Babar Azam To Drop Mohammad Amir, Pakistan's Probable XI For 3rd T20I vs Ireland

Amir might be dropped for the 3rd T20I []Amir might be dropped for the 3rd T20I []

After securing an emphatic seven-wicket victory in the second match, Pakistan will lock horns with Ireland in the decider of the ongoing three-match series on Tuesday. 

The second game witnessed Pakistan's absolute dominance with the bat as they crushed the Irish in a high-scoring affair in Dublin. 

Despite losing skipper Babar Azam for a four-ball duck, Pakistan chased down a daunting 194-run target with relative ease as Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman struck blistering seventies. 

However, bowling continues to be a concern for Pakistan, with Naseem Shah and Abbas Afridi failing to scalp wickets at crucial junctures. 

Despite being amongst the wickets, Shaheen Afridi has been expensive with the ball, while Mohammad Amir, who replaced Shadab Khan in the second game, recorded forgettable figures of 1/44 in his four overs. 

Therefore, Pakistan might think to bench Amir, replacing him with either Abrar Ahmed or Haris Rauf. If Abrar joins the side, he could be the game-changer for the visitors in the middle overs. 

On the other hand, Rauf brings extra pace to the table and might run through the Irish batting with aggressive fast bowling. 

Pakistan's Probable XI For 3rd T20I vs Ireland 

Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Abbas Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf/Abrar Ahmed