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Ireland v South Africa 2011 Cricket World Cup: Live Streaming and Match Preview

Ireland need victory to keep alive any hopes of progressing, while a win for South Africa and they are through.

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Start time: 09.00

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Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The pitch should assist the bowlers, spelling trouble for the minnows.

Team News

Ireland: William Porterfield (c) Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien (wk), Gary Wilson, Kevin O’Brien, Alex Cusack, John Mooney, Nigel Jones, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin

Trent Johnston is still a doubt with his knee injury, which could open the door for seamer Nigel Jones.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Morne van Wyk, Johan Botha, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn

Robin Peterson will retain his place from Imran Tahir after scoring the winning runs against India.

Prediction

Steyn’s performance against India will have caught the attention of several batsmen playing in the tournament as he now has 10 wickets for the World Cup at an average of 13.70.

With the bat, de Villiers (318 runs at an average of 106.00) and Amla (230 runs at an average of 57.50) impressed once again, while Jaques Kallis scored a much-needed half-century.

Ed Joyce, who has played international cricket for both England and Ireland, impressed with an 84 against the West Indies on Friday and Gary Wilson made an exciting 61.

John Mooney, who has seven wickets at 23.42 and 18-year-old spinner George Dockrell, who has six wickets at 25.83, will both need to step-up.

South Africa to win but Ireland will put up a strong fight.

Key Men

Hashim Amla – In-form and utterly brilliant on his day.

Kevin O’Brien – The big-hitter will need another performance if his side are to stand any chance.

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