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 Afghanistan v Ireland in UAE, 2021 Match Prediction 

 Match:   AFG vs IRE Fantasy Team Prediction  
 Time:   26 January, 11:30 AM (IST)  

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

 Head to Head Stats 

Matches Played       29
AFG Won                 15
IRE Won                  13

No Result                 01
Tie                            00

Recent Form: 



  • Afghanistan will bid to seal a series whitewash against Ireland and another ten ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points as their series concludes in Abu Dhabi.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed a run-a-ball 127 on his ODI debut as Afghanistan posted 287/9 and won the first match by 16 runs.
  • Ireland’s Paul Stirling hit 128 last time out, in a total of 259/9, but Rahmat Shah’s unbeaten century in reply ensured Afghanistan claimed a seven-wicket win.
 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
Both teams have batted first upon winning the toss so far and Afghanistan will look to do the same again this time.

 Weather & Pitch Report
⛅ Weather:
Abu Dhabi will be warm and dry on Tuesday.
🏟️ Pitch:
The wicket has continued to be a hard, dry batting wicket.

 Team NEWS: 

After handing Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Azmatullah Omarzai their ODI debuts in the opening game, the latter dropped out last time out as Hashmatullah Shahidi came into the team and batted excellently. They could be unchanged for this match.

 IRELAND Team News: 
Ireland have been unchanged in both games so far, but could turn to the likes of Mark Adair and James McCollum if they wish to mix it up this time around.


1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk),

2. Javed Ahmadi,
3. Asghar Afghan (c),
4. Rahmat Shah,
5. Mohammad Nabi,
6. Gulbadin Naib,
7. Hashmatullah Shahidi,
8. Najibullah Zadran,
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 Mark Adair,
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: 
The wicket-keeper batsman with a prodigious talent, he proved as much with his century on his ODI debut. 

 Rahmat Shah: 
Hit 103* from 109 balls last time out to prove his batting quality and form too in the middle order.

Leading the Afghan bowling at the moment with seven wickets in two games so far.

 IRE Key Players: 

 Paul Stirling:
Proved his enduring quality with his 128 last time out, anchoring the Irish innings with a fine knock. 

 Curtis Campher:
Hit 47 and took 1-28 last time out to prove he has a big part to play in this Irish team after impressing on debut against England.

 Andy McBrine:
Another of the major positives so far after claiming 5-29 from his ten overs in the opening game.


 Team Forms: 

 AFG Team Form: 
Afghanistan’s last ODI series, in November 2019, ended in a 3-0 defeat to West Indies so it has been a long wait for this one. So far, they have won both games thanks to excellent batting and bowling – Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah both hitting century and Naveen-ul-Haq taking seven wickets across the two games.

 IRE Team Form: 
Ireland have ten ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points so far after chasing 329 to beat England by seven wickets in their third ODI in August. Though they lost that series, and then drew with the UAE 1-1 earlier this month, the result proved they are not here to make up the numbers. Nevertheless, Afghanistan have been too strong so far.


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:      12
AFG WON:             08
IRE WON:              04

 Top Run Scorer in Last 5 Matches: 

 AFG:  Rahmat Shah 
210 Runs with 70 Average

 IRE:  Paul Stirling 
171 Run with 57 Average

 Top Wicket Taker in Last 5 Matches: 

 AFG:  Naveen-ul-Haq 
11 Wkts, Average 18.18

 IRE:  Simi Singh 
07 Wkts, Average 14.14

+ 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 field

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

Ireland (Playing XI):
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), James McCollum, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, 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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