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South Africa vs Ireland Head to Head

South Africa and Ireland are two Test-playing nations that have never won a major ICC trophy. While the Proteas have reached the top of the ICC Rankings, the Ireland cricket team has always been a part of the bottom half.


Despite recording wins over teams like Pakistan, England, and the West Indies at Cricket World Cup events, Ireland has never been able to cement its status as a top-tier cricketing nation. One of the reasons behind their inconsistency could be the fact that they do not play cricket against the higher-ranked nations regularly.


South Africa is one of the top teams in the cricket world, but the Irish team has never played a Test or a T20I match against the Proteas. The two teams have met 8 times in ODI cricket, including three World Cup meetings. Here’s a look at South Africa vs Ireland head to head record in cricket.


Table of Contents


  1. SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats
  2. SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - Tests
  3. SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - ODIs
  4. SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - T20Is


SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats


As of now, South Africa vs Ireland's head-to-head matches has happened only twelve times in all the three formats. South Africa has won all five of the T20 matches. The two teams have played seven ODI in Ireland, which South Africa won by 42 runs.


FormatTestODIT20I
Matches Played085
South Africa Won065
Ireland Won010
No Result010
South Africa Win %0%75%100%
Ireland Win %0%12.5%0%
No Result %0%12.5%0%


SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - Tests


Ireland made its Test debut in the year 2018 against the Pakistan cricket team. To date, they have played only three Test matches. The other games happened against Afghanistan and England. South Africa has been playing Test cricket since 1889, but the Proteas have never crossed swords with the Irishmen in this format.


SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - ODIs


South Africa and Ireland met for the first time in the Super 8 stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in the West Indies. The Proteas comfortably beat Ireland by seven wickets in their first meeting. Almost all the South Africa vs Ireland head to head battles have ended with South Africa recording a lopsided victory.


In their previous ODI match, South Africa crushed the Ireland cricket team by 206 runs.


Matches Played8
South Africa Won6
Ireland Won1
Tied0
No Result1
South Africa Win %75%
Ireland Win %12.5%
First Played OnApril 2007
Last Played OnAugust 2022


SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - T20Is


South Africa and Ireland have battled 5 times in the shortest format of the game. Interestingly, the two nations have never crossed paths in the ICC T20 World Cup yet.


Ireland has always found itself in the opposite group as the South African cricket team. It will be interesting to see how Ireland performs against South Africa in T20I.


Matches Played5
South Africa Won5
Ireland Won0
Tied0
No Result0
South Africa Win %100.00%
Ireland Win %0.00%
First Played OnJuly 2021
Last Played OnAugust 2022


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