Afghanistan vs Ireland T20Is 2024 to begin on March 15 – watch live in India

Following the gripping conclusion of the ODI series, cricket fans are in for another treat as Afghanistan and Ireland gear up to battle it out in the fast-paced T20 format. With three thrilling matches scheduled at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium, expect fireworks as both teams vie for T20 supremacy.

T20I Series Overview:

The T20I series between Afghanistan and Ireland is set to commence on March 15 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The action-packed series will consist of three matches, with the second game scheduled for March 17 and the final showdown on March 18. After an intense battle in the ODI arena, both teams are geared up to showcase their prowess in the shortest format of the game.

Tour Recap:

Afghanistan and Ireland’s tour in the UAE 2024 kicked off with a Test match, which Ireland claimed victory in. However, Afghanistan bounced back in the ODI series, securing a convincing 2-0 win. Now, the focus shifts to the T20Is, where both teams will be aiming to leave their mark on the series.

Team Rankings and Head-to-Head Record:

In the ICC Men’s T20I rankings, Afghanistan currently holds the 10th position, while Ireland sits in the 12th spot. When it comes to their head-to-head record in T20Is, Afghanistan holds the upper hand, having won 16 out of the 23 contests against Ireland, with the Irish emerging victorious in seven matches.

Key Players:

Afghanistan will be boosted by the return of their star spinner Rashid Khan, who is set to lead the team after recovering from a back injury. Joining him is the talented Mujeeb Ur Rehman, adding depth to Afghanistan’s bowling arsenal. Meanwhile, Ireland will rely on familiar faces from their ODI squad, including skipper Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, and Mark Adair, to deliver impactful performances.

Afghanistan vs Ireland T20Is 2024 squads

Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sediq Atal, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Ishaq Rahimi (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Nangyal Kharotai, Azmat Omarzai, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wafadar Momand, Farid Malik, Naveen Ul Haq and Fazal Haq Farooqi

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White and Craig Young

Where to Watch:

For cricket enthusiasts in India, live streaming of the Afghanistan vs Ireland T20Is 2024 will be available exclusively on the FanCode app and website. Unfortunately, there will be no live telecast of the matches on any TV channel in India.

Afghanistan vs Ireland T20Is 2024 schedule and live India match start times

All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
Friday, March 151st T20ISharjah Cricket Stadium9:30 PM
Sunday, March 172nd T20ISharjah Cricket Stadium9:30 PM
Monday, March 183rd T20ISharjah Cricket Stadium9:30 PM

Conclusion: As anticipation reaches fever pitch for the T20I series between Afghanistan and Ireland, all eyes will be on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium for what promises to be an enthralling cricketing spectacle. With top-notch talent on display and fierce competition expected, buckle up for a roller-coaster ride of T20 action as Afghanistan and Ireland battle it out for T20 supremacy in the UAE.