Ireland Men vs New Zealand Men, 3rd ODI: Over 488.5 runs in the match
Three of the last four matches at the venue have seen the total match runs not just cross but smash the 488-run mark. Ireland are also a better team than they were a few years ago, with players like Harry Tector and Andy Balbirnie developing, Paul Stirling becoming more consistent, and a batting unit that is deeper than most, with Mark Adair batting at No.9.
Furthermore, if New Zealand bat first, they have enough depth and explosive value in their XI to score 300 on their own, leaving Ireland with only 180-odd runs to help you cross the line.
England Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI: Laura Wolvaardt to win the Race to 10 runs against Andrie Steyn
A race to 10-runs market involves two factors:
- The class of the batters in consideration
- The pace at which those batters start
Wolvaardt is a world-class batter, averaging 45 runs per wicket. On the other hand, Steyn has limitations, averaging only 27 runs per wicket. In terms of the batter’s starting pace, there isn’t much of a difference – both begin slowly – we are banking on the fact that Wolvaardt is not only better equipped to score 10 runs but also has a better range against high-quality pace.
England Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI: Nat Sciver to score over 51.5 points in player performance
Nat Sciver is one of the best batters in the world, and she’s in excellent form this year, averaging 59 runs per wicket. The 29-year-old also bats in the top four and is one of England’s frontline bowling options. And the addition of Shabnim Ismail to the South African XI would provide a lot of potency up front for the visitors, giving Sciver more game time with the bat in the middle.
So naturally, this guarantees points and a lot of them, and you’d have to be unlucky not to see her contribution total 52 points, especially when England are playing a weaker team.
England Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI: England to score more than 23.5 fours
After Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp’s opening spells, South Africa’s bowling unit only has gentle pace and some rookie SLA – not enough to trouble England’s batters.
Also, Heather Knight’s team is not only a good batting unit but also a deep batting unit – they lack a single proper tailender, which ensures a lot of runs and runs in fours, given the current lack of power in women’s cricket.