Afghanistan vs Ireland T20I series 2020 – 3rd T20I
Third and last 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 17 occasions. Ireland won only 3 times, whereas, Afghanistan won 14 matches.
When Ireland visited Afghanistan as home team, the teams played 7 matches, and the visitors never won a single time, yet.
Last time Ireland won the T20I match against Afghanistan in 2013. In last 12 meetings between the teams, Afghanistan won all the encounters.
Victory brings points:
If result of the third match will come in favor of the home side, the home team will stay on the same points and in case of result against the team will lose four points, the ranking 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 partly cloudy throughout the match. But rain would not interrupt the game, as the precipitation percentage would be very low. The temperature would be in 20s, and wind would be near very low, too.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened four times out of 5 matches, and the teams won twice after selecting the first batting and lost same times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, in only encounter and lost the match. Overall, twice the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost thrice.
Particularly, for Afghanistan, the team won the toss twice out of five times, and the team won the matches.
The first batting team won the matches thrice, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match twice.
The lowest defended total was 184 (twice), 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 30.25 and 22.50 for the second inning.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other on the venue five 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:
As, the host already won the series, the team would try the bench strength and include them in the playing XI, who didn’t play in the series.
Afghanistan Eleven: G. Naib, U. Ghani, N. Zadran, S. Shinwari, A. Afghan, A. Omarzai, K. Janat, R. Gurbaz, R. Khan, N ul Haq, Q. Ahmad
The visitors already lost the series and so the team won’t have anything to lose, so the team would also prefer to have rested player in the playing selection.
Ireland Eleven: P. Stirling, K. O’Brien, S. Doheny, A. Balbirnie, H. Tector, S. Getkate, S. Singh, L. Tucker, B. McCarthy, B. Rankin, C. Young