AFG vs IRE 4th ODI: Afghanistan eyeing to seal the series with a win

AFG vs IRE 4th ODI Playing XI, Team News and Pre-Match Report


After winning the first two ODIs, Afghanistan suffered a brutal loss in the third one but now they are all set to bounce back with all their might and seal the series with a win in the fourth match of AFG vs IRE 4th ODI. Ireland, on the other hand, is desperate to level off the series and end it on a high note. Who will emerge victorious in this battle, only time will tell.


Ireland would be heavily depending on two players, William Porterfield, the captain, and Paul Stirling, the opener; these two have consistently played well for the team and are perhaps the most reliable ones too. Irish batsmen have struggled against spin so far but in the last ODI, they did manage to crack a solution for Rashid Khan’s deceiving bowling attack. This could help them in today’s clash as well.

On the other hand, Afghanistan would be particularly focusing on its bowlers who surprisingly failed in the third ODI. Afghanistan’s strength lies in its bowling, therefore, they need to reconstruct the attack. Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran and Samiullah Shenwari having stood out with their tight bowling are the keys to success for the team.


Let’s have a look at the playing of both the teams for Afghanistan vs Ireland 4th ODI:


  1. Hazratullah Zazai
  2. Noor Ali Zadran
  3. Asghar Afghan (c)
  4. Rahmat Shah
  5. Gulbadin Naib
  6. Ikram Ali Khil
  7. Najibullah Zadran
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Mohammad Nabi
  10. Aftab Alam
  11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman



  1. William Porterfield (c)
  2. Paul Stirling
  3. Andy Balbirnie
  4. Simi Singh
  5. Kevin O’Brien
  6. Gary Wilson (wk)
  7. George Dockrell
  8. Andy McBrine
  9. Tim Murtagh
  10. James Cameron-Dow
  11. Boyd Rankin


Match Time: The match will start at 12:30 PM (Pakistan), 1 PM (India), 12 PM (Afghanistan)

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

Weather Conditions: A cloudy and humid day is expected with 0% precipitation chance



They both have played 21 ODIs with each other where Ireland leading the score 11-10. The average first inning score is 222.

Which team will win the 4th ODI of the series? We would like to hear it from you.

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Pic Credits: ICC Cricket

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