Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Ireland vs South Africa 2021 - 1st ODI
The 1st ODI of the three-match series between Ireland and South Africa will be played at The Village, Dublin.
In the last five matches between the two teams, Ireland are yet to produce any magic. The last match between the two teams saw South Africa beat Ireland by a massive margin of 206 runs.
Paul Stirling is the top run-scorer for Ireland with 546 runs from his last 8 matches at an average of 78 and a strike rate of 86.
Harry Tector has also made 203 runs at a strike rate of 56 from his last 8 matches.
Simi Singh has been the best bowler for Ireland and has picked up 14 wickets from his last 7 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 29 and an economy rate of 3.37.
Andy McBrine has also picked up 10 wickets from his last 8 matches.
Rassie van der Dussen is the top run-scorer for South Africa with 183 runs from his last 2 matches at a strike rate of 107. Quinton de Kock has also made 126 runs at a strike rate of 93 from his last 3 matches.
Anrich Nortje has been the best bowler for South Africa and has picked up 9 wickets from his last 3 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 18 and an economy rate of 5.52.
Andile Phehlukwayo has also picked up 6 wickets from his last 4 matches.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:
Ireland - Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Craig Young
South Africa - Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder/Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - South Africa
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Andy McBrine (Ireland), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Ireland), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Quinton de Kock
Team Scores Batting first - Ireland 270+, South Africa 300+
Match Handicap South Africa
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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