Ireland Women will clash against South Africa Women in the 2nd ODI of the series on Tuesday. Ireland Women made an awful start to this series as they lost the 1st ODI by 9 wickets. Batting first they crumbled for just 69 runs inside 28 overs. They made a poor choice of opting to bat first which backfired them. They need to move from the loss and come prepared well on Tuesday which will be a do-or-die game for the hosts to remain in the contest. Top-order should fire and be the only choice for them is to make a comeback.
After clinching the T20I series 2-1, South Africa Women are on the verge of sealing the ODI series. They made an incredible start into this series with a facile win in the 1st ODI by 9 wickets with 204 balls still left in the match. Their bowlers hunted as a unit and demolished the Ireland batters without giving much of a hint later Andrie Steyn and Lara Goodall finished the things easily with the bat. Considering their top-notch form they are the firm favorites to win the series.
Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis (c), Rachel Delany, Mary Waldron (wk), Shauna Kavanagh, Sophie MacMahon, Arlene Kelly, Sarah Forbes, Georgina Dempsey, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray
Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Delmi Tucker
Lara Goodall batted fearlessly in the T20Is, scoring 100 runs in 3 matches, and extended her form into the ODIs too. She remained unbeaten on 32* runs in the 1st ODI which included 5 fours.
Leah Paul had an unforgettable outing in the 1st ODI where she got out for just 2 runs. She is a talented cricketer and knows how to come back well from setbacks.
Pace spearhead Shabnim Ismail bowled splendidly in the 1st ODI and picked up 3 crucial wickets. She is a genuine wicket-taking bowler and always a threat to the opposition batters.
Sune Luus has led South Africa really well throughout this tour, she deserves a lot of credit for her bowling performances in the 1st ODI where she picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 2.28.
1. Mary Waldron, Gaby Lewis, Lara Goodall (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Leah Paul (vc), Sophie MacMahon, Sune Luus, Georgina Dempsey, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
2. Mary Waldron, Gaby Lewis, Shauna Kavanagh, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt (vc), Leah Paul, Nadine de Klerk, Sune Luus (c), Georgina Dempsey, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
source: IGN India