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Ireland vs South Africa, IRE vs RSA, Today Match Prediction

The Village - Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland

276/10 in 47.1

5.85

346/4 in 50.0

6.92 Star
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Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first

South Africa beat Ireland by 70 runs

Ireland`s chance to end their ODI series win drought

  • Ireland registered their maiden win over South Africa in their 7th ODI match after 5 losses and a washed away game.   
  • Ireland has never won an ODI series in last 2 years losing 4 and levelling one in that timeframe.     
  • South Africa will lose back-to-back ODI series if they lose this match after winning 7 bi-lateral series on a trot.    

South Africa will win the match & level the series 1-1

Tournament: Ireland vs South Africa 2021 | Format: ODI | Venue: The Village - Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland | Toss: To Bat

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Ireland stole the show and made headlines in the cricketing world after they convincingly won the second ODI match by 43 runs. They caught south Africa off-guard and never allowed them to settle at any point of the match. They have a rare opportunity to win an ODI series against a full-time nation. They have never won an ODI series against top nations barring Afghanistan so far. South Africa`s ODI stocks took a nosedive with this loss and they need to win this match and level the series to restore some parity.

Ireland Preview

Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie moved to the opening slot as William porterfield missed the match and scored a match defining century in that position. Andy McBrine (30 runs) and Paul Stirling (27 runs) provided stability with their 50+ partnerships for the first two wickets. Harry Tector (79 runs) and George Dockrell (45 runs) capitalized on the start and took their team to superb total of 290 runs.

Ireland bowling unit performed as a team as all 6 bowlers bowled 7+ overs and claimed at least a wicket each. Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, and Mark Adair picked up 2 wickets each while Craig Young, Simi Singh, and George Dockrell picked up awicket each as they bowled out the opposition for 243 runs.

Top players to bet on:

Harry Tector – Tector scored 79 runs off 68 runs and raised the tempo of their innings at the right moment for a superb finish. He and George Dockrell shared a 90-run partnership of just 48 balls to help their finish on a high.

Andy McBrine – McBrine had an all-round match with 30 runs off 47 balls at No. 3 position and bowling figures of 7-0-34-2. His batting stability helped their batting line up the flexibility to continue with their middle order.  

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, William Porterfield/Curtis Campher, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (Wk), Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Craig Young

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs South Africa 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Balbirnie
102
117
10
2
87.18
H Tector
79
68
6
4
116.18
G Dockrell
45
23
5
2
195.65
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
M Adair
8.3
1
43
2
5.06
J Little
10.0
0
45
2
4.5
A McBrine
7.0
0
34
2
4.86

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

South Africa Preview

Janneman Malan (84 runs) and Rassie Van Der Dussen (49 runs) shared a brilliant 100+ run partnership after early wickets of Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma. But the duo were dismissed in quick succession and they slumped from 159/2 to 201/7 to eventually bowl out for 247 runs.  

Pacers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Andile Phelukwayo were taken to cleaners as Ireland scored 195 runs losing just 3 wickets in their 30 overs. Spinners Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi looked good with their combined figures of 20-1-92-2 in the middle pgahse of the match.

Top players to bet on:

Janneman Malan – Malan looked in excellent touch as he scored 8 runs off 96 balls to lead their chase from front. But his untimely brought their team`s downfall and will look to make a 3-figure mark in this match.   

Tabraiz Shamsi – Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 10-1-42-1 in the last game. He has been in good space in the bowling for a good time and will look to continue his rich vein of form in this match too.  

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Aiden Markram, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), Kyle Verennye/Quinton De Kock (wk), David Miller, Janneman Malan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo/Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs South Africa 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Malan
84
96
7
4
87.5
R van der Dussen
49
70
2
0
70
D Miller
24
27
1
0
88.89
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
A Phehlukwayo
10.0
0
73
2
7.3
K Rabada
10.0
0
58
1
5.8
K Maharaj
10.0
0
50
1
5

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Lizaad Williams, Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Kyle Verreynne, Quinton de Kock, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
21
0 mm.
3.97 k/h
From: WSW
1%
03h
19
0 mm.
3.06 k/h
From: WSW
1%
06h
15
0 mm.
2.59 k/h
From: SW
2%
09h
11
0 mm.
2.08 k/h
From: SW
2%
12h
11
0 mm.
1.85 k/h
From: SSW
1%
15h
16
0 mm.
1.61 k/h
From: SW
0%
18h
24
0 mm.
2.1 k/h
From: WSW
0%
21h
28
0 mm.
3.8 k/h
From: WSW
0%

Weather Conditions

Dublin weather looks bright and sunny with gentle breeze expected during the match. We expect to get a full quota of overs in this match with perfect playing conditions.

Venue Details

Dublin pitch might slow down slightly due to its used nature and spinners might get more purchase in the middle overs. But batsmen will be benefitted from playing in this surface in earlier matches. We expect the scores to be around 280-300 runs in this match too.

Toss: To Bat

The pitch slowed down a little and batsmen struggled to time the ball in the second innings last match. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss and put opposition under chasing pressure.

Ireland had a perfect match with every player contributing with bat and ball in the match. They not only outperformed South Africa with bat and ball but also in the field. They will be very high on confidence after this win and will look to take another crucial 10 ICC Championship points on offer. South Africa fell apart with no answers to Ireland`s composure as they dropped nearly 4 catches. We expect them to make a comeback with spirited performance in this match and level the series as they have a lot of quality players up their rank.

South Africa will win the match & level the series 1-1

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar