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Ireland vs Afghanistan 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Aug 11, 2022
  • Start Time 20:00 IST / 14:30 GMT
  • Stadium Name Civil Service Cricket Club - Belfast, Ireland
Ireland IRE
Afghanistan AFG
125/5 (19)
122/8 (20)
Ireland won by 5 wkts

IRE vs AFG Betting Tips

  • Lorcan Tucker scored 50 runs from 32 balls to maintain his excellent form of late. The keeper-batter is well worth backing as Ireland’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Josh Little has taken at least one wicket in his last 11 T20I appearances. The left-arm pace bowler is our tip for Ireland’s top wicket taker against Afghanistan
  • Opener Usman Ghani hit 59 runs from 42 balls at the top of the order on Tuesday. The right-handed batter is our pick for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer against Ireland. Rashid Khan went wicketless in the opening game of the series but he is a smart bowler and he will bounce back. The spinner is a strong choice for Afghanistan’s top wicket taker on Thursday.
  • We recommend backing Rashid Khan to take over 1.5 wickets in this clash.

IRE vs AFG Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Afghanistan are favorites to win

Top Bets for IRE vs AFG Match

Andrew Balbirnie To Score 19.5 Runs, Craig Young To Take 1.5 Wickets

Andrew Balbirnie To Score 19.5 Runs, Craig Young To Take 1.5 Wickets


Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Score 50

Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Score 50


Both teams to score 160

Both teams to score 160


Ireland first 10 overs total -

Ireland first 10 overs total - Over 72.5


Afghanistan Total Sixes -

Afghanistan Total Sixes - Over 5.5



IRE vs AFG 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match 2 of the five-game IT20 series between Ireland and Afghanistan takes place on Thursday afternoon in Stormont, Belfast. Ireland won the opening game on Tuesday by seven wickets as they successfully chased down the target of 169 with two balls remaining. Read on as we preview this second game of the series. The match gets underway at 15:30 local time.

Ireland finally got a win in this format after a summer of playing against some of the top teams in this format. They will now be looking to dominate this series and build momentum ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Based on their recent form in IT20 cricket, Afghanistan will have been disappointed to open the series with a defeat. However, they will be wiser and more familiar with the conditions in this game and we expect them to respond.

Ireland vs Afghanistan 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This game will be shown live on BT Sport in Ireland and the UK.

Live StreamingFans can stream the match on FanCode.

IRE vs AFG Match Toss Prediction

Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first in Belfast on Tuesday. However, that approach did not come off and we expect both teams to want to bowl first ahead of this match.

IRE vs AFG Pitch Report

It was the pace bowlers who had the upper hand over the spin bowlers in the first game of the series. We expect good bounce on this wicket again in this match with a par score between 170-175.

Weather Report

Constant sunshine from start to finish of the second IT20. The temperature should reach 24 degrees in the opening exchanges.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st T20 Match 2022

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Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

The home side have a tight-knit group of players and there are not many players hammering the door down to take a place in the XI. As expected, Ireland were unchanged from their 2-0 defeat against South Africa and, now they have registered a victory, we do not foresee changes ahead of this match.

IRE Key Players

  • Andy Balbirnie - The 31 year old right handed captain had a top score of 14 from the IT20s against South Africa and New Zealand. However, he top scored with 51 runs from 28 balls at the top of the order on Tuesday.
  • Lorcan Tucker - Ireland have shown faith in the keeper-batter by promoting him up the order and he has responded with two half-centuries from his last three IT20 innings.
  • Josh Little - The 22 year old dismissed Azmatullah Omarzai in the first game of the series. He is very rarely the most economical in his side but can be relied upon to take wickets.

IRE Team Form

Ireland can now target back to back wins in this format after experiencing eight successive defeats. This is a great opportunity to build confidence in the squad.

Ireland Predicted Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little

IRE vs AFG Prediction
Ireland vs Afghanistan Match Prediction

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Although the team management will have been disappointed to see Afghanistan beaten, they will have taken plenty of positives from the way they fought and kept the game alive until the penultimate delivery. There are no injury worries ahead of this match.

AFG Key Players

  • Usman Ghani - The right-handed opener struck his fourth half-century in this format on Tuesday. He averages 26.40 with a strike-rate of 111.11. 
  • Rashid Khan - The white ball specialist has now gone two successive games, one for Trent Rockets and one for Afghanistan, without taking a wicket. It would be a big surprise if it became three.
  • Naveen ul-Haq - The right arm fast medium bowler delivered balls with genuine pace on this pitch on Tuesday. He dismissed the dangerous Lorcan Tucker at the end of the 18th over to give Afghanistan hope.

AFG Team Form

Ireland became the first team since Bangladesh in March to beat Afghanistan in an IT20 match. Afghanistan were not at their best but still came close to winning.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Moarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb ur Rahman

IRE vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Ireland vs Afghanistan Head to Head

Ireland finally got their fourth win over Afghanistan in this format after not beating them in the preceding 14 games. Tuesday’s win was Ireland’s first over Afghanistan in this format at home.

IRE vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played IRE Won AFG Won Tie NR
Overall 19 4 14 1 0
Last 5 5 1 3 1 0

Ireland vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

Although Ireland got the win in the opening match, the bookies fancy Afghanistan to get the win and level the series at 1-1.

Who will win Ireland vs Afghanistan 2nd T20 Match?

We saw three half-centuries and only 10 wickets in the first game of the series. Ireland’s experience of batting in the local conditions proved crucial in the final analysis.

Ireland vs Afghanistan Betting Rate

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IRE vs AFG Top Team Batsmen

Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker and Andy Balbirnie are our recommendations with the bat for Ireland. Stirling had a slow start in the opening game but came back to hit 31 runs from 29 balls.

We are backing Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Usman Ghani and Najibullah Zadran as our batting tips for Afghanistan. Gurbaz has a strike rate of 132 from 23 innings in this format.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Paul Stirling (IRE)3.533.254.324.33
Lorcan Tucker (IRE)
Andy Balbirnie (IRE)3.953.754.744.75
Ramanullah Gurbaz (AFG)4.463.753.393.40
Usman Ghani (AFG)5.524.753.393.40
Najibullah Zadran (AFG)6.906.006.006.00
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IRE vs AFG Top Team Bowlers

We expect Josh Little, Barry McCarthy and Andy McBrine to be the top bowlers for Ireland. McCarthy returned excellent figures of 3-34 in Tuesday’s match.

Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq and Mujeeb ur Rahman are our picks with the ball for Afghanistan. Rahman dismissed the dangerous Balbirnie in the opening game of the series.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Josh Little (IRE)2.754.004.004.00
Barry McCarthy (IRE)3.004.755.005.00
Andy McBrine (IRE)
Rashid Khan (AFG)3.873.253.243.25
Naveen ul Haq (AFG)5.204.504.004.00
Mujeeb ur Rahman (AFG)5.364.504.744.75
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🏆 Ireland vs Afghanistan Prediction

Afghanistan came into this series in excellent form and as favourites, but Ireland showed that they should never be written off in spite of recent results. We expect this match to go the distance and there to not be much between the sides. Overall we are predicting a win for Afghanistan.

Posted On 10th August 2022 12:48:00 PM
Posted by Kavin

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