Match Preview by Kunal:

Ireland Vs South Africa:

       Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 1st T20I , which will be played between Ireland Vs South Africa in the County Ground, Bristol on 3rd August 2022. Both team are all set to play a two-match T20I series. The two teams last met each other in July 2021, where South Africa won by 49 runs.

       If we will look on Ireland International T20, then Ireland recently played against New Zealand, where Ireland lost the series by 3-0. For Balbirnie led side won’t be easy to defeat South African experienced side, but advantage for Ireland is that they will play on home surface. Ireland is out of 10 position on ICC-Men’s t20 world ranking.

Ireland Vs South Africa
Ireland and South Africa are all set to play1st T20I match on August 3 at the County Ground in Bristol. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

       On the other side, South Africa played t20 series recently against England, that one was captured by South Africa by 2-1 margin. South Africa is now No.4 place on ICC-Men’s t20 world ranking. For Miller-led side will have to give best from every player. Otherwise, Ireland might pull a early upset in this series.

       In today’s match South Africa will look for win and lead to series, whereas Ireland will try to put up a good fight.

Probable XI:

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

South Africa: Quinton De Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Roussow, Henrich Klassen, David Miller (C), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

H2H Record :

Ireland – 0
South Africa– 3

Weather Report:

       According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 26.1°C and humidity will be 57%. The speed of the wind will be around 8 km/h and the sky will be Mostly cloudy.

Pitch Report:

       Surface of The County Ground, Bristol pitch here was batting friendly, we can expect a high scoring game as the bowl will come nicely on bat and it might swing in powerplay. Skipper will look for chase after win the toss.

Broadcast Details:

Match Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Fancode App

Match Prediction:

South Africa will win

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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