While Ireland is in a transition phase with Paul Stirling still finding his feet as captain, Afghanistan walk into this series as the firm favorites with the Asian side ranked eighth in the rankings, nine places above the Irish. With the eye-pleasing Dehradun playing host to all of the matches on the tour, a competitive match is on the cards between two nations looking to make further inroads on the international stage.
Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1st T20I
21st February 2019, 6:30 PM IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
- William Porterfield
- Paul Stirling
- James Shannon
- Kevin O’Brien
- Mohammad Shahzad
- Asghar Stanikzai
- Mohammad Nabi
- S Shafiq
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan (c), Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Mirwais Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam
Paul Stirling, James Shannon, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson (c & wk), Kevin O Brien, Simi Singh, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase
Mohammad Shahzad(w), Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Zazai, Mirwais Ashraf, Farid Malik
Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson(w/c), Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin, David Delany, Joshua Little