The 25th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will see Afg facing off against Ire
Ireland will be taking on Afghanistan in the Super 12 game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Both teams are a part of Group 1 and have played two games each.
Ireland made a stellar comeback in the tournament after losing their 1st game to Sri Lanka. They defeated England by 5 runs in the second match. They will be aiming to continue this momentum here as well.
On the other hand, Afghanistan’s campaign hasn’t been a remarkable one so far. In the two matches that they played so far in this tournament, they ended up losing one and the other one got abandoned due to rain.
Ire is currently standing fourth on the Super 12 points table while Afg is placed bottom-last on the table.
This will be a crucial game for both of these sides, and a win here for either of the sides will set the tournament wide open for other teams as well.
Afghanistan vs Ireland ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Match 25 Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 13°C on the matchday with 74% humidity and 24 km/hr wind speed. There is a 79% chance of precipitation during the game.
Afghanistan vs Ireland ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Match 25 Pitch Report:
The wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch often offers a decent balance between bat and ball throughout the game. The pacers might get some decent carry and bounce here, especially in the initial stages of the match. However, spinners’ role could be limited at this venue considering the track and records. Another similar behavior from the surface is expected in this game as well.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 150 runs.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground.
Afghanistan vs Ireland ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Match 25 Probable XIs:
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi ©, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie ©, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little