Their rivals Afghanistan come into this conflict in the wake of beating Scotland and have awed in the ODI group in the most recent year, winning two or three arrangement against Zimbabwe in the restricted open doors that they have.
The group is as of now set tenth in the ICC rankings with 51 focuses while Ireland are in twelfth spot with 41 focuses. An arrangement win for the guests will guarantee that they keep afloat in the rankings. A considerable measure will lay on the shoulders of star opener Mohammad Shahzad who scored 84 off 91 balls amid their win against Scotland furthermore inspired with his presentations at the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.
Ireland vs Afghanistan Match Prediction 1st ODI Ireland vs Afg
Afg to win
Shahzad, who at the end of the day demonstrated his capacity by scoring 84 from 91 balls in Afghanistan’s win over Scotland, has turned into a star since his appearing at the World Twenty20 where he put a portion of the world’s best bowlers to the sword.
The opener and Asghar Stanikzai, the captain, have marshaled the troops stunningly to highlight the side’s advancement more than once. They will seek after more backing over the line-up.
It will likewise be the second arrangement for new mentor Lalchand Rajput, as he hopes to understand the side’s developing desire.
Ireland, in the mean time, was outflanked by a meeting Sri Lanka a month ago and has an unenviable errand of regrouping following those misfortunes and since leaving the ICC World T20 2016 sooner than it would have preferred.
Any semblance of Max Sorensen, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Andrew Balbirnie, Craig Young and Niall O’Brien are a portion of the greater names who were either dropped or inaccessible for this arrangement. In any case, with the incorporation of new faces in Mark Adair, the paceman, and Sean Terry, the top-request batsman, and the review to Peter Chase and Tyrone Kane, it has a side loaded with youth and encounter and ought to represent a strong danger to Afghanistan’s trusts of a third straight arrangement triumph.