IRE vs SA: Ireland will lock horns against South Africa in the 1st T20I of the South Africa tour of Ireland, 2022 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at County Ground, Bristol.
After registering a massive series victory over England, South Africa will be keen to sustain their momentum against Ireland. The Proteas side have got plenty of match winners in their squad and their batting line-up got a huge boost after the addition of Rilee Rossouw.
However, the rainbow nation will miss the services of their pace star Kagiso Rabada, who was ruled out of the series due to an ankle ligament injury.
The Andrew Balbirnie-led Ireland, on the other hand, have recently lost the white-ball series against New Zealand at home. However, they gave a neck-to-neck fight to the Black Caps on all the occasions and they will be eager to deliver the same sort of performance against South Africa.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st T20I of the South Africa tour of Ireland, 2022.
IRE vs SA Match Details
- Match: Ireland vs South Africa, 1st T20I
- Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
- Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
- Venue: County Ground, Bristol
The pitch at the county ground in Bristol favours the batters. The slower bowlers will play a significant role as the match progresses. The team winning the toss would like to bowl first and chase the target in the later half of the game.
IRE vs SA Probable Playing XI
Ireland Playing XI
Andrew Balbirnie (C), Lorcan Tucker (WK), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little.
South Africa Playing XI
David Miller (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 168 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- Draw/No Result/Abandoned: 0
Ireland & South Africa Last 5 Matches Stats
IRE vs SA Player Record/Stats (Must Picks)
|Player||Stats (T20I Career)|
|Paul Stirling||2894 Runs|
|Quinton de Kock||1880 Runs|
|Reeza Hendricks||1256 Runs|
|Tabraiz Shamsi||66 Wickets|
|Curtis Campher||16 Wickets & 231|
|Harry Tector||673 Runs|
|Aiden Markram||639 Runs & 3 Wicket|
IRE vs SA Captaincy Picks
- Quinton de Kock
- Reeza Hendricks
- Harry Tector
IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Lorcan Tucker
- Batters: Paul Stirling, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Harry Tector
- All-Rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little, Anrich Nortje
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice-Captain: Harry Tector
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
- Batters: Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector
- All-Rounders: Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Joshua Little
- Captain: Reeza Hendricks
- Vice-Captain: Rilee Rossouw
Probable Winner Of The Match
South Africa is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.