IRE Playing 11: After leveling the ODI series, Ireland will now take on South Africa in the first T20I here at Dublin (Malahide). The hosts were excellent throughout the ODIs and gave South Africa a tough time. Though they couldn’t win the series but a draw over a cricketing superpower would have raised their confidence. Now they would look to take that confidence into the game’s shortest format. This will be the first ever T20I to be played between these two sides.
Andrew Balbirnie (C)
Lorcan Tucker (wk)
Ireland have a well settled top 3 with plenty of experience. Their final score will depend upon how Stirling, O’Brien and Balbirnie play at the top. Harry Tector and George Dockrell have been in good form in ODI series and will look to continue their performances. Bowling looks settled with Craig Young taking the new ball. Joshua Little can produce game-changing moments with his pace and skill.
Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Kevin O’Brien, Stephen Doheny, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Ben White, Craig Young.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 19 July and will start at 8:30 PM (IST).