IRE vs AFG: Ireland and Afghanistan will take on each other on Wednesday, August 17. Moreover, Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland will host the match.
IRE vs AFG: Background of Ireland vs Afghanistan fixture
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: What is the weather update at 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.
How will the pitch behave for Ireland vs Afghanistan match?
The surface has played ever so nicely for the last two games as the batters have made merry on the pitch. The previous encounter saw the spinners seize the momentum in the second innings as the surface slowed down a bit. Moreover, the toss becomes crucial for both sides, and the team winning the toss will likely bat first to take full advantage of the great batting conditions before the slower bowlers come into the game.
IRE vs AFG: What is the full squad for Ireland vs Afghanistan series?
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.
IRE vs AFG: How to watch Ireland vs Afghanistan live/full match?
The fans will not able to watch Ireland vs Afghanistan on their TV sets. Because no TV broadcaster will be broadcasting the series in India. Hence, the series will not be available on TV.
FanCode platform has the digital broadcasting rights to show Ireland vs Afghanistan series.
Moreover, one can watch live matches on the FanCode app or the official website of FanCode.