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Afghanistan Hoping For ODI Win Against Ireland

The first ODI gets underway Monday in Ireland with the host team regrouping after their  2-0 defeat in the T20I series last week. 

Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team is hoping to win their One Day International (ODI) series against Ireland which gets underway on Monday. 

Afghanistan won the T20I series against their hosts last week. 

Ireland will meanwhile try to regroup from last week's defeat and will welcome back Tim Murtagh and Niall O'Brien with Josh Little and Stuart Thompson dropping out as William Porterfield returns as captain, BBC reported. 

This comes after Afghanistan's 81-run victory on Wednesday secured a 2-0 T20 series win with Friday's game rained out. 

"We'll be more confident in this format," said Porterfield.

"And in our own conditions, we'll believe that we can come out on top."

While Afghanistan are a much more accomplished T20 side than the Irish, there has been little difference between the sides in their recent battles in 50 overs.

Two years ago, the sides played out an entertaining 2-2 series draw at the Belfast venue with the Afghans winning 3-2 in India in March of last year before the Irish earned a 2-1 win in Sharjah last December.

Rashid Khan is ranked world's top T20 bowler

In seven one-day wins over Ireland in the last two years, talented Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has taken 27 wickets.

"He's ranked up there across all formats," said Porterfield of the Afghan spin star.

"He's a very good bowler. Come the end of the week and if he hasn't had a very successful week, then I think we'll have had a very good week."

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Afghanistan Hoping For ODI Win Against Ireland

The first ODI gets underway Monday in Ireland with the host team regrouping after their  2-0 defeat in the T20I series last week. 

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Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team is hoping to win their One Day International (ODI) series against Ireland which gets underway on Monday. 

Afghanistan won the T20I series against their hosts last week. 

Ireland will meanwhile try to regroup from last week's defeat and will welcome back Tim Murtagh and Niall O'Brien with Josh Little and Stuart Thompson dropping out as William Porterfield returns as captain, BBC reported. 

This comes after Afghanistan's 81-run victory on Wednesday secured a 2-0 T20 series win with Friday's game rained out. 

"We'll be more confident in this format," said Porterfield.

"And in our own conditions, we'll believe that we can come out on top."

While Afghanistan are a much more accomplished T20 side than the Irish, there has been little difference between the sides in their recent battles in 50 overs.

Two years ago, the sides played out an entertaining 2-2 series draw at the Belfast venue with the Afghans winning 3-2 in India in March of last year before the Irish earned a 2-1 win in Sharjah last December.

Rashid Khan is ranked world's top T20 bowler

In seven one-day wins over Ireland in the last two years, talented Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has taken 27 wickets.

"He's ranked up there across all formats," said Porterfield of the Afghan spin star.

"He's a very good bowler. Come the end of the week and if he hasn't had a very successful week, then I think we'll have had a very good week."

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