It was easy pickings for Afghanistan and Ireland in their previous fixtures as the two will lock horns for today’s t20 world cup match. Afghanistan are yet to open their account while the Irish just got lucky with a DLS method win over the Three Lions. Let’s see who will take the two valuable points home.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 28th October 2022, 9:30 AM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Afghanistan vs Ireland- Previews and Betting Tips
Afghanistan kicked off their campaign with a loss and were now up against the mighty Kiwis. Afghanistan lay low at the bottom of the points table with a no-result and a loss. As for the Irish, they stay steady, capturing the fourth slot in the table with a win and a loss.
They were facing New Zealand at the MCG, and it wasn’t going to go down easily. Afghanistan had its all to do against the in-form Kiwis, but the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the heavy downpour. Both teams earned a point each. It was a disappointing day for fans, especially New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Ireland took on the former T20 world champions, England, at the MCG. Being asked to bat first, it was skipper Andrew Balbirnie who took charge of the batting and scored a magnificent 47-ball 62. However, he could only manage his side to get to 157 courtesy of an exceptional bowling display by the English bowlers. That performance was later followed by an exceptional bowling display from the Irishmen. Joshua Little’s 2/16 helped contain England to 105/5 in 14.3 overs.
Unfortunately, the rain came down pouring heavily, which granted a 5-run DLS method win to the Irish and player of the match to skipper Andrew Balbirinie. However, the two teams have met quite a few times. Afghanistan has won 2 matches in their recent five encounters, while Ireland has won 3. Nevertheless, Afghanistan will be favorite to win the encounter.
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Afghanistan are in a really sensitive position and a loss in this encounter will almost increase the chances of their exit from the tournament. It is a must-win game and they certainly have the strong bowling line-up that can get them those two points. Their spin twin duo will be back in action. The No.1 T20I bowler, Rashid Khan, has 10 wickets in 10 matches, while Mujeeb has 13 wickets in his ten games at a bowling economy of 5.9. As for the batters, Mohammad Nabi and Ibrahim Zadran will be the key assets. In the past 10 matches, Zadran has amassed 290 runs at 36.25. This Afghanistan squad won’t be easy to deal with.
Squad: Mohammad Nabi(C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi
The Irish have come a long way into this tournament and with a win in their previous game, they are confident. Andrew Balbirinie starred with his 62-run knock and will be a key batter for the Irish in this encounter. On the other hand, Josh Little has been remarkable with the ball and has picked up 6 wickets in his 5 world cup matches. Alongside these two will be Paul Stirling & Curtis Campher, the backbones of the Ireland team.
Squad: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(C), Lorcan Tucker(wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
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Pitch and weather Conditions
As per the weather forecast, there is as good as an 85 to 90% chance of precipitation on matchday. Therefore, scattered rains are most likely to affect the commencement of the game and overs may be cut down. Meanwhile, the temperature will be as low as 13 degrees with humidity as high as 79% throughout the day.
As for the pitch conditions, MCG is renowned for its long boundaries, which can be advantageous to spinners. The venue is considered to be one of the most competitive surfaces in the world. Pacers will receive plenty of assistance earlier in the innings while batters will get value for their shots as the game progresses.
Afghanistan vs Ireland: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Ireland to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Afghanistan||Rahmanullah Gurbaz||3.90||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Afghanistan||1.65||Check Odds on Crickex|