Afghanistan will host Ireland for the third and final match of the ongoing T20I series at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, this Tuesday.
With Afghanistan already claiming the three-match series, they would like to maintain a perfect record when they take on Ireland. On the other hand, the Europeans at the most can pull one back and end the tour with something to cheer about. From our point of view, we have a lot of activities. For starters, just go through my analysis below where I have handpicked the best deals for you to make loads of money.
When it comes to Ireland cricket, it’s heavily dependent on its seasoned batsmen and especially Paul Stirling. In return, Stirling has delivered abundantly. However, dealing with the number of fours he’d hit is a tricky section. So we have dug deep into the numbers to establish a strong argument here. In the last game against Afghanistan, Stirling scored 12 runs and hit only two fours at the same venue. In the last four head to head games against Afghanistan, Stirling has hit at least three fours only twice. Moreover, looking at his overall form for Ireland, Stirling has scored 2, 8, 0, 2 boundaries, respectively, in the last four T20Is. That’s three cases out of four games wherein Stirling has scored less than three boundaries..
If we compare the six-hitting abilities of the two teams in questions, it will be clear that Ireland lack this significantly. Also, by T20 standards. In the last five head to head games against Afghanistan, Ireland batsmen have collectively hit 5, 5, 4, 6, 3 sixes. That’s only one case, out of five games, in which Ireland have hit 6 sixes or more. Also, on average they’ve hit only 4.3 sixes. Looking at the overall numbers, in the last five T20Is played by Ireland, the team has hit 5, 5, 3, 8, 12, respectively. That’s only two instances wherein the Irish team has scored more than five sixes in a game. In the last game as well, on the same venue, they only managed to hit five sixes. Royal Panda have placed the odds for Ireland to hit under 5.5 sixes at 1.80.
Now we look at a bet wherein the calibre of both teams are involved, so we have a collective examination of the market in question. In the last five head to head games between Afghanistan and Ireland, the total number of match fours have been 22, 31, 36, 35, 23, respectively. That’s 3 out of five cases wherein a total of more than 25 fours has been achieved. However, in the last five T20Is involving Ireland that total has been reached only twice. Moreover, the better team of late - Afghanistan- have only produced total match fours of at least 26 only once in five T20Is. That gives us enough data to validate that the total match fours in the 3rd T20I will be under 26. Also in the last game between the two teams, at the same venue, the total number of boundaries was 22. Royal Panda have placed the odds for total match fours under 25.5 at 1.90.
In the five matches that Balbirnie featured in 2020, his scores were – 46, 29, 28, 36, 7, having scored 146 runs at a rate of 29.2 runs per innings. As visible, he has scored at least 19 in four of the above-mentioned instances. Out of the 42 T20Is, he’s played so far, the right-hander has played at the number three position a total of 30 times. In the given sample space, he has scored a total of 897 runs at an average of 33.22 runs, having crossed the 28-run mark a total of 20 times. Do you really want to miss out an opportunity to double up your investment?
Having played all home matches in India, the Afghan is quite aware of the conditions in this part of the world. In the eight matches played in this country, Zazai has hit a total of 25 fours at an average of over three per innings. Overall, in 15 T20Is, the opener has managed to send the balls to the ropes a total of 49 times, sporting an average of 3.26 per game. I can hardly point out any reason why he should not hit at least three boundaries this Tuesday and win us some easy money by the evening.
Kevin O’Brien has played a lot of cricket in India in the past year or so, especially T20Is. What’s remarkable is the fact that the right-hander has cleared the ropes at least once in each of his last four matches played in this part of the world. The Irishman’s big-hitting skills has taken an upward slope in the past couple of years, having hit 43 sixes in 2019 and 2020 combined, out of the 76 he hit overall in his career, starting from 2008. I am sure you have enough reasons to invest in this bet by now.