Porterfield: We continued to do a lot of things right, which we did in the first two games as well. But we managed to get over the line today. All credit to the bowler to get them 3 down quickly. Stirling has been fantastic so far. Balbirnie has been in great touch and has been knocking on the doors to come in. We’re happy with the win today and looking forward to the next game.
Stanikzai: It wasn’t our game. Ireland played very well. We started our batting innings really poorly. On this wicket, 265 was good. Unfortunately, today we didn’t field and bowl well. Ireland played him well today.
Stirling: That was the main thing – get the win under the belt. It was nice to get some runs but the win was the main thing. We would have taken 260 at the start of the game. Great knock from Balbirnie today. We addressed our issues from the previous games and played a lot better today.
Who Will Win Afghanistan vs Ireland 4th ODI Today Match Prediction
Afghanistan Will Win
Afghanistan have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. The fact that two of their star players will be seen playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10 underlines their rise.
Ireland will derive a lot of satisfaction from this win. After repeated collapses from the middle order during run-chases on this tour, they have finally managed to find a fix.Stirling played wonderfully well for his 99 to set the chase up,Ireland too have been playing good cricket for last several years.
Man of the Match: Paul Stirling 99 (114)
If we take a look at the head-to-head record, both these teams have played against each other in 50-over format 8 times with Afghanistan managing to win on 3 occasions while losing the rest of the games. But, a lot has changed for both teams in recent times, with the Afghans bolstered by an influx of good young players; an area where Ireland have lacked. It will be interesting to see how the Irish tackle the Afghan challenge in the latter’s adopted home.
Ireland ODI squad:-
William Porterfield(c), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Jacob Mulder, Tim Murtagh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.
Afghanistan ODI squad:-
Mohammad Shahzad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Nasir Jamal, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran, Fareed Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi.
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