Ireland vs South Africa – 1st T20I Match Preview and Tips
Ireland drew the ODI series despite a rained-out match and a stunning win. South Africa won the most recent match, which was widely predicted at the outset of the series. The action now shifts to the T20 format, which provides another opportunity for South Africa to demonstrate their supremacy.
The T20 World Cup is quickly approaching, and every match in this format is crucial for both sides. South Africa and Ireland will both be competing in that World Cup, therefore putting their strongest playing eleven together must be the driving factor behind this series.
We believe there will be some nice betting possibilities to take advantage of along the road. On July 19, 2021, the match will be held in the Village in Dublin.
Match Details to Know
Match – Ireland vs South Africa – 1st match
Venue – The Village, Dublin
Time – 08:30 PM IST
Ireland vs South Africa Team Previews
The team will be anxious heading into this T20I series against South Africa, despite having done well in the ODI series. Ireland’s performance in the T20 format is the worst it has been in a long time. It is rated 12th in the world, well behind the rest of the top international teams.
This will be Ireland’s first Twenty20 International match in 2021. In 2020, it only won one of the six games it played. That victory over the West Indies was probably the pinnacle of the team’s previous T20 efforts.
Ireland’s runs are heavily reliant on Andrew Balbirnie and Paul Stirling, and this is true in this format as well. Players such as Harry Tector, Kevin O’Brien, and Simi Singh must also step up. Kevin O’Brien is past his prime, while the rest of the batters lack the power required to make a significant impact.
Team Ireland’s lack of six-hitting skill and batting depth is holding them poorly in this format.
Bowlers like Joshua Little, Craig Young, and Mark Adair are all very good. Their presence has boosted Ireland’s bowling assault and should not be underestimated.
Ireland T20I Squad
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Graham Kennedy, Andy McBrine, Graeme McCarter, William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Craig Young, Stephen Doheny
Kevin O’Brien, who retired from ODIs earlier this year, is likely to return to Ireland for the T20Is. He will most likely begin with Paul Stirling, who did not have the greatest of ODI performances. Balbirnie was in fine form in the ODIs and will have his work cut out for him in the T20Is.
Predicted XI: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector/Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little, Craig Young
South Africa wasted no time in bringing back its top players against South Africa in the final ODI, and we believe it will do the same in the T20 series. It would like to begin with its top players and get a result in its style to alleviate the strain.
Quinton de Kock, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Anrich Nortje all delivered outstanding performances in South Africa’s recent T20 series win against the West Indies. George Linde also had a significant influence and should be considered again.
South Africa’s bowling is stronger than Ireland’s and will be more successful in T20Is than in ODIs since opposing batters will have no choice but to attack.
Janneman Malan had a significant impact in the One-Day Internationals, but Aiden Markram may reclaim his starting spot. Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, and Andile Phehlukwayo are other possible starters.
With so much strength in the South African camp, check for betting options that allow you to wager on the match’s most fours, most sixes, or even total sixes.
South Africa T20I Squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks
Quinton de Kock did not participate in the first two One-Day Internationals, but he demonstrated his brilliance in the last game. In addition, he was the leading run-scorer in South Africa’s T20I series triumph against the West Indies. Tabraiz Shamsi was named Player of the Series after excelling with the ball in the Caribbean.
Predicted XI: Quinton De Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie Van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Ireland vs South Africa Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will most likely prefer to bat first. The pitches for the ODIs were fairly flat, and the same should be available for the T20I series.
Ireland vs South Africa Weather Report
The weather will be mainly bright, with no possibility of rain. The temperature is forecast to be approximately 21 degrees Celsius, with humidity in the mid to high 60s.
Ireland vs South Africa Pitch Report
The ground in Dublin was pretty simple to bat on during the ODIs. The bowlers struggled to get past the opposition’s batting order in the third ODI. In the opening T20I, the track is predicted to offer good carry and bounce. The chasing team has won eight of the 13 T20Is that have taken place at The Village.
Ireland vs South Africa Betting Tips
We will bet on South Africa to win this match. Given the caliber of the talent available, this is a simple decision to make. It may have lost one ODI series match against Ireland, but we don’t think it’ll be caught out again.
Most Fours – South Africa (1.37): In the third ODI, we saw an example of South African batting at its best. It also boasts a bowling attack that is considerably more difficult to score against than Ireland, thus we believe this bet will be successful. Take advantage of this!
Most Sixes – South Africa (1.48): According to us, this is a no-brainer. South Africa’s batting is considerably stronger than Ireland’s, and they will be able to clear the boundaries more frequently. The nicest aspect about this wager is that it makes no difference who hits the sixes for South Africa.
South Africa is the favorite to win.