IRE vs SA Fantasy Prediction: Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI – 11 July (Dublin). Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Paul Stirling, and Anrich Nortje are the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts Ireland will take on South Africa in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series. Both teams are playing with their full-strength squad.
Paul Stirling is the most reliable batsman of Ireland, whereas Porterfield and Balbirnie are other experienced players. Josh Little and Craig Young are in fine form with the ball, whereas Barry McCarthy needs to step up in bowling.
Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen are the lead batsmen of South Africa, whereas Aiden Markram has also been great lately. Tabraiz Shamsi is the leading spinner of the side, whereas Rabada, Nortje, and Ngidi will take care of pace bowling.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the ODI games played here is 261 runs.
Total Games Played: 14; Bat 1st Won:5; Bat 2nd Won: 9
We can expect the rain to interfere in the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Ireland – Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little.
South Africa – Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Ireland vs South Africa First ODI Match
Date and Time: 11 July, Sunday – 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Malahide Oval, Dublin.
Where to Watch: Euro Sport
Top 4 Batting Order
Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, and Lorcan Tucker.
Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, and Rassie van der Dussen.
Death Over Specialists
- Barry McCarthy and Craig Young
- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
IRE vs SA Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Kock has scored 5235 ODI runs at an average of 44.74, whereas he has scored 15 centuries. He will open the innings for the side.
IRE vs SA Fantasy Batsmen
Paul Stirling will be our batsman from Ireland. Stirling has scored 546 ODI runs in 2021 at an average of 78.00, which includes three centuries and two half-centuries.
Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram will be our batsmen from South Africa. Dussen has scored 890 ODI runs at an average of 80.91, whereas Bavuma has scored 448 runs at 49.78. Markram has been in fine form lately, and he has scored 719 ODI runs at an average of 27.65. All three of them are technically sound players.
[You can also take Andrew Balbirnie instead of Aiden Markram or Temba Bavuma]
IRE vs SA Fantasy All-Rounders
Curtis Campher will be our all-rounder from Ireland. Campher has scored 305 ODI runs at an average of 50.83, whereas he has scalped eight wickets in bowling. He is the best pick in this category.
IRE vs SA Fantasy Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi will be our bowlers from South Africa. Rabada has scalped 119 ODI wickets, whereas Nortje has 21 ODI scalps in just nine games. Ngidi has scalped 54 ODI wickets in just 28 games, and his S/R has been 24.89. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Craig Young and Joshua Little will be our bowlers from Ireland. Little scalped eight wickets in the last series at an economy of 3.53, whereas Young scalped seven wickets at 2.97. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: South Africa will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Quinton de Kock and Paul Stirling
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rassie van der Dussen and Anrich Nortje
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players