IRE vs SA Fantasy Prediction: Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20I – 19 July (Dublin). Quinton de Kock, Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, and Janneman Malan are the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts Ireland will take on South Africa in the 1st T20I match of the three-match T20I series. Both teams are playing with their full-strength squad.
Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie are the best batsmen of the side, whereas Kevin O’Brien will be back for this game. Simi Singh and George Dockrell will lead the spin bowling, whereas Little, Adair, and Young are the main pacers.
Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan are in fine form with the bat, whereas Rassie van der Dussen will also play a big part. Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde are the main spinners, whereas Nortje and Rabada will lead the pace attack.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20I games played here is 162 runs.
Total Games Played: 13; Bat 1st Won:5; Bat 2nd Won: 8
We can expect the rain to interfere in the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Ireland – Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little.
South Africa – Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Ireland vs South Africa First T20I Match
Date and Time: 19 July, Monday – 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Malahide Oval, Dublin.
Where to Watch: Euro Sport
Top 4 Batting Order
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, and Harry Tector.
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, and Temba Bavuma.
Death Over Specialists
- Barry McCarthy and Craig Young
- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
IRE vs SA Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Kock scored 255 runs at an average of 51.00 in the series against West Indies, whereas he had a strike-rate of 141.66.
IRE vs SA Fantasy Batsmen
Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie will be our batsmen from Ireland. Stirling has scored 2124 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 139.27, whereas Balbirnie scored 174 runs in the ODI series. Both of them are top-order players.
Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram will be our batsmen from South Africa. Malan scored 261 runs in just two innings of the ODI series, whereas Markram scored 113 runs at an average of 37.66 in the West Indies T20I series. Both of them are brilliant players.
IRE vs SA Fantasy All-Rounders
George Dockrell will be our all-rounder from Ireland. Dockrell scored 364 runs at an average of 121.33 in Ireland ODD competition, whereas he also scalped four wickets. He is looking in great touch.
George Linde will be our all-rounder from South Africa. Linde scalped six wickets at an economy of 7.81 in the West Indies T20I series, whereas he is a good hitter of the ball.
IRE vs SA Fantasy Bowlers
Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi will be our bowlers from South Africa. Shamsi scalped seven wickets in the Windies T20I series at an economy of 4.00, whereas Nortje scalped four wickets at 7.00. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Craig Young and Joshua Little will be our bowlers from Ireland. Both of them are young pacers, and they have bowled well in the 2021 season.
Match Prediction: South Africa will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Andrew Balbirnie and Paul Stirling
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