Afghanistan makes a winning start as they beat host Ireland by 29-runs. It will be a must-win game for the Irish side as a loss will cost them a series. The hosts will be against tested by the visitors. Earlier, the side was completely outplayed in the series and they have a lot to do. Their batting line-up is looking good with each one contributing but failing to get the wanted result. On the bowling front, Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin are delivering for the team. Here we see the probable dream XI for the Irish side:
Ireland: Niall O’Brien, Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield(c), Andy Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh and Peter Chase.
On the other hand, the visitors are completely dominating the series. Earlier, the Afghan’s beat Ireland in 3-match T20I series by 2-0 with 3rd getting washed-out due to rain. And now, coming to the ODI format, the Afghans had a winning start. The team would be looking to get continue their winning start and will look to series to add to their spoils form the T20I. The Afghan side completely outplayed Ireland in all three departments, mostly in fielding. Here are the probable dream XI for the Afghans:
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Najibullah Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran and Aftab Alam.