Match: Ireland women vs South Africa women (IRE-W vs SA-W, 3rd ODI)
Date: June 17, 2022 – 3:15 PM IST
Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin, Ireland
The third and final match of the three-match ODI series between Ireland and South Africa will take place on June 17 at Castle Avenue in Dublin. The visitors currently lead the series by a 2-0 margin after winning both the first two games and also the series. South Africa will now be looking to register a whitewash and also earn further points on the 2022-25 ICC Women’s Championship points table.
In the first ODI, Ireland Women put up a completely disappointing performance with the bat as they were bowled out for just 69 runs in 27.2 overs. Shabnim Ismail and Sune Luus picked up three wickets each while Ayabonga Khaka chipped in with two. Chasing only 70 runs to win, the visitors finished the game in 16 overs.
Ireland put up a much improved batting performance in the second ODI, but their bowlers were not able to defend the target. Batting first, they collected 213 runs in 50 overs while also losing eight wickets. But unbeaten knocks of 84 and 93 from Andrie Steyn and Lara Goodall helped South Africa romp to a nine-wicket win with 68 balls to spare.
Ahead of the third and final ODI between South Africa and Ireland, let’s look at the head to head total of both points, pitch report, weather update and more.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IRE-W vs SA-W, 3rd ODI
Castle Avenue – has hosted eight women’s ODIs so far. Teams batting first have won five out of the eight matches on this ground which is good for batting but helps the bowlers too. The average first innings score is 203, while the average second innings score is 118.
Temperature in Dublin on Friday will fluctuate between 11 and 23 degrees Celsius. There will be a cloud cover during the game and we could see interruption from rain.
Ireland Women – Expected XI and Team News
While Ireland, as compared to South Africa, is already a weak team, what has further aggravated their problems this series is injury to several of their players. Captain Laura Delany is one among those injuries, and in her absence, Gaby Lewis is at the helm of the team.
Probable XI – Gaby Lewis(C), Leah Paul, Mary Waldron (wk), Shauna Kavanagh, Sophie MacMahon, Arlene Kelly, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Celeste Raack, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray
South Africa women – Expected XI and Team News
South Africa are also without quite a few of their players. Marizanne Kapp, Sinalo Jafta, Masabata Klaas and regular captain Dane van Niekerk are out with illness or injuries. In Niekerk’s absence, Luus is leading the side.
Probable XI – Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Anne Bosch, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus(C), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Trisha Chetty(wk), Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Head to head record of Ireland women and South Africa women
Ireland and South Africa have played 19 ODIs against each other with Ireland winning one, South Africa winning 17 and one match being washed out.
Total games – 19
South Africa Women – 17
Ireland – 1
No result – 1
Five players to watch out for in the IRE-W vs SA-W 3rd ODI
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for IRE-W vs SA-W 3rd ODI
Lara Goodall – Batter, South Africa Women
Lara Goodall was awarded the Player of the Match prize in the second ODI for an unbeaten 93 off 99 balls. Earlier in the first ODI, she scored an unbeaten 32 before which she collected 100 runs in three T20Is. The southpaw has played 39 ODIs for South Africa Women, from which she has a batting average of 23.85.
Shabnim Ismail – bowler, South Africa Women
Shabnim Ismail, one of the most well-known names in women’s cricket, is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in both T20 internationals as well as ODIs. She picked up three wickets in as many games in the T20I series, and now has six wickets from two ODIs. Ismail picked up three wickets for 16 runs in the opening ODI, followed by three wickets for 31 runs in the second ODI. She was also the second highest wicket-taker at the Women’s World Cup with 14 scalps in seven innings at an average of 17.50. The bowler’s recent form makes her a must-have player in your MPL team. In all, she has 184 wickets in 124 ODIs for South Africa women.
Sune Luus – All-rounder, South Africa women
In absence of regular captain Dane van Niekerk who is out with an injury, Sune Luus has enjoyed success as the team’s captain, having led them to a series win in both the T20Is as well as ODIs. Luus bowled a match-winning spell in the first ODI, picking up three wickets for just 16 runs. In the second game, she picked up one wicket for 39 runs. She brings with her the experience of playing 102 ODIs, from which she has 113 wickets – fourth-most for South Africa women in the 50-over format.
Gaby Lewis – Batter, Ireland Women
Gaby Lewis is not having a good time as the captain of Ireland Women, having lost both the T20I and ODI series. But she has done well as a batter, scoring 112 runs in the three games of the T20I series and a knock of 59 in the second ODI. In all, she has played a total of 24 ODIs, from which she has 564 runs at an average of 26.85.
Georgina Dempsey – Bowler, Ireland Women
17-year-old Dempsey was one of Ireland Women’s better performers in the second ODI where she scored an unbeaten 45. Earlier in the opening ODI, she scored an unbeaten 19. Although Dempsey has played only five ODIs so far, she has done well this series for her age and experience.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
The match will not be telecast live on any TV channel in India. But you can watch the live streaming of the game on the Fancode app. The third ODI will start at 3.15 PM IST on June 17.
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Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.