Match Preview By Kunal
Ireland vs Afghanistan:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 3rd game of Ireland vs Afghanistan T20 Series. This match will be played in the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast on 12th Aug. After back-to-back winning by Ireland in the 2nd T20 match also, Ireland is leading by 2-0 in the 5 t20- matches series.
If we will look at the performance of Ireland in the last match, then the bowlers showed good performance with the bowl, and Afg could only manage the target of 122 runs. Joshua Little took 2 wickets from the Ireland side and was the player of the match. On the other side, Ireland batters chased down the total easily. Skipper Balbirnie & Tucker made 46 and 27 respectively from the Ireland side.
On the other side, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. Both openers were lost early in the powerplay. Middle-order batters got a start but couldn’t capitalize on big runs. So Afghanistan batters put a low total on board. Going to defend the target, Afghan bowlers looked clueless in front of Host batters and picked up only 5 wickets. And the result was that Ireland comfortably chase down the target.
In today’s match, Ireland will look to seal the series with another win. On the other side, the Nabi-led side will try to come back and look for the first win in the T-20 series.
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: 20
Weather Report :
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 22°C and humidity will be 55%. The speed of the wind will be around 9 km/h and the sky will be mostly sunny.
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.