Fantasy Cricket Tips, Afghanistan Vs Ireland, Third T20I: Afghanistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead with their 21-run win over Ireland in the second T20I at Greater Noida Sports Complex. It was a complete team performance on a difficult track which aided the spinners. Winning the toss and opting to bat, Afghanistan openers gave a steady start. After they were dismissed the experienced duo of Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi build a good partnership.
They rotated the strike to start and scored in boundaries to take the total to 184. Ireland kept losing wickets right from the start of the chase. Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector tried to put the chase on track. But the rest of the batting line-up had no answers for the Afghan spinners. Going into the final game, the Irish players would be desperate to win as their last T20 win against Afghanistan came in 2013. For Afghanistan, a series whitewash would be a confidence booster in a World Cup year.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Condition/Report:
The weather is expected to be around 29 degrees. With no rain being forecasted, we could get a full game of 40 overs.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Condition/Report:
The pitch for the third T20I will be similar to the one in which the previous games were played. There will be something for the spinners, but good players of spin could negate the effect.
Average first innings score: 188 (Last five T20 Internationals)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3
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, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Bench – Qais Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Usman Ghani, Naveen ul Haq
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little, Craig Young
Bench – Gary Wilson, Barry McCarthy, Shane Getkate.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks:
Opener Hazratullah Zazai has been providing explosive starts at the top. 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. For Ireland, skipper Andrew Balbirnie has been amongst runs in the series and needs to play a key role in handling the spinners. Youngster Harry Tector has impressed with his technique and temperament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain – Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters – Hazratullah Zazai(VC), Najibullah Zardan, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gareth Delany, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Boyd Rankin
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters – Asghar Afghan(VC), Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Rashid Khan (C), Shapoor Zardan, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice:
Openers of both the teams have given good starts in both the games. With impact players being mandatory, it is advisable to pick your fantasy squads with these players. Spinners and medium pacers have called the shots with the ball. Use these fantasy cricket tips to fill those slots
Afghanistan might win the game and take the series 3-0.