Afghanistan vs Ireland | ODI series 2021

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Afghanistan vs Ireland | ODI series 2021

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Super League points on the line. Can the Irish keep some points from the Afghans and if so how many?

The points will be vital for positioning.

Toss delayed in the series opener, but the Irish got a couple warm up games in vs UAE at least. Afghans haven' played in 14 months apparently...
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Afghans look heavy favorites here for a 3-0, that will be a massive boost for them. Rashid Khan scoring a 50 and Gurbaz, on debut has smashed a century!

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Ireland fought well. They just can't compete with the talent of Afghanistan.

Are the O'Brien brothers, Porterfield, and Boyd Rankin done playing cricket???
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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:56 pm
Ireland fought well. They just can't compete with the talent of Afghanistan.

Are the O'Brien brothers, Porterfield, and Boyd Rankin done playing cricket???


Kevin O brien is playing, I think Niall has retired.

Porterfield and Rankin were dropped for this series on form as far as I know.

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Niall O’Brien has been retired for a few years now, he’s been commentating and also doing some player management stuff I believe.

Porterfield is done unfortunately for him Test cricket came too late he would have been a good test player for them a few years back.
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Ireland looking solid in the 2nd match. Look to be headed for a 260-270 ish total here. Rashid Khan struggling this series so far.

Ireland nearly chased down 280 plus in the first game, so they are certainly clicking at the moment.
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Hundred for Paul Stirling.

Top class knock!
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Afghans in control now, Ireland did put up a good fight but the Afghans in these conditions are going to be difficult to beat. These are important WSL points and Ireland cannot allow a whitewash here.

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It really is high time Afghanistan started getting more game time against the top 8 nations, they really do deserve it, they’ve proved time & again they’re better than Ireland & Zimbabwe.

I guess their poor showing at the 2019 WC hasn’t helped their cause
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jaybro wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:45 am
It really is high time Afghanistan started getting more game time against the top 8 nations, they really do deserve it, they’ve proved time & again they’re better than Ireland & Zimbabwe.

I guess their poor showing at the 2019 WC hasn’t helped their cause
I mean Afghanistan as good as they are, they were 0-9 in the 2019 world cup, and I think 8 of those games they got thrashed. They should have won against Pakistan I think, but Gulbadin captained like a true dumbass and brought himself into the attack to gift the game away.

In their first 2 world cups, Afghanistan are I think 0-13 against the top 8.

They've got a lot of talent coming up, particularly in the batting and thats what they will need to complement their spinners. But after the solid quicks in Hamid and Dawlat...they seem to only be producing trundlers who bowl at 125 clicks. Their Test seamers are a bit quicker, and seem ok statistically but they've only played like 2 Tests.
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