South Africa will take on Ireland in the first ODI of a three-match series in Dublin.
Ireland, on the other hand, visited the Netherlands last month for a three-match ODI series, which they ended up losing 1-2. Prior to that, they went down 0-3 to Afghanistan in the UAE.
Speaking ahead of the ODI series against South Africa, Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie admitted the Proteas would undoubtedly go in as the favorites but asserted that his side also has match-winners in the team.
Predicted Playing XIs
Ireland Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Josh Little, Craig Young and Barry McCarthy
South Africa Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi
The pacers are expected to rule the roost with bowler-friendly conditions on offer in Dublin.
Match: Ireland vs South Africa, 1st ODI
Date and Time: 11th July 2021, at 3:30 PM IST
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.
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