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Ireland vs South Africa: South Africa Lead the Head to Head Record Against Ireland by 4-0

Written by: Rohit Sankar
Updated October 14, 2022
12 min read
  • South Africa have won their last three matches
  • Ireland haven’t won a T20I in their previous seven matches
  • South Africa lead the head to head record against Ireland by 4-0

Ireland vs South Africa Odds

Odds taken form bet365 sportsbook

Team Odds
Ireland -250
South Africa +200

Ireland vs South Africa Pick

South Africa and Ireland have competed in only four T20 internationals so far, all of which the Proteas have won quite comfortably. South Africa defeated England by 2-1 recently and have started this series with a win. Ireland, on the other hand, are coming off a seven-match losing streak.

South Africa to win the second T20I (+200) at bet365

Pick made on 08/04/2022 at 08:27 PM EST

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Predicted XI

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Ireland vs South Africa Predictions

South Africa Look To Continue Winning Momentum as They Build up Towards T20 World Cup

South Africa and Ireland will square off in the second T20I of the two-match series at County Ground in Bristol on Friday, August 5th. The Proteas are leading the series 1-0 and would want to complete a clean sweep before they turn the focus towards Tests against England. Ireland would be desperate to break their losing streak.

South Africa came out on top in the first game by 21 runs in what was a high-scoring contest at the tiny ground of Bristol. Reeza Hendricks registered his fourth consecutive T20I fifty, scoring 74 off 53 with 10 fours and a maximum. Aiden Markram blasted 56 off 27 with five sixes and a couple of fours while Tristan Stubbs continued to impress with 11-ball 24. Dwaine Pretorius also hammered a 7-ball 21 to propel the team to 211/5.

Chasing the target, Ireland lost five wickets for 84 with only Lorcan Tucker showing any fight until George Dockrell joined in. The duo added 86 runs for the sixth wicket in 7.4 overs and kept the team in the hunt. Tucker blasted 78 off just 38 balls while Dockrell made 43 off 28. But losing both the set batters on consecutive deliveries was the final nail in the coffin. Keshav Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers for the Proteas, snaring 2 for 29 in four overs while Tabraiz Shamsi and Wayne Parnell also picked two wickets each.

Team News

Ireland have a pretty settled unit with Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker and George Dockrell forming the batting line-up. Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine and Gareth Delany offer a good all-round balance. The pace bowling attack comprises Mark Adair, Joshua Little and Barry McCarthy.

South Africa do not have the services of Kagiso Rabada, with the fast bowler being ruled out due to an injury. David Miller also had to sit out of the first T20I but could be back for this fixture.

They have Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks at the top, with the likes of Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen and Tristan Stubbs to follow. Dwaine Pretorius balances the side with an all-round skill set. The bowling attack comprises spin duo Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj and pace options in Lungi Ngidi and Wayne Parnell, with Anrich Nortje resting.

Key Players

Reeza Hendricks: A talented batter who often failed to live up to the expectations, Reeza Hendricks is starting to find his best at international level and has pretty much booked his ticket for the upcoming World Cup. The opening batter has scored for consecutive fifties, three of which came against England. The 32yr old has struck at 151 on this tour. His overall T20 numbers read 4886 runs at an average of 36 and strike rate of 126, including four hundreds and 35 fifties.

Harry Tector: The 22yr old has become a vital cog in the wheel for Ireland in recent times. Tector has 679 runs from 38 T20Is, averaging 25 at a strike rate of 130 with three half centuries. He has been in pretty good form, doing well against India and New Zealand recently, including two ODI hundreds. Tector recently scored 58* and 28* in the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy and although he was dismissed cheaply in the first T20I, he remains a key player.

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How to Watch Ireland vs South Africa

Teams Ireland vs South Africa, 2nd T20I
Location County Ground, Bristol
Time Friday, 5th August, 11 PM IST/5:30 PM GMT
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Rohit is a cricket enthusiast striving to convey the finer details of the game in a capsule. He hopes to present a bird's eye view of the game, as he sees it, to the readers. He is smitten by the likes of ABD but crushes on pace bowlers who can make the ball talk. Email: [email protected]

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