Ireland looks to extend lead against Afghanistan

Ireland looks to extend lead against Afghanistan

After the victory for their first T20I match against Afghanistan, Ireland is looking to extend their lead in the series. While Ireland is aiming for a 2-0 lead, Afghanistan on the other hand is hoping to tie the lead for better chances.

It was a seven wickets lead that gave Ireland the victory. Ireland also dominated other departments. However, although Afghanistan is not in their best shape last game, they still managed to be close to their opponent. Unexpectedly, Afghanistan lost to Ireland because many believed that they are the better team.

For the side of Ireland, they managed to do their defense well, and everyone in the team contributed a lot. If there will be a problem for the squad of Ireland, it would be their consistency as they failed in that area. If they want to continuously win the T20i series against Afghanistan, they need to be consistent in all areas.

When guys like Lorcan Tucker and Andy Balbirnie’s runs worked, it is a relief for Ireland because they stand a chance. George Dockrell and Harry Tector also played well for the Irish squad. If these guys and the remaining players continue their game, they will definitely win the series.

However, adjustments will be made by Afghanistan for them to tie the series. During their first T20I, the guys are not in their best form. Even their team selection is far from what were expected of them. Actually when these two teams previously met each other, it is always Afghanistan who dominated the game. But it is not the case in this series.

Their spin bowling is not ideal, and their bowling attack is weak. However, even if this is what happened in the first T20I match, this might not be the case for the second T20I series and the remaining series. Afghanistan will definitely do some adjustments and will find a way to win the series.

Prediction:

Ireland (2.50)
Odds: 0.85

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