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Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Aug 03, 2022
  • Start Time 23:00 IST / 17:30 GMT
  • Stadium Name County Ground Bristol - Ashley Down, England
Ireland IRE
South Africa RSA
184/9 (19.4)
211/5 (20)
South Africa won by 21 runs

IRE vs RSA Betting Tips

  • At the top of the order, Paul Stirling never backs down against even the most talented bowlers. We expect him to go on the attack from the first ball and to be Ireland’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Josh Little continues to impress against all opposition. He took eight wickets in the series against New Zealand and is our pick for Ireland’s top wicket taker against South Africa.
  • Reeza Hendricks had a fantastic IT20 series against England and we are backing the opener to be South Africa’s highest run scorer in this match. Lungi Ngidi has good memories of this pitch from last month and the pace bowler is our tip for South Africa’s top wicket taker against Ireland.
  • After scoring half-centuries in all three games against England, Reeza Hendricks is in exceptional form. The opener to score over 20.5 is a strong bet for this match.

IRE vs RSA Win Probability

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Our Prediction

South Africa are favorites to win

Top Bets for IRE vs RSA Match

Joshua Little And Tabraiz Shamsi To Take 0.5 Wickets Each

Joshua Little And Tabraiz Shamsi To Take 0.5 Wickets Each


Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw And Paul Stirling To Hit 1 Or More Sixes Each

Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw And Paul Stirling To Hit 1 Or More Sixes Each


Harry Tector to Score 50

Harry Tector to Score 50


Total Runs in Match -

Total Runs in Match - Over 323.5



IRE vs SA 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Ireland take on South Africa on Wednesday evening in the first of two IT20s at the County Ground, Bristol. Ireland come into this series after losing their recent home series 3-0 to New Zealand. South Africa beat England 2-1, winning the final game by 90 runs, at the end of July. Read on as we preview this opening day-night IT20. The match gets underway at 18:30 local time.

Ireland have tasted defeat against the UAE, India and New Zealand since they last won an IT20 six games ago. They have a talented side but lack the real quality of the top teams.

South Africa are full of confidence after beating England on home soil at the end of last month. With experienced players performing and young batters like Tristan Stubbs catching the eye, they will fancy their chances.

Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on BT Sports in the UK and on Super Sports in South Africa.

Live StreamingFans can stream the match on Fancode in India

IRE vs SA Match Toss Prediction

With both teams likely to post big totals on this pitch, we predict that the skippers will want to bat first and create scoreboard pressure in this game.

IRE vs SA Pitch Report

As we saw in the England v South Africa IT20 game at this venue last month, the boundaries are very short on certain sides of the ground. Pace bowlers will get good carry and bounce from this wicket.

Weather Report

Mostly sunny with the temperature falling slightly from the mid-low twenties in the early stages. It will get cloudier as the game progresses but there are no worries about rain.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20 Match 2022

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Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

The hosts have kept faith with the same group of players in IT20 cricket over the course of this summer and look set to do the same in all the games in the lead up to the T20 World Cup which begins in Australia in mid-October. There are no players carrying any injuries in the Ireland squad at the moment.

IRE Key Players

  • Paul Stirling - The right handed opener top scored in the last IT20 against New Zealand. He has scored 104 sixes from 106 innings and will enjoy the short boundaries in Bristol.
  • Harry Tector - The 22 year old top middle order batter has been in excellent white ball batting form this summer. He scored two ODI centuries and an unbeaten domestic T20 half-century last month.
  • Josh Little - The 22 year old fast-medium bowler was the standout bowler on both sides in the series against New Zealand. He will concede runs on this small pitch but very rarely goes wicketless in any format.

IRE Team Form

Ireland were well beaten in all three games against New Zealand in their most recent IT20 series. There were good individual performances but not enough consistency across the team.

Ireland Predicted Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy

IRE vs RSA Prediction
Ireland vs South Africa Match Prediction

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

David Miller’s side had two changes ahead of their win in the third and final IT20 against England in Southampton on Sunday. Out went Kagiso Rabada, who has an injury to his medial ankle ligaments, and Heinrich Klaasen with Anrich Nortje and Aiden Markram coming in. After recording a 90 run win, we do not anticipate any changes to the XI.

SA Key Players

  • Reeza Hendricks - The opener scored 180 runs in the series against England and finished as the leading run scorer on both sides. He hit 57 runs from 33 balls in Bristol on July 27.
  • Rilee Rossouw - The top order batter has had a fine return to international cricket. Although he scored only four runs in Bristol, he followed up with 96 not-out and 31. He has a fantastic T20 record in England.
  • Lungi Ngidi - The pace bowler emerged from England’s total of 234-6 at this ground last month with figures of 5-39. His variations will be crucial non this pitch.

SA Team Form

The South Africans showed plenty of character to bounce back from defeat in their opening game against England before winning back to back matches.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller (c), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

IRE vs RSA Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Ireland vs South Africa Head to Head

South Africa have won all three previous matches against Ireland in this format. They had never played each other in IT20s before last summer when South Africa won all three games by a comfortable margin.

IRE vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played IRE Won SA Won Draw Tie
Overall 3 0 3 0 0
Last 5 3 0 3 0 0

Ireland vs South Africa Betting Odds

The bookies clearly expect Ireland to cause South Africa a few problems in this opening IT20 match in Bristol. However, they are backing South Africa to win.

Who will win Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20 Match?

Rilee Rossouw and Paul Stirling will have played against each other many times on the T20 circuit and both are equally destructive at the top of the order. No player comes into this game in better form than Reeza Hendricks.

Ireland vs South Africa Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
South Africa1.
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IRE vs SA Top Team Batsmen

Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector are our batting picks for Ireland. Balbirnie scored 52 in his most recent T20 game, a domestic match on Friday.

We are backing Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw and Reeza Hendricks with the bat for South Africa. de Kock scored only 17 runs in the series against England but he is never far away from a big knock.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Paul Stirling (IRE)3.353.003.103.10
Andy Balbirnie (IRE)3.923.603.703.70
Harry Tector (IRE)4.794.504.564.60
Quinton de Kock (SA)3.803.253.243.25
Rilee Rossouw (SA)4.563.753.943.95
Reeza Hendricks (SA)
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IRE vs SA Top Team Bowlers

We expect Josh Little, Mark Adair and Craig Young to be the top bowlers for Ireland. Young took three wickets from the last two IT20 games against New Zealand.

Our tips with the ball are Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo for South Africa. Shamsi took his first IT20 five-wicket haul against England on Sunday.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Josh Little (IRE)2.713.753.803.80
Mark Adair (IRE)2.754.003.843.85
Craig Young (IRE)2.984.504.404.40
Lungi Ngidi (SA)2.833.503.343.35
Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)
Andile Phehlukwayo (SA)3.264.334.104.10
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🏆 Ireland vs South Africa Prediction

Ireland were very competitive against New Zealand during the ODI series earlier this summer but struggled to impose themselves during the IT20 series. They will need to raise their game to be competitive but certainly have the players to do so. We expect a high scoring game and are backing South Africa to win.

Posted On 3rd August 2022 09:45:00 AM
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