Reeza Hendricks has made half a century in the last 3 T20I matches.
Ireland and South Africa will play the first game of the two-match T20I series at County Ground, Bristol on Wednesday (August 3). This will be the fourth T20I match between the two teams and South Africa has won the first three matches.
Ireland lost their last two T20I series against India and New Zealand by a clean margin. However, the team provided tough competition for both teams. South Africa, on the other hand, defeated England in the three-game T20I series by a margin of 2-1 and are hoping for a similar performance in this game.
Ireland vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Location: County Ground, Bristol
Date Time: August 3 at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM local time
Live Streaming: FanCode
IRE vs SA, 1st T20I, Pitch Report:
The field is expected to provide a lot of support for the batters and the pacers may have a lead during the first few overs. The average score in the first innings in the last 5 T20I games here is 178 runs.
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IRE vs SA, 1st T20I likely playing XIs:
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little
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
Top Picks For IRE vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top picks – Herds
In 6 T20Is this year, he has made 207 runs with an average of 41.4 and a strike rate of 150. He has scored three half-centuries this year, all in the last 3 games. He was one of the best players for South Africa in the T20I series against England and is hoping for a decent performance in this series as well.
He made a comeback to the South African side last month with the three-game T20I series against England. He scored 96 runs from 55 deliveries in the second game of the series and helped South Africa to a total of 207 runs. He won the Player of the Match award for this achievement. South Africa wants him to deliver a similar performance in this game too.
Top picks – Allrounder
He suffered an injury during the first ODI against England, which ruled him out of the remaining matches. He made a comeback in the T20I series taking 5 wickets for South Africa.
Top picks – bowlers
He had a great performance in the T20I series against England last month. He was the leading wicket taker in the series as he finished with 8 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 12.5 including a fifer in the final match.
He has been one of the constant performers for South Africa in recent years. He has picked 5 wickets in T20Is this year at a 25.6 average and would play a key role in the absence of Kagiso Rabada.
He took 7 wickets in 3 T20Is against England at an average of 8.57, including a fifer in the first game of the series. He will be a critical roster in your fantasy squad for this match.
Top picks – wicket keeper
Quinton de Kock:
In 6 T20Is this year, he has managed to score just 53 runs with a strike rate of 108.16. This series will be an important one for the Kock who will go to the T20 World Cup later this year. You can support him in this match and even make him the captain of your fantasy team.
IRE vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play XI No.1 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Reeza Hendriks (C), Rilee Rossouw (VC)Harry Tector, Phehlukwayo, Curtis Campher, Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little, Anrich Nortje
Featured Play XI No.2 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (C)Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector (VC)Curtis Campher, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Joshua Little
IRE vs SA Risky Captaincy Picks:
He is one of the most experienced players in the Irish squad. He has made 2,894 runs in 107 T20I games with an average of 29.53 and a strike rate of 134.98. He played just 3 games against South Africa in the shortest form of the match, scoring just 43 runs. He would like to break his records in this two-game series.
He made his T20I debut in August last year against Zimbabwe. This year, he made 122 runs in 6 games with an average of 30.50 and a strike rate of 119.60. He has also picked 3 wickets this year at an average of 47.
Player to avoid:
In the first T20I against England last month, he scored his first half century. In the rest of the matches, however, Stubbs failed to deliver a comparable performance. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.