Afghanistan won by 27 runs (Match reduced to 11 overs per side due to rain)
Captain Andy Balbirnie could only make one run from five balls on Friday but he has been in excellent form in the series. He is our tip for Ireland’s highest run scorer on Monday. With the ball, Josh Little has five wickets in the series so far and the left-arm quick is our pick for Ireland’s top wicket taker in this game.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz looked to have come to terms with the pitch in Stormont as he made 53 from 35 balls in the last game. He is our recommendation for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer in this match. Naveen ul-Haq took 3-38 in the third IT20 and the pace bowler is well worth backing as Afghanistan’s top wicket taker in this clash.
Josh Little has taken two wickets in each of his last two games. We suggest backing him to take over 1.5 wickets in Monday’s IT20.
IRE vs AFG Win Probability
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Ireland vs Afghanistan 4th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
IRE vs AFG 4th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Ireland and Afghanistan lock horns for the fourth match of five in this IT20 series on Monday afternoon in Stormont, Belfast. After winning the opening two games of the series by seven and five wickets, the hosts came up 22 runs short in Friday’s clash. Read on as we preview the penultimate game of the series. This match gets underway at 15:30 local time.
Ireland had a poor start to their chase on Friday but got themselves back into the game thanks to a key eighth-wicket partnership. Their never say die attitude has served them well for a long time against the bigger sides.
The Afghan bowlers looked far more comfortable and their fielders backed them up in the last match. If they can get Rashid Khan firing again then they will be very hard to beat on Monday.
Ireland vs Afghanistan 4th T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This game will be shown live on BT Sport in Ireland and the UK.
Afghanistan have batted first in all three of the matches in this series irrespective of who has won the toss. We predict that the visitors will be batting first in this game again.
IRE vs AFG Pitch Report
It was the pace bowlers who took the bulk of the wickets in Friday’s game and we expect to see good pace, bounce and carry on this surface again. A par score will be 180+.
There could well be time lost to weather with light rain a possibility throughout the day in Stormont. The temperature will be no higher than 18 degrees across this game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs Afghanistan 4th T20 Match 2022
Ireland Team News & Playing 11
IRE Team News
There were two debutants for Ireland ahead of the third IT20 with bowling all-rounder Fionn Hand and fast-medium bowler Graham Hume coming in for Barry McCarthy and Andy McBrine. Although both were quite expensive with the ball, we expect to see them both in the side again for this match.
IRE Key Players
Andy Balbirnie- the 31 year old top order batter hit 97 runs from the opening two games of the series. This match will be a test of his captaincy as we will see if he can get the players back at their best.
Lorcan Tucker- the 25 year old was more fluent in Friday’s match after producing a low strike-rate in the previous game. He has developed into a very consistent IT20 batter.
Josh Little- the opening bowler picked up the wickets of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran in the third IT20. He has taken at least one wicket in each of his last 13 games in this format.
IRE Team Form
Ireland will have been disappointed to have ended their winning run but there were still plenty of positive in Friday’s defeat.
Ireland Predicted Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Josh Little
Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11
AFG Team News
Exciting opening batter Hazratullah Zazai had recovered sufficiently from illness and was able to make his first appearance in the series on Friday. He took the place of Hashmatullah Shahidi and produced a useful 39 at the top of the order.
AFG Key Players
Rahmanullah Gurbaz- the 20 year old keeper-batter smashed nine boundaries on his way to his fourth IT20 half-century.
Fazalhaq Farooqi- with Rashid Khan slightly off-colour, more responsibility has fallen on Farooqi. The young left-arm pace bowler dismissed both Irish openers in the last match.
Naveen ul-Haq- although he has gone for runs in this series, his ability as a strike wicket-taker can not be questioned. He picked up the wickets of Harry Tector and Curtis Campher in the third IT20.
AFG Team Form
One win does not mean their form has turned around but Afghanistan looked a lot sharper from ball one in Stormont on Friday.
Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Moarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb ur Rahman
IRE vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches
IRE : L W W L L
AFG : W L L W W
Ireland vs Afghanistan Head to Head
Afghanistan restored their 10 match lead over Ireland in this format with Friday’s victory. Before this tour began, the visitors had never lost an IT20 in Ireland.
IRE vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20
Ireland vs Afghanistan Betting Odds
Afghanistan are favourites with the bookies ahead of this fourth IT20. They expect Ireland to be competitive but for the series to be levelled at 2-2.
Who will win Ireland vs Afghanistan 4th T20 Match?
Afghanistan hit eight sixes in the third IT20 which was a clear sign that their batting line-up had understood the pace of the wicket. Only one of Ireland’s top six managed to score a six in their innings.
With Ireland winning the opening two matches, the series is now very well poised after Afghanistan got the victory on Friday. Not only did they win, but the visitors looked far more at ease with the conditions when batting and in the field. We are backing Afghanistan to win and to level the series on Monday.
Afghanistan are favourites to beat Ireland at odds of 1.53