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Irish cricket team against Afghanistan in 2017–18
Flag of Afghanistan.svg
Afghanistan
Ireland flag
Ireland
Dates 5 – 10 December 2017
Captains Asghar Stanikzai William Porterfield
One Day International series
Result Ireland won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Rahmat Shah (126) Paul Stirling (188)
Most wickets Rashid Khan (7)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (7)
Barry McCarthy (8)
Player of the series Paul Stirling (Ire)

The Ireland cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates in December 2017 to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) against the Afghanistan cricket team. The matches were used as a warm-up for the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe in March 2018. Ireland won the series 2–1.

Squads

Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland

Ahead of the series, Ed Joyce was ruled out of Ireland's squad with a knee injury, with John Anderson replacing him. Niall O'Brien initially returned home to Ireland for personal reasons and was replaced by Stuart Poynter, but he re-joined the squad prior to the series.

ODI series

1st ODI

5 December 2017
14:30
Scorecard
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
238/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
100 (31.4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 138 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Man of the Match: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afg)
Nasir Jamal 53 (63)
Boyd Rankin 4/44 (10 overs)
William Porterfield 35 (63)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4/24 (10 overs)


2nd ODI

7 December 2017
14:30
Scorecard
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
271/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
220 (45.2 overs)
Ireland won by 51 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Izatullah Safi (Afg)
Man of the Match: Barry McCarthy (Ire)
Paul Stirling 82 (96)
Rashid Khan 2/40 (10 overs)
Javed Ahmadi 48 (67)
Barry McCarthy 5/46 (9 overs)


3rd ODI

10 December 2017
14:30
Scorecard
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
177 (48.2 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
180/5 (38 overs)
Ireland won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Man of the Match: Paul Stirling (Ire)
Rashid Khan 44 (55)
George Dockrell 4/28 (9 overs)
Paul Stirling 101 (97)
Rashid Khan 2/17 (9 overs)


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International cricket in 2017–18 vte
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October 17' Sri Lanka women in West IndiesWest Indies in ZimbabweEngland women in AustraliaNew Zealand in IndiaHong Kong Cricket SixesNew Zealand women vs. Pakistan in United Arab Emirates
November 17' Sri Lanka in IndiaEngland in Australia (The Ashes) • Scotland vs. PNG in United Arab EmiratesSri Lanka in South Africa
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January 18' India in South AfricaPakistan in New ZealandUnited Arab Emirates Tri-Nation SeriesBangladesh Tri-Nation SeriesSri Lanka in Bangladesh
February 18' India women in South AfricaZimbabwe vs. Afghanistan in United Arab EmiratesTrans-Tasman Tri-SeriesWorld Cricket League Division TwoEngland in New Zealand
March 18' Australia in South Africa (ball-tampering scandal) • Cricket World Cup QualifierWest Indies women in New ZealandNidahas TrophyAustralia women in IndiaPakistan women in Sri LankaIndia women's Tri-Nation Series
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