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Afghanistan versus Ireland Betting Tips and Preview

T20I (2019-02-23)

By FROG.AI

Highlights
  • Afghanistan won 10 of the last 12 between these two sides.

  • Afghanistan have won 8 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

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

  • Afghanistan are rated 41 points ahead of Ireland in the Cricsq ratings.

  • The team batting first won the last 2 out the last 4 completed matches played at .

Betting Tips
  • Back Ireland to win with full stake (odds at time of writing 4.6 on Betfair).

Head to Head

Afghanistan and Ireland have played each other 12 times since 2010. Afghanistan won 10 times and Ireland 2 times.

Afghanistan beat Ireland in the first match of the current series. Afghanistan won more matches between these two sides last T20 Blast winning 2-0.

Pitch Analysis

There have been 4 T20 matches since 2010 at . The next section will examine those matches.

144 is the average first innings score at 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 132, 145 and 134.

54% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This is below the global average of 55% of runs in T20s since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batters at strike at 131.4 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 87.9 against spin.

2 out the last 4 completed matches played at have been won by the team batting first.

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Afghanistan Overview

Afghanistan have won 8 of their last 10 completed T20 matches.

They beat Ireland in their last match. They bowled well to restrict Ireland to 132 for 6. They then chased this score down to win the match.

Mohammad Nabi was the top run scorer with 49 off 40 balls. Najibullah Zadran scored 40 off 36 balls. The next highest score was 17 by Samiullah Shinwari.

Rashid Khan was their best bowler. He took 2 for 21 off 4.0 overs. Mohammad Nabi also bowled well. He went for 4.0 an over. Sharafuddin Ashraf took 0 wicket and had an economy rate of 6.0.

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Ireland Overview

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

They lost to Afghanistan in their last match. They batted first and scored 132 for 6. Their bowlers then failed to defend this score.

George Dockrell was the top run scorer with 34 off 28 balls. Stuart Poynter scored 31 off 28 balls. The next highest score was 23 by Paul Stirling.

Simi Singh was their best bowler. He took 0 for 1 off 0.3 overs. George Dockrell also bowled well. He went for 7.0 an over. Shane Getkate took 1 wicket and had an economy rate of 5.25.

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The Verdict

Afghanistan are rated 41 points ahead of Ireland in the Cricsq ratings. They have 79 points whereas Ireland have 38.

At the time of writing Afghanistan are favorites on Betfair at 1.27. Ireland are 4.6.

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 4.6 on Betfair. At the prices Afghanistan are too short to bet on and Ireland represent the value.

Afghanistan Season Players
Hazratullah Zazai

Current Form:

Hazratullah has played in 12 Twenty 20 matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 T20s.

He has scored 349 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 31.7. He has a strike rate of 152.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 153.1 and against spin it is 141.5.

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Asghar Afghan

Current Form:

Asghar Stanikzai has played in 66 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 1148 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 22.1. He has a strike rate of 105.3. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 104.5 and against spin it is 97.7.

Stanikzai has taken 1 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.0 runs per over.

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Samiullah Shinwari

Current Form:

Samiullah Shenwari has played in 81 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 1088 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 19.8. He has a strike rate of 116.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 122.5 and against spin it is 102.8.

Shenwari has taken 44 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.48 runs per over.

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Mohammad Nabi

Current Form:

Mohammad Nabi has played in 182 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 2455 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 22.1. He has a strike rate of 138.2. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 139.4 and against spin it is 128.3.

Nabi has taken 174 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.92 runs per over.

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Shafiqullah

Current Form:

Shafiqullah has played in 49 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 406 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 15.6. He has a strike rate of 144.5. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 168.9 and against spin it is 112.9.

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Sharafuddin Ashraf

Current Form:

Sharafuddin Ashraf has played in 9 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 25 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 8.3. He has a strike rate of 100.0. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 100.0 and against pace it is 92.9.

Ashraf has taken 5 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.71 runs per over.

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Najibullah Zadran

Current Form:

Najibullah Zadran has played in 73 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 1035 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 28.8. He has a strike rate of 141.8. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 147.1 and against spin it is 126.9.

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Karim Janat

Current Form:

Karim Janat has played in 16 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 109 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 13.6. He has a strike rate of 102.8. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Janat has taken 16 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 8.52 runs per over.

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Rashid Khan

Current Form:

Rashid Khan has played in 139 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 363 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 10.7. He has a strike rate of 144.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 146.6 and against spin it is 113.9.

Khan has taken 201 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.09 runs per over.

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Fareed Ahmad
Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Current Form:

Mujeeb Zadran has played in 47 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 47 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 11.8. He has a strike rate of 114.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 130.8 and against pace it is 103.4.

Zadran has taken 45 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.33 runs per over.

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Ireland Season Players
Paul Stirling

Current Form:

Paul Stirling has played in 170 Twenty 20 matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 T20s.

He has scored 4179 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 26.3. He has a strike rate of 145.3. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Stirling has taken 63 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.21 runs per over.

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Kevin O'Brien

Current Form:

Kevin O'Brien has played in 182 Twenty 20 matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 T20s.

He has scored 2785 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 21.3. He has a strike rate of 130.0. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

O'Brien has taken 113 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.56 runs per over.

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Andy Balbirnie

Current Form:

Andy Balbirnie has played in 32 Twenty 20 matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 T20s.

He has scored 457 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 18.3. He has a strike rate of 116.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 120.1 and against pace it is 112.6.

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Stuart Thompson

Current Form:

Stuart Thompson has played in 36 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 276 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 14.5. He has a strike rate of 126.6. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Thompson has taken 14 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.98 runs per over.

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Simi Singh

Current Form:

Simi Singh has played in 13 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 144 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 13.1. He has a strike rate of 125.2. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 127.9 and against spin it is 109.6.

Singh has taken 11 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 8.01 runs per over.

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Shane Getkate

Current Form:

Shane Getkate has played in 4 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 30 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 7.5. He has a strike rate of 125.0. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 136.8 and against spin it is 66.7.

Getkate has taken 3 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.11 runs per over.

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George Dockrell

Current Form:

George Dockrell has played in 95 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 188 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 12.5. He has a strike rate of 108.7. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Dockrell has taken 96 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 6.93 runs per over.

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Stuart Poynter

Current Form:

Stuart Poynter has played in 54 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 612 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 25.5. He has a strike rate of 125.2. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 125.6 and against spin it is 110.9.

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Josh Little

Current Form:

Joshua Little has played in 11 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 12 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 4.0. He has a strike rate of 109.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 157.1 and against spin it is 50.0.

Little has taken 8 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.56 runs per over.

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Boyd Rankin

Current Form:

Boyd Rankin has played in 75 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 75 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 8.3. He has a strike rate of 85.2. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 145.5 and against pace it is 60.9.

Rankin has taken 83 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.13 runs per over.

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Peter Chase

Current Form:

Peter Chase has played in 12 Twenty 20 matches.

He has scored 7 runs in Twenty 20 matches. He has an average of 7.0. He has a strike rate of 53.8. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 100.0 and against pace it is 25.0.

Chase has taken 13 wickets in Twenty 20 matches. He has an economy rate of 9.62 runs per over.

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