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Afghanistan versus Ireland Betting Tips and Preview

T20I (2019-02-21)

By FROG.AI

Highlights
  • Afghanistan won 9 of the last 11 between these two sides.

  • Afghanistan have won 7 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

  • Ireland have won 3 of their last 9 completed T20 matches.

  • Afghanistan are rated 40 points ahead of Ireland in the Cricsq ratings.

  • The team batting first won the last 2 out the last 3 completed matches played at .

Betting Tips
  • Back Ireland to win with full stake (odds at time of writing 4.1 on Betfair).

Head to Head

Afghanistan and Ireland have played each other 11 times since 2010. Afghanistan won 9 times and Ireland 2 times.

Afghanistan won the last series between these two teams 2-0 in 2018.

Pitch Analysis

There have been 3 T20 matches since 2010 at . The rest of the metrics in this section will look at those matches.

The average first innings score at is 148 in matches where the full 20 overs were available. 200 has never been breached at this venue in T20s since 2010. The last 3 first innings scores here were 145, 134 and 167.

56% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. Batters at strike at 139.1 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 88.7 against spin.

The team batting first won the last 2 out the last 3 completed matches played at .

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Afghanistan Overview

Afghanistan have won 7 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

They beat Ireland in their last match. They batted first and scored 160 for 8. They then bowled well to restrict Ireland to 79 for 10 to win the match.

Hazratullah Zazai was the top run scorer with 82 off 54 balls. Asghar Afghan scored 37 off 34 balls. The next highest score was 20 by Najibullah Zadran.

Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers. He took 4 for 17 off 3.0 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman also bowled well. He went for 4.25 an over. Aftab Alam took 1 wicket and had an economy rate of 3.5.

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Ireland Overview

Ireland have won 3 of their last 9 completed T20 matches.

They beat Netherlands in their last match. They bowled well to restrict Netherlands to 182 for 9. They then chased this score down to win the match.

Andy Balbirnie was the top run scorer with 83 off 50 balls. Kevin O'Brien scored 46 off 30 balls. The next highest score was 12 by George Dockrell.

Paul Stirling was their best bowler. He took 1 for 13 off 3.0 overs. Boyd Rankin went for 9.0 an over. Shane Getkate took 0 wicket and had an economy rate of 12.0.

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The Verdict

Afghanistan are rated 40 points ahead of Ireland in the Cricsq ratings. They have 79 points whereas Ireland have 39.

At the time of writing Afghanistan are favorites on Betfair at 1.31. Ireland are 4.1.

Afghanistan are rightfully favourites and are the most likely team to this match. But I suggest backing Ireland to win this match. They are currently 4.1 on Betfair. At the prices Afghanistan are too short to bet on and Ireland represent the value.

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