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Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb -Mar 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:18 pm

1st T20I – 21 February 2019
2nd T20I – 23 February 2019
3rd T20I – 24 February 2019
1st ODI – 28 February 2019
2nd ODI – 2 March 2019
3rd ODI – 5 March 2019
4th ODI – 8 March 2019
5th ODI – 10 March 2019
Only Test Match 15–19 March 2019

Ireland squad hasn't been confirmed yet but there will be changes from the inaugural Test due to retirements (Joyce/O'Brien) and spinning conditions which will most likely see a couple of our seamers give way. Who will take these spots is still up for grabs but Ireland A are currently in Sri Lanka and there are a few players making strong claims for a place.

The senior team will tune up with a triangular T20I tournament in Oman at the beginning of next month

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Re: Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb -Mar 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:07 pm

Ireland squads announced. Good to see a few new names.

Oman Quadrangular T20 Tournament Squad
Paul Stirling (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker

Afghanistan series - T20 Squad
Paul Stirling (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker

Afghanistan series – ODI Squad
William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker

Afghanistan series – Test Squad
William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker

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Re: Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb -Mar 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby Going South » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:41 pm

I love this match up.

I would be supporting afghan team. ;)

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Re: Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:08 pm

Cricket Ireland will be releasing details of a live stream. I'll post it when I get it

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Re: Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:48 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:let me know if available in india or not


Its on youtube so you should be grand

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNU0Vv ... 2cIQrgDeqw

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:06 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:59 for 4
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why simi singh bats @ 5 ?


One of our problems that particularly rears its head in T20 is that we are overloaded with bits and pieces players. From the lineup today you could have put batsmen from 4 to 8 in any order and it probably wouldn't have made a difference. It seems that specialist T20 batsmen in Ireland are like hen's teeth. Having said that, Simi is actually quite a good batsman - it just hasn't happened for him on this tour so far. Still though, I will bang my head off the nearest brick wall if Poynter isn't batting further up the order on Saturday.

Even though it didn't look like a high scoring pitch, we were still at least 20 runs light. Bowlers did really well - very impressed with Josh Little on this tour. It didn't help that Thompson had to go off injured while bowling a very economical spell but once Nabi and Najibullah got themselves set it was always going to be Afghanistan's game

givemeahug786 wrote:Gettake debut duck


It wasn't Getkate's debut - he played all the games in the Oman tournament

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:14 am

givemeahug786 wrote:Icc removed Oman status from ODI so yesterday was Gettake debut in international

oman games considered as List A games.




What kind of nonsense are you talking????
The Oman tournament - which also included Scotland and Netherlands, was a T20 tournament - not List A. Every Associate country has T20I status so every game in that tournament was an official international.

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:41 pm

Afghanistan bat first in the 2nd T20I. One change in the Ireland line-up. Lorcan Tucker in for the injured Stuart Thompson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrL7oE1Ko_M

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Postby The Third Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:08 pm

Play stopped after one over because...... some clever bastard decided to turn on the water sprinklers..

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:27 pm

Afghanistan finish on 278-3. A quick reminder - THIS IS A T20!!!! Zazai bats through for 162*

Ireland 69-0 off the first powerplay.

A run-fest

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby raja » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:43 am

So many records broken.

Highest T20I score (278)
Highest run-rate in a completely innings (13.90/over)
Most sixes in a T20I innings (16)
Highest opening partnership (236)
Highest partnership for any wicket (236)

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby raja » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:47 am

Congratulations, AK and other Afghanistan fans.
That was some performance!

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:04 am

raja wrote:So many records broken.

Highest T20I score (278)
Highest run-rate in a completely innings (13.90/over)
Most sixes in a T20I innings (16)
Highest opening partnership (236)
Highest partnership for any wicket (236)


Understandably two other broken records have been overlooked in the carnage . Stirling and O'Brien's opening stand of 126 is the new Irish record in T20i and Stirling's 91 is the highest individual record. Pity he couldn't go on to get a ton. I can't believe how badly we have fallen away at T20 since the Dutch knocked us out of the World Cup in 2014. We have actually improved a bit on this tour (hard to believe I know) but we are still a long, long way off where we need to be.

Having said I'm not taking anything away from Afghanistan - they are a seriously good T20 outfit.

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 pm

raja wrote:So many records broken.

Highest T20I score (278)
Highest run-rate in a completely innings (13.90/over)
Most sixes in a T20I innings (16)
Highest opening partnership (236)
Highest partnership for any wicket (236)


Wow. Haha. Now we have the highest score of all T20. 278 is some feet. Only 22 from 300.
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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:52 pm

raja wrote:Congratulations, AK and other Afghanistan fans.
That was some performance!


Thanks Raja bhai.
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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:54 pm

The Third Man wrote:
raja wrote:So many records broken.

Highest T20I score (278)
Highest run-rate in a completely innings (13.90/over)
Most sixes in a T20I innings (16)
Highest opening partnership (236)
Highest partnership for any wicket (236)


Understandably two other broken records have been overlooked in the carnage . Stirling and O'Brien's opening stand of 126 is the new Irish record in T20i and Stirling's 91 is the highest individual record. Pity he couldn't go on to get a ton. I can't believe how badly we have fallen away at T20 since the Dutch knocked us out of the World Cup in 2014. We have actually improved a bit on this tour (hard to believe I know) but we are still a long, long way off where we need to be.

Having said I'm not taking anything away from Afghanistan - they are a seriously good T20 outfit.


Ireland team is improving. The most important match for me - and for you I assume - is the test match. Hope we win that. T20 is all fun. Test is serious :D.
I hope we get our first Test win in this series :)
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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby Going South » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:04 pm

That was awesome “minnow bashing” by an “elite” team. ;) All the cricket teams now shit in their pants if they were scheduled to play this Afghan team. Hahahahaha

I see bright future for Afghan cricket. I am sure BCCI IPL teams are watching.

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Postby The Third Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:24 pm

46 off 4. The carnage continues..

@givemeahug the game is being streamed on YouTube

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Re: { Live on Dsports} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:54 pm

What's going on here??

RR is in single digits and 3 wickets down at halfway. It's an improvement I guess..

Oh wait... Chase is back into the attack and.... 1st ball goes for 4. Normal service resumed...

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Postby The Third Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:08 pm

Ashgar out now. Wouldn't have minded him staying in actually. He might have used up a few more deliveries.

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Postby The Third Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:29 pm

Another 200+ on the cards here. Won't get to see most of our chase but doubt I'll miss much

Later lads...

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:32 pm

Ireland catching has been good today.

200+ total again for Afghanistan.
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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:35 pm

That was too early. Simi Singh Drops one on the boundary that goes for six.
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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:24 pm

Everytime Ireland get's a hope of winning a T20 against us. Rashid ruins their dreams.

This is 10th back to back T20 win against IReland.
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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:21 pm

afghankhan wrote:Everytime Ireland get's a hope of winning a T20 against us. Rashid ruins their dreams.

This is 10th back to back T20 win against IReland.


It was Nabi who did the damage today with his knock. Rashid just does what he always does - come in at the back end of an innings and finish the job. Kind of like doing with the ball what Dhoni does with the bat.

On to the ODIs. It's been pretty much Even Steven between us in this format recently but conditions will favour Afghanistan. There will be a few changes the T20 squad. Porterfield, Murtagh and McCarthy return while there are possible debuts for batsman James McCollum and slow left arm bowler James Cameron-Dow. Getkate, Little and Tector make way.

William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby Going South » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:38 pm

81 from 36 balls is too precious and is the main difference. Great batting by nabi.

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Postby The Third Man » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:42 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:Mohd Nabi M.O.M and Player of series


Good choice

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Postby The Third Man » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:23 am

Afghanistan to bat first. They seem to be confident - Dawlat, Shazad and Najibullah are all rested today. Ireland are giving a debut to James Cameron-Dow.

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Postby The Third Man » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:08 pm

It looked ominous after 20 overs but we improved in the second half of the innings. Decision to select more spinners has been justified but it was a harsh call dropping McCollum after one game. Don't know what the revised total will be but it will still be a difficult chase.

Very Irish conditions in Dehradun today ... in other words - still raining :)

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Postby The Third Man » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:45 pm

I doubt that play will resume here

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Postby The Third Man » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:39 pm

Typical... we get ourselves into our best position to win so far on this tour... then the heavens open..

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Postby Going South » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:40 pm

I tell you, the series is jinxed from the getgo.

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:59 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:Wow ireland heading for victory and Thirdman not here



Thirdman was in work today.

Glad, and relieved that we finally got a win today. Well done Balbo. Haven't always been his biggest fan but that was some knock. Not forgetting Dockrell either - he's a genuine all-rounder now

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Postby Going South » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Consolation win?
Makes things interesting

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Postby The Third Man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:21 pm

Going South wrote:Consolation win?
Makes things interesting


Haha we'll know by Sunday..

givemeahug786 wrote:Not possible without DOCKRELL (54) and his stand of 143.What a player!!


Yes his batting has come on really well in the last few years.

Useless stats: Balbirnie's 8 sixes is the most by an Irish batsman in an innings. Also it is equal to the total number of sixes he hit in his entire ODI career before today (52 games)

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:06 pm

Absolute horror show today :annoyed:

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby Going South » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:14 pm

IMO aftab Alam should be man of match instead of rashid khan. His bowling won the game. 223 is not great ODI total to defend.

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:34 pm

Going South wrote:IMO aftab Alam should be man of match instead of rashid khan. His bowling won the game. 223 is not great ODI total to defend.


Agree

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Re: {Live on Youtube} Afghanistan vs Ireland :( 3 T20I & 5 ODI) Feb 21 -Mar 10. 2019 at Dehradun,india

Postby The Third Man » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:22 pm

Ireland won by 5 wickets in the last ODI today to tie the series. Another low scoring game - Afghanistan's total of 216-6 wasn't enough to defend. Stirling (70) and Balbirnie (68) provided the backbone for the chase and our shaky middle order managed to hold it together.

However, Thirdman was not a happy camper when he got up this morning to see - again, an unchanged lineup. An opportunity to give vital experience to younger players has been mostly lost on this tour. James McCollum is a very promising batsman but after going for a duck in his only game, he has been overlooked since while the selectors persevered with Simi Singh at 4 despite failure after failure. Likewise the wicketkeeping duties should have been shared between Poynter and Lorcan Tucker. Also risking burning out Rankin and Murtagh while a very capable bowler like Barry McCarthy looks to have gone to India for 7 weeks just to bowl in the nets may well backfire in the Test match next week. Afghanistan,on the other hand - four months out from the World Cup were making four/five changes per game.

Selectors seem to be missing the bigger picture here. The aim should be getting a team together to qualify for the 2023 World Cup and reluctance/refusal to leave out some of the old guard is not doing us any favours going forward. Not even a series salvaging win today will paper over those cracks.

One concern for Afghanistan with next week in mind is the sight of their captain Ashgar retiring injured. He seems to be the only Afghan batsman with the patience to bat long.