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AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI Live Updates: Gurbaz, Ahmadi put Afghanistan on top; AFG 86/0 after 15 overs

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI Live Updates: Gurbaz, Ahmadi put Afghanistan on top; AFG 86/0 after 15 overs

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI Live Updates: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Javed Ahmadi have provided solid start to Afghanistan as they have accumulated 86 runs in first 15 overs of the game. Meanwhile, Ireland are still searching for a breakthrough. Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first against Ireland in the first ODI of the three-match series in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The toss and start was delayed due to bad light courtesy heavy fog.

Afghanistan innings 86/0 (15 ov)


Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

For Ireland the foregone ODI series was nothing what the club would have envisaged. From being hampered by COVID to being drab and languid in the series, the club failed to make the most of its outing out in the middle.

Faltering ahead of a way more stringent test when they square off against Afghanistan, Ireland know they have an arduous task up their sleeves. Although Afghanistan are stepping out for the first time in over a year, the club’s identity as a well-endowed setup can’t be disguised.

One of the progressive sides not only in Asia but the global stage, Afghanistan will be eager to usher in their restart of cricket with a comprehensive win.

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Probable Winner

Ireland were horrific against the spinners in the ODI series and they’ll be left in angst by Afghanistan’s powerhouse spinning unit.

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Pitch Conditions And Toss

Not the easiest of batting tracks in the second half as the wicket cracks open for the spinners, the team winning the toss is bound to set a target.

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Weather

As is the norm here, the players will be drenched in sweat owing to the profound heat.

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Chasing Side’s Record

Won: 3 Lost: 5

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Average First Innings Score


AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Probable Playing 11


Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman


Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Barry McCarthy, Curtis Campher

Match Details – AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI 

Four Match ODI Series

Match: Afghanistan Vs Ireland First ODI

Date And Time: 21st January, Thursday- 11:00am IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Telecast: ITW Consulting


Our set of picks for today’s tie begin with the selection of Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper. Rahmanullah Gurbaz made massive strides last year, a player who left us besotted with his ability to crunch the ball to the fence.


Where he’s a relatively new name, the duo of Asghar Afghan and Najibullah Zadran is one which has meted out its skill set for years now for the country. The two astute players have retained their spots in Afghanistan’s batting unit owing to their ability to not only hold fort but also up the ante when needed.

Paul Stirling scored a century in the first ODI to see him once again be a must have pick for us. He finds company in Andy Balbirnie who provided ample glimpses of what he’s capable of in the same series.


Having recently dished out his services in the Big Bash League, Mohammad Nabi showed why he’s become such an instrumental name for his country. The all-rounder is someone who steps upto the mantle with both the bat and ball.

Gulbadin Naib’s overs with the ball and floating batting position see him partner up with Nabi. Simi Singh meanwhile makes his way into our unit from Ireland.

Bowling Order

Given the way they floundered infront of spin recently., Ireland will face a searing headache when they come across Afghanistan’s spin duo today. Both Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-ur Rahman will entrap them in a web as they move in unison to rip Ireland into shreds.

Our set of picks for today as wrapped up by Barry McCarthy with him waging a lone battle for Ireland in the foregone series.

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Captain And Vice-Captain

Afghanistan Bat First: Rashid’s ability to send the batsmen skittling see us opt for him as the captain while Nabi is the vice-captain.

Ireland Bat First: Rashid captains our team while Stirling is the vice-captain.

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Dream11 Team

Gurbaz, Andy, Stirling, Zadran, Afghan, Naib, Nabi, Singh, Barry, Rashid, Mujeeb

AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI – Dream11 Team Disclaimer

The veracity of our selections and team is based on earnest analysis of the league, matches and playing 11s. We implore you to forage your team by your own accord with these facets helping spur your decision making.

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