Afghanistan have been in fine touch in the Super Sixes © Getty Images
Afghanistan have been in fine touch in the Super Sixes © Getty Images

Afghanistan and Ireland will square off the in the final Super Six game of ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 at Harare Sports Club on Friday. Had Zimbabwe won against UAE on Thursday, they would have joined West Indies to claim their spot in 2019 World Cup. This tie would have been a dead rubber. But with the hosts shocking defeat, it becomes a must-win for both these teams. The live telecast of Afghanistan and Ireland match can be watched on Star Select HD 2 and Star Select 2. The live streaming will be available on hotstar.com.

However, all is not over yet for Zimbabwe. In the unlikely event of a tie, the door could open for Zimbabwe once again, with the second qualification place being decided on net run rate. As for Match 9 of Super Sixes, Afghanistan and Ireland enter the contest after early hiccups. In their first clash of the Super Sixes against Zimbabwe, Ireland were completely outplayed and lost by 107 runs. However, they bounced back in the second game defeating Scotland.

Afghanistan have still looked out of sorts in the tournament in terms of their batting. Nevertheless, their bowlers have made it 2 into 2 in the Super Sixes so far. Mohammad Nabi has been in excellent form this tournament scoring 252 runs and scalping 11 wickets so far.

As for the conditions, thunderstorms could play a visit again and DLS could play a crucial role in this clash as well.