COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Ireland vs Afghanistan on August 24
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Afghanistan will look to add another series sweep to their name, While Ireland will desperately want to escape some embarrassment by finishing the series off on a positive note when both these sides clash in the third and final T20I. The Afghans are on a roll at the moment and they seem to be enjoying their time against a hapless Irish side. They have been absolutely clinical in both the batting and bowling departments in this series. They won the first game by 16 runs, then raising their bar further to clinch 244 runs win in the previous fixture. The hosts have tried everything they could, but nothing has worked for them. Now they seem to have run out of ideas to overcome this threatening Asian lineup. Ireland have failed to click as a unit and they have not been able to stretch the visitors at all. They might rotate some of their players in next T20I. Hosts have now lost all the five T20I games they have played at the Bready Cricket Club.
Best economical pick – Peter Chase has been the star performer for Ireland with the ball. The right-arm pacer has taken four wickets each in two matches and he is likely to cause problems for Blue Tigers once again. While his bowling partner Joshua Little picked three wickets in two matches but gave away 48 runs in his spell of four overs, which he will try to correct in his next outing.
Top captains & vice captains – Hazratullah Zazai and Asghar Afghan have been the rock of Afghanistan batting line-up in the series. Hazratullah has scored the most runs for the side so far with scores of 74 and 82 in his respective two innings. Rashid Khan has been the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/35 and 4/17 in the first and second fixture. His partner Mujeeb ur Rahman thrashed the Irish line-up with impressive figures of 2/14 and 3/17 in both fixtures and once again the onus will be on them to make the early inroads into the Greens batting line-up.
Smart pick – Ireland relies heavily on their captain Gary Wilson to lead from the front as other batsmen failed to contribute much throughout the series. With scores of 34 and 22 so far, the Ireland captain is the highest run-scorer for his side. He will need to build on those starts and enable the others to bat around him.
Cautious Pick – After a flop show in the T20I series against India, Ireland batsman Andy Balbirnie again got out cheaply in the first T20I. Then scored a golden duck in the second T20I. So be careful before picking him in your fantasy team.
My XI – Hazratullah (Captain), Rashid Khan (Vice-Captain), Peter Chase, Gary Wilson, Mujeeb Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad,Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Nabi, Joshua Little