The series is set to mark the first time South Africa and Ireland are involved in a bilateral series of more than a single game. South Africa have played one-off ODIs in Belfast in 2007 and 2016, winning both matches. In all, the Proteas have played Ireland five times in ODIs, winning them all. The ODI series will be a part of the Cricket World Cup Super League.
However, the two have never played each other in a T20I and the upcoming three-match series will be the first time Ireland are playing them in the shortest format of the game. South Africa have a pretty similar player pool to the one they used recently in the Caribbean Islands, although there are a few changes. Ireland have also named their team for the series.
Full squad details available here.
Ireland v South Africa schedule: Full list of fixtures
July 11, 1st ODI: The Village, Dublin, 10AM GMT/3.30PM IST
July 13, 2nd ODI: The Village, Dublin, 10AM GMT/3.30PM IST
July 16, 3rd ODI: The Village, Dublin, 10AM GMT/3.30PM IST
July 19, 1st T20I: The Village, Dublin, 2PM GMT/7.30PM IST
July 22, 2nd T20I: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, 2PM GMT/7.30PM IST
July 24, 3rd T20I: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, 2PM GMT/7.30PM IST
IRE v SA: Where to watch the series live?
South Africans fans can follow the action on SuperSport on TV while people in Ireland and UK can watch the action on BT Sport which will be showing the six limited-overs matches.
There is no broadcast for the ODI and T20I series in India. However, fans can still follow the action on the Fancode app and website at a nominal fee.
In Australia, Fox Sports will be telecasting the matches while in North America, Willow TV will give fans all the action live.
📺: WHERE TO WATCH
Here are the places you can watch the first ODI between Ireland and South Africa.
– Ireland/UK: BT Sport
– North America: Willow
– Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
– Indian Subcontinent: Fancode
– Australia: Fox Sports
– New Zealand: Sky NZ#BackingGreen ☘️🏏 pic.twitter.com/GndRQFkUaU
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