IRE vs AFG: Ireland and Afghanistan will take on each other in the 5th T20I match on Wednesday, August 17. Moreover, that game will be played at Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Afghanistan are coming into this fixture after winning against Ireland in the fourth t20 match on Monday. Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and he decided to bowl first. The overs were reduced to 11 per side due to rain.
The visitors did not have a good start but they played attacking cricket thanks to Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran. It was a phenomenal display by both of them which took Afghanistan to 132/6 in 11 overs.
Ireland struggled to make their presence felt with the bat. They were all out for 105 runs and Afghanistan went on to win the fourth T20 match by 27 runs.
Rashid Khan went on to win the man of the match award in the fourth T20I. Moreover, scored 31 runs from 10 balls with a strike rate of 310.00. Rashid Khan also picked two wickets.
IRE vs AFG: When and Where Ireland vs Afghanistan?
Ireland vs Afghanistan match will take place at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday, August 17.
IRE vs AFG: What is the venue of the Ireland vs Afghanistan game?
The venue of the game is the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Players to watch out
George Dockrell (Ireland)
George Dockrell played some attacking cricket against Afghanistan on Monday. He went on to score 41 runs from 27 balls with a strike rate of 151.85.
Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)
Najibullah Zadran went on to score a half century against Ireland. He scored 50 runs from 24 balls with a strike rate of 208.33.
What is the weather update at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland?
The maximum temperature in Belfast on Wednesday will be 18°C while the minimum temperature will be 13°C. Rainy conditions are expected throughout the day.
IRE vs AFG: Live Full Squad
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 (capt), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmed, Sharfuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq.