Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I: Afghanistan beat Ireland by 16 runsHello and welcome to our coverage of the first T20I of Afghanistan's limited-overs tour of Ireland. The first match will be played at Bready Cricket Club, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland today. Visitors Afghanistan come into the T20I series ranked 8th in the world which is 9 ranks above their rivals Ireland. The two newest entrants of the Test club, have had their customary share of a Test each and will now be donning the couloured clothing in a format that they both are more familiar with. The three-match T20I series will be followed by an equal number of ODIs.
IRELAND VS AFGHANISTAN LIVE UPDATES FROM NORTHERN IRELAND:
The squads are as follows:
Ireland: Gary Wilson (c), Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, David Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Mirwais Ashraf, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Fareed Ahmad
The match is scheduled to start at 20.30 IST.