Afghanistan's win the first game has put lot of pressure on Ireland who now have to win both the remaining games to win the series. Afghanistan will be carrying a lot of momentum with them as they now won their last eight T20 International matches in a row. With that last win they are unlikely to make any changes to their line-up for this second T20I. With the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the line-up this trio will be the real threat for Ireland's batsmen and will be eager to seal the series with a win.
Ireland need to come up with a plan to deal the Afghan spin trio, in last match Irish lost five of their six wickets to spinners. But Kevin O'Brien surprised everyone by opening the inning with Paul Stirling in last match and the same can be expected again, while Boyd Rankin and Peter Chase will once again spearhead the team's bowling attack. Despite having lost the opening game of the series Ireland may go with an unchanged playing XI.
Wicket-keeper: Stuart Poynter (8.5 credits)
Poynter, played a brilliant inning in last match where he ended up by adding valuable 31 runs, while batting at the eighth position which he took his side for respectable total at end of 20 overs despite his team struggling to play spinners. Again he will be the key player in the middle-order if the top-order collapse in-front of Afghan's spin trio.