Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd ODI Match Prediction 2024

AFG vs IRE 2nd ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Afghanistan will take on Ireland  in the 2nd 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 09.

Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 35 runs in the first ODI. Afghanistan batted well and posted a huge score of 310-5. Ireland could only score 275 and thus suffered a defeat. Ireland though had a few positives to take from. Afghanistan were 150-0 in the 30th over so they did well in the end to restrict the hosts to under 350. 

During their batting, they were reeling at 34-3 but bounced back to put Afghanistan under pressure, courtesy of a massive partnership between Harry Tector (138) and Lorcan Tucker (85). Had any of the two batters stayed there for long, Ireland could have got even closer or even won the game. Afghanistan will be happy with the win but they will know that Ireland can comeback hard in the second ODI. Ireland have a strong batting so Afghanistan can’t afford to have a poor day with the bat.

Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd 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

Toss will be crucial as both captains will be keen to chase. There could be some dew in the evening as well so captains should chase.

AFG vs IRE Pitch Report

Nearly 600 runs were scored in the first ODI and that is a clear indication that the pitch is heavily in favour of the batters. Once again, a high scoring game can be expected.

Sharjah Weather Report

There is rain predicted on the match day. The precipitation chances stand at 75 per cent on Saturday.

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

Afghanistan are unlikely to alter their winning combination. They picked up a comprehensive win in the first ODI and will look to seal the series in the second game itself. If they can beat Ireland in 2nd ODI, they can give fringe players a chance in playing XI in next game.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz returned to form with a blistering century in the first ODI. Gurbaz scored 121 in 117 balls and played a significant role in helping Afghanistan post a big score on the board. He has been out of form for a while but now can be backed to score runs in bulk.
  • Ibrahim Zadran – Ibrahim Zadran also continued his great run and slammed a brilliant 60. Zadran is one batter who can be backed for consistency so back him to deliver another good show in the second game.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi – Farooqi found his mojo back and bagged four wickets in the first ODI. He will hold the key for Afghanistan in the absence of Rashid and Mujeeb.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan were brilliant in the last game as their batters and bowlers did well. They will have to be at their best  again to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Akhil, Noor Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib, Allah Ghazanfar, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

There will also most likely step on the park with the same playing XI. The team fielded their best players in the first game and we them making no changes in a must win game.

IRE Key Players

  • Harry Tector – Tector once again proved his class and scored 138 runs in the first ODI. He is one of the most talented players in the Ireland team and will be eyeing another great show.
  • Lorcan Tucker – Lorcan Tucker also played brilliant innings of 85 and brought Ireland back into the game. He batted at a strike rate of over 100 and gave Afghanistan a massive scare. He has been very consistent over the years and will be eyeing a big score in second ODI.
  • Mark Adair – Mark Adair had a poor outing in the first ODI but he is the team’s best bowler and a lot of hopes rest on him. He will be eyeing a great return in the second game. Adair was the man of the match in the one-off test.

IRE Team Form

Ireland did lose the first game but they had their moments and could have put Afghanistan under pressure. Ireland will needs runs from the top order if they are to beat Afghanistan. They beat Zimbabwe 2-0 in the last series.

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

Afghanistan vs Ireland Head to Head

Afghanistan have been dominant against Ireland in recent years. In fact, they have won all five previous matches.

AFG vs IRE Head to Head Stats in ODI’s

  Matches Played AFG Won IRE Won Tie NR
Overall 31 17 13 0 0
Last 5 5 5 0 0 0

Afghanistan vs Ireland Betting Odds

Afghanistan are getting the favourites tag on betting platforms. The hosts defeated Ireland in the first game which has further boosted their odds of a win.

Who will win Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd ODI Match?

We suggest backing Afghanistan to win. Afghanistan are a quality ODI team and they are playing in conditions they are more used to. Ireland will have to punch above their weight to pull off a win against Afghanistan.

🏆 Afghanistan vs Ireland Prediction

Afghanistan defeated Ireland in the first game comprehensively. This is a format Afghanistan has mastered and beating them won’t be easy for Ireland. The visitors will have to punch above their weight to get the better of the hosts. We are backing Afghanistan to win.

Afghanistan to beat Ireland in 2nd ODI

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