On Tuesday (26th January), Afghanistan and Ireland will take on each other in the final match of the three-match ODI series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
Afghanistan are leading this ODI series by 2-0 as they have already secured this ODI series. While they won the opening game of this series by 16 runs, they managed to win by 7 wickets in the last ODI.
Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 3rd ODI: Complete Squads
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (vc), Yamin Ahmadzai, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Javed Ahmadi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young, Shane Getkate.
Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 3rd ODI: Playing XIs
Afghanistan (predicted): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad.
Ireland (predicted): Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andy Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.
Afghanistan vs Ireland 2021, 3rd ODI: Fantasy Cricket Tips
Afghanistan is growing up as a good team. While Rahmanullah Gurbaz made his ODI debut in this series with a superb century, Rahmat Shah hit a century in the second ODI where Hashmatullah Shahidi also played a crucial knock of 82 runs.
Rashid Khan is in good form as an all-rounder. While he scored a crucial game-changing half-century in the first ODI of this series, he took crucial wickets in both the ODIs of this series.
Naveen-ul-Haq has taken 7 wickets while Mujeeb Ur Rahman has got 5 wickets in this ODI series. They are really consistent with the ball.
Paul Stirling is a great form with the bat. In his last five ODIs, including their last ODI against England in August 2020, Stirling scored three centuries. However, his last two ODI centuries failed to bring positive results for the team.
Curtis Campher is also impressing with his all-round performances. Ireland’s top-order batting is a major concern which needs to improve very quickly. Also, their bowlers need to be consistent.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Rashid Khan
Vice-captain – Curtis Campher, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (vc), Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen – Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Paul Stirling (C)
All-rounder(s) – Mohammad Nabi, Curtis Campher
Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Andrew McBrine
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen – Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling
All-rounder(s) – Curtis Campher (vc), Simi Singh
Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan (C), Andrew McBrine