IRE vs SA LIVE – Ireland vs South Africa LIVE: South Africa will take on Ireland in three-match ODI series on Sunday with an eye on sealing an automatic berth at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in India. While India have qualified as hosts, the other top seven teams can clinch direct qualification at the end of the cycle, with five more teams playing a qualifying tournament to get the last two places. With so much at stake, the series promises to be an exciting one, and here’s a look at all the records and numbers that Quinton de Kock and Co. could break during the IRE vs SA series. The Ireland vs South Africa ODI Series will be LIVE Streamed on FanCode and can be followed LIVE on InsideSport.co.
IRE vs SA LIVE: Records that could be broken during the Ireland vs South Africa ODI series starting on Sunday
IRE vs SA LIVE – Quinton De Kock: Quinton De Kock comes into the clash on the back of an impressive T20I series against the West Indies, scoring three half-centuries as South Africa pulled off an unlikely 3-2 win. The wicket-keeper has been one of the stars of Proteas since his debut and has racked up an impressive 5,235 runs at an average of 44.74 including 15 centuries and 26 fifties so far with a best of 178. The swashbuckling opener is in line to go past Gautam Gambhir (5238) and Ajay Jadeja’s (5359) tally of runs in the format, and should he have a purple patch, he could very well surpass former South African captain Faf du Plessis. The Ireland vs South Africa ODI Series will be LIVE Streamed on FanCode and can be followed LIVE on InsideSport.co.
IRE vs SA LIVE – Rassie van der Dussen: It took a long time coming but Rassie van der Dussen finally got his chance to represent South Africa and the middle-order batsmen haven’t looked back ever since. In his short career, the 30-year-old has scored 890 runs in ODIs at a mind-boggling average of 80.93. Should he score more than 110 this series, he could become the fastest to 1,000 ODI runs for the Proteas. Van der Dussen has played 18 innings so far in his career, and the record currently stands at 21 with Quinton de Kock.
IRE vs SA LIVE – Paul Stirling: Meanwhile, Paul Stirling has enjoyed a stellar year and is the leading run-scorer among all players in ODI cricket in 2021. The Ireland opener is just 177 runs away from breaching the milestone of 5000 ODI runs. Currently, Stirling has scored 4823 runs at an average of 39.53.
IRE vs SA LIVE – George Dockrell: Stirling’s teammate Geroge Dockrell could become the second-highest wicket-taker in Ireland history if he enjoys a good outing against the Proteas. Kevin O’Brien with 114 wickets has the most in Irish history, while Boyd Rankin is second with 96 scalps to his name. Dockrell currently has 89 to his name and could surpass the pacer with eight scalps during the series.
Ireland vs South Africa ODI Series will be LIVE Streamed on FanCode and can be followed LIVE on InsideSport.co.