October 27, 2022 10:40 PM
Alex Sarwar

Afghanistan vs Ireland – Super 12 – Preview & Prediction | 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

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When is Afghanistan vs Ireland on and what time does it start? Afghanistan vs Ireland will take place on Friday 28th October, 2022 – 05:00 (UK)

Where is Afghanistan vs Ireland taking place? Afghanistan vs Ireland will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Afghanistan vs Ireland? Click here for the latest ticket information for Afghanistan vs Ireland

What channel is Afghanistan vs Ireland on in the UK? Afghanistan vs Ireland will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Afghanistan vs Ireland in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Afghanistan vs Ireland live on Sky Go



  • Afghanistan were denied the opportunity to bounce back from their loss against England after rain forced a washout between them and New Zealand, which at least secured them a first point of the ‘Super 12’s’.
  • Nothing has changed since that England match, the Afghanistan bowling attack is incredibly strong, but the batters must be able to stand out to the challenge themselves and put up a winning score whether they bat first or second.


  • Ireland are riding the crest of a wave following their historic T20 World Cup victory over England at the MCG last time out as rain curtailed the contest with Ireland ahead via the DLS method following a superb bowling performance.
  • Having now won three of their last four games in this tournament, their momentum is building and the confidence that will have been garnered from victory over such a formidable team is will be priceless.


This fixture comes down to the key factor of which nation’s batting line-up handles the opposition bowlers better. These two teams faced off earlier this year in a five-match T20i series in Belfast which saw Ireland narrowly emerge victorious by three games to two. The MCG is a big ground and it will not be easy for either team to score freely, so smart batting will be required as demonstrated by Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie against England. However, Afghanistan are a streetwise outfit who should suit playing on a ground like the MCG and their bowling attack should be afforded significant joy in this one. Although Ireland are on a high, this could prove a case of an after the Lord Mayor’s show, so backing Afghanistan to win looks a shrewd move.

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