Dream11 Expert Review: 2nd ODI Afghanistan (AFG) vs Ireland (IRE)

Dream11 Expert Review: 2nd ODI Afghanistan (AFG) vs Ireland (IRE)


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Afghanistan (AFG) vs Ireland (IRE)

Afghanistan bounced back strong to level the series with Ireland. They get into the World Cup on a winning momentum. After being bowled out cheaply in the first ODI, Afghanistan came in with a purpose and they posted an above par total on the board. Later, they continued the good work in the second innings, as their bowlers didn’t allow Ireland to build a partnership at any stage. The one-sided affair meant Afghanistan won the match by a margin of whopping 126 runs.


FD Players Performance
Players who performed well


Gulbadin Naib

He had come up with his career-best performance in this match. He led the bowling from the front by picking wickets at regular intervals. His impressive spell didn’t allow the Ireland batsmen to bounce back in the match, as he never dropped the intensity in his bowling. When it comes to fantasy cricket he certainly surprised many as he proved to be worthy with scoring 83.5 points in the match.


Mohammad Shahzad

The Afghan wicket-keeper/batsman had come up with an entertaining century which allowed the team to post a big total on the board. His knock allowed the other batsmen to play cautiously as he played aggressively at one end. He also proved handy behind the stumps as he made 68.5 fantasy points overall in the match.


Rahmat Shah

He played a crucial role alongside Shahzad in the match-defining partnership. He was cautious early in his innings, but once he got set, he unleashed his strokes to increase the scoring rate in the middle overs. He played the anchor role in the match which yielded him 55.5 points.


Paul Stirling

He had come up with another decent performance, after a good show in the first ODI. He was the lone batsman in the squad who showed intent in the chase as he played his natural game irrespective of the precarious situation. Along with the bat, he also proved to be handy with his part-time bowling. He made 49 fantasy points.


Players who didn’t Perform


Tim Murtagh

He failed to live up to the expectations of fantasy cricket players, as he couldn’t continue his good form at the venue. He didn’t pick a wicket in the match which indeed played a big part in Ireland’s loss. He made only 5 points.


William Porterfield

He failed to contribute much with the bat when the team needed it the most. He may have got a good start but it was neither helpful for his team nor for the fantasy cricket players. He made only 10.5 points in the match.


FD Grand League Team Prediction

Our predictions for the match have gone wrong. We expected it to be a close contest with scores around 250, but it turned out to be a one-sided affair where Afghanistan scored 305. That’s where we missed on few Top performing batsmen in our best grand league team.


FD Grand League Team

Player Points
Gary Wilson 20
Asghar Afghan 17.5
Rahmat Shah(vc) 83.25
William Porterfield 10.5
Andrew Balbirnie 13.5
Gulbadin Naib 83.5
Paul Stirling(c) 98
Dawlat Zadran 14
Rashid Khan 14
Barry McCarthy 12.5
Boyd Rankin 20.5
Total 387.25


Dream Team
Player Points
M Shahzad 102.75
R Shah 55.5
N Zadran 44.5
H Shahidi 28.5
A Afghan 17.5
G Naib 167
P Stirling 49
M Richard Adair 43.5
A Mcbrine 33.5
B Rankin 20.5
A Alam 15


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