It is less than 12 months since being awarded full member status by the ICC, Ireland and Afghanistan are on the same side of the boat. Afghanistan with the likes of blistering batsmen Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi, the visitors have a robust batting line-up which is well followed up by some classy bowling in the form of Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran.
It was Afghanistan who broke Ireland’s dream of playing in 2019 World Cup by beating them in World Cup Qualifiers. In their most recent outing, Ireland lost both T20Is that they played against India in June. The Irish side will be delighted with the return of Boyd Rankin from injury. The team also have some match winners in their ranks who are capable of turning the match single-handedly with the likes of the Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Andrew Balbirnie etc.
Watch Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st T20I telecast on these channels.
The first T20I between Ireland and Afghanistan played on Bready Cricket Club starts at 8:30 (IST) will be shown on Sony Six, Sony six HD.
Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st T20I will be live streaming online on these apps
The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Mirwais Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Aftab Alam.
Ireland: Paul Stirling, James Shannon, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson, Kevin O Brien, Simi Singh, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin and Peter Chase.