Ireland vs South Africa, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 3rd ODI match between IRE vs SA?

Ireland vs South Africa, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 3rd ODI match between IRE vs SA?

After winning the second ODI, Ireland is now at a position where it can whitewash South Africa.

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling. (Photo Source: Twitter)


Ireland once again showed why their team needs to be respected more by the international teams or just in the international circuit. South Africa was caught napping in another day of glory as Ireland took the lead in the series, beating the visitors by a margin of 43 runs. 

South Africa’s bowling was a bit off-colour and the Irish’s batting was more than good enough to consolidate their position in the match, as they got a total of 290. There are clear signs that the Proteas’ batting, especially their middle order has to step up and show some class. More than anything, the Proteas must stand up for pride in this match on July 16th. 

Match Details

Match – Ireland vs South Africa, 3rd ODI

Venue – The Village, Dublin

Time – 03:15 PM IST, 9:45 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The wicket in Dublin is decent enough for putting up good totals on the board, as the Irish team did in the last match. There might be a bit of turn on this surface but nothing which should worry the batsmen. 

Avg score:  275 (18 ODIs in Dublin)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 9, Lost – 6, N/R – 3

Playing combination for IRE vs SA


Predicted XI

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little

Bench: Graeme McCarter, Barry McCarthy, Graham Kennedy, William Porterfield

South Africa

Predicted XI

Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Quinton de Kock, Lizaad Williams, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Heinrich Klaasen, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi

IRE vs SA Head-to-Head


Played – 7 | Ireland – 1 | South Africa – 5 | N/R – 1

In Ireland

Played – 3 | Ireland – 1 | South Africa – 1 | N/R – 1

Probable best batsman of the match

Andy Balbirnie– Ireland

Andy Balbirnie has transformed his batting in limited-overs cricket in recent times by scoring some really valuable runs for his team. His form can’t be doubted one bit as he is coming into this match after a century, his seventh. Ireland would need one more good batting effort from him to seal the series against the mighty Proteas. 

Probable best bowler of the match

Kagiso Rabada– South Africa

There are certain players who play by the size of the stage. Kagiso Rabada is one such player. Given the situation that the Proteas team are in, Rabada is someone who can definitely pull them up. He has already taken three scalps in two matches in this series, but one would feel that a match-winning effort is around the corner. 

Today’s match prediction: South Africa to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.