Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI: South Africa on hot winning streak, can they continue run of form against Ireland? Follow Live updates: Temba Bavuma led South African Team seems to be extra prepared against Ireland after beating Windies by 3-2 in the 5 match T20I series overseas. The confidence for the Proteas would be a little higher as they pulled off riveting matches against the Carreibens that dragged till the final ball of the match. The question however is lurking if the South Africans can continue their heroics in the limited over series (3 ODIs, 3 T20Is) against Ireland.
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Ahead of the first ODI clash between the two quality sides in Dublin, here we look at the potential players who can be exciting to watch out for.
Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI: : Quinton De Kock
The left-handed batsman emerged as the leading run-getter in the just concluded 5 matches T20I series against Windies. In his 5 outings, he mustered 255 runs at an average of 51.00. He is likely yo continue his blazing hot form against Ireland.
Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI: Paul Stirling
The batting all-rounder for Ireland, Stirling has often walked on occasions for his team with economical spells. He possesses decent batting stats, a testimony to which was seen in the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands where he averaged 42. He scored 126 runs in 3 innings in his recent stint against the Netherlands.
Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI: Tabraiz Shamsi
‘Player of the series’ against West Indies, Shamsi was also the joint leading wicket-taker along with Kagiso Rabada for South Africa in the 5 matches T20 series. He picked up 7 wickets in 5 games at an impressive his very recent numbers against Windies- average 4.00.
IRE vs SA Head to Head Records in ODIs
- Total number of matches played: 5
- Matches won by IRE: 0
- Matches won by SA:
- Matched played in Ireland: 1 (IRE 0, SA 1)
- Matches played in South Africa: 1 (IRE 0, SA 1)
- Most runs for IRE (among current players): 59 (Paul Stirling)
- Most runs for SA (among current players): 113 (Temba Bavuma)
- Most wickets for IRE: 3 (Craig Young)
- Most wickets for SA: 1 (Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada)
- Most catches for IRE: 3 (William Porterfield)
- Most catches for SA: 3 (Quinton de Kock)
IRE vs SA Head to Head Records in T20Is
South Africa and Ireland have locked horns against each other in the shortest format of the game. Surprisingly, the two teams have never clashed in the ICC T20 World Cup as well.