The One Day International (ODI) is basically a form of limited overs cricket match. It is played between two teams with international status. In this matches the each team have to face a fixed number of overs which is 50. The Cricket World Cup is played in the same method of format. The One Day International matches are also known as Limited Overs Internationals (LOI). This generic term may also refer to Twenty20 International matches. They are major matches and considered the highest standard of limited overs competition.
The international one-day game is a late twentieth century development. The first-ever ODI was played on 5 January 1971 and the match was between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The matches of ODIs were played in white kits with a red ball. The match has lots of admirers because of the theme of Cricket behind it.
The ODI league is currently going on and is having seen lots of entertaining and breath-taking matches so-far. But today’s match is between Ireland and Afghanistan. The today’s game will going to start at 3:15 pm. The match is being scheduled at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.
The squads if both the teams is given below:
Afghanistan (From): Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Amir Hamza, Yamin Ahmadzai
Ireland (From): William Porterfield(c), Mark Richard Adair, John Anderson, Peter Chase, Ed Joyce, Tyrone Kane, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter(w), Paul Stirling, Sean Terry, Gary Wilson.
The match has seen so many ups and downs due to the unsteady rain which has stopped many matches and has abandoned many matches too due to this scenario. The team of Ireland leads the head-to-head record against Afghanistan 3-1, but it was outplayed by Sri Lanka last month and has an unenviable tasking of regrouping since those losses. Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield and Andy McBrine were crucial for Ireland against a young Sri Lankan side, and they should play an important role this series as well.
This match will going to be an amazing one for both the teams if the drizzle didn’t stop them to play.