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.