IRE vs SA: From Quinton de Kock to Paul Stirling, 5 players to watch out for in upcoming white ball series: South Africa tour of Ireland will see a clash of the two sides in 3 ODI’s and as likely T20I’s. While Ireland had an underperformance in their recent white ball (3 Match ODI) stint against Netherlands overseas; South Africa roared ferociously against West Indies in the white ball (5 Match T20I) and lifted the trophy 3-2.
Here at InsideSport, we look at the five potential players who can be exciting to watch in the upcoming limited over series.
IRE vs SA: Quinton de Kock
The man in form for the Proteas, he was in full swing in the T20I series against West Indies. Averaging 51.00 (5 T20I’s) against the Caribbeans, his performance in the recent ODI’s was no less. Against Pakistan earlier, he averaged 50.00 (2 ODI’s). The recent performance has chiselled to the career stats, making him an eager watch for the spectators on the field.
IRE vs SA: Tabraiz Shamsi
An acer of shortest format of the game, his bowling skills have been a trouble for the oppositions but treat to a spectator. He has an exceptional economy, 5.43 (24 ODI’s, 27 wickets), 6.89 (37 T20I’s, 38 wickets) and his very recent numbers against Windies- average 4.00 (7 wickets across 5 matches) make him a favourable watch. The player of the series against the Caribbeans, he is a boon for the Proteas.
IRE vs SA: Temba Bavuma
The skipper of South Africa, Bavuma had long been vying to up his average performance with the willow. Though he just averaged 15.20 (5 T20I’s) against Windies overseas, his batting overall batting potential makes him a likely watch out. His otherwise career stats- 49.78 (9 ODI’s) and 27.08 (14 T20I’s) speak a lot of his batting skill set. His long-awaited for can burst against Ireland in the upcoming series.
IRE vs SA: Paul Stirling
Stirling is a batting all-rounder for Ireland often walked on occasions for his team with economical spells. Though he doesn’t get many wickets, he is a disciplined bowler and has noteworthy economies- 4.78 (127 ODI’s, 43 wickets), 7.57 (78 T20I’s, 17 wickets). He possesses decent batting stats, a testimony to which was seen in the three-match ODI series against Netherlands where he averaged 42.
IRE vs SA: Craig Young
The right-hand medium-pacer supersedes his companion George Dockrell in terms of his wicket-taking abilities, which even makes him exciting to watch. His career stats- 5.25 (25 ODI’s, 44 wickets), 8.15 (31 T20I’s, 27 wickets) talk a lot of his bowling prowess. His mind-boggling recent performances- average 2.96 (3 ODI’s, 7 wickets) against Netherlands and 6.80 (3 T20I’s, 2 wickets) against Afghanistan vouch for his interesting watch in the upcoming series.