Afghanistan vs Ireland

If you are interested in these two cricket teams and — more importantly — in the matches they have played against each other, you’re in the right place. On this page, we’ll update you about the past and upcoming games these two teams have faced each other in, the scores, and so much more.

We’ll also tell you about the history of these two so that you can get a better image of how they will fare against each other in the days to come. However, we’ll also make sure to give you some predictions from our experts and some betting tips to make it easier for you to place a wide range of bets more successfully than ever before.

It’s all about having the right knowledge, and Crictips is here to offer just that.

Afghanistan vs Ireland History

Both Afghanistan and Ireland have a relatively long history with cricket, albeit Ireland’s story is slightly more complex.

Namely, cricket came to Ireland in the early 19th century, whereas it took a few more decades for it to arrive in Afghanistan. Ireland has also had a longer history with the ICC and the rest of the international games.

Both countries are the latest additions to the International Cricket Council complete member list. Namely, they were both included on June 22, 2017. However, Ireland has been an associate member far longer — from 1993 — while Afghanistan first became an affiliate member in 2001 and then an associate member in 2013.

Achievements and Records

The achievements of the two are relatively similar. Afghanistan’s best-ever Test ranking has been 9th, and Ireland’s has been 12th. As for ODIs, both have never gone beyond the 10th spot, while Afghanistan has gone further with T20I, where it finished 7th in 2019. Ireland’s greatest success was when it ended up in 9th place.

Regarding Test win/loss ratios, Afghanistan’s is 3/3 while Ireland’s is 0/3. The Irish have a longer history with the ODIs, but their latest win/loss ratio is 72/88, whereas Afghanistan’s is 62/63. Finally, Afghanistan has a fantastic record with the Twenty20 Internationals, where they have won twice as many matches as they have lost. In contrast, Ireland has more losses than wins, which is undoubtedly a crucial distinction between the two teams.

As for more recent achievements you should know of, in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Ireland was eliminated in the group stage, while Afghanistan managed to qualify for the Knockout Stage.

When it comes to the Cricket World Cup of 2019, Ireland failed to qualify for the first time in more than 15 years, while Afghanistan was knocked out in the group stage, where they finished as the last one in the group.

Naturally, we have to mention that Ireland has managed to win the World Twenty20 Qualifiers three times, whereas Afghanistan’s best result has been qualifying for the group stage.

History of Games

Afghanistan played its first Twenty20 Internationals match against Ireland. It took place in 2010, and Afghanistan lost by five wickets. However, two weeks later, it won against Ireland by as many as eight wickets in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier finals.

Naturally, after that, the two played against each other numerous times. Afghanistan often came out on top in the Twenty20 Internationals, while the One Day International matches were typically more evenly spread out between the two.

However, Afghanistan won the last four ODI matches — one in 2019 and three in early 2021. They’ve also been better recently in the Twenty20 Internationals, as the Irish have lost most of their recent matches — they’ve only ended one in a tie.

In 2021, Afghanistan and Ireland played three ODI matches in January, and Afghanistan managed to win all of them. First, they won with 16 runs, then by seven wickets, and lastly with 36 runs.

This general information is vital for you to gain a better picture of how the two have fared against each other in the past, as this will help you gain a better view of the future.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Betting Predictions

Recently, the Afghan team has been the favourite in most cases, but Ireland is certainly not willing to give up. Naturally, we’ll try to predict what the future might bring as the matches between these two teams draw near.

Whenever they start getting ready to play against each other, we’ll make sure to take a better look at the state of morale in both teams, what they’ve managed to achieve in recent matches, and a lot more. So, whenever we get to this point, you’ll have enough information to decide which bets to place. You may even want to try your luck with the more complex ones that could yield you bigger wins — like the number of runs or who’ll be the top bowler or batsman.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Betting Tips

In this section, we’ll make sure to update you with the latest betting tips we have for these two. At the moment, it seems that the Afghanistan team is the favourite, as they have been for a while, but it will be a long time until these two come head to head, so the chances are that something will change in the future.

However, it’s worth mentioning that the current Afghan team is better balanced, as they have excellent all-rounders, quality bowlers, and quite good batsmen. The Irish have been more active recently, but Afghanistan still has the fantastic trio of Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Make sure to follow this page, as we’ll update the section with additional tips if something important happens.

Afghanistan Starting XI

In this section, we’ll make sure to give you the latest starting XI for the Afghan team as soon as we have more information regarding the most recent upcoming match.

The players you should follow the most in 2021 are the veteran Mohammad Nabi, then Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Qais Ahmad.

Ireland Starting XI

Here, we’ll make sure to update you with the latest starting XI for the Irish team as soon as we have more information on the next upcoming matches between Ireland and Afghanistan. You’ll need to check this section when the time comes.

At the moment, you should know that there are still a few players you should look out for, including Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, William McClintock, Lorcan Tucker, and Mark Adair.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Live Score

As soon as the match starts and you have a bet running, you can come back to this section and follow the live score. We’ll make sure to update you with the latest results throughout the match, and we will also get you the summary for the day if the game lasts longer.

Furthermore, we’ll also make sure to follow each game between these two teams. So, if you’re betting on either, you’ll get all the necessary updates right here.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Schedule

The Afghanistan tour of Ireland 2022 is set to take place in July and August of 2022. The two teams will play one Test match, three ODIs, and three T20s.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Test Series

The only Test series match between the two took place from March 15 until March 18, 2019. Afghanistan won by seven wickets, and the player of the game was Rahmat Shah. He had a total of 98 runs, while the best performer for Ireland, Andy Balbirnie, had a total of 82. They were the best batters, but it’s also worth mentioning that the top bowlers were Rashid Khan for Afghanistan and Stuart Thompson for Ireland.

When the next Test series comes, make sure to get back to this section to take a look at some fresh information and see who the next winner is.

Afghanistan vs Ireland ODI

As stated earlier, Afghanistan and Ireland are pretty tied in their ODI matches, with Afghanistan having slightly more wins than Ireland. However, Afghanistan has won all recent matches, most notably the three in January 2021.

For obvious reasons, the two teams didn’t play any ODI matches in 2020, which is the case with most nations. 2019 was an interesting year, though, as the two teams were fairly tied in how they played against each other. So even though Afghanistan won three matches in early 2021, it doesn’t mean that the Irish won’t have a chance to recuperate during the Afghan tour of Ireland in the summer of 2022.

We’ll make sure to update you with newest stats when the time comes, so make sure to come back to this page in the future.

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Latest Predictions

Afghanistan vs. Ireland 2021

Afghanistan

AFG

VS
Ireland

IRE

26 Jan 2021 - 07:00 am

Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Prediction & Betting Pick

Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2021 – 3rd ODI – Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Afghanistan Cricket Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan and Ireland will face-off for one final time on Tuesday in the three-match ODI series. Though the Asghar Afghan-led side has taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series, no game is a dead rubber as such nowadays thanks to the introduction of the ODI Super League which is playing a crucial role in the qualification of World Cup 2023.

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10 more points are up for grabs for both sides and this inspiration is enough for Ireland to take the field. The scoreline doesn’t suggest how well the visitors have played so far. The likes of Paul Stirling and Curtis Campher have stood up with the bat but the bowlers have disappointed over the last two games. Lorcan Tucker also did well in the series opener and they will hope that the whole team puts in a collective effort to end the tour with a win.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, will be delighted after the way they have turned up so far. This is their first series after cricket stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the players have responded well to them. More than the first ODI, the win in the second match must have been brilliant for them as their talismanic cricketer Rashid Khan couldn’t do much for them.

Playing Combinations

Afghanistan

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

Ireland

Probable XI: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’ Brien, Andy Balbarnie (C), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.

Probable Top Performers

Paul Stirling

This man has to make it to the top performers list when Ireland is playing. He has displayed immense composure on this tour. He scored a ton against UAE in the first ODI and even in the last game when the ball was turning a lot, he played well scoring 128 runs. If Ireland are to win this game, they will need Stirling to click one final time.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is a superstar cricketer. He didn’t pick many wickets in the last game but the impact he makes is always high. The leggie will be keen on making amends and delivering a memorable win for Afghanistan once again.

Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah showed his class in the previous game scoring a ton. He is the glue of Afghanistan’s brittle batting line-up and once again, he will be expected to step up at number three.

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AFG vs IRE Broadcast Details

Live Streaming- FanCode

Probable Winners

Ireland have fought well in this series but to no avail. Afghanistan have been too good for them and the Asian team will be again looking to put their best foot forward and whitewash the visitors.

Afghanistan vs. Ireland 2021

Afghanistan

AFG

VS
Ireland

IRE

24 Jan 2021 - 07:00 am

Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Prediction & Betting Pick

Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2021 – 2nd ODI – Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

 

Mujeeb Ur Rahman. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan and Ireland will go up against each in the second of the three-match ODI series on Sunday. The venue remains the same which gives the players a chance to improve their game as they don’t have to adjust to the conditions. Afghanistan are currently leading the series by 1-0 and the visitors will have to step up in order to stay alive.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the star for Afghanistan in the first game as the debutant slammed a sensational century. But their worry will be the way the middle-order collapsed. It was due to Rashid Khan’s brilliant half-century that they managed to reach 287 in their 50 overs.

Ireland, on the other hand, would be actually happy the way they competed after being looked down and out at one stage both with the ball and bat. Curtis Campher and Andy McBrine were top performers for them. However, the rest of the line-up should step up to make sure they take the series into the decider.

Playing combinations

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Bench

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad

Ireland

Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.

Bench

Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Neil Rock, James McCollum, Shane Getkate

Probable top performers

Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah didn’t have a good outing in the series opener. He is the glue of the Afghanistan line-up batting at three and his wicket triggered a collapse. He will be aware of the same and would want to make amends in this encounter and thereby help Afghanistan seal the series with one match to go.

Andrew Balbirnie

Andrew Balbirnie, the Ireland skipper, has so far scored 71 runs in three ODI innings in the UAE on this tour. These are not encouraging numbers by his standards. For Ireland to stay alive, probably their best batsman has to step up and score big runs.

AFG vs IRE Head to Head

Played – 28 | Ireland – 13 | Afghanistan – 14 | NR –1

Broadcast Details

Live Streaming on Fancode.

Probable Winners

The toss is expected to play a crucial role yet again as the pitch breaks down in the second innings. Having said that, one would expect Ireland to stage a comeback and level the series.

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Afghanistan vs. Ireland 2021

Afghanistan

AFG

VS
Ireland

IRE

21 Jan 2021 - 07:00 am

Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Prediction & Betting Pick

Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

The 10th ranked team will take on the 11th ranked team from tomorrow in a three-match ODI series as part of the new ICC World Cup Super League. All three matches will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. The series will start on 21st January, and the last two ODIs will be played on January 24th and January 26th.

Ireland could play only two matches against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a preparation for the series against Afghanistan where they won a game and lost one. While they were beaten by 6 wickets in the first ODI against UAE, with Chundangapoyil Rizwan and Muhammad Usman scoring centuries for UAE, Ireland stormed right back in the second game and thrashed the UAE side by 112 runs.

Simi Singh was the hero of the second game, picking up 5 wickets and made life miserable for the UAE side. On the other hand, this would be the first ODI series for the Afghanistan side in 2021. The last time Afghanistan played an ODI series was in November 2019, when they took on the West Indies. The ‘Men in Maroon’ whitewashed Afghanistan in the three-match rubber.

Probable Playing XIs:

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Javed Ahmadi/Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Sayed Shirzad/Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq

Ireland

Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Curtis Campher, Craig Young/Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy.

Probable Top Performers

Simi Singh

After his stunning exploits in the second game against UAE, Afghanistan should definitely be wary of the threat that Simi Singh possesses. The right-arm off-spinner was literally unplayable in the second ODI against UAE. In the 10 overs that he bowled, Singh took 5 wickets and gave away just 10 runs. He just ripped through the UAE top order. Singh would definitely be a name to watch out for.

Paul Stirling

Paul Stirling held the innings together for Ireland in the first ODI against UAE. The bulky right-hander scored a sedate unbeaten 131 to help Ireland post a competitive total of 269 runs on the board. In fact, Stirling has scored two centuries in his last three ODI innings. His riveting 142 against England at the Rose Bowl allowed his side to beat the 2019 World Cup champions in their own backyard last year.

Stirling is also the highest run-scorer for Ireland in ODI cricket, with 4412 runs to his name. If he can get a good start in tomorrow’s game, then he will give a lot of headaches to the opposition.

Mujeeb ur Rahman

He is young, can keep the batsman guessing, and is a strike bowler. In fact, in the year 2019, Mujeeb ur Rahman was the highest wicket-taker for Afghanistan. The 19-year-old spinner took 19 wickets for the Afghan side in 2019. Even in Afghanistan’s previous ODI series against the West Indies, Mujeeb scalped 5 wickets at an excellent average of 26.80. He can form a lethal spin bowling combo with ace spinner Rashid Khan.

Broadcast Details

Match Timings: 11 AM IST

Live Streaming: FanCode

Probable Winners

A tough battle can be expected, with both the teams almost evenly matched. But then, with Ireland coming on the back of a thumping victory over UAE, and with them having stunned England at the Rose Bowl, expect Ireland to draw first blood in this series.

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