IRE vs AFG Predicted Playing XI: Ireland will be facing off against Afghanistan on Wednesday, August 17. Moreover, the match 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.
IRE vs AFG Predicted Playing XI: 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.
What time will Ireland vs Afghanistan game start?
Ireland vs Afghanistan game will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
IRE vs AFG Predicted Playing XI: Pitch Report
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 Predicted Playing XI: Weather Report
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.
Predicted XI: Ireland vs Afghanistan
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik.
IRE vs AFG: Full squad of both the teams
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.