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International Matches Ireland vs South Africa

Ireland vs South Africa – 1st ODI Betting Tips and Predictions

South Africa will seek to get some victories under their belts this weekend when they face the underdogs Ireland in the first of three One-Day Internationals.

The match will take place on Sunday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. local time (3:30 p.m. IST) at The Village in Dublin.

Ireland vs South Africa Betting Odds

South Africa is the clear favorite here; they are the higher-ranked squad, and their player quality is far greater than that of the hosts.

While the winning betting tips will favor the Proteans, let us go the extra mile and back the markets where the chances are favorable enough to turn a profit.

South Africa Team News

As the number five rated side in the ICC ODI Rankings – only one place below India – it is difficult to see them losing this ODI series versus Ireland.

South Africa is visiting Ireland after defeating the West Indies 3-2 in a five-match T20I series. Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada were among the bowlers who impressed, while Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen batted well.

Needless to say, the forthcoming series against Ireland will serve as an excellent warm-up for other Protean players looking to regain momentum and form.

As the number five rated side in the ICC ODI Rankings – only one place below India – it is difficult to see them losing this ODI series versus Ireland.

South Africa is visiting Ireland after defeating the West Indies 3-2 in a five-match T20I series. Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada were among the bowlers who impressed, while Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen batted well.

Needless to say, the forthcoming series against Ireland will serve as an excellent warm-up for other Protean players looking to regain momentum and form.

South Africa Key Players

Quinton de Kock – He was on fire in the West Indies, finishing with the most runs in both the Test and T20I series. He will be full of confidence and will be difficult to deal with for Ireland.

Tabraiz Shamsi – Shamsi had a fantastic T20I series against the West Indies, taking 7 wickets at an economy rate of 4.0. Knowing Ireland’s susceptibility to spin, he can be Bavuma’s trump card.

Kagiso Rabada – The ace pacer is currently one of the best bowlers in the world. Rabada will attempt to dominate the Irish batting after a solid showing in the West Indies.

South Africa Team Form in short

South Africa’s last ODI series was lost to Pakistan, however, they won the Test and T20I series in South Africa.

Playing XI of South Africa

Quinton De Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), David Miller, Janneman Malan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehelukwayo/Dwaine Pretorius, George Line, Tabraiz Shamsi

Ireland Team News

Ireland is rated 12th in the world, wedged between the Netherlands and Zimbabwe. This tells us all we need to know about the Irish team.

They most recently played the Dutch in a three-match One-Day International series, in which they lost 2-1. Ireland never scored more than 200 runs in any of those three matches. Furthermore, in two of those games, Ireland’s batting order collapsed like dominoes.

Before it, they played Afghanistan in a similar ODI series, in which the Irish lost 3-0 despite batting unusually well by their standards, with average totals reaching 250 runs.

However, this encounter against South Africa will be their most difficult of the year. Ireland’s batsmen will face some of the most fearsome seamers in the ODI format right now, and despite the home advantage, we may see them disintegrate.

Paul Sterling and Andy McBrine, two of Ireland’s highest-ranked players, will be expected to spearhead the opposition.

Ireland Key Players

Stirling is Ireland’s leading run-scorer in limited-overs cricket. He was in good form in English county cricket and will be hoping to improve in the ODI series as well.

Joshua Little – One of the few players that stood out in Ireland’s recent series against the Netherlands was Joshua Little. In the three matches, he took eight wickets at an economy rate of 3.5 RPO and was the series’ leading wicket-taker.

Andy McBrine is an excellent player to have on your team. He’s a capable bowler and a useful hitter further down the order.

Ireland Team Form

Ireland has lost four of its past five One-Day International series.

Playing XI of Ireland

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

Venue & Conditions

The game will take place at Malahide’s Village Stadium.

Ireland has not won an ODI here since 2014 when they defeated Scotland by three wickets.

However, the weather in Dublin is anticipated to be overcast with showers on Sunday. Rain is expected to play spoilsport, perhaps reducing the number of overs in the contest.

Ireland vs South Africa Head-to-Head

This will be their sixth ODI encounter in their history.

South Africa is projected to have a 5-0 advantage after defeating Ireland in September 2016 by 2016 runs.

Ireland vs South Africa Toss Prediction

Ireland has had greater luck with the coin toss, winning three of the five times. Let’s give them a chance to keep winning, at least in this part.

Ireland vs South Africa Winner Prediction

South Africa is the clear favorite to win both the ODIs and the series with a probable clean sweep.

So let us take a calculated risk and support Quinton de Kock to be South Africa’s best batter in the opening match. His ODI record is pretty impressive, so he sure makes for an intriguing bet. In addition, the previous time he played Ireland, he scored 82 runs.

Finally, he had a strong T20I series against the West Indies, scoring three half-centuries in a row.