We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pembroke Cricket Club Pitch Report for Ireland Women vs South Africa Women Match
We have seen low-scoring games being played over the past few games at the Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin. That said, the Ireland batters haven’t batted with much intent.
Probable Playing XIs for Ireland & South Africa
Probable XI for Ireland: Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis (c), Mary Waldron (wk), Shauna Kavanagh, Rachel Delaney, Sophie MacMahon, Arlene Kelly, Sarah Forbes, Georgina Dempsey, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray
Probable XI for South Africa: Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk, Ayabonga Khaka, Raisibe Ntozakhe
Also Read: India vs South Africa Fantasy Cricket Tips
Players to watch out for
Shabnim Ismail and Sune Luus destroyed the Ireland lineup by picking three wickets each in the opening ODI. While Ismail dented the top order, Luus successfully cleaned up the middle order.
Ayabonga Khaka will also be a threat for Ireland with the new ball. In 5 ODIs against Ireland, she has taken 8 wickets.
Lara Goodall has been in decent form with the willow on this tour with scores of 32*, 48, and 50.
Laura Wolvaardt wasn’t amongst the runs in the T20s, but she has collected 404 runs, including the highest score of 149 in 7 ODIs against Ireland.
Gaby Lewis was in tremendous touch in the T20s and will continue to remain the biggest hope for the hosts in the remaining two ODIs as well.
Although Arlene Kelly and Jane Maguire didn’t pick wickets in the opening ODI, they gave bonus fantasy bonus by keeping things tight with the ball. It’s not to be forgotten that the duo was the leading wicket-takers for Ireland in the T20s.
Ireland haven’t won a single game after beating South Africa in the opening T20I. A defeat in the second ODI would mean yet another series loss for the hosts. Ireland will need to punch above their weight to stun the mighty visitors.
Time: 14 June, 4.30 PM IST