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AFG vs IRE Match Prediction: 2nd T20I | Reddy Anna

Ireland Seeks Series Victory as Afghanistan Aims for Redemption

Following Ireland's commanding victory in the opening game, Afghanistan and Ireland are poised for a thrilling encounter in the second T20I of the ongoing series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium | Reddy Anna.


Afghanistan and Ireland are poised for a thrilling encounter in the second T20I of the ongoing series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium | Reddy Anna
Ireland Seeks Series Victory as Afghanistan Aims for Redemption

In the previous match, Ireland managed to set a modest target of 150 runs, with Harry Tector's stellar knock of 56 off 34 deliveries. Despite Rashid Khan's impressive bowling figures of 3/19, Afghanistan faltered with the bat, succumbing to a 38-run defeat. Ben White and Josh Little showcased their bowling prowess, clinching crucial wickets for Ireland.

Led by Paul Stirling, Ireland aims to secure the series win after their disappointing performance in the ODI series. Meanwhile, Afghanistan, captained by Rashid Khan, seeks redemption and aims to level the T20I series.


Match Details:

  • Match: Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd T20I

  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

  • Date & Time: Sunday, March 17, 9:30 PM IST

  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: FanCode (app and website)


Pitch Report: The Sharjah Cricket Stadium offers favorable conditions for batsmen and spin bowlers. With an average first innings score of 151 in T20Is, the toss-winning captain is likely to opt for batting first to set a competitive target.


Head-to-Head Record:

  • Matches Played: 24

  • Afghanistan won: 16

  • Ireland won: 8


Probable Playing XI:

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sediqullah Atal, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai, Nangeyalia Kharote, Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little, Ben White


Probable Best Players:

Probable Best Batter of the Match: Harry Tector proved instrumental for Ireland in the previous encounter, and his batting prowess will be crucial in the upcoming match.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match: Rashid Khan's exceptional bowling performance in the first game despite the loss makes him a key player for Afghanistan. His skills will be pivotal in containing Ireland's batting lineup.

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on analysis and the author's understanding. Consider the factors mentioned while making your prediction.


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