The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Afghanistan vs Ireland ODI series to kick off today

KABUL: Afghanistan and Ireland will play the first match of a three-match ODI series today Thursday at 04:00 PM in Sharjah Cricket Stadium of United Arab Emirates, according to a statement from the Afghanistan Nangial Kharoti Cricket Board on Wednesday. Hashmatullah Shahidi will lead the Afghan side, with the likes of Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Mohammad Nabi in the ranks. Off-spinner Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar and slow leftarm spin-bowling all-rounder Nangial Kharoti are set to make their ODI debut. Rashid Khan will miss the series due to injury. On the other hand, Ireland, under the captaincy of Paul Stirling, will feature their prominent players, namely, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, and George Dockrell. The upcoming three-match ODI series will be followed by a three-match T20I series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan has a better headto-head record over Ireland in ODIs. Afghan Atalan have won 16 out of the 30 matches they have played against Ireland, with the Irish Team coming out victorious on 13 occasions, and the remaining one match being abandoned. Mashal

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.