Hashmatullah Shahidi and Andrew Balbirnie.
Picture Supply : AFGHANISTAN CRICKET BOARD Hashmatullah Shahidi and Andrew Balbirnie.

Afghanistan are slated to tackle Eire in the one Take a look at slated to be performed on the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi beginning Wednesday, February 28.

Each groups are usually not part of the continued World Take a look at Championship (WTC) 2023-25 cycle. Therefore, the result of this Take a look at match doesn’t suggest so much for each and might be merely handled as a costume rehearsal for the white-ball collection to comply with.

Afghanistan suffered a shellacking within the final Take a look at that they participated in. They have been taken down by Sri Lanka on the Sinhalese Sports activities Membership (SSC) by a margin of 10 wickets.

Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah are in some good red-ball kind. Whereas Ibrahim scored 100 (114 runs) within the second innings of the one Take a look at in opposition to the Lankan Lions, Rahmat performed an excellent knock of 91 within the first innings.

The opposite batters within the high and the center order should contribute for the Asian facet to get the higher of the Irish.

Alternatively, Eire final performed a Take a look at in opposition to England at Lord’s in June 2023. They have been comprehensively crushed by the Three Lions on that event by 10 wickets and are nonetheless trying to find their maiden win within the red-ball format.

Tolerance Oval Pitch Report

Tolerance Oval goes to host its first-ever Take a look at match. The bottom is located proper subsequent to the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Fairly akin to the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the pitch on the Tolerance Oval is predicted to help the batters extra in comparison with the bowlers.

The ball just isn’t anticipated to spin a lot early on and the spinners are likey to return into the sport from day three onwards.

Afghanistan’s probably enjoying XI:

Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ikram Alikhil, Nasir Jamal, Zia ur Rehman, Nijat Masood, Naveed Zadram, Zahir Khan

Eire’s probably enjoying XI:

James McCollom, Peter Moor, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Younger


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