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 Afghanistan v Ireland in UAE, 2021 Match Prediction 

 Match:   AFG vs IRE Fantasy Team Prediction  
 Time:   21 January, 11:30 AM (IST)  

 Series::  Afghanistan v Ireland in UAE, 2021  
 Venue:   Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 

 Head to Head Stats 

Matches Played       30
AFG Won                 14
IRE Won                  13

No Result                 03
Tie                            00

Recent Form: 



  • Ireland has a shaky batting line up. The form of Kevin O Brien and Andrew Balbirnie will be a cause of concern.
  • Afghanistan has a better bowling line up. The spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, and Mujeeb will create a lot of problems for the Irish batsmen.
  • Afghanistan has more depth in their team. 10 off their 11 players are very capable batsmen.
 Live Streaming
The match will be broadcasted on Premier Sports in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Etisalat in UAE, Eurisports in India, Willow TV in the USA and Canada.
 TV Channels
You can also watch the live streaming on youtube.
 Toss Prediction
Toss will be very crucial, more so for Ireland as chasing on these slow wickets against three quality spinners won’t be easy.

 Weather & Pitch Report
⛅ Weather:
The weather looks good with bright sunshine. The temperature will hover around 23 degrees.
🏟️ Pitch:
The wicket will be very good for batting but will get slower as the match progresses.

 Team NEWS: 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz started his ODI career with a magnificent century. Javed Ahmedi, Najibullah Zadran also batted decently. However, Afghanistan will need players like Asghar Afghan, Mohammed Nabi, Gulbadin Naib to contribute with the bat.

 IRELAND Team News: 
Lorcan Tucker starred with the bat and smashed a solid 83. Players like Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh got starts but failed to get a big one. This is something they’d like to improve in the next match.


1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk),

2. Javed Ahmadi,
3. Asghar Afghan (c),
4. Najibullah Zadran,
5. Mohammad Nabi,
6. Gulbadin Naib,
7. Rahmat Shah,
8. Azmatullah Omarzai,
9. Rashid Khan,
10. Naveen-ul-Haq,
11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman.


1 Paul Stirling,

2 Kevin O Brien,
3 Andrew Balbirnie (c),
4 Harry Tector,
5 Lorcan Tucker (wk),
6 Curtis Campher,
7 Gareth Delany,
8 Simi Singh,
9 Andy McBrine,
10 Barry McCarthy,
11 Craig Young.
 Match Finished 

 Players H2H Battle: 

A Balbirnie against Mujeeb
115 balls 78 runs 06 out

P Stirling Against Mujeeb
187 balls 139 runs 02 out
Kevin O’Brien Against Mujeeb
77 balls 59 runs 01 out
Kevin O’Brien Against R Khan
130 balls 121 runs 04 out
A Balbirnie Against R Khan
154 balls 111 runs 03 out
P Stirling against R Khan
186 balls 99 runs 06 out
A McBrine against R Khan
59 balls 24 runs 05 out
S Singh against R Khan
83 balls 47 runs 04 out
R Gurbaz against S Singh
21 balls 16 runs 00 out
H Shahidi against S Singh
53 balls 37 runs 01 out
R Shah against S Singh
24 balls 22 runs 02 out
M Nabi against S Singh
34 balls 19 runs 02 out
M Nabi against K O’Brien
46 balls 24 runs 04 out
R Khan against B McCarthy
46 balls 65 runs 03 out
N Zadran against B McCarthy
43 balls 31 runs 02 out
G Naib against A McBrine
87 balls 47 runs 01 out

 AFG Key Players:

 Rahmanullah Gurbaz: 
Gurbaz started his ODI career with a top-class century. He looked very comfortable at the crease.  He’s expected to play well in the next match as well. 

 Mohammad Nabi: 
Mohammed Nabi will be very handy for Afghanistan. He’s more than capable with the bat while his bowling will be very handy on these wickets.

 Rashid Khan: 
Rashid Khan once again proved what a utility cricketer he is. First, he smashed a quickfire 50 for Afghanistan then backed it up with a couple of wickets. He will be a real threat for Ireland.

 STR Key Players: 

 Paul Stirling:
Paul Stirling is one of the most consistent players for Ireland. He’s been in fine form of late. He looked good for his 39 in the first ODI. He’d want to play a much bigger inning in the next game. 

 Lorcan Tucker:
Tucker played a mind-blowing inning of 83 in the last match and kept Ireland in the hunt. Ireland would expect a similar performance from him in the next match.

 Andy McBrine:
Andy McBrine picked up a 5-fer in the previous match and will be a big threat on this wicket.


 Team Forms: 

 AFG Team Form: 
Afghanistan played ODI cricket after a year and looked very comfortable.

 IRE Team Form: 
Even though Ireland lost the first ODI, they looked good in the match.


Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani.


Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Neil Rock, James McCollum.

Watch Team Guide Section for Stats & Player Forms etc.


 Head to Head  -Last 3 Years: 

Matches Played:      11
AFG WON:             07
IRE WON:              04

 Top Run Scorer in Last 5 Matches: 

 AFG:  Asghar Afghan 
170 Runs with 34 Average

 IRE:  Paul Stirling 
174 Run with 87 Average

 Top Wicket Taker in Last 5 Matches: 

 AFG:  Mujeeb ur Rahman 
07 Wkts, Average 32.29

 IRE:  Simi Singh 
06 Wkts, Average 9.17

+ Ground and Pitch info about
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 Last T20 Matches on this Ground: 

BH 126-7 SS 127-2
Pacer – 8

Pacer – 
Spinner – 


Avg Score:
Batting 1st- 
Batting 2nd- 

 Players Form @Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi & H2H Stats: 

 ‍AGH @Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi & H2H Against IRE: 

🧤WK :

On this Ground
BAT – Match – 27, Innings – 24, Runs – 388, Avg – 22

 ‍IRE @Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi & H2H Against AFG: 

🧤 WK :
On this Ground
BAT – Match – 3, Innings – 1, Runs – 70, Avg – 70

 Players Form: 


WK :
Jimmy Peirson–


WK :
Alex Carey-

Watch Final Team Section for Our GL & SL Final Team

 Match Finished 

Toss: Ireland have won the toss and have opted to bat

Afghanistan (Playing XI):
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Ireland (Playing XI):
Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.




Make necessary changes if any player absent 

*Above GL Team Guide Images for Guide only. 
*You can make necessary changes as per your choice. 
*Above Team maybe Highly risky so play at your own risk. 
*for final team check here in the last 15mins of the match deadline. 

*You can also make some other combinations by changing 1-2 players with help of the Team Guide.

Best of Luck.

 Disclaimer: > Fantasy Cricket is a game of skill and luck is also very much important to win the grand league in dream11 or any other fantasy cricket leagues. We have covered the skill part.

> We have mentioned the expected playing 11 as per our cricket knowledge. You can change the fantasy team once the playing 11 is out.


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