Ireland are ready to face inform Afghanistan in first One-Day International of five-match series on Sunday (10 July) at Civil Service Cricket Club Belfast. These two have always presented a good show on field like one can remember an encounter between these in World T20 Qualifier where Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 22 runs, thanks to Hamid Hassan who bowled an amazing spell of 5 for 23 runs.
Fixture: Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Match/ IRE vs AFGH
Time/Date: 03:15 PM IST/ 09:45 AM GMT/ 10:45 AM Local/ 10 July
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club Belfast
Defeat in World T20 against Oman and humiliating loss against demoralized Sri Lankan team. William Porterfield and Ed Joyce will have bulk of responsibility in their hand. Ireland expectation will hover around Kevin O’Brien who scored Power-packed fifty in first One-Day International against Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan is in good form, recently they won two-match One-Day series 1-0 with one match washed away by rain. They will look to continue their good form against a team who is looking to rise up form their bad patches.
Rahmat Shah, the all-rounder, played with flair and panache in the first game to notch up his maiden ODI hundred, then Mohammad Shahzad showcased self-belief and audacity to carve out a 91-ball 84 in the second match.
Afghanistan’s well-balanced attack, comprising of Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan also bowled with purpose and control.
What is the full squad of Ireland and Afghanistan for 1st ODI on 10 July?
Ireland Squad: William Porterfield(c), George Dockrell (replaces Mark Adair), John Anderson, Peter Chase, Ed Joyce, Tyrone Kane, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Paul Stirling, Sean Terry, Gary Wilson
Afghanistan Squad: Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Amir Hamza, Yamin Ahmadzai
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