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2nd ODI of the Afghanistan and Ireland in UAE, 3 ODI Series, 2024 has Afghanistan taking on Ireland. The match will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on 9th March at 05:00 PM IST.

AFG vs IRE (Afghanistan vs Ireland), 2nd ODI - Match Information

Match: Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ODI
Date: 9th March, 2024
Time: 05:00 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

AFG vs IRE (Afghanistan vs Ireland), 2nd ODI Preview

Afghanistan and Ireland have played 1 match in the series, with Afghanistan winning all the games played so far.

In the first game of this series, Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the Man of the Match and Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored the highest fantasy points for Afghanistan with 155 match fantasy points while Harry Tector topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Ireland with 165 match fantasy points.

AFG vs IRE, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 253 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 70% of its matches. We predict that the team winning the toss will bat first here.

Weather Report for Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

The temperature is expected to be around 23°C with 77% humidity. 6.39 m/s winds are expected. Cloud cover is expected, so expect some movement to aid the pace bowlers. Moderate rain is forecasted which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners alike.

AFG vs IRE, Head-to-Head

In the 31 matches played between these 2 teams, Ireland's all-rounders have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for Afghanistan.

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 5 203 40.6 0 - 121, 48, 8, 1, 25 -
Ibrahim Zadran 5 146 29.2 0 - 60, 13, 54, 4, 15 -
Lorcan Tucker 5 286 71.5 0 - 85, 29, 28, 11, 133 -
  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 45 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.9. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has scored 121, 48, 8, 1 and 25 runs averaging 40.6 per match.

  2. Ibrahim Zadran

    Ibrahim Zadran can be a punt pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 59 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.5. This player is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches, Ibrahim Zadran has scored 146 runs at an average of 29.2 per match.

  3. Lorcan John Tucker

    Lorcan Tucker is a wicket-keeper with an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.3 and can be a punt pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the last 5 matches, this player has scored 85, 29, 28, 11 and 133 runs averaging 71.5 per match.

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Graham Hume 4 9 - 7 20.6 0, 9, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 4, 0, 2
Craig Young 4 40 - 4 42.8 0, 0, 0, 0, 40 1, 0, 1, 2, 0
Qais Ahmad 3 31 15.5 3 33.7 11, 0, 0, 1, 19 0, 2, 1, 0, 0
  1. Graham Ian Hume

    Graham Hume is a bowler with an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. Graham Hume is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and in the last few matches, he has taken 1, 0, 4, 0 and 2 wickets at an average of 20.6. This player has done well against this opposition, taking 1 wicket in recent matches.

  2. Craig Alexander Young

    Craig Young is a bowler with an average of 66 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.5 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Craig Young is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and in the recent few matches, he has taken 1, 0, 1, 2 and 0 wickets at an average of 42.8. This player has been successful against this team, taking 1, 3, 0, 0 and 0 wickets in recent matches.

  3. Qais Ahmad Kamawal

    Qais Ahmad is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Qais Ahmad has an average of 68 match fantasy points in the last 3 games and a fantasy rating of 8.4. He is a leg-break bowler and in the recent few matches, this player has taken 0, 2, 1, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 33.7.

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Azmatullah Omarzai 3 73 36.5 5 26.4 19, 0, 54, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 0, 3
George Dockrell 3 56 18.7 3 19.7 0, 5, 8, 0, 43 0, 0, 0, 3, 0
Curtis Campher 3 115 38.3 4 17.3 0, 9, 0, 40, 66 0, 0, 4, 0, 0
  1. Azmatullah Omarzai

    Azmatullah Omarzai can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Azmatullah Omarzai has an average of 83 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. He is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 73 runs at an average of 36.5 per match. Azmatullah Omarzai can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling right-arm medium-fast and in recent matches, he has taken 0, 2, 0, 0 and 3 wickets. He has been successful against this team, taking 2 wickets in recent matches. This player has had a good time at this venue as in the recent 3 matches Azmatullah Omarzai played here, he has taken 0, 2 and 0 wickets.

  2. George Henry Dockrell

    George Dockrell is an all-rounder with an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a high-risk, high-returns player for your Fantasy Team. He is a right-handed batter. In the last few matches, this player has scored 0, 5, 8, 0 and 43 runs at an average of 18.7 per match. George Dockrell also bowls decently, bowling slow left-arm orthodox and in recent matches, he has taken 3 wickets. He has a good record against this opponent, taking 2 wickets in recent matches. This player has a good record at this venue as in the recent few matches George Dockrell played here, he has taken 0, 0, 4, 0 and 1 wickets.

  3. Curtis Campher

    Curtis Campher is an all-rounder with an average of 84 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played few matches, this player has scored 0, 9, 0, 40 and 66 runs at an average of 38.3 per match. Curtis Campher is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium and in recent matches, he has taken 4 wickets.

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Harry Tector 4 231 57.8 1 5 138, 33, 0, 21, 39 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 5 203 40.6 0 - 121, 48, 8, 1, 25 -
Fazalhaq Farooqi 3 0 - 5 32 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 4, 0, 0, 1, 0
Lorcan Tucker 5 286 71.5 0 - 85, 29, 28, 11, 133 -
Theo van Woerkom 3 3 3 5 28.8 0, 2, 0, 0, 1 3, 0, 0, 2, 0
Ibrahim Zadran 5 146 29.2 0 - 60, 13, 54, 4, 15 -

The top point-getters for Afghanistan are Rahmanullah Gurbaz with 155 match fantasy points, Fazalhaq Farooqi with 136 match fantasy points and Ibrahim Zadran with 76 match fantasy points.

The top point-getters for Ireland are Harry Tector with 165 match fantasy points, Lorcan Tucker with 107 match fantasy points and Theo van Woerkom with 97 match fantasy points.

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Graham Hume 4 9 - 7 20.6 0, 9, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 4, 0, 2
Craig Young 4 40 - 4 42.8 0, 0, 0, 0, 40 1, 0, 1, 2, 0
Qais Ahmad 3 31 15.5 3 33.7 11, 0, 0, 1, 19 0, 2, 1, 0, 0
Mark Adair 3 29 29 1 124 0, 4, 0, 25, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
Azmatullah Omarzai 3 73 36.5 5 26.4 19, 0, 54, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 0, 3
  1. Graham Ian Hume

    Graham Hume is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.7. Graham Hume bowls right-arm medium-fast and in the last 4 matches, he has taken 7 wickets at an average of 20.6. This player has done well against this opposition, taking 1 wicket in recent matches.

  2. Craig Alexander Young

    Craig Young is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. Craig Young has an average of 66 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.5. He bowls right-arm fast-medium and in the recently played 4 matches, this player has taken 4 wickets at an average of 42.8.

  3. Qais Ahmad Kamawal

    Qais Ahmad is a bowler with an average of 68 match fantasy points in the last 3 games, a fantasy rating of 8.4 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He bowls leg-break and in the recently played few matches, this player has taken 0, 2, 1, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 33.7.

  4. Mark Richard Adair

    Mark Adair is a bowler with an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Mark Adair bowls right-arm fast and in the last 3 matches, he has taken 1 wicket at an average of 124. This player has been successful against this team, taking 3 wickets in recent matches.

  5. Azmatullah Omarzai

    Azmatullah Omarzai is an all-rounder with an average of 83 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Azmatullah Omarzai is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 73 runs at an average of 36.5 per match. This player is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium-fast and in recent matches, he has taken 0, 2, 0, 0 and 3 wickets. Azmatullah Omarzai has done well against this opposition, taking 2 wickets in recent matches. 

AFG vs IRE Squad Information

Ireland (IRE) Squad: Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Neil Rock and Matthew Foster

Afghanistan (AFG) Squad: Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Shahidullah Kamal, Zia ur Rehman, Fareed Ahmad, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Nangeyalia Kharote, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad, Bilal Sami, Naveed Zadran and AM Ghazanfar

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Lorcan Tucker

Batters: George Dockrell and Paul Stirling

All-Rounder: Azmatullah Omarzai

Bowlers: Graham Hume, Craig Young, Qais Ahmad, Mark Adair, Noor Ahmad and Fazalhaq Farooqi

Captain: Mark Adair

Vice-Captain: Noor Ahmad

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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