Match Preview by Kunal:
Ireland Vs South Africa:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 2nd T20I , which will be played between Ireland Vs South Africa in the County Ground, Bristol on 5th August 2022. In last match, South Africa won by 21 runs in high scoring match.
If we will look on Ireland performance in 1st T20I, Chasing a stiff target of 212 for the win, Ireland got off to a flier thanks to their openers Paul Stirling (18 off 11), and Andrew Balbirnie (14 off 13). But it was Tucker who stood out with his 78 off 38 balls. George Dockrell gave him good support, with his 43 off 28 balls. From Ireland’s bowling point, a couple of wickets for Delany while McBrine picked up a wicket in his 2 overs. Little also picked up a wicket.
On the other side, While batting first, South Africa lost de Kock for just 7 runs. It was the Hendricks who scored 74 off 53 balls powered the South African to a good total. Markram who made 56 off 27 balls supported him well. Cameos from Stubbs (24 off 11), and Pretorius (21off 7) helped the South Africa reach 211. From South Africa’s bowling point of view, skipper Maharaj led from the front with his 2-29 in 4 overs. A couple of wickets apiece for Parnell and Shamsi while a wicket apiece for Ngidi and Pretorius.
In today’s match South Africa will like to win and whitewash this series. On the other hand, Ireland will try it’s best to level this series 1-1.
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– 4
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 14°C and humidity will be 53%. The speed of the wind will be around 7 km/h and the sky will be Mostly cloudy.
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 batting first after win the toss.
Match Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Fancode App
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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