Date & Time: Tuesday, March 10, 14:00 IST
Venue: Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida, India
Afghanistan Eye Whitewash, Ireland Looks To Salvage Pride
Once again the Asghar Afghan-led side delivered the goods in the middle to outsmart Ireland with ease during the second game. They bettered the opposition in every section of the game to make things fall in place. Now, the hosts will look to whitewash Ireland, who will look to make series scoreline read better. As the match is set to be played at the same venue, both the team players have enough knowledge of conditions to come good for their respective teams.
It is highly likely that both teams would test their bench strength.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ireland: Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Boyd Rankin, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy
Yet again the pitch would assist the batsman with spinners playing the key role. A high-scoring game is on the cards, with pitch losing its shine for the fast bowlers.
Stirling has always been a solid player for Ireland. He is likely to make a difference in the game. He got PPM of 41.83 and MDTA of 1.5 against Afghanistan.
Surprisingly, he failed to make an impact in the previous game but he is likely to get back to his best in the final game of the series. He has a PPM of 84.33 and MDTA of 1.5.
When conditions are favor spin, Mujeeb ur Rahman has consistently shown why he is sought after. He has a PPM of 54.17 and MDTA of 1.25.
Nabi is one of those few players, who can give you points with the bat and the ball. The flamboyant cricketer has a PPM of 70.33 and MDTA of 1.33 against Ireland. His batting position, however, is fluid, and he may not get a chance to contribute with the bat. Couple that with 0 wickets this series, and you can be pardoned for dropping him from your team. We think he is too good to be left out, and that is why he is an X-Factor in today’s Dream11 fantasy contest.