IRE vs AFG 2018 : Ireland v Afghanistan ODI Series - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Ireland take on Afghanistan in the three match ODI series at Belfast.

Ireland and Afghanistan will play three ODI matches against each other in Belfast

Ireland will face Afghanistan in the three-match ODI series at Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast and Ireland will be looking to return on winning ways after a disappointing T20I series which they lost by 2-0. Nial O'Brien and Tim Murtagh's inclusion will boost Ireland's morale. On the other hand, Afghanistan would love to continue their dominance over Ireland and this series is a good opportunity for all the players to seal their spots for next year's World Cup which will be played in similar conditions and the spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman will be a threat for Irish batting line up. 

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Ireland take on Afghanistan in the three-match ODI series at Belfast :

15.15 - Rashid Khan's ODI bowling average against Ireland. He has taken 33 wickets at an impressive average of 15.15 in just 13 ODIs with three four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul. 

17 - Ireland and Afghanistan have played 17 ODIs against each other, of which Ireland have won 9 and Afghanistan have won 8.

49 - Tim Murtagh needs 1 more wicket to become the 6th Irish bowler to take 50 or more wickets in ODIs. 

91 - Gary Wilson needs 91 more runs to reach the milestone of 2000 ODI runs. He will be the 6th player from Ireland to achieve this milestone. 

98 - Number of wickets taken by Dawlat Zadran in ODIs and needs 2 more wickets to become the third bowler to take 100 ODI wickets for Afghanistan after Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan. 

100 - The second ODI match of this series will be Afghanistan's 100th ODI match. They will become the 14th nation to play 100 or more ODIs.

100 - If Paul Stirling plays all the three ODIs then the third match will be the 100th match of his ODI career and will become the 4th player to play 100 or more ODIs for Ireland. 

720 - Runs scored by Paul Stirling against Afghanistan - the most by any player in Ireland - Afghanistan ODIs. 

998 - Najibullah Zadran needs 2 more runs to complete 1000 runs in ODIs. He will become the 8th Afghanistani player to achieve this milestone.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 27 Aug, 2018

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