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Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Live Cricket Score, AFG v IRE, 2021

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Live Cricket Score, AFG v IRE, 2021

Afghanistan v Ireland 1st one-day international (ODI) match on January 21 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi; the game starts at 05:30 AM GMT. The overall record suggest that both teams have equally balanced, the Irish team have won the 13 out of 27 games played against Afghanistan in ODI’s, here is the head to head records between AFG and IRE:

  • Overall Matches: 27
  • Ireland Won: 13
  • Afghanistan Won: 13
  • NR: 1

Ireland’s second One-Day International against the UAE in Abu Dhabi has been postponed after one of the players in the host’s squad tested positive for Coronavirus. Cricket Ireland and the Emirates Cricket Board decided to postpone the game but later they cancelled the game after four more players tested positive to COVID-19. A total of seven positive cases have emerged so far in the series with the second ODI, scheduled for January 12 now indefinitely suspended.

Before this series, The United Arab Emirates never won a single game against Ireland in one day cricket. When they faced the Irish side in the first match of the four-match ODI series, they break the streak of losing against the Irish side. Paul Stirling’s splendid knock of 131 and half-century from Andy Balbirnie guided the Irish team to put a 269 honorable total after batting first, their knock goes into vain after centuries from Muhammad Usman, and Chundangapoyil Rizwan helped the home side to register a six-wicket win and 1-0 lead in the series.

TV Guide: Eurosport to broadcast live coverage of Ireland vs Afghanistan four-match one-day international (ODI) series in India; Eurosport is an Indian sports channel, launched as DSport by Discovery Asia-Pacific has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights of the tournament.

Ireland v Afghanistan series will telecast on Premier Sports channel (across Sky, Virgin, Freeview, BT) and also live streamed via Youtube in Ireland and United Kingdom. Cricket viewers in the United States and Canada can watch UAE vs Ireland ODI series on Willow TV.

UK: Premier Sports channel, FreeSports (Sky, Virgin, Freeview, BT)
India: Eurosport channel
UAE: Etisalat channel
US, Canada: Willow TV channel
Ireland, UK: Facebook (SportsEye), YouTube live stream

Ireland v Afghanistan 1st ODI Live Cricket Score, IRE vs AFG, 2021
Afghanistan won by 16 runs

IRE

271/9 (50 ovs)

AFG

287/9 (5ovs)

Dates January 21, 2021
Match Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI
Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time 11:00 AM IST, 05:30 AM GMT, 09:30 AM LOCAL
TV Listings Ireland v Afghanistan 2021 TV Guide
Tournament Ireland tour of Afghanistan, 2021
Head to Head
Matches – 27, IRE Won – 13, AFG Won – 13, NR – 1
Prediction
Afghanistan is favorite to win
Toss Afghanistan opt to bowl
IRE Playing XI Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young
AFG Playing XI Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Result Afghanistan won by 16 runs

Team Squads

Ireland ODI Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, David Delany, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young

Afghanistan ODI Squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Rahmat Shah, Nawin-Ul-Haq, Hashmat Shahidi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Osman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Jawed Ahmadi, Rahmanullah Gurboz (wk), Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Najib Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbuddin Naib, Mujib Rahman and Sharafuddin Ashraf

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