AFG vs IRE Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 3rd T20I match between Afghanistan vs Ireland?

The final T20I between Afghanistan and Ireland will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on March 18.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – 17 Mar 2024, 14:57 IST | Updated – 17 Mar 2024, 14:59 IST

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The third and final T20I between Afghanistan (AFG) and Ireland (IRE) is scheduled to commence on March 18, Monday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. Ireland have taken an early lead in the series, winning the first T20I by 38 runs. Ireland-led by Paul Stirling will look to seal a win in the final game to finish their UAE tour on a high note.

In the opening T20I, Harry Tector’s unbeaten 34-ball 56-run knock helped Ireland to post 149 runs after being asked to bat first. Afghanistan bowlers showcased their prowess in the game with Rashid Khan spearheading their bowling attack, finishing with outstanding figures of 3/19. Afghan batters failed to make an impact as they were bundled out 111 in 18.4 overs. Ben White and Josh Little impressed, picking up four and three wickets, respectively.

Fans are expected to witness an enthralling match when the two sides lock horns with each other. The forthcoming game will be their last preparation match ahead of the much-awaited ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

AFG vs IRE Match Details

Particulars Details
Match Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd T20I
Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 
Date & Time Monday, March 18, 9:30 PM IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details FanCode (app and website)

Pitch Report

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates is typically known for its batting-friendly conditions. Batters and Spin bowlers will get assistance from the surface. The average first innings score in T20Is at this venue is 151. The team batting first has won more games on this ground than those who batted second. Therefore, the toss-winning captain is likely to opt to bat first to put up a reasonable target on board.

AFG vs IRE Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 24
Afghanistan won 16
Ireland won 8

AFG vs IRE Probable Playing XI


Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sediqullah Atal, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai, Nangeyalia Kharote, Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq,Fazalhaq Farooqi 


Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little, Ben White 

Probable Best Players

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Paul Stirling is expecetd to be the key batter during the final T20I between Ireland and Afghanistan. The Ireland captain has so far scored over 3000 runs in 135 T20Is at an average of 28.15 and a strike rate of 135.27.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Ben White could be key for Ireland in the final T20I against Afghanistan. The 25-year-old leg spinner was crucial for his side in the first T20I, claiming a four-wicket haul for 20 runs. He is expected to showcase his bowling prowess and help his side win the third T20I.

Today’s Match Prediction: Defending team to win the match

Scenario – 1

Afghanistan win the toss and bat

Powerplay Score – 45-55

First Innings Score – 170-190

Afghanistan win the match

Scenario – 2

Ireland win the toss and bat

Powerplay Score – 40-50

First Innings Score – 160-180

Ireland win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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