Ireland must win this match to avoid a whitewash.
Ireland will take on South Africa in the 3rd and final T20I on Saturday. Ireland had their chances in both the matches, but couldn’t make use of the opportunities they got. They restricted South Africa for reasonable scores in both the matches but ending up losing by massive margins. Batting has been the area of concern for the hosts and that is the reason they are on the losing side.
Meanwhile, Proteas have already clinched the T20I series with one match still left. Late fireworks from big David Miller provided South Africa 160 runs to defend in the 2nd T20I. In response to that, the bowlers bowled well and bundled out Ireland for 117 runs and eventually won the match by 42 runs.
Ireland vs South Africa, 3rd T20I
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
Date &Time: 24th July at 8:30 PM IST and 4:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Fancode
It will be a crucial first 4 overs of play that will decide the result of the match. It’s hard to go against the spinners as the ball is holding a bit onto the surface. The boundaries are quite small, and the batters need to be patient and play long as possible.
Probable Playing XIs for IRE vs SA:
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Josh Little, Craig Young
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Top Picks for IRE vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsman
Harry Tector has got a solid technique. In 2 matches so far in this T20I series, he has scored 39 runs at a strike rate of 105.4.
Senior player David Miller came to the rescue for South Africa in the 2nd T20I. He batted splendidly and scored unbeaten 75 runs from 44 balls, which included 4 fours and 5 sixes.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Mark Adair has been the pick of the bowlers frim Ireland in this T20I series. He has picked up 5 wickets in 2 matches, with the best figures of 3 for 39, and has scored 15 runs with the bat as well.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Left-arm quick Josh Little has been pretty good with the ball so far in this series. He has managed to pick up 3 wickets at an economy of 8.62, with the best figures of 2 for 27.
Tabraiz Shamsi is proving time and again why he is the no. 1 T20I bowler in the World. He has got the most wickets in this series, with 7 scalps in 2 matches at an economy of 5.12.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Quinton de Kock is a reliable batter for South Africa at the top of the order. In 2 matches in this series, he has scored 47 runs at an average of 23.5 and a strike rate of 162.06.
IRE vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (c), Paul Stirling, David Miller, Aiden Markram (vc), Harry Tector, Janneman Malan, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Little
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IRE vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling (vc), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Shane Getkate
IRE vs SA Risky Captaincy Choices:
Shane Getkate is a clean striker of the ball, and he can be the X-factor for Ireland in this match. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
After 2 forgettable knocks in the first 2 matches, Janneman Malan will be desperate to score huge runs. He has shown his class in the ODI series and you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Kevin O’Brien hasn’t scored a run in this tournament. Going with his current form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.