Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Grand League Team

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st T20 Fantasy Tips & Tricks

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st T20 Fantasy Tips & Tricks
Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st T20I Fantasy Cricket Prediction: The three-match T20 series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be start playing at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground in Greater Noida.

The match will start at 2:00 PM local time & IST (8:30 AM GMT). The live telecast will be available on Star Sports. Live streaming is also available on Hotstar.

Match Preview - AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction

Match Preview – AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction
Afghanistan will face Ireland in their first T20I game of the three-match series starts on Friday. Afghanistan has announced their full-strength squad for the series. They have include likes of Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, who can give cracking start in any conditions. They can change the course of the game and win games for their side on their day.

On the other hand, they have also strengthened their lineup with experienced and talented bowling attack with top-class spinner like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and attacking all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. However, with this line-up, they are definitely the strong contender to win the first T20I at the Noida.

On the other hand, Ireland has also gone in with the full strength squad and will definitely go hard in Afghanistan. Ireland’s best batsman Paul Stirling will lead the side and will try to give a solid start to his side at the opening position. Both the team have played a lot of matches so that could be the advantage for both side players.

In middle-order, the players like Kevin O’Brien, Stephen Thomas Doheny, and Simi Singh, who can try to give solid backup at the latter half of the game with the bat. Meanwhile, in bowling George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin and Craig Young are their best bowlers and will look to restrict Afghanistan below the par score.

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st T20I - Weather Condition

As per the weather forecast there is slim chances of rain but it will not affect the game so we can have full length of the match.

Pitch Report

As the match played in India, the track can assist spinners but as per the records pitch will help seamers equally. Batsman can score freely at the top of the order but as the bowl gets older it will difficult to time later half of the game. So, the toss factor will be crucial and the team will win the toss will definitely look to bat first and want to put runs on the board.

Probable XI


  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  • Karim Janat
  • Asghar Afghan (C)
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Samiullah Shenwari
  • Rashid Khan
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Bench: Qais Ahmad, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib/Naveen ul Haq, Shapoor Zadran


  • Paul Stirling
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Andrew Balbirnie (C)
  • Stephen Thomas Doheny (WK)
  • Gareth Delany
  • Harry Tector
  • Simi Singh
  • Shane Getkate
  • George Dockrell
  • Boyd Rankin
  • Craig Young

Bench: Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, Joshua Little

Top Picks: AFG vs IRE 1st T20


  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz: An attacking batsman and scored two half centuries in his last five outings.
  • Hazratullah Zazai: Another attacking top order batsmen who can hit the bowl out of the park easily.
  • M Nabi/Rashid Khan: The two showstoppers form Afghanistan, must pick options in small leagues.


  • Paul Stirling: Destructive Opening batsman from Ireland and a skipper is a terrific pick in T20 format.
  • Goerge Dockrell: An all-rounder is vital pick in any format of the game.
  • Kevin O’Brian: Another hard hitting all-rounder from Ireland can be a great pick in T20 format.

Captain and Vice-Captain Choice

Head to Head League

  • Captain: P Stirling, G Dockrell, Rashid Khan, M Nabi, Rahanullah Gurbaz
  • Vice-Captain: Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Kevin O’Brian

Grand League

  • Captain: Andrew Balbirnie, Boyd Rankin, Hazratullah Zazai, N Zadran
  • Vice-Captain: Simi Singh, Naved-ul-Haq

Expert Prediction:

In the opening game both the teams will play with their full strength so refer our match info section to know past results between these two sides. Make sure join the contest after getting confirmed playing XI.

Pro Tip: pick most of the all-rounders from both the teams and bowlers.

Winning Favorites:

Afghanistan is expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: AFG vs IRE team is totally based on the understanding, instinct, and information of the author. Make sure you create your own team with the help of your information.

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