Ireland vs South Africa, 1st T20 T20i, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

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The 1st T20I of Ireland vs South Africa England 2022 is between South Africa and Ireland on 3 August 2022 at County Cricket Club, Bristol.

Ireland and South Africa will meet in England in a two-game T20I series. The County Ground in Bristol will host both games in the series, with the first game set to take place on August 3.
Ireland recently met New Zealand in a limited-over series. They lost all three ODIs, which were hard-fought competitions, but the Kiwis were too strong for them in the T20I series. The Irish side will now attempt to retaliate against the Proteas in England.
Andrew Balbirnie will continue to lead the Ireland team. They have some exciting players in Paul Stirling, Harry Tector and Curtis Campher who will look to step up and help start the T20I series on a winning note.
South Africa, meanwhile, recently met England in a limited overs series. While the ODI series ended 1-1, the Proteas won the T20I series by a 2-1 margin.
The South African side is led by David Miller. Their batsmen have been in good touch and will try to keep playing against the Irish side.

Team Preview

Ireland and South Africa will play the first game of the two-game T20I series on Wednesday (3 August) at the County Ground in Bristol. This will be the fourth T20I match between both sides and South Africa managed to win the first three games.
Ireland clearly lost their last two T20I series against India and New Zealand. However, the team gave both teams stiff competition. South Africa, on the other hand, defeated England by a 2-1 margin in the three-game T20I series and will hope for a similar performance in this game.
Tabraiz Shamsi picked up a whistle in the third game against England to be named man of the match. He recorded five wickets by giving away 24 runs in four overs.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Bristol is a bat-friendly wicket. The average score on that wicket is 173, with the first inning average rising to 178. In the last game played at this venue, England scored a whopping 234 points in the first inning. The captain who wins the draw is expected to be the first to bat at that wicket, considering the result of the last game played at that venue.

Weather Forecast

Heavy rain is forecast for Wednesday, temperatures are expected to be between 14 and 23 degrees Celsius.

Betting Tips

The two teams have had contrasting successes in their recent games, but given the game and especially the format, that can all change pretty quickly. Ireland have the resources to surprise even the best in the business and the advantage of playing at home could work well for them this time.
However, South Africa has a side of experience that could come in handy. Apart from having a more balanced squad between the two, they're also producing some fantastic results and will ooze confidence. Considering this and the other factors mentioned above, a bet on South Africa to win should be the way to go here. Back to South Africa to win.

Match Prediction

Ireland have been struggling a bit lately while the Proteas will be brimming with confidence after their series win over England. The Irish side must be on their toes to challenge the Proteas.
South Africa have a good balance on their side and are expected to come out on top on Wednesday.

Probable Playing 11

Ireland Playing 11

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

South Africa Playing 11

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.

Top Picks for IRE vs SA Dream11 Match

Reeza Hendricks In 6 T20Is this year he has made 207 runs with an average of 41.4 and a batting average of 150. He has scored three half centuries this year, all scored in the last 3 games. He was one of the best players for South Africa in the T20I series against England and will be hoping for a decent performance in that series too.
Rilee Rossouw he made a comeback for the South African side with the three-game T20I series against England last month. He made 96 runs from 55 deliveries in the second game of the series, helping South Africa record 207 runs overall. He won the Player of the Match award for this performance. South Africa will want him to deliver a similar performance in this game as well.
Andile Phehlukwayo He suffered an injury during the first ODI against England which ruled him out of the remaining games. He returned in the T20I series and selected 5 wickets for South Africa.
Tabriz Shamsi He had a great game in the T20I series against England last month. He was the leading wicket-taker in the series as he finished with 8 wickets in 3 games with an average of 12.5 including a whistle in the last game.
Joshua Klein Little won eight wickets in three T20Is against New Zealand and will be a key player for Ireland in the upcoming T20I series.
Harry Tector should be able to make good use of his current playing time after a disappointing last run which could allow him to bounce back in this game.
Curtis Campher has managed 62 runs along with 1 wicket in his last 3 games which could allow him to make better contributions in this important series.
Andy McBrine can make much of his contribution with his batting performances, which have shown drastic improvements, and can continue to boost his confidence.

IRE vs SA Squads

Ireland Squad

Andy Balbirnie(C), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(WK), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Stephen Doheny(WK), Andy McBrine, Fionn Hand

South Africa Squad

Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(WK), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller(C), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der-Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(WK), Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Gerald Coetzee, Wayne Parnell.