IRE Playing 11: Ireland and South Africa now move to Belfast for the second T20I of the series. After having an impressive ODI series, Ireland succumbed to a big loss in the first T20I. They started well with the ball restricting SA to 165 but a poor batting effort left them short of the target. They have some dangerous T20 players like Paul Stirling at the top and need him to fire. With series on the line and T20 World Cup approaching, the players will have a point to prove.
Andrew Balbirnie (C)
Lorcan Tucker (wk)
This hasn’t been the best series for Paul Stirling so far. As a senior batsman, he will look to make a mark here and give Ireland a good start. Skipper Balbirnie is in good form while middle order will look to be more consistent to stop any batting collapse. The bowlers were impressive early on in the last match but allowed SA to get away. Simi Singh was excellent with his offbreaks while Josh Little was excellent at the death.
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 2nd T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 22 July and will start at 8:30 PM (IST).