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AFG vs IRE: All you need to know as two underdogs of world cricket lock horns in bilateral series

AFG vs IRE: All you need to know as two underdogs of world cricket lock horns in bilateral series

The series starts with a one-off Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 28th February. They will then play a three-match ODI series followed by three T20s. Here's everything you need to know about the nail-biting bilateral series.

Afghanistan and Ireland are all set to lock horns in a  a multi-format bilateral series in the United Arab Emirates. The AFG vs IRE series starts with a one-off Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 28th February. They will then play a three-match ODI series followed by three T20s. Here’s everything you need to know about the nail-biting bilateral series.

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the single Test match while the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the limited-overs games.

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AFG vs IRE Test Head to Head

The only previous Test match between the two sides took place in Dehradun in 2018, with the Afghans winning by a margin of seven wickets. At that time, Rahmat Shah was declared the Player of the Match.

AFG vs IRE Test Schedule

Only Test – 28 February – 3 March, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi – 11 am IST

Head to Head in ODIs and T20Is

The two sides have met 30 times ODIs, with Afghanistan winning 16 of them while Ireland winning 13. In T20s, Afghanistan have emerged victorious in 16 games while Ireland have enjoyed seven wins out of 23 matches.

AFG vs IRE 2024 ODI Schedule

1st ODI – 7 March, Sharjah Cricket Stadium – 6 pm IST

2nd ODI – 9 March, Sharjah Cricket Stadium – 6 pm IST

3rd ODI – 12 March, Sharjah Cricket Stadium – 6 pm IST

AFG vs IRE 2024 T20I Schedule

1st T20I – 15 March, Sharjah Cricket Stadium – 9 pm IST

2nd T20I – 17 March, Sharjah Cricket Stadium – 9 pm IST

3rd T20I – 18 March, Sharjah Cricket Stadium – 9 pm IST

Live Streaming Details

Live Streaming: The Ireland vs Afghanistan matches will be live streamed on the Fancode App.

Broadcasting: Unfortunately, there will be no broadcasting of the Ireland vs Afghanistan in India.

AFG vs IRE squads

Ireland Test squad: Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Matthew Foster, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young

Ireland ODI squad: Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Matthew Foster, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Paul Stirling (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young

IRE T20I squad: Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Paul Stirling (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young

Afghanistan Test squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Ikram Alikhail (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Abdul Malik, Baheer Shah, Nasir Jamal, Karim Janat, Khalil Gurbaz, Zahir Khan, Zia Ur Rehman Akbar, Nijat Masoud, Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai and Naveed Zadran.

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