AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction of 1st ODI: Preview

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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction of 1st ODI: Preview

Afghanistan and Ireland will collide at Belfast, Ireland to begin the two-match ODI Series. We will provide  Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the AFGH vs IRE Dream11 match.

Afghanistan recently clinched ODI series against Scotland and will be buzzing with momentum. They have a very strong squad capable to challenge any team on their day and will be determined to prepare well for the World Cup defeating Ireland. Also with Nabi and Rashid back in the squad, Afghanistan will keep no stones unturned to make their presence felt in the international circuit a few days before the start of much-awaited World Cup 2019.

Team Ireland has been scarce from victories in recent past and failed to get a single victory in Tri-Series against Bangladesh and Windies. There were some positives for the team with Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Kevin O Brien and Porterfield scoring plenty of runs and will be determined to continue the run flow against Afghanistan. The focus will be on the pace attack led by Rankin and witty spin bowling of Dockrell to stop Afghan power-hitters. Ireland will hope for a unison effort from all players to give a tough challenge to Mighty Afghanistan team.

Also read: PAK vs ENG 5th ODI Dream11 Team Prediction: Preview | Big changes?

When and Where:

AFGH vs IRE, 1st ODI, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland, 2019.
Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.
03:15 PM, 19th May 2019.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 187
Average 2nd innings score: 187

Pitch will be neutral and give initial support to pacers.


Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

William Porterfield (c), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson.

Team News:


Hamid Hassan can also get a chance in the playing XI in place of Dawlat or Aftab.

Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad will open the innings. Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, M Nabi, and Gulbadin Naib will handle the middle order.

M Nabi and Gulbadin Naib will play the role of an allrounder. Rashid can also hit big shots.

Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib and Aftab Alam will lead the pace attack. Mujeeb, Rashid and Nabi will handle the spin department.


The team can also play Tyrone Kane in place of McCollum with Porterfield opening the innings.

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Paul Stirling and James McCollum can open the innings. Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield, Kevin O’Brien, and Gary Wilson will follow them.

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, and Mark Adair will play the role of an allrounder. G Dockrell can also score a few runs.

George Dockrell will lead the spin attack along with Paul Stirling. Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin will spearhead the pace attack along with Mark Adair. Anyone among Mccarthy or McBrine will support them.

Probable Playing XI:

H Zazai, M Shahzad (wk), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, M Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran/Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam.

Paul Stirling, James McCollum/Tyrone Kane, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (c), Kevin O Brien, Gary Wilson (wk), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, B Mccarthy/Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin.

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction:

Team Updated:

M Shahzad (wk)
H Zazai
R Shah
A Balbirnie
M Nabi (Vc)
P Stirling (C)
K O’brien
Rashid Khan
Daulat Zadran
Mujeeb Rahman
G Dockrell

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C and Vc Choices: M Shahzad, M Nabi, Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah, G Naib, P Stirling, Kevin O Brien, A Balbirnie.

Key Players:

M Shahzad
M Nabi
Rashid Khan
Rahmat Shah
G Naib
H Shahidi
H Zazai

P Stirling
K O Brien
A Balbirnie
William Porterfield
B Rankin
G Dockrell

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We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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