AFG vs IRE: Afghanistan have taken the lead in 3-match T20 series by beating Ireland in the first match. The Afghans would take the initiative and try to win the 2nd match tomorrow to wrap up the series at the earliest. Ireland and Afghanistan are both on tour to India where they will play 3 T20s and 5 ODIs against each other.
There were no clear favourites when Afghanistan and Ireland came face to face in the first T20 match of the series. That proved to be the case as the match was decided deep into the very last over. Batting first, Ireland posted 132 runs on the board to give a substantial score to chase. Stuart Poynter and George Dockrell did well to take Ireland to the score that they managed to mount.
Afghanistan vs Ireland Team News
- Irish bowler Thompson is a major doubt for the second T20 after injuring his hamstring.
- There are no other injuries/team news to report right now. This section will be updated later.
Afghanistan vs Ireland Squads:
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani, Najeeb Tarakai, Farid Malik, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman
Ireland: Boyd Rankin, Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling (c), George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter (wk), Stuart Thompson, Andy McBrine, Peter Chase, Joshua Little, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh