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Fantasy picks for Afghanistan Vs Ireland, First T20I

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Preview:
The first game of the three-match T20I series between Afghanistan and Ireland is set to take place at the Greater Noida Sports Complex ground. These are the two associate nations that have grown rapidly in International cricket in the last two decades. Both teams have a history between the two in the shortest format. Afghanistan has a clear edge over Ireland with a head-to-head record 12-3 in T20Is. But Ireland won’t be pushovers in the series. Their confidence will be high after a drawn series against World Champions West Indies. Inclusion of youngsters like Gareth Delany and Harry Tector has strengthened the Irish Side. Afghanistan does have a stronger squad but they have their issues with the captain being changed for every series. It will be interesting to see how both sides respond to their challenges.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Condition/Report:
The weather is expected to hinder the smooth progress of the game. With Precipitation levels forecasted to be at 80%, the chances of rain are high.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Condition/Report:
The pitch at the Greater Noida Sports Complex ground is a batsmen-friendly one. The adopted home ground of the Afghanistan team is known for producing high-scoring encounters.

Average first innings score: 194 (Last three T20 Internationals)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability: All Players are fit and available for selection.

Probable Playing XIs:
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul Haq, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Bench – Qais Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Samiullah Shinwari, Usman Ghani.

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Craig Young

Bench – Boyd Rankin, Lorcan Tucker, Shane Getkate.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks:
Rashid Khan will again be the key player for Afghanistan. With few new faces in the squad, it will be difficult to handle the leg-spinner. Experienced Mohammad Nabi will also be a force with both bat and ball. For Ireland, the all-rounders’ duo of Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien will be spearheading the charge.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain – Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Gary Wilson
Batters – Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zardan, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters – Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien (C), Paul Stirling
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib
Bowlers – Rashid Khan (VC), Shapoor Zardan, George Dockrell

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice:
The general fantasy cricket tips for T20Is is to have as many batsmen as possible in your squad. Quality and impactful all-rounders from both sides can be the choices for captain and vice-captain. With many people not following Ireland and Afghanistan cricket, this fantasy 11 prediction might be useful for the fans.

Probable Winners:
Afghanistan is a stronger side in the shortest format. They are favorites to win this game.

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