Afghanistan vs Ireland series: Schedule, Squads, Venue, TV channel and Timings

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Dehradun: Ireland's captain Paul Stirling and Afgah counterpart Asghar Afghan reveal the trophy for the upcoming Afghanistan-Ireland ICC cricket series, in Dehradun, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI2_19_2019_000177B)

Afghanistan vs Ireland series: Schedule, Squads, Venue, TV channel and Timings

Afghanistan will host Ireland at their adopted home of Dehradun for 3 Twenty20s, 5 one-day internationals before a five-day test match which might be the Asian side’s “home” debut.

Dehradun: Ireland’s captain Paul Stirling and Afgah counterpart Asghar Afghan reveal the trophy for the upcoming Afghanistan-Ireland ICC cricket series, in Dehradun.

Afghanistan will host Ireland at their adopted home of Dehradun for 3 Twenty20s, 5 one-day internationals before a five-day test match – solely the second for each countries since their admission to cricket’s elite. this could be Afghanistan’s debut “home” test match, despite it being on Indian soil within the foothills of the chain of mountains.

In their opening Tests, each newest members to achieve test cricket standing were overwhelmed. While Afghanistan were simply sweptwing aside by India last year, Ireland pushed Pakistan however eventually came short.

Since then each groups have centered on the shorter formats instead of the additional traditional, longest kind of the sport. Afghanistan qualified for the world Cup in England, and can open their campaign against Australia in metropolis on June a pair of. however the main target for now’s greatly on the test match, that had to be brought forward by four days therefore it didn’t clash with the start of the Indian Premier League on March 23.

Afghanistan’s 3 spin bowlers – Rashid Khan, Muhammad Nabi and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman – are expected to feature within the IPL, that is currently starting earlier to allow all the players rest prior the world Cup.

In the absence of Gary Wilson, Ireland are going to be captained by Paul Stirling within the T20Is before William Porterfield takes over the captainship for the ODIs and therefore the test match. Wilson continues to be convalescent from a condition that affects his vision and can miss the whole tour.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Schedule

February 21: 1st T20I in Dehradun at 1830 IST

February 23: 2nd T20I in Dehradun at 1830 IST

February 24: 3rd T20I in Dehradun at 1830 IST

February 28: 1st ODI in Dehradun at 1300 IST

March 2: 2nd ODI in Dehradun at 1300 IST

March 5: 3rd ODI in Dehradun at 1300 IST

March 8: 4th ODI in Dehradun at 1300 IST

March 10: 5th ODI in Dehradun at 1300 IST

March 15-19: Only Test in Dehradun at 1000 IST

T20I squads
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(c), Usman Ghani, Najeeb Tarakai, Hazratullah Zazai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Farid Malik, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ziaur Rahman

Ireland: Paul Stirling(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker

Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Zahir Khan, Farid Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Sayed Shirzad

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

Test squads
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Ali Khil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Wafadar Momand, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Waqar Salamkheil

Ireland: William Porterfield(c), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker.

Afghanistan vs Ireland TV broadcast

The Afghanistan vs Ireland series will not be fully live broadcast on TV in India. D-SPORT will telecast the first and second T20Is, and 1st, 3rd and 4th ODI out of the five match series.