Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd ODI Match Prediction 2024


AFG vs IRE 3rd 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 3rd 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

The captain winning the toss should chase. It is a very good batting surface and defending here won’t be easy.

AFG vs IRE Pitch Report

The wicket is flat and bowlers will have to be impeccable with their lines to trouble the batters. Nearly 600 runs were scored in the first game and the final match can also be a high scoring one.

Sharjah Weather Report

The second ODI was washed out due to rain but there is no such threat in the third game.  The temperature will range between 25 and 18 degrees. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd ODI 2024

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Rashid Khan has regained peak fitness and is all set to return for the series against Ireland. However, Rashid won’t play the final ODI and will make a comeback in the following T20I series. 

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz scored 121 in 117 balls in the first game. He is the best Afghanistan batter and when he gets going, Afghanistan always put up a big score on the board. Gurbaz was not in great form in recent few months, however, a century in the first game will boost his confidence.  
  • Ibrahim Zadran – Ibrahim Zadran has been very consistent for Afghanistan. He perfectly complements Gurbaz at the top. While Gurbaz takes the aggressive route, Zadran anchors the innings. He scored a solid 60 in the first game and will be eyeing another great outing.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi – Farooqi’s four wicket haul in the first game was crucial to Afghanistan’s win. The left arm seamer has been in great form across formats, however, he had a bad series against Sri Lanka. The pacer though found his mojo back in the series opener and got crucial breakthroughs with the new as well as old ball. 

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan lost to Sri Lanka in the previous series but they outplayed Ireland in the first ODI. 

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

Ireland are likely to play the same playing XI in the 3rd ODI. It’s a series finale and Ireland face a must win situation. There is no need for them to tinker with the combination. 

IRE Key Players

  • Harry Tector – Tector is Ireland’s best batter and he scored a brilliant century in the first game. Tector is not just their best batter skill wise but his numbers also prove his worth. He has an average of 51 in the 50-over format, with over 1700 runs, including five hundreds.    
  • Lorcan Tucker  – Lorcan Tucker also played brilliant innings of 85 in the first match. Tucker is a batter who bats at a brisk rate and till he is at the crease, it is very tough for oppositions to control the run rate.
  • Mark Adair – Mark Adair did not have a great outing in the first ODI but he won the player of the match award in the one-off Test. Adair knows Afghanistan players well and is aware of their strengths and weaknesses. He will be a key player with the ball in the final game.

IRE Team Form

Ireland beat Zimbabwe 2-0 in the previous ODI series but they lost to Afghanistan in the first ODI. However, Ireland had their moments in the game and if they can capitalize on crunch moments, they can hope for beating Afghanistan.

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 very dominant against Ireland in the last few years and have a head to head record of 5-0 in the last five completed games. 

AFG vs IRE Head to Head Stats in ODI’s

  Matches Played AFG Won IRE Won Tie NR
Overall 32 17 13 0 0
Last 5 5 4 0 0 0

Afghanistan vs Ireland Betting Odds

Afghanistan are the favourites to win on betting platforms. Afghanistan won the first game comprehensively and as hosts, they are getting the favourites tag.

Who will win Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd ODI Match?

We suggest backing Afghanistan to win. Afghanistan defeated Ireland in the first ODI. Afghanistan, in fact, have won the last five completed matches against Ireland . Also, they are more used to playing on such wickets so Afghanistan are favourites.

🏆 Afghanistan vs Ireland Prediction

Afghanistan defeated Ireland in the first game and will start the final game as big favourites. The hosts are a powerful ODI team, especially in these conditions and can defeat any team on their day. Ireland have some good players but Afghanistan are better suited to these conditions, and that could be a big deciding factor in the match. We are backing Afghanistan to win.

Afghanistan to beat Ireland in 3rd ODI

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