Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20I Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 10/03/2020
Afghanistan will be looking to complete the series whitewash over Ireland when they clash for the third and final time.
The home side have been slightly too strong for their visitors so far as they continue their fine record against them. They will also be keen to keep the momentum going as they target a few upsets at this year’s T20 World Cup.
Ireland, meanwhile, will just be keen to end their eight-game losing run against Afghanistan. Managing that would also avoid the series shutout and offer them something to build on.
Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20I – Match Preview
Where: Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
When: Tuesday 10th March
Start Time: 14:00 (IST), 08:30 (GMT)
Pitch conditions: Batsman have enjoyed the conditions so far this series and there is nothing to suggest there won’t be another high-scoring clash. Spin has been crucial and will again come into play, especially if the pitch is a little slower. Expect whoever wins the toss to bat first.
Weather conditions: There is no rain expected for this contest and a bright and sunny day is forecast. Temperatures average around the 24c mark.
Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20I – Latest Odds
Afghanistan are made the favourites to wrap up the series in style in Greater Noida. They can be backed at 1.29 (2/7) with bet365 to continue their dominance.
Ireland are priced at 3.75 (11/4) with the same firm to bounce back with a consolation success.
Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20I – Team News
There is a chance that the home side could look to make a few changes after sewing up the series victory.
They may be tempted to hand chances to Naveen-ul-Haq or Qais Ahmad. Afghanistan are still likely to continue with their experienced middle-order of Ashgar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi, who both did well in the last match.
Openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmatullah Gurbaz should also keep their places as the openers look to continue their momentum together.
Spin attack will again be key here and Rashid Khan is likely to be Ireland’s main tormentor.
The visitors are unlikely to make too many changes as they look to avoid the whitewash. Their experienced batting line-up will again have to fire, and the likes of Boyd Rankin and Craig Young will be key with the ball in hand. Barry McCarthy could possibly be added to the bowling attack.
Afghanistan vs Ireland – T20I Squads
|Asghar Afghan (captain)
||Andrew Balbirnie (captain)
|Mujeeb ur Rahman
|| Boyd Rankin
|Naveen ul Haq
| Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20I – Betting Tips and Prediction
It’s hard to look beyond Afghanistan once more but this third and final battle could well be a close-run contest.
Ireland will be determined to end on a high note and could offer some stern resistance.
Gurbaz ready to go big
Rahmatullah Gurbaz has impressed at the top of the order at times this series and looks like he could be ready to find a big score.
He has had starts in the last two matches without being able to be there at the end. He hit 28 in the first match and 35 in the second. Now could be the time to catch the opener as he looks to put Ireland to the sword.
He is priced at 4.33 (10/3) with bet365 to be Afghanistan’s top run-scorer.
Balbirnie to offer resistance for the Irish
Skipper Andrew Balbirnie has been Ireland’s main man with the bat this series and there is no reason to think that won’t continue here.
He backed up his 29 in the first T20I with 46 in the last match. He can again take the fight to the Afghan bowling line-up.
His price of 4.50 (7/2) with bet365 to be Ireland’s top bowler looks far too big.
Best Bet: Balbirnie to top score for Ireland at 4.50 (7/2) with bet365