We are all set to witness Ireland’s first-ever proper bilateral series against South Africa. The Irish cricket team will host the Proteas for three ODIs and three T20Is in July 2021 and look to turn a few heads in the cricketing fraternity. However, that will not be easy as the Proteas have just beaten the defending champions of the T20 World Cup in their own backyard.
There have been just five South Africa vs Ireland cricket games at the international level and all five of them have been ODIs. They faced each other twice in 2007 and once each in 2011, 2015 and 2016. Interestingly, all of the five games were played in different countries - West Indies, Ireland, India, Australia and South Africa.
The Proteas have won all five of them.
The teams will engage in three ODIs to start the tour. The games are scheduled to be played on 11, 13 and 16 July. It will be followed by the first-ever T20I series between these two sides. The three matches will be held on 19, 22 and 24 July.
The ODI series and the first T20I will be played at The Village in Dublin. The final matches of the tour (2nd and 3rd T20I) will be hosted by the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast.
The SA vs IRE series will be streamed live on the Fancode mobile app.