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Sunday, 24 February 2019



Match Details:

Afghanistan versus Ireland, third T20I

24 February 2019, 6.30 pm IST

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun


While the primary round of the T20I arrangement was a moderately low-scoring undertaking with Ireland overseeing only 132 keeps running on the board, that had more to do with how the Afghan spinners bowled than how the pitch played out. The genuine idea of the track was in plain view in the second T20I amusement, as the 'home' side made a mammoth 278 runs, with Ireland scoring 194 accordingly.

With only multi day between the two diversions, the pitch isn't relied upon to change much – which implies we could be in for one more high-scoring amusement.


Afghanistan's predictable ongoing showings, particularly in constrained overs cricket, have guaranteed that their prosperity is no more a shock. Playing at 'home' against Ireland, the Afghans have effectively secured the T20I arrangement, and will go into the third diversion seeking after a decisive victory.

While Mohammad Nabi was the star in the principal diversion, it was Hazratullah Zazai the whole distance in the second, as he scripted history while making 162 keeps running off just 62 conveyances. The unit has gelled well together and can never again be named as longshots. With only a couple of diversions left to go for the World Cup, the side will be anxious to better their exhibitions so they can be included as the dim ponies the occasion.

Ireland then again put up an aggressive battle in the second T20I, however fell 84 runs short in their quest for 278. They will take certainty from their batting execution and will need to end the T20I arrangement on a high.

Straight on:

In general: 14

Afghanistan: 11 (79%)

Ireland: 3 (21%)

Late structure: (most recent match first)

Afghanistan: W (immaculate structure)

Ireland: L W L W (respectable structure)

Last Match's Playing XI and conceivable changes:


Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan (c), Samiullah Shenwari, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad

Plausible changes for this match – None.

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Kevin O'Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, Stuart Poynter (wk), George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase, Lorcan Tucker

Likely changes for this match: James Shannon and Andy McBrine in for Lorcan Tucker and Joshua Little.

My XI for the Game:


While the Irish manager bats path down the request, Shafiq was sent in at number 3 in the second T20I. In spite of the fact that he was not able get an excessive number of keeps running added to his repertoire, falling for only 7 of every 3 conveyances, he can be dangerous on his day. In the event that he is pushed up the request once more, he is nearly ensured to get a bigger number of focuses than Poynter.


After his terrific ton in the second T20I, picking Zazai is an easy decision. He not just opens the innings, which expands his odds of getting focuses, but at the same time is in sizzling structure, which he would plan to convey forward.

Going with him would be Usman Ghani, who struck 73 of every 48 conveyances. While Zazai was pursuing each conveyance at the opposite end, Ghani guaranteed he held one end up and played a develop innings.

The third player is Paul Stirling, who drove the pursuit in the second diversion with a 50-ball 91. In spite of the fact that it was insufficient on the day, Stirling is boundlessly experienced and he would plan to end the arrangement on a high.


The two groups have various match-winning all-rounders, of which Kevin O'Brien and Mohammad Nabi are must-picks. The last was the Player of the Match for his 2 wickets and a urgent 40-ball 49 in the primary amusement, while O'Brien has can possibly tap on quickly.

Getkate was costly with the ball in the second diversion. In any case, he tried to drive the diversion forward with his willow by scoring 24 off 16, and could be the key in the forthcoming experience.


Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are the two turn twins that have caused worries far and wide, and they are must-picks in the 11.

Boyd Rankin has figured out how to bowl financially while likewise picking 3 wickets in two diversions. In the interim, Dockrell is a talented bowler who can inconvenience any lineup on his day.

Skipper: Mohammad Nabi

Bad habit skipper: Rashid Khan

Player to keep an eye out: Hazratullah Zazai

Zazai was out of control in the second T20I, and he will be relied upon to give his group one more prospering begin in the last diversion. Zazai easily handled the Irish bowlers, will's identity low on certainty after the beating they went up against Saturday.

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