AFG vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report, Sharjah Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | Afghanistan vs Ireland 2024

Mar 11, 2024

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The stage is set for the third and final One Day International (ODI) between Afghanistan and Ireland at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, with Afghanistan holding a 1-0 lead in the series. Following their victory in the series opener, Afghanistan stand on the brink of clinching the 50-overs battle, while Ireland are determined to bounce back after a defeat and level the series.

The second ODI was marred by rain, resulting in a washout and leaving Ireland with no opportunity to level the series. As a result, the upcoming match is crucial for the Irish side as they aim to salvage pride and end the series on a positive note.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, will be aiming to maintain their winning momentum and secure another victory to seal the series.

ODI Stats and Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium:

Total matches: 256
Matches won batting first: 134
Matches won bowling first: 120
Average first innings scores: 223
Average second innings scores: 191
Highest total recorded: 364/7 (50 Ov) by Pakistan vs New Zealand
Lowest total recorded: 54/10 (26.3 Ov) by India vs Sri Lanka
Highest score chased: 285/2 (47.5 Ov) by Australia vs Pakistan
Lowest score defended: 138/9 (50 Ov) by Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:

Renowned for its compact dimensions and short boundaries, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium offers a pitch known for its preference towards a slower pace. Despite its sluggish nature, the proximity of the boundaries benefits batters, allowing them to amass significant runs. Nevertheless, spin bowlers can capitalize on these conditions particularly in the latter stages of the game. Hence, winning the toss might lead the team captain to contemplate chasing, recognizing the possible hurdles posed by spinners towards the end of the match.

Also READ: Afghanistan vs Ireland 2024, ODI series: Date, Match Time, Squads, Broadcast and Live Streaming details

Sharjah Weather Forecast:

The weather outlook for the forthcoming match in Sharjah indicates windy conditions but minimal chances of rain, with a 0% probability of precipitation. The wind speed is expected to reach 31 km/h. Temperatures are forecasted to remain at approximately 25 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of around 67%.

AFG vs IRE 2024, 3rd ODI – Probable Playing XI:

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Allah Ghazanfar

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Theo van Woerkom, Graham Hume, Craig Young

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