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International Matches Ireland vs South Africa

Ireland vs South Africa – 2nd ODI Match Preview and Betting Tips

South Africa vs. Ireland ODI series got off to a shaky start as weather interrupted the opening match, preventing it from being finished. It was encouraging to see Ireland put up a good battle against South Africa until play could resume, and perhaps the same can be said for the second encounter.

South Africa would be upset to have lost a possible five-point lead in the opening match. It entered this series in the last position in the ODI Super League and needed every point it can earn.

Ireland versus South Africa 2nd ODI 2021 will be contested on July 13th, 2021 at the Village in Dublin.

Match Details of Ireland vs South Africa, 2nd ODI

Date – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Time – 3:30 PM IST

Venue – The Village, Dublin

Ireland vs South Africa Team Previews


Ireland began carefully in the opening ODI, attempting to reach a defendable total. The home team’s strategy was extremely apparent. At no time during the game did they attempt to reach a large total. They intended to bat around 4-5 runs per over while keeping wickets in hand, then go hard towards the finish.

This is an ancient style of play, and the bigger teams no longer follow it, yet it was the perfect decision for Ireland.

In this encounter, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, and Locan Tucker will all seek to accomplish the same. Paul Stirling is Ireland’s finest batsman, but he battled for runs in the opening encounter and looked woefully out of touch.

We didn’t have a chance to try Irish bowling, but we’ve heard it’s not very good. Mark Adair, Joshua Little, and Andy McBrine are all competent but not great. George Dockrell and Simi Singh will take up the duties of spin bowling.

Ireland is a limited team that performed admirably in their previous encounter.

Ireland ODI Squad

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Graeme McCarter, Andrew McBrine, William Porterfield, Barry McCarthy, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Graham Kennedy, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Josh Little, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Craig Young, Lorcan Tucker

South Africa

South Africa did not pull any punches in the previous match, and it would have been disappointed if it had not made a bigger impact on Ireland. First-choice ODI players are Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Tabraiz Shamsi.

They would have expected to get more wickets in the 40 overs that they did bowl.

Because Quinton de Kock was resting, Kyle Verrayne took over the gloves. Given the quantity of cricket de Kock has played recently, this is a wise approach.

Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verrayne, and David Miller remain a formidable batting lineup. We’ve seen this team struggle against great bowling attacks in the past, but we don’t expect that to happen against Ireland.

South Africa ODI Squad

Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne

Ireland vs South Africa Head-to-Head (H2H):

Total – 6

Ireland – 0

South Africa – 5

No Result – 1

Ireland vs South Africa Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss will want to dominate the field first. There is usually some rain nearby, and DLS calculations may be used once again.

Ireland vs South Africa Pitch and Conditions

When compared to the first match, the circumstances in Dublin have much improved. The likelihood of rain playing spoilsport is significantly lower. The pitch in the Village was pretty good, and there were enough opportunities for runs. The outfield was a little sluggish, but that should improve when the light shines for longer periods.

Batting first, a score of about 300 is not out of the question, but it may not be enough to win.

Ireland vs South Africa Betting Tips

Ireland has shown in the first match that it will not go down without a fight, and we expect the same in the second encounter. On most days, though, even Ireland’s finest will be insufficient to defeat South Africa.

Aiden Markram will be South Africa’s best hope for top scorer in Quinton De Kock’s absence. In the T20I series against the West Indies, he was their second-highest run-scorer.

Paul Stirling may have missed out in the first game, but we are certain that he will make up for it in the second. In the limited-overs format, he is their leading run-scorer. We’ll back him to be Ireland’s leading scorer.

The pitch is level and conducive to batting. Ireland batted brilliantly in the first game, and South Africa has a plethora of excellent batsmen as well. We believe the team score in the first inning of the next game will be more than 250.

As a bettor, you just cannot justify placing your money on Ireland, regardless of how fantastic the odds are.

South Africa is the favorite to win.

It is tough to discover too much value in betting for matches where the teams are vastly different. This bet, on the other hand, offers a 40% return if South Africa hits more sixes than Ireland. We’ll take those odds all day since the chances of winning are so high.