Ireland vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Match Preview, Head to Head, Playing XI and Broadcast Details

Ireland vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Match Preview, Head to Head, Playing XI and Broadcast Details

Ireland will be eyeing a series-levelling win in the final T20I against a mighty South African team.

South Africa
South Africa. (Photo Source: BCCI)

South Africa got over the line in the first T20I against Ireland in Bristol on Wednesday (August 3) in a high-scoring contest. The Proteas batted first after winning the toss and put the Irish bowlers to the sword as the pair of Reeza Hendricks, and Aiden Markram continued their fabulous form in T20Is, both registering their half-centuries.

South Africa finished with a massive total of 211 after scintillating cameos from Tristan Stubbs and Dwaine Pretorius. Ireland were in the match in their batting innings but never really threatened to roll over the Proteas and eventually fell 21 runs short of the target.

The second and final T20I of the series will be played at the same venue as South Africa look to end the white-ball tour of England on a high ahead of the Test series against England.

IRE vs SA Pitch Report

The surface at Bristol is as flat as they come, and the shorter boundaries do no favours to the bowlers either. The first game produced a high-scoring contest, and the same could be expected again. The team winning the toss would likely bat first.

Playing Combinations for IRE vs SA

Ireland

Ireland weren’t too far off their plans in the first T20I, but the Proteas total was too big of a challenge for the relatively inexperienced middle order. They would refrain from making any changes and will back their players in the final T20I.

Predicted XI: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little

South Africa:

South Africa‘s ploy of starting with Dwaine Pretorius instead of Andile Phehlukwayo worked wonders for them as the all-rounder chipped in with a blistering cameo and also grabbed the crucial wicket of George Dockrell to kill the Irish chase.

Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj(c), Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

IRE vs SA Head to Head

Played – 4| South Africa – 4 | Ireland – 0 | No Result – 0

IRE vs SA Match Details

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

Date and Time: August 5, 11 PM

Telecast and Live Streaming:  FanCode