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Afghanistan and Ireland ODI series rescheduled; to start from 21st January instead of 18th

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All three matches will happen on the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Eire and Afghanistan are slated to face off in opposition to one another by locking horns in a three-match ODI sequence. The sequence was earlier scheduled to begin on January 18th, 2021. However now, the sequence has been postponed by three days and can kick off from the 21st of January 2021.

The sequence between the 10th ranked and the 11th ranked aspect is part of the newly devised World Cup Tremendous League. And, all three matches will happen on the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The second and the ultimate ODIs of the sequence can be performed on January 24th and January 26th respectively.

Excessive-Efficiency Director of Eire Cricket, Richard Holdsworth mentioned that the request of the Afghanistan Cricket Board for a slight extension within the begin of the sequence has been accommodated and the delay is as a result of quarantine necessities that have to be achieved.

“We had been happy to accommodate the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s request for a slight extension of the tour understanding that the delayed arrival time of the Afghan aspect, mixed with their quarantine necessities meant that the earlier schedule couldn’t be achieved,” mentioned Holdsworth as quoted by Cricbuzz.

Holdsworth additionally concluded by saying that after dialogue with the Afghanistan Cricket Board, an settlement was reached to maintain the sequence in Abu Dhabi after the visas arrived for the Afghan cricketers.

“We’re happy that after discussions over current days, an settlement was reached on preserving the sequence in Abu Dhabi after the Afghanistan squad’s visas got here by,” he concluded.

Eire will face UAE earlier than their sequence in opposition to Afghanistan

Earlier than that, Eire will crunch a four-match ODI sequence in opposition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) aspect from January eighth to January 14th earlier than taking up Afghanistan. The 4 matches will happen on each alternate day.

Additionally, each Afghanistan and Eire have already named their squads for the ODI sequence. It might be very attention-grabbing to see how younger Curtis Campher performs within the ODI sequence. The 21-year-old was the discover for Eire within the ODI sequence in opposition to England. Campher averaged 127.00 with the bat, whereas he took 5 wickets in three video games at a strike fee of 25.80 with the ball as properly in opposition to the 2019 World Cup champions. Andrew Balbirnie will proceed to steer the Eire aspect, whereas Afghanistan can be led by Asghar Afghan.

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