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Afghanistan vs Ireland, Only Test: Match Prediction | Reddy Anna

Afghanistan and Ireland are set to clash in a multi-format series commencing from February 28, featuring a solitary Test, three ODIs, and three T20Is | Reddy Anna. All matches are scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates.


Afghanistan and Ireland are set to clash in a multi-format series commencing from February 28, featuring a solitary Test, three ODIs, and three T20Is | Reddy Anna
Afghanistan vs Ireland

The Test encounter will kick off at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi before transitioning to Sharjah for the subsequent games. The lone Test match is slated to commence on Wednesday, February 28.


In their recent series against Sri Lanka, Afghanistan faced a challenging start, succumbing to a comprehensive defeat by 10 wickets in the Test format. Led by Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan is yet to establish themselves in the longest format and will seek to make an impact against Ireland.


On the other hand, Ireland's most recent international assignment saw them locking horns with Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe in December. In a closely contested series, Ireland emerged victorious in both the ODI and T20I series.

Under the leadership of Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland will rely on the contributions of players like Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, and Lorcan Tucker to propel them to success.


Afghanistan vs Ireland Match Details:

Match: Afghanistan vs Ireland, Only Test, Afghanistan vs Ireland in UAE, 2024

Date and Time: February 28 - March 3; 11:30 am IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Afghanistan vs Ireland Head-to-Head: Afghanistan and Ireland have encountered each other only once in Tests, with Afghanistan emerging victorious by seven wickets.

Total matches played: 1

Afghanistan won: 1

Ireland won: 0


Afghanistan vs Ireland Pitch Report: The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Sharjah offers a well-balanced pitch. Spinners tend to find assistance as the game progresses, while batters need to settle in before playing their shots freely. Adapting to the conditions will be pivotal for both teams.


Afghanistan vs Ireland Weather Forecast: The opening day of the Test is expected to witness temperatures in the low 20s, with clear skies anticipated throughout the five days.


Afghanistan vs Ireland Probable XIs:


Afghanistan:

  • Ibrahim Zadran

  • Noor Ali Zadran

  • Rahmat Shah

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)

  • Nasir Jamal

  • Ikram Alikhil (wk)

  • Zia-ur-Rehman

  • Zahir Khan

  • Nijat Masood

  • Karim Janat

  • Naveed Zadran


Ireland:

  • Paul Stirling

  • Harry Tector

  • Andrew Balbirnie (c)

  • James McCollum

  • Peter Moor

  • Lorcan Tucker (wk)

  • Curtis Campher

  • George Dockrell

  • Andy McBrine

  • Mark Adair

  • Barry McCarthy/Graham Hume


Afghanistan vs Ireland Match Prediction: Given the limited experience of both teams in the longest format, this contest promises to be a genuine test for them.

Considering the favorable conditions, Afghanistan is likely to have the edge in this encounter.


Prediction: Afghanistan to win.


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