in hand.

  Let’s have a look at the squads:


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


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

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? –  Afghanistan

Who will win?-  Afghanistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Harry Tector (Ireland), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Adair (Ireland), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Ireland), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Player of the Match- Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 170+, Ireland 155+

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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