Ireland vs Afghanistan, 4th T20i, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket
Joshua Little and Naveen-ul-Haq have each won five wickets in the series so far.
The 4th T20I Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022 match will be played between Ireland and Afghanistan on 15 August 2022 at Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.
Ireland will cross swords against Afghanistan in the fourth game of the ongoing five-game T20 series. The hosts have won two games while Afghanistan have won one game. The visitors need to win a game to level the series 2-2. Ireland hope to seal the T20 series by winning the fourth T20I.
Ireland hoping to bounce back with better batting performance – In Ireland's two wins against Afghanistan, batsmen did well. But in the third game they failed to pursue a steep goal of 189. Only all-rounder George Dockrell led a lonely fight. The hosts need to show better batting performance and tighten their bowling in the fourth T20I as well.
Ireland (IRE) host Afghanistan (AFG) in their 4th T20I match at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast on Monday. Afghanistan won the last game by 22 runs to stay alive in this five-game series. Star wicketkeeper batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz batted 53 runs with 35 balls and Najibullah Zadran hit 42 runs with 18 balls to put 189 runs on the scoreboard while batting first. Jost Littles continues his fine form with a two-wicket haul while conceding just 29 runs.
The hosts struggled to get off to a good start in their big race to catch up. George Dockrell (58*) and Fionn Hand (36) managed to lead Ireland close to target but Afghan pacesetter Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq combined five wickets to claim victory in 22 runs . Ireland lead the series 2-1 but Afghanistan have momentum on their side in Monday's fourth meeting.
The weather forecast for Belfast on match day is not very good. Rain is forecast for most of the day and it looks like we'll be scrambling to get a game.
This game is intended to be played on the same interface used for the third game in the series. The team that wins the toss will attempt to perform first at the venue. This allows them to know the target when batting for their innings.
The weather during this game in Belfast will remain mostly sunny. Although it can rain lightly, it can stay. Maybe tomorrow we'll get a full cricket match. The surface at the Belfast venue is balanced. It will help the faster bowlers a bit initially, but will likely settle into a belter stretch for batsmen. However, they have to be careful in the early parts of their innings when bowlers are trying to get them out quickly. The smaller borders here also make for a big scoring competition. You can expect the team that bats first to have a score in the 160-run range as a defensible target.
Ireland are a more balanced team than Afghanistan, especially in Irish terms. However, the Afghan team will revive and go into this game with well-positioned players. Afghanistan will be more likely to win this game and level the streak to 2 games apiece.
However, there is not much in it. Ireland play at home and are confident of winning the series here tomorrow. The same wicket used for the 3rd game will be taken for this game and if Afghanistan bats first you can expect more fireworks and another good start to the innings. We bet with Afghanistan to win the game and level the T20I series.
Predicted XI Ireland vs Afghanistan
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
Top Picks for IRE vs AFG Dream11 Match
Andy Balbirnie the Ireland skipper scored just one run in the last game but has been in sensational form so far in this series. He hit 51 carries on 38 balls in the opening game and 46 carries on 36 balls in the second game. He will be a good captain choice for your Dream11 team on Monday.
Rahmatullah Gurbaz The Afghan wicketkeeper had 53 runs on just 35 balls in the last game with a batting average of 151.4. He also hit a decisive 26-run shot in the opening game and now leads the run-highest run chart for his team in the series.
George Dockrell the in-form all-rounder hit 58 runs unbeaten on just 37 balls in the last game but failed to lead his team to victory while chasing a big 190-run goal. He took two wickets while conceding just seven runs in the first game but didn't get a chance to bowl in the last two games.
Joshua Little The Irish pacesetter is just one wicket away from making 50 T20I wickets and he's just 22 years old. Little won two wickets while conceding just 29 runs in the last game and now leads the table with most wickets with five wickets at an economy rate of 6.66 in that series.
Naveen-ul-Haq The youngster scored a match winner of 3/38 in the last match and now leads the charts with five wickets in the series for his team. So far, Naveen has won 23 wickets in 16 T20I matches at an impressive economy rate of 7.78.
Lorcan Tucker The in-form wicketkeeper batter has been in the form of his life with consistently good performances over the past few months. He continues his scorching form with another crucial 31-run knock in the last game and now leads the run-most table of the series with 108 runs.