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Ireland vs Afghanistan 5th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Aug 17, 2022
  • Start Time 20:00 IST / 14:30 GMT
  • Stadium Name Civil Service Cricket Club - Dublin, Ireland
Ireland IRE
Afghanistan AFG
56/3 (6.4)
95/5 (15)
Ireland won by 7 wkts (DLS method)
Betting Tips
  • Andy Balbirnie has delivered runs at a high strike-rate in the first, second and fourth games of the series. He has outscored his opening partner, Paul Stirling, and we are backing Balbirnie to be Ireland’s highest run scorer in this match. Josh Little went wicketless on Monday but will benefit from a 20 overs a-side match. The 22 year old is our tip for Ireland’s top wicket taker on Wednesday.
  • Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz is one of the most exciting young batters in world cricket. He attacks from the first ball and he is our pick for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer against Ireland. With the ball, Rashid Khan took 2-21 from three overs in the fourth IT20 and the spinner is well worth backing as Afghanistan’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • Najibullah Zadran has been in excellent form with the bat. We recommend backing him to score over 20.5 runs in this clash.

IRE vs AFG Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Afghanistan are favorites to win

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IrelandIRE -- -
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Top Bets for IRE vs AFG Match

Afghanistan To Win, Hit The Most Sixes And Win An Opening Partnership

Afghanistan To Win, Hit The Most Sixes And Win An Opening Partnership

Odds

2.90
Paul Stirling to Score 50 -

Paul Stirling to Score 50 - YES

Odds

4.65
Total Runs, Over Number 1 -

Total Runs, Over Number 1 - Over 6.5

Odds

2.10
Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Score 50 -

Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Score 50 - YES

Odds

4.40
Total Run Outs In The Match -

Total Run Outs In The Match - Over 0.5

Odds

1.72
First Ball of Match Dot -

First Ball of Match Dot - NO

Odds

2.20

IRE vs AFG 5th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

With the series level at 2-2, Ireland and Afghanistan go head to head for the final time on Wednesday afternoon at Stormont, Belfast. Ireland raced into a 2-0 lead and were on the verge of securing the series before the visitors won Friday’s and Monday’s shortened matches. Read on as we preview this fifth IT20. The game gets underway at 15:30 local time.

Ireland have given a good account of themselves in this series and would certainly have taken a 2-2 score ahead of the final match at the start of the series. One big performance is required with bat and ball.

Seeing Rashid Khan back in the wickets will give confidence across the Afghanistan side. They have a very strong record against Ireland and will be confident of securing the series on Wednesday.

Ireland vs Afghanistan 5th 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 in India.

IRE vs AFG Match Toss Prediction

There is plenty of carry on this pitch which means that stroke makers can follow through with their shots and expect to get full value. There is spin in the pitch but pace bowlers will continue to get the most assistance.

IRE vs AFG Pitch Report

There is plenty of carry on this pitch which means that stroke makers can follow through with their shots and expect to get full value. There is spin in the pitch but pace bowlers will continue to get the most assistance.

Weather Report

We expect there to be no rain in Stormont and no interruptions to the match on Wednesday. The forecast is for heavy cloud throughout the game.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs Afghanistan 5th T20 Match 2022

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Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

Curtis Campher and Graham Hume made way in the Ireland XI with pace bowler Barry McCarthy and spinner Simi Singh coming in for Monday’s game. Singh was the most economical of the Irish bowlers and McCarthy dismissed Rahmaullah Gurbaz so we expect them both to retain their spots in the side.

IRE Key Players

  • Andy Balbirnie - The captain understood the importance of quick runs at the top of the order in the 11 overs per side game. He ended with a strike rate of 300 after hitting 15 from five balls.
  • Lorcan Tucker - The keeper-batter was not at his fluent best in the shortened game but has had an excellent summer. He will be looking to sign off with another half-century.
  • Josh Little - The left-arm opening bowler often takes his wickets in his returning overs in the middle and latter part of an innings. He only had two overs on Monday but we expect him to be back in the wickets in this game.

IRE Team Form

Ireland have lost three of their last five IT20s but are still alive in this series and a win will see them record a famous series win over Afghanistan.

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

IRE vs AFG Prediction
IRE vs AFG Match Prediction

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

There were two changes for Afghanistan ahead of the fourth IT20. Usman Ghani and Noor Ahmad were left out with Fareed Ahmad and Sharafuddin Ashraf coming into the team. We expect the visitors to be unchanged as they look to make it three wins in a row to take the series.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz - The young keeper batter will have been disappointed to last only 13 balls on Monday but his quick-fire 24 runs got his team off to a brilliant start.
  • Rashid Khan - The world class spinner finally got his account up and running for the series with the dismissals of Gareth Delany and Barry McCarthy.
  • Naveen ul-Haq - The right arm medium fast bowler has been Afghanistan’s most consistent bowler in this series. He has taken seven wickets across the four games.

AFG Team Form

The visitors certainly have the momentum in the series after winning the last two games by 22 and 27 runs.

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Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Moarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb ur Rahman

IRE vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches

IRE : L L W W L

AFG : W W L L W

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Ireland vs Afghanistan Head to Head

Afghanistan have won the last two games in this series but need to win another six matches in a row to beat their record of successive wins over Ireland. The home side have beaten Afghanistan five times over 22 matches.

IRE vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played IRE Won AFG Won Tie NR
Overall 22 5 16 1 0
Last 5 5 2 2 1 0

Ireland vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

Although it was a much shortened game on Monday, Afghanistan continued their improvement over the series. It is no surprise to see them installed as favourites with the bookmakers ahead of this final match.

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Who will win Ireland vs Afghanistan 5th T20 Match?

After spending a summer of bravely losing to some of the big cricketing nations, Ireland will be determined to turn the momentum around and put in a performance to give themselves the best chance of taking this series 3-2.

Ireland vs Afghanistan Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Ireland 2.582.502.762.75
Afghanistan 1.481.451.451.44
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IRE vs AFG Top Team Batsmen

We expect Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and George Dockrell to be the top batters for Ireland. Dockrell has top scored for the hosts in the last two matches.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai and Najibullah Zadran are our recommendations with the bat for Afghanistan. Zadran has scored 92 runs over the last two games in the series.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Paul Stirling (IRE)3.793.503.743.75
Andy Balbirnie (IRE)4.214.004.324.33
George Dockrell (IRE)6.246.508.008.00
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)4.463.754.004.00
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)4.714.004.004.00
Najibullah Zadran (AFG)6.756.005.005.00
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IRE vs AFG Top Team Bowlers

Josh Little, Mark Adair and Gareth Delany are our bowling picks for Ireland. Delany recorded figures of 3-33 in Monday’s clash.

We are backing Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq and Fareed Ahmad to be the top bowlers for Afghanistan. Fareed took the wickets of Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector in the fourth IT20.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Josh Little (IRE)3.033.754.004.00
Mark Adair (IRE)3.033.754.504.50
Gareth Delany (IRE)3.555.006.006.00
Rashid Khan (AFG)3.963.503.503.50
Naveen ul Haq (AFG)4.714.005.505.50
Fareed Ahmad (AFG)5.124.505.505.50
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Ireland vs Afghanistan Prediction

Even cricket fans who don’t normally follow the fortunes or watch games between Ireland and Afghanistan will be glued to this contest with the series on the line. We expect to see plenty of wickets with both teams going for their shots throughout their innings. We are predicting an exciting game with Afghanistan getting the victory.

Final Verdict

Afghanistan are favourites to beat Ireland at odds of 1.45

Posted On 17th August 2022 09:32:00 AM
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