A victory in the 2nd ODI was Ireland’s first win of the series which came at the right time else it would have been too late for them. Now, both the sides have won 1 game each, waiting for the 3rd game to be played on August 31 in Belfast. Ireland’s performance hasn’t been upto the mark and they would want to end this series as the winners. Here is the prediction for the 3rd ODI:
Bowling department – Bowling has been fine for Ireland so far. The previous game witnessed couple of great spells from the Irish bowlers including the one bowled by Tim Murtagh in which he picked up 4 wickets. Boyn Rankin and Simi Singh were also effective.
Batting collapse – The whole series has come to an end but Ireland’s batting didn’t look that much effective in even one of the battles. They can still make some effort and bat well in the 3rd ODI to grab a much-needed win.
Collection of spinners – No matter how many runs they spent but Afghan spinners would always be their strengths. Mujeeb, Nabi and Rashid form a superb trio that can dismantle any attack in the world. It is expected that these 3 would perform in the do or die game as well.
Batting woes – Just like Ireland, the Asian squad too were not at their best in batting. Atleast 3 players should score half-centuries if Afghanistan have to correct their past mistakes. Well, its their luck that they are winning despite batting failure.
Cricwizz Prediction: Afghanistan have a better chance of winning this ODI series. So, Cricwizz predicts 2-1 in favour of Afghanistan.
Who will win the 3rd ODI?
- Afghanistan (72%, 52 Votes)
- Ireland (28%, 20 Votes)
Total Voters: 72