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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Afghanistan Tour of Ireland- Afghanistan vs Ireland - 3rd T20I- 12th of August, 2022

Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates with Lorcan Tucker
Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates with Lorcan Tucker
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The 3rd T20I match of the Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022 will be played on the 12th of August 2022 between Ireland and Afghanistan at the Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.

LIVE SCORES - Afghanistan vs Ireland - 3rd T20I


Current T20I Form Afganistan and Ireland:

Ireland have done it yet again. They have beaten the strong Afghanistan side in the 2nd T20I by 5 wickets to attain a 2-0 lead in the 5 match series.

Afghanistan batted first and they could only manage to post a modest total of 122 for 8 in 20 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Usman Ghani lost their wickets cheaply. Under pressure, Ibrahim Zadran played a wonderful knock of 17 in 13 balls, hitting 4 fours before being dismissed by Curtis Campher. Najibullah Zadran also was dismissed cheaply by Campher. Hasmatullah Shahidi held one end intact and scored 36 but took 42 balls to make those runs. It put a dent on the scoring rate of Afghanistan. The lower middle order couldn't produce anything special and Afghanistan were restricted to an under par total of 122 for 8 in 20 overs.


During the chase, Ireland lost their key batter Paul Stirling early on in the innings. Post his dismissal, the skipper Andy Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker were involved in a match winning 2nd wicket partnership of 65 runs. Tucker made 27 in 28 balls while Balbirnie smashed 46 in 36 balls. After both these batters were dismissed, George Dockrell in the middle order took responsibility over his shoulders to take his team over the line. He smashed 25 not out in 19 balls to take Ireland home by the end of the 19th over with 5 wickets in hand.


  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


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? –  Ireland

Who will win?-  Afghanistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Lorcan Tucker (Ireland), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

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

Most Sixes – Lorcan Tucker (Ireland), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

Player of the Match- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 150+, Ireland 130+

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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