Ireland vs South Africa Match Prediction, 1st T20I– Who will win today’s match between IRE vs SA?
South Africa recently beat England 2-1 in the three-match T20I series.
Updated - Aug 3, 2022 7:40 pm
Ireland and South Africa are all set to play a two-match T20I series and the first match gets underway on August 3 at the County Ground in Bristol. The Andrew Balbirnie-led side is coming off a series defeat against New Zealand in both ODIs and T20Is and they will be looking to put up a better performance in the upcoming series.
On the other hand, South Africa are coming off a series victory against England in their own backyard and they have been on the money since the tour to India. The Proteas have some match winners in their squad and the batting lineup looks quite dangerous at the moment with the inclusion of Rilee Rossouw.
IRE vs SA Match Details
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Date and Time: August 3, 11 PM
Telecast and Live Streaming: FanCode app
IRE vs SA Pitch Report
Bristol has been a high-scoring venue usually and the same could be expected in the upcoming game as well. The skipper winning the toss will be looking to bowl first as the pitch looks quite flat and any score could be chased down with wickets in the bank.
IRE vs SA, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Graham Hume, Joshua Little
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller (c), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
IRE vs SA, 1st Probable Top Performers:
Probable best batter
Reeza Hendricks had an excellent series against England recently and played an important in the series victory for the Proteas. The right-hander, who opened the innings, finished with scores of 57, 53 and 70 in the three innings he played for South Africa and deserved his Player of the Series award. The 32-year-old will now be looking to continue his good form to seal his place at the top of the order.
Probable best bowler
Tabraiz Shamsi picked up a five-wicket haul in the final T20I against England and looked in excellent rhythm throughout the series. The Chinaman is a match winner when it comes to the shorter formats and his wrist spin abilities are going to be tough to take on for the Ireland batters. The 32-year-old will look to get on the wickets column consistently against Ireland.