Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Prediction 2024

AFG vs IRE 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Afghanistan will take on Ireland  in the 1st ODI of the three match series. The match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and will start at 5:00 PM IST on March 07.

Afghanistan will come hard at Ireland after losing to Sri Lanka 3-0 in the previous series. Afghanistan performed admirably well in the ODI World Cup, however, they failed to follow the same trajectory as their juggernaut came to a halt against Sri Lanka. Afghanistan, however, can take heart from the fact that they were fairly competitive against Sri Lanka and at least two matches could have gone their way had they capitalised on crunch moments.

Meanwhile, Ireland come into the series after a win over Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe, however, Afghanistan in these conditions won’t be anything near what Zimbabwe was at home. The Afghans are expert in capitalizing on the low and slow conditions and Ireland will start the series as underdogs. However, they can take heart from the fact that they defeated Afghanistan in the one-off Test.

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Live Streaming

TV channels: RTA Sport has the broadcasting rights. In Ireland, the match can be watched on Premier Sports. There will not be TV broadcast for the series in India.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Fancode App and Website.

AFG vs IRE Match Toss Prediction

There could be some dew in the evening which can prompt the captains to bowl first.

AFG vs IRE Pitch Report

The pitch will be good for batting. The spinners will definitely get some turn and bounce but it should not be alarming and batters should be able to adjust to it.

Sharjah Weather Report

It will be a clear day with temperature ranging between 24 to 18 degrees. There is no threat of rain.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2024

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Hashmatullah Shahidi will lead the side and will have Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran and Mohammad Nabi. Rashid Khan is still not available for the team as he continues to recover from the back surgery. Afghanistan will also miss Mujeeb ur Rahman.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz has been out of form for a while but he showed glimpses of a return to form in the last series against Sri Lanka. Ireland series is a great opportunity for him to regain lost form.
  • Ibrahim Zadran – Ibrahim Zadran has been extraordinary for Afghanistan. He has scored runs in all formats of the game for the team and will be looking to continue the good run against Ireland as well. 
  • Noor Ahmed – In the absence of Rashid and Mujeeb, Noor Ahmed will be the strike-bowler for Afghanistan. He has created problems for Ireland in the past and will be a big threat for the visitors in the ODI series.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan last played an ODI series vs Sri Lanka where they lost 3-0.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Akhil, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

There are no major surprises in the Ireland Squad. All big guns, including Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector have made it to the squad which is similar what they selected for the series against Zimbabwe.

IRE Key Players

  • Andrew Balbirnie – Balbirnie is one of the most consistent batters for Ireland. He is in good form and also scored a fifty in the Test match against Afghanistan. He even top scored for the team in the ODI series vs Zimbabwe.
  • Harry Tector – Tector has an average of 48 in ODIs and that tells how valuable he has been for the team. He is rock solid in the middle order and is deemed as the biggest match winner for Ireland in white-ball cricket.
  • Mark Adair – Mark Adair delivered a man of the match performance in the Test match and took eight wickets. He will be looking to carry the form in the ODIs and lead his team to a brilliant series win.

IRE Team Form

Ireland last played ODIs against Zimbabwe where they won the series 2-0.

Ireland Predicted Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Theo van Woerkom/Barry McCarthy

Afghanistan vs Ireland Head to Head

It’s been a close fight between teams overall but Afghanistan have dominated in recent few games.

AFG vs IRE Head to Head Stats in ODI’s

  Matches Played AFG Won IRE Won Tie NR
Overall 30 16 13 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

Afghanistan vs Ireland Betting Odds

Afghanistan are getting the favourites tag on betting platforms. The conditions are favourable for Afghanistan and thus they are big favourites to win the game. 

Who will win Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match?

We suggest backing Afghanistan to win for the aforementioned reason. The conditions are favourable and the team has more quality in the batting thus backing Afghanistan to win is a safe move. Ireland did beat Afghanistan in Test match but ODIs are Afghanistan’s strong game.

🏆 Afghanistan vs Ireland Prediction

Ireland did beat Afghanistan in the Test match and they can be a tough team to beat in ODIs well. However, Afghanistan have a lot more experience of playing in such conditions and that could be the deciding factor in the outcome of the match. We are backing Afghanistan to start the series with a win.

Afghanistan to beat Ireland in 1st ODI

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