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Ireland Cricket: Captain Balbirnie eyes an historic series win

Captain Andrew Balbirnie appears forward to the potential for a historic sequence win as they face South Africa tomorrow is their ultimate take a look at

Until Tuesday this week, Ireland Men had by no means overwhelmed South Africa in One Day International cricket, having performed 5 occasions earlier than. Ireland had additionally by no means overwhelmed a world-ranked top-eight facet in an ODI at dwelling since 2006.

Captain Andrew Balbirnie revealed after Tuesday’s match that his transfer to opener was a call that was made on the morning of the sport after William Porterfield was dominated out with a finger damage.

Despite that last-minute reshuffle of the batting order, Balbirnie was delighted with the crew’s efficiency all-round. He additionally indicated that the crew was decided to proceed that type into the ultimate ODI on Friday.

“It was a credit to them and a win we needed as a team and I’m just really proud of the lads. We’ll enjoy this, it’s our first time ever beating them in ODI cricket so it’s a huge day for cricket in Ireland,” Balbirnie stated after the sport.

“At the same time you have to look at Friday, we could potentially win a series … I think the guys are eager and hungry to win a series.”

Ireland has claimed a helpful 15 World Cup Super League factors from the primary two video games of the sequence. The facet has now jumped from 11th to fiveth place within the desk because it stands.

If you want to watch Ireland’s subsequent match towards South Africa, BT Sports might be televising the sport, beginning at 10:30.


The sequence schedule is:

World Cup Super League ODI sequence

11th July: Ireland v South Africa, 1st ODI (Malahide)
13th July: Ireland v South Africa, 2nd ODI (Malahide)
16th July: Ireland v South Africa, third ODI (Malahide)

T20I sequence

19th July: Ireland v South Africa, 1st T20I (Malahide)
22nd  July: Ireland v South Africa, 2nd T20I (Stormont)
24th July: Ireland v South Africa, third T20I (Stormont)



ODI squad

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Graeme McCarter, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

T20I squad

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

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