Afghanistan vs Ireland T20I series 2020 – 2nd T20I
Second meeting of the series of three T20I matches between Afghanistan and Ireland is going to be played at the GNSCG, Greater Noida.
Ireland vs Afghanistan in India History:
Overall, the teams met each other on 16 occasions. Ireland won only 3 times, whereas, Afghanistan won 13 matches.
When Ireland visited Afghanistan as home team, the teams played 6 matches, and the visitors never won a single time, yet.
Last time Ireland won the T20I match against Afghanistan in 2013. In last 11 meetings between the teams, Afghanistan won all the encounters.
Victory brings points:
If result of the second match will come in favor of the home side, the home team will get a point and in case of result against the team will lose three points, the position will same for the team with any result. But, the result will be very important for the visitors, as the defeat will drop the team’s position by a rank with losing of a point. Victory will not improve the position of the team but help team to gain two points.
Weather forecast of the Greater Noida shows weather would be pretty clear and sunny throughout the match. Rain would not interrupt the game, as the precipitation percentage would be almost nil. The temperature would be in 20s, and wind would be near 13 kmph.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened thrice out of 4 matches, and the teams won once after selecting the first batting and lost twice. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, in only encounter and lost the match. Overall, once the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost thrice.
Particularly, for Afghanistan, the team won the toss once out of four times, and the team won the match.
The first batting team won the matches twice, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match same number of times.
The lowest defended total was 184, and the highest successful chase was 166 runs on the venue. Interesting to see, if the target would be set between 166 and 184 in upcoming game.
The first inning lowest total was 165, and, and the highest total was 233 runs, and for the second inning, the lowest total was 93 ( in 11 overs, DLS was used), whereas highest was 205 run.
Batting average of the first inning at the ground is 27.92 and 21.50 for the second inning.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other on the venue four times, and the visitors is still looking for the first win.
ODI History at Venue:
The home side has excellent record at the venue, and the team is undefeated till date.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The host would prefer to go with unchanged XI.
Afghanistan Eleven: G. Naib, H. Zazai, N. Zadran, S. Shinwari, A. Afghan, M. Nabi, K. Janat, R. Gurbaz, R. Khan, S. Zadran, M. ul Rahman
The visitors would also prefer to have combination of pacers and spinners.
Ireland Eleven: P. Stirling, G. Delany, A. Balbirnie, H. Tector / S. Getkate, K. O’Brien, S. Singh, L. Tucker, G. Dockrell, J. Little / B. McCarthy, B. Rankin, C. Young