IRE vs SA Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates
Reeza Hendricks has made half-centuries in the last 3 T20I matches.
Updated - Aug 3, 2022 7:12 pm
IRE vs SA Team Preview:
Ireland and South Africa will play the first match of the two-match T20I series on Wednesday (August 3) at the County Ground, Bristol. This will be the fourth T20I match between both teams and South Africa have managed to win the first three games.
Ireland lost their last two T20I series against India and New Zealand by a clean sweep margin. However, the team gave tough competition to both teams. South Africa, on the other hand, defeated England in the three-match T20I series by a margin of 2-1 and will be hoping for a similar performance in this game.
IRE vs SA Match Details:
Ireland vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Date & Time: 3rd August at 11:00 PM IST and 06:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
IRE vs SA, 1st T20I Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to provide a lot of support to the batters and pacers might have an edge during the initial few overs. The average first innings score in the last 5 T20I matches here is 178 runs.
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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, Craig Young, 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
Top Picks for IRE vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
In 6 T20Is this year, he has made 207 runs at an average of 41.4 and a strike rate of 150. He has scored three half-centuries this year all of which came in the last 3 matches. He was one of the best performers for South Africa in the T20I series against England and will be hoping for a decent performance in this series as well.
He made a comeback to the South African side with the three-match T20I series against England last month. He made 96 runs off 55 deliveries in the second game of the series and helped South Africa post a total of 207 runs. He won the Player of the Match award for this performance. South Africa will want him to deliver a similar performance in this game as well.
Top Picks – All-Rounder
He sustained an injury during the first ODI against England which ruled him out of the remaining matches. He did make a return in the T20I series and picked 5 wickets for South Africa.
Top Picks – Bowlers
He had a great outing in the T20I series against England last month. He was the leading wicket-taker in the series as he finished with 8 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 12.5 including a fifer in the last match.
He has been one of the consistent performers for South Africa in the last couple of years. He has picked 5 wickets in T20Is this year at an average of 25.6 and would be playing a key role in the absence of Kagiso Rabada.
He picked 7 wickets in 3 T20Is against England at an average of 8.57 including a fifer in the first game of the series. He will be a critical selection in your fantasy team for this match.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Quinton de Kock:
In 6 T20Is this year, he has managed to score only 53 runs at a strike rate of 108.16. This series will be an important one for de Kock going into the T20 World Cup later this year. You can back him up in this match and even make him the captain of your fantasy team.
IRE vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Career T20I Stats|
|Quinton de Kock||1880 runs|
|Reeza Hendricks||1256 runs|
|Harry Tector||673 runs|
|Curtis Campher||231 runs and 16 wickets|
|Tabraiz Shamsi||66 wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Quinton de Kock, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Reeza Hendricks (C), Rilee Rossouw (VC), Harry Tector, Phehlukwayo, Curtis Campher, Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little, Anrich Nortje
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Quinton de Kock (C), Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector (VC), Curtis Campher, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Joshua Little
IRE vs SA Risky Captaincy Choices:
He is one of the most experienced players in Ireland’s squad. He has made 2894 runs in 107 T20I matches at an average of 29.53 and a strike rate of 134.98. He has played only 3 matches against South Africa in the shortest format of the game and has made only 43 runs. He would be looking to improve his records in this two-match series.
He made his T20I debut in August last year against Zimbabwe. This year, he has made 122 runs in 6 matches at an average of 30.50 and a strike rate of 119.60. He has also picked 3 wickets this year at an average of 47.
Player you should avoid:
In the first T20I against England last month, he scored his maiden half-century. However, Stubbs failed to deliver a similar performance in the rest of the matches. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.