Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa, and also the live score and latest updates.
Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa, and also the live score and latest updates.

Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the 1st T20I between Ireland and Afghanistan, and also the live score and latest updates.

What: Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I

When: 20th August, 2018 (Monday)

Where: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready

Start Time: 20:30 IST

Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I: Live Scorecard

The tourists are marginal favourites going into the T20I series having won the last five 20-over bout between the two sides, but Ireland have an opportunity to even the scales in the three matches on home soil, followed by three ODIs.

Afghanistan secured progression to next year’s World Cup with a five-wicket victory over Ireland in Harare, a result which the home side’s head coach, Graham Ford, believes will give his players ‘extra added incentive’ ahead of the clash.

The teams have developed something of a rivalry since being instated as ICC’s newest Full Members, and matches between the two have produced some enthralling battles.

The teams have not met in T20Is since March 2017 and since then Afghanistan have leapfrogged Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to No.8 in the MRF Tyres rankings, while Ireland are in 17th place.

With a bowling attack that boasts household names such as Rashid Khan, the MRF Tyres No.1 ranked bowler in this format, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, another excellent young spinner who has made headlines in the IPL, the home batsmen will have their work cut out. Afghanistan also come into this tour having thumped Bangladesh 3-0 in their most recent T20I series.

Gary Wilson took the captaincy from William Porterfield in June, and he will be thankful for the return of fast bowler Boyd Rankin after injury. Youngster Joshua Little, who is just 18, and 20-year old uncapped David Delany have both made the squad, but the spine of the team is still held up by the likes of Porterfield and the O’Brien brothers, who all have had extensive international careers.

The tourists are marginal favourites going into the T20I series having won the last five 20-over bout between the two sides, but Ireland have an opportunity to even the scales in the three matches on home soil, followed by three ODIs. Afghanistan secured progression to next year’s World Cup with a five-wicket victory over Ireland in Harare, a result which the home side’s head coach, Graham Ford, believes will give his players ‘extra added incentive’ ahead of the clash. The teams have developed something of a rivalry since being instated as ICC’s newest Full Members, and matches between the two have produced some enthralling battles. The teams have not met in T20Is since March 2017 and since then Afghanistan have leapfrogged Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to No.8 in the MRF Tyres rankings, while Ireland are in 17th place. With a bowling attack that boasts household names such as Rashid Khan, the MRF Tyres No.1 ranked bowler in this format, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, another excellent young spinner who has made headlines in the IPL, the home batsmen will have their work cut out. Afghanistan also come into this tour having thumped Bangladesh 3-0 in their most recent T20I series. Gary Wilson took the captaincy from William Porterfield in June, and he will be thankful for the return of fast bowler Boyd Rankin after injury. Youngster Joshua Little, who is just 18, and 20-year old uncapped David Delany have both made the squad, but the spine of the team is still held up by the likes of Porterfield and the O’Brien brothers, who all have had extensive international careers. 

Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa, and also the live score and latest updates.

 

What: Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I

 

When: 20th August, 2018 (Monday)

 

Where: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready

 

Start Time: 20:30 IST

 

Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I: Live Scorecard