Match Preview By Anuj
Ireland vs Afghanistan:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 2nd game of the Ireland vs Afghanistan T20 Series. This match will be played in the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast on 11th Aug. After winning by Ireland in the 1st T20 match in a close contest, Ireland is leading by 1-0 in 5 t20- matches series.
If we will look at the performance of Ireland in the last match, the bowlers showed average performance with the bowl, and Afg set the target of 169 runs on the board. McCarthy has taken the highest 3 wickets from the Ireland side. On the other side, every batsman gave a contribution to the bat. Skipper Balbirnie & Tucker made half-century from Ireland side.
On the other side, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. Both openers played safely and were given a good start and made 47 runs in pp with the help of 1 wicket. Middle-order batsmen performed very poorly except Ibrahim Zadran. Going to defend the target, Afghan bowlers none-effected in front of Host batsmen and picked up only 3 wickets. And the result was that Ireland comfortably chase the target of 169 runs.
In today’s match, the Nabi-led side will try to come back with a win and look for a level in the T-20 series. On the other side, Ireland will look for a lead with one more match.
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
H2H Record :
Total Match Played: 19
Weather Report :
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 20°C and humidity will be 59%. The speed of the wind will be around 11 km/h and the sky will be mostly clear.
Pitch Report :
The Service Cricket Club in Belfast has a bat-friendly surface. We can anticipate a competitive scoring game, with bowlers needing to change their line and lengths to be successful. In the powerplay, it may swing. After winning the toss, the captains will look for a chase.
𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐧
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.