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 five 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
- SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats
- SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - Tests
- SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - ODIs
- SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - T20Is
SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats
As of now, the South Africa vs Ireland head to head matches have happened only five times in all the three formats. South Africa has won all five of those matches. The two teams have played only one ODI in Ireland, which South Africa won by 42 runs.
|South Africa Won||0||6||3|
|South Africa Win %||0%||75%||100%|
|Ireland Win %||0%||12.50%||0%|
|No Result %||0%||12.50%||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 lop-sided victory.
In their previous ODI match, South Africa crushed the Ireland cricket team by 206 runs.
|South Africa Won||6|
|South Africa Win %||72.50%|
|Ireland Win %||12.50%|
|First Played On||April 2007|
|Last Played On||July 2021|
SA vs IRE Head to Head Stats - T20Is
South Africa and Ireland have battled once 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.
|South Africa Won||3|
|South Africa Win %||100.00%|
|Ireland Win %||0.00%|
|First Played On||July 2021|
|Last Played On||July 2021|