IRE vs SA, 1st T20I: Match Preview, Playing XI, Match Details, Pitch Report & Match Prediction

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South Africa recently had a dream series against England as they won the T20I series 2-1. They are now all ready to take on Ireland for a 2-match T20I series tomorrow. South Africa have the best players in their squad right now and they will be able to clean sweep the Irish easily.

Ireland on the other hand has not won a single series in the recent past be it ODI or T20I. They have lost to India and New Zealand already but would like to give a tough competition to the Proteas in the series. So, the series could be an exciting one for all fans on both sides.

South Africa has now become a dangerous side to beat since their tour of India this year. Now with the inclusion of Rilee Rossouw, the Proteas are even more charged up.

Pitch Report

In the past, the ground at Bristol has been known to be a high-scoring venue and will be one for tomorrow’s game. The toss will play a crucial part as the captain who wins it will look to bowl first as the pitch is quite flat and would be of great assistance to the batters in the second innings as they can win the game with a lot of wickets in hand.

IRE vs SA, 1st T20I Probable Playing XI:


Andrew Balbirnie and Co. have a lot of things to consider before they choose their final playing XI against the Proteas. They just haven’t been able to chase down targets in the second innings. So, they need a side who can bat and bowl brilliantly to outshine South Africa in tomorrow’s game.

Predicted Playing XI:

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

The Proteas will not be tinkering much with their lineup for tomorrow’s game as they already have the best lineup. They will be playing with the same team which they picked for the last T20I against England.

Predicted Playing XI:

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

Match Details

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

Date: 3rd August 2022

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Stream: Fan Code

Match Prediction

South Africa are the clear winners of this contest. But, the potential shown by Ireland in the recent past cannot be ignored. So, it can be an even contest between the two sides.

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