SA Playing 11: After a successful tour of West Indies, South Africa will start their Ireland tour with the ODI series due to be started at Dublin. The visitors will be high on confidence after defeating a powerful WI side at home. Ireland series can be a perfect platform for South Africa to test their bench strength. But firstly, they will look to start the series positively. SA have defeated Ireland in all of the 5 ODIs played between these teams before. The Proteas will be aware of the threat that Ireland can pose in home conditions.
Sisanda Magala has been ruled out of this tour with a left ankle injury. Beuran Hendricks has replaced him.
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Temba Bavuma (C)
Rassie van der Dussen
Markram and de Kock have been in good form at the top and they will be expected to give a good start here. The middle order looks solid but lack of allrounders limits the bowling options for South Africa. Rabada and Nortje have been picking up wickets and they will pose a big threat to the Irish batsmen. Shamsi was SA’s biggest positive during the West Indies tour. He has developed himself as a reliable wicket-taking option in the middle overs.
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI match on Fancode. The match will be played on 11 July and will start at 3:15 PM (IST).