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IRE vs SA – 1st ODI – Dream11 Team, Predictions, & Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 1st ODI between Ireland and South Africa that is scheduled to take place on the 11th of July 2021.

South Africa’s tour of Ireland contains six limited-overs matches which will kick-start with this First ODI at Dublin on Sunday. South Africa will be high on confidence as they have defeated batting powerhouse West Indies in their backyard in a five-match T20I series. Quinton De Kock was the stand-out performer with the bat and the pacers did a superb job with the ball. They will look to continue their winning streak in this series against Ireland. 

On the other hand, Ireland is coming with an ODI series defeat against the Netherlands by 2-1 as they will aim to get back their momentum against Proteas. Paul Sterling and Andy Balbirnie played a big role with the bat and Joshua Little bowled exceptionally well in that one victory against the Netherlands. Ireland will look to provide a tough fight against South Africa and not give easy wins in this limited-overs series at home. 

Match Details

Venue: The Village, Dublin

Pitch and Weather: The pitch of Dublin will be batting friendly as the batsmen will enjoy their batting after settling their eyes on the pitch. However, the pacers will get some assistance with the new ball in powerplay overs due to overcast conditions. The average first inning score on this ground is 254. The weather will be cloudy throughout the match as there are chances of some showers. 

Date and Time: July 11, 2021, 3.30 PM IST

The Probable Playing XIs

Ireland has lost the last ODI series against the Netherlands as they have to look closely before choosing their playing XI in this match. Paul Sterling and Andy Balbirnie will again be the main players in this series against South Africa. William Porterfield and Harry Tector can also get their opportunities in this ODI match. Simi Singh and Curtis Campher will be the two all-rounders who provide balance into the eleven. In the bowling department Mark Adair, Joshua Little, and George Dockrell will be the main options in this match against South Africa. 

South Africa is likely to stick with a similar playing XI which they played against West Indies in the T20I series. Aiden Markram and Quinton De Kock will be the two openers. The skipper Temba Bavuma will bat at three. Rassie Van der Dussen and David Miller will be important options in the middle order. George Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi, both the spinners performed well in the last series so they will like to continue it into this match as well. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi will be the three pacers in this match. 

Match Prediction

South Africa is far ahead in terms of quality compared to Ireland. So the Proteas will start as favorites in this first ODI match against Ireland. 

Fantasy Tips

Batsmen: Aiden Markram and Van der Dussen will be the main batsmen from the South Africa team. Both players are in good form and they will look to continue their form in this match too. Paul Sterling is an experienced batsman so he will be the main pick from the Ireland team.

All-Rounders: Simi Singh and Curtis Campher had done well in the last few series for Ireland as both the all-rounders will be main options from Ireland. George Linde had a magnificent T20I series against West Indies and he will aim to continue his good run in this first ODI as well. 

Wicket-Keeper: Quinton De Kock is the only best option from the wicket-keeping section. He was the highest run-scorer in the last series against West Indies. 

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi will be the main picks from the bowling section. All three bowlers did a fabulous job for their team in the last series. Joshua Little had a brilliant series against the Netherlands so he will be the main pick from Ireland.

Captaincy Choices

Fantasy Team: Quinton De Kock(c), Aiden Markram, Russie Van der Dussen, Paul Sterling, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada(vc), Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little. 

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Captain – Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock is running in some magnificent form as the opener was the highest run-scorer in the last two consecutive series. He will also provide points with his wicket-keeping so he will be the best pick for the captain.

Vice-Captain – Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is the main pacer from the South Africa team. He will bowl with the new ball and in death overs as well. He will be the best pick for vice-captain. 

Dream11 Team

IRE vs SA – 1st ODI – Dream11 Team

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