Joshua Little and Naveen-ul-Haq have taken five wickets each in this series so far.
IRE vs AFG Team Preview:
Ireland (IRE) will be hosting Afghanistan (AFG) in the 4th T20I match at Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast on Monday. Afghanistan won the last match by 22 runs to remain alive in this five-match series. The star wicketkeeper batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed 53 runs off 35 balls and Najibullah Zadran scored 42 runs off 18 balls to put 189 runs on the scoreboard while batting first. Jost Littles continues his good form with a two-wicket haul while conceding just 29 runs.
The hosts struggled for a good start in their big chase. George Dockrell (58*) and Fionn Hand (36) managed to guide Ireland close to taregt but Afghan pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq took five wickets combined to earn 22 runs victory. Ireland are leading the series by 2-1 but Afghanistan have momentum on their side for the fourth clash on Monday.
IRE vs AFG Match Details:
Ireland vs Afghanistan, 4th T20I
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
Date & Time: 15th August at 8:00 PM IST and 3:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
IRE vs AFG, 4th T20I, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Civil Service Cricket Club is proving balanced for both batters and bowlers in this series. Both teams managed to score big in the first and third match and bowlers dominated the second fixture.
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IRE vs AFG, 4th T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Top Picks for IRE vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Irish skipper scored only one run in the last match but has been in sensational form in this series so far. He scored 51 runs off 38 balls in the opening match and 46 runs off 36 balls in the second match. He will be a good captaincy choice for your Dream11 team on Monday.
Afghanistan wicketkeeper scored 53 runs off just 35 balls at a strike rate of 151.4 in the last match. He also played a crucial knock of 26 runs in the opening match and now is leading the most-runs chart for his team in this series.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The in-form all-rounder smashed unbeaten 58 runs off just 37 balls in the last match but failed to guide his team to a win while chasing a big 190-run target. He took two wickets while conceding just seven runs in the first match but didn’t get a chance to bowl in the last two matches.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The Irish pacer is just one wicket from completing 50 T20I wickets and he is just 22 years of age. Little took two wickets while conceding just 29 runs in the last match and now is leading the most-wickets chart with five wickets at an economy rate of 6.66 in this series.
The youngster bowled a match-winning spell of 3/38 in the last match and now is leading the most-wickets chart for his team with five wickets in this series. Naveen has taken 23 wickets in 16 T20I matches at an impressive economy rate of 7.78 so far.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
The in-form wicketkeeper batter is in form of his life for the last few months with consistently good performances. He continues his red-hot form with another crucial 31-run knock in the last match and now is leading the most-runs chart in this series with 108 runs.
IRE vs AFG Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Series)||Dream11 Points|
|Lorcan Tucker||108 runs||163 points|
|Josh Little||5 wickets||151 points|
|Ibrahim Zadran||82 runs||123 points|
|Naveen-ul-Haq||5 wickets||185 points|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IRE vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (vc), Lorcan Tucker (c), Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Rashid Khan, Josh Little, Naveen-ul-Haq
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IRE vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lorcan Tucker, Najibullah Zadran (vc), Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Mohammad Nabi, George Dockrell (c), Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Josh Little.
IRE vs AFG Risky Captaincy Choices:
The experienced opening batter smashed 31 runs off 29 balls in the opening match but managed to score four off 12 in the second match and was bowled out on duck in the last match.
The Afghanistani spin ace ranks third in ICC T20I Bowlers’ chart but has yet to take any wicket in this series. He has also failed to make an impact with the bat with just 11 runs in three matches and has conceded runs at an economy rate of 7.50. He still remains the x-factor for the Afghanistani team and can change the course of the match anytime.
Player you should avoid:
The 23-year-old all-rounder has been struggling for consistency with just 15 runs and two wickets in this series so far. He bowled only one over and conceded 14 runs in the last match and scored eight runs off 12 balls.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.