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IRE-W vs SA-W, 2nd ODI – Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Ireland women vs South Africa women (IRE-W vs SA-W, 2nd ODI)

Date: June 14, 2022 – 3:15 PM IST

Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin, Ireland

The second first ODI of the three-match ODI series between Ireland and South Africa will take place on June 14 at Castle Avenue in Dublin. The visitors currently lead the series by a 1-0 margin after winning the opening game by nine wickets, which also earned them points in the 2022-25 ICC Women’s Championship points table. Only the top six teams from 10 teams will qualify for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025, which makes this series important for both the teams.

In the first ODI, Ireland Women put up a completely subdued performance with the bat. Batting first, they were bowled out for a mere 69 runs in 27.2 overs as the Proteas bowlers wreaked havoc. Shabnim Ismail and Sune Luus picked up three wickets each while Ayabonga Khaka chipped in with two. Nadine de Klerk also picked up a wicket.

Chasing only 70 runs to win, South Africa wrapped up the chase in 16 overs with Andrie Steyn and Lara Goodall remaining unbeaten on 21 and 32, respectively.

Ireland’s batting was poor in the T20Is too and if they want to avoid another series loss, their batsmen will need to step up. Ahead of the second 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, 2nd ODI

The venue – Castle Avenue – has hosted seven women’s ODIs so far. Teams batting first have won five out of the seven matches on this ground which is generally good for batting and also helps the fast bowlers. The average first innings score is 205, while the average second innings score is 118.

The weather in Dublin may play spoilsport to the game. The temperature is expected to hover between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius, with rain forecast later in the day.

Ireland Women – Expected XI and Team News 

Eight of Ireland’s players are out of the series with injuries, which has largely contributed to their string of losses. 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 of few of their players. Marizanne Kapp and Sinalo Jafta have still not regained fitness after being ill while Masabata Klaas and regular captain Dane van Niekerk are out with 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 18 ODIs against each other with Ireland winning one, South Africa winning 16 and one match being washed out.

Total games – 18

South Africa Women – 16

Ireland – 1

No result – 1

Five players to watch out for in the IRE-W vs SA-W 2nd ODI

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for IRE-W vs SA-W 2nd ODI

Arlene Kelly – bowler, Ireland Women

The right arm seamer from Auckland was Ireland’s leading wicket-taker in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against South Africa. Took three wickets in as many matches and although Kelly wasn’t able to pick a wicket in the opening ODI, she was her side’s most economical bowler with an economy rate of just 2.00. This is her debut ODI series and she will be looking to pick up a couple of wickets before the series ends.  

Shabnim Ismail – bowler, South Africa Women

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Shabnim Ismail, who is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the T20 international format, picked up three wickets in as many games in the T20I leg, before which she was the sixth highest wicket-taker at the FairBreak tournament held in Dubai picking up six wickets in five games. Before the FairBreak tournament, Ismail was the second highest wicket-taker at the Women’s World Cup with 14 scalps in seven innings at an average of 17.50. And in the opening ODI, she picked up three wickets while giving away just 16 runs in six overs. Ismail’s recent form makes her a must-have player in your MPL team. In all, she has 181 wickets in 123 ODIs for South Africa women.

Sune Luus – All-rounder, South Africa women

Sune Luus is at the helm of the South African team in absence of regular captain Dane van Niekerk who is out with an injury. After bowling a few economical spells in the T20Is, Luus bowled a wonderful spell in the first ODI, picking up three wickets for just 16 runs. She brings with her the experience of playing 101 ODIs, from which she has 1686 runs and 112 wickets.

Gaby Lewis – Batter, Ireland Women

In the absence of regular captain Laura Delany, Gaby Lewis is leading the home team. A right hand batter and occasional leg break bowler, Lewis scored 112 runs the three games of the T20I series but fell for a duck in the opening ODI and will be looking to make amends for the same in the second gameIn all, she has played a total of 52 T20Is, from which she has 1107 runs at an average of 25.15 and strike rate of 111.81.

Andrie Steyn – Batter, South Africa Women

The right-handed batter scored a half century against West Indies women earlier this year. In the first ODI against Ireland, Steyn remained unbeaten on 21 and will now be looking to take the same form into the next game.

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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 second ODI will start at 3.15 PM IST on June 14. 

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. 

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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