Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Ireland take on South Africa on Wednesday evening in the first of two IT20s at the County Ground, Bristol. Ireland come into this series after losing their recent home series 3-0 to New Zealand. South Africa beat England 2-1, winning the final game by 90 runs, at the end of July. Read on as we preview this opening day-night IT20. The match gets underway at 18:30 local time.
Ireland have tasted defeat against the UAE, India and New Zealand since they last won an IT20 six games ago. They have a talented side but lack the real quality of the top teams.
South Africa are full of confidence after beating England on home soil at the end of last month. With experienced players performing and young batters like Tristan Stubbs catching the eye, they will fancy their chances.
IRE vs SA Match Toss Prediction
Date – Aug 03, 2022
Time – 23:00 IST / 17:30 GMT
Venue – County Ground Bristol – Ashley Down, England
Winner – #SA
With both teams likely to post big totals on this pitch, we predict that the skippers will want to bat first and create scoreboard pressure in this game.
IRE vs SA Pitch Report
As we saw in the England v South Africa IT20 game at this venue last month, the boundaries are very short on certain sides of the ground. Pace bowlers will get good carry and bounce from this wicket.
Mostly sunny with the temperature falling slightly from the mid-low twenties in the early stages. It will get cloudier as the game progresses but there are no worries about rain.
Ireland vs South Africa Probable Playing 11
Ireland Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Graham Hume, Joshua Little
South Africa Playing 11
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 T20 Dream11 Team Prediction
Keepers –Quinton de Kock (C)
Batsmen –Paul Stirling, Reeza Hendricks , Rilee Rossouw, Harry Tector, David Miller
All-rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo (VC) , Curtis Campher
Bowlers – Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little