IRE vs SA Prediction: After a thrilling ODI series, the Irish team will once again host the Proteas for a three-match T20I series. This series is much more important than the ODI series since the T20 Worl Cup is fast approaching and these two sides have a lot to play for. Ireland will have to play the qualifiers in Oman and South Africa are placed in Group 1, which is considered a group of death. And hence this series holds significant value for the players and the management of both teams.
Ireland vs South Africa, 1st T20I
19 July 2021, 08:30 PM IST
The Village, Dublin
IRE vs SA Head-to-Head (Overall):
This is the first time both sides are playing against each other in T20Is.
SA – 65%
South Africa is way ahead of the hosts in terms of talent depth and consistency in the shortest format of the game. They also upset the mighty West Indies in their last T20I series. So the Irish side will have a tough time facing the Proteas in this format of the game. Even the prominent betting sites are also predicting a South Africa win.
Betway: IRE: 7.00; SA: 1.08
Ireland vs South Africa Top Bets:
Who will win? South Africa
Top Batsman – Quinton de Kock(South Africa), A Balbirne(Ireland)
Top Bowler – T Shamsi(South Africa), J Little(Ireland)
Most Sixes in the match – Quinton de Kock
Player of the Match- Quinton de Kock(South Africa)
Team Scores Batting first (First Innings) – South Africa 170+, Ireland 140+
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams.
Pitch in Malahide Cricket Club ground, Dublin is a bowling pitch, where the average score is just around 150. The pitch is well suited for pace bowling. The average first innings total on this ground is 162. The team batting first has won matches at this ground in 8 out of 13 occasions.
If SA bats first: 160-180
If IRE bats first: 130-150
No rain is expected and hence the chances for the full 20 overs to be bowled are high. The expected temperature in Dublin on match day is 22 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton De Kock, Lorcan Tucker
BATSMEN: Andy Balbirnie, Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andile Phehlukwayo, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling
BOWLERS: Mark Adair, Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Players who are expected to perform well as per IRE vs SA Dream11 Prediction.
Quinton De Kock: The South African opener is one of the best T20 openers going around in world cricket right now. Much of South Africa’s batting depends on the start that he gives.
A Balbirnie: Ireland captain averages 65 runs per match in this venue at a strike are of over 85. He holds the key to Ireland’s chances in this match.
T Shamsi: The crafty chinaman is in fine form. He is currently ranked number one in ICC T20I rankings. His spin can be lethal against the Irish team.
Joshua Little: In recent times, he has always pushed above his weight and has picked up several wickets for Ireland at crucial intervals. In the last match, he picked up 2 wickets.
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