The captain of the national cricket team of Afghanistan Asghar Afghan has said that the Afghan team is well prepared for the upcoming series against Ireland which is due to kick off tomorrow.
Speaking during a press conference alongside Ireland’s captain Paul Stirling, the Afghan said “We have been training in India for the last one month as part of our preparations and are well prepared for the upcoming series.”
Afghan, quoted in a statement of Afghanistan Cricket Board, further added that the upcoming series against Ireland will help his side with preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Ireland T20I captain Paul Stirling said the Afghanistan is a strong side and have been very successful in T20Is over the last several years.
“It is our first time here and we will aim to acclimatize with the conditions soon to play competitive cricket against the opposition,” he was quoted as in a news release by Afghanistan Cricket Board.
Afghanistan and Ireland will play 3 Twenty20 Internationals, 5 One Day Internationals, and a Test match in Rajhiv Gandhi stadum in Dehradun with the first T20 International to be played on Thursday evening.