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| On Jul 10, 2021 4:39 PM IST

Ireland vs South Africa Dream11: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks 1st ODI


After their triumph in the T20I series versus West Indies, South Africa will be up against Ireland in the three-match ODI series. Although it would require a serious effort for the Irish unit to beat the South Africans, they will be pleased with the fact that they’ll get some much needed exposure against a quality opponent.

Ireland vs South Africa Dream11 Fantasy Picks

  1. Paul Stirling

Paul Stirling has been one of the most pivotal members of the Ireland cricket team and rightfully so. The 30-year-old has featured in 128 ODIs, and has scored 4823 runs, with an average of 39.5. If there is anyone who can be among the runs for the hosts, then it has to be Paul Stirling.

Paul Stirling in ODIs

Matches: 128
Runs: 4823
50s: 26
100s: 12

2. Quinton de Kock 

The specialist keeper-batsman had a terrific series against West Indies and will be keen on carrying on his good run of form against Ireland. Quinton de Kock has scored over 5000 runs for hi country and also averages 44.7, which emphasizes his level of consistency.

Quinton de Kock in ODIs

Match: 123
Runs: 5235
50s: 26
100s: 15

3. Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy has been one of the standout figures with the ball in hand for Ireland. McCarthy has picked up 61 wickets from the 38 ODIs, and also has best figures of 5/46. The right arm pacer has also two four wicket hauls and a fifer as well.

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Barry McCarthty in ODIs

Matches: 38
Wickets: 61
ER: 5.77
4W: 2
5W: 1

4. Kagiso Rabada

The premium fast bowler is touted to be among the wickets in the forthcoming series versus Ireland. Kagiso Rabada has been on of the key figures four his country in the last five years, and has bagged 119 wickets from the 77 ODIs so far.

Kagiso Rabada in ODIs

Matches: 77
Wickets: 119
ER: 4.98
4W: 6
5W: 1

5. Anrich Nortje

Rbada’s partner in crime Anrich Nortje has also impressed with his pace and bounce in his short career. From the nine ODIs that he’s featured in, Anrich Nortje has managed to scalp 21 wickets, while maintaining an economy rate under six per over.

Anrich Nortje in ODIs

Matches: 9
Wickets: 21
ER: 5.24
4W: 1

Where to Watch IRE vs SA Live?

The match can be streamed live on Fan Code.

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Walli Siddiqui

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