Afghanistan set to square off against Ireland in World Cup match

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Afghanistan’s national team is all set to take on Ireland on Friday, Oct. 28, in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne in what is expected to be a close contest.

Feiday’s match, the first of the last double-header day at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium, will hold enormous importance for both teams.

Currently, Afghanistan is at the bottom of the Group 1 points table after losing one of their two matches. Ireland, on the other hand, is in fourth position, above Australia, after defeating England at the same venue on Wednesday.

While Afghanistan has had a significant edge over Ireland in this format in the past, Ireland were on the winning side in the last T20I and series against Afghanistan, when they registered a 3-2 series victory just a few months ago.

Meanwhile, skipper Mohammed Nabi and his team have their heart’s set on their first win and will try to stay in contention for a place in the semi-finals.