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Ireland vs South Africa, ENG vs RSA, Today Match Prediction 03 August 2022

Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England

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Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first

South Africa beat Ireland by 21 runs

Ireland, South Africa lock horns in the T20I series opener at Bristol

  • Recently, Ireland lost their T20I series against The BlackCaps.
  • South Africa managed to win the three-match T20I series against England.
  • Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi were standout performers for South Africa in the recently concluded T20I series against England.

Expect South Africa to register a comprehensive win over Ireland at Bristol.

Tournament: England vs South Africa 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England | Toss: To Bat

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South Africa will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on Ireland in the opening game of the T20I series played at County Ground, Bristol on Wednesday.

Recently, South Africa delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to clinch the T20I series against England. Captain David Miller will be hoping that the side can continue their excellent form against Ireland.

On the other hand, Ireland will be keen to adjust to the conditions and deliver a decent show against South Africa. Skipper Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the premier players can come to the party in this opening encounter.

In 2021, South Africa completed a 3-0 whitewash over Ireland in a T20I series played in Ireland.

Ireland Preview

The team management will be hoping that the side can put in an improved performance in this two-match T20I series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Paul Stirling and Lorcan Tucker to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine and Joshua Little to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

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

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie

South Africa Preview

The side will continue with the same combination the featured in the previous match against England. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, and Tristan Stubbs to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the recently concluded series against England, opener Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram and Rilee Rossouw put in notable contributions for South Africa.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace duo of Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi to deliver crucial breakthroughs. The spin duo of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi bowled exceedingly well and took 11 wickets between them.

South Africa 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

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Wayne Parnell, Quinton de Kock, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi

W. speed
W. direction
0 mm.
3.88 k/h
From: SSW
0 mm.
1.99 k/h
From: W
0 mm.
2.05 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
2.2 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
2.42 k/h
From: N
0 mm.
0.34 k/h
From: SSE
0 mm.
2.45 k/h
From: SSW
0 mm.
4.39 k/h
From: S

Weather Conditions

With overcast conditions expected for Wednesday’s game, the wicket will certainly provide some lateral movement from the surface. The batsmen will need to see off the new-ball to score runs on this pitch.

Venue Details

County Ground, Bristol is going to host the 1st T20I match between South Africa and Ireland.

Recently, South Africa lost their previous T20I match at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 175 runs. The previous T20I match played at this venue was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, South Africa will be outright favorites to win their game against Ireland. With likes of Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi and Rilee Rossouw showing excellent form this season, South Africa will be keen to deliver another clinical performance against Ireland.

On the other hand, Ireland will need to play exceptional cricket to push South Africa close in this opening clash.

Expect South Africa to register a comprehensive win over Ireland at Bristol.


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Author: Shoaib Z.