South Africa have won all of their four T20I matches against Ireland.
IRE vs SA Team Example:
Ireland (IRE) takes on South Africa (SA) in the 2nd T20I match at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday. Ireland lost the opening game by 21 runs, but went up above expectations against South Africa. South Africa scored 211 runs and struck first after brilliant fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram. For Ireland, Gareth Delany took two wickets and Andy McBrine and Josh Little contributed one wicket each. In response, Ireland scored 190 runs with wicketkeeper batter Lorcan Tucker scoring 78 runs off just 38 balls and George Dockrell scoring 43 runs off 28 balls. Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi each took two wickets to lead South Africa to a 21-point victory.
IRE vs SA match details:
Ireland vs South Africa, 2nd T20I
Location: County Ground, Bristol
Date Time: August 5 at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM local time
Live Streaming: FanCode
IRE vs SA, 2nd 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.
South African pacemaker Kagiso Rabada has suffered an ankle injury.
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IRE vs SA, 2nd T20I Likely Playing XIs:
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorious, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj (c), Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Top Picks For IRE vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top picks – Herds
The star lead-off hitter has been in good shape lately with his fourth straight fifty in the final game. He scored three 50-plus scores against England and hit 74 runs off just 53 balls in the first game against Ireland.
The middle order batter is the highest ranked South African batter in the ICC T20I batter chart. He scored 56 runs from just 27 balls in the first game, after hitting 50 more in the last game against England. He has now scored three fifties in his last five games and will be a great choice to lead your fantasy squad on Friday.
Top picks – Allrounder
The in-of-all-rounder put in an impressive display with both bat and ball in the first game. He scored unbeaten 21 runs from just 7 balls and then took one wicket.
Top picks – bowlers
Shamsi is in 2nd place in the ICC T20I ranking and put a very good spell in the first match. He took a big wicket from Lorcan Tucker in the first match, which proved to be a turning point in the match.
The South African skipper was the best bowler in the first match while defending a big goal. He took two wickets while giving up just 29 runs and taking five wickets in his last three games overall.
Top picks – wicket keeper
The Irish goalkeeper crushed 78 runs from just 38 balls and nearly led his team to a historic victory over South Africa in the first game. This was also his 2nd Over 70 in T20 cricket in the last three games.
IRE vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play XI No.1 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Quinton de Kock, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling (vc)Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c)George Dockrell, Dwaine Pretorius, Gareth Delany, Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little, Keshav Maharaj.
Featured Play XI No.2 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Quinton de Kock, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Reeza Hendriks (c)Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius (vc)Andy McBrine, Tabraiz Shamsi, Joshua Little, Mark Adair.
IRE vs SA Risky Captaincy Picks:
Quinton de Kock:
The wicketkeeper’s best hitter struggles for consistency in T20I cricket with just 24 runs in his last four games. But he has the great quality to turn a game around at any time, yet he will be a risky captaincy against Ireland.
The South African youngster is off to a good start to his T20I career with 119 runs in just four innings averaging 39.66 and hitting 216.36. He hit 24 runs from just 11 balls in the opening game, but playing in a lower order makes him a risky captaincy on Friday.
Player to avoid:
The South African wicketkeeper batter didn’t get a chance to hit in the first game, but he took two wickets and gave up 36 runs. He has scored 23 runs and taken five wickets in his last five matches.