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Ireland vs South Africa 1st T20 Tips - Hendricks to score as Proteas continue to dominate

By Ralph Staniforth
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South Africa are in a confident mood after beating England. Bristol is however where they lost the first match of that series and will want to rectify that performance. I am backing the Proteas to win with Reeza Hendricks to top score.
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  • Ireland have lost their last 3 T20I matches.
  • Ireland’s Paul Stirling scored 40 runs in his last T20I match.
  • South Africa’s Reeze Hendricks has scored 50+ runs in his last 3 T20 matches.
  • South Africa have won their last 2 T20 matches.
  • South Africa have won their last 3 T20 matches against Ireland.

Head to Head

South Africa have won all three previous T20s against Ireland. They last met in July 2021 where South Africa won the series 3-0 in Ireland, beating the hosts by 33, 42 and 49 runs.

Ireland Form

Ireland lost their most recently T20 series 3-0 against a weakened New Zealand outfit. They were reasonably competitive, particularly in the final match which they lost by six wickets.

Batting first, Paul Stirling scored 40 off 29 balls to lead Ireland to a competitive total of 174 runs in 20 overs. The Black Caps however chased it down to win with an over to spare.

Ireland Team News

The Irish side is expected to be similar to the one that featured against New Zealand.

South Africa Form

South Africa come into this series having just beaten England 2-1 in a series. After losing the first T20 quite comfortably, the Proteas bounced back to win the next two.

In the third match of the series South Africa scored 191 runs batting first. Unlike the previous two pitches, there was something in it for the bowlers which made that score well above par.

Reeza Hendricks top scored with 70 runs, ensuring he scored 50+ in all three matches. Aden Markram contributed 51 while Rilee Rossouw backed up his 96 from the 2nd T20 with 31 off 18 balls.

Tabraiz Shamsi then secured the result was an impeccable bowling display, taking 5-24 in four overs. England were all out for 101 runs.

South Africa Team News

Mark Bouches has plenty of options at his disposal. Rassie van der Dussen will hope to get some game time in the middle order.

In-form Rilee Rossouw and Reeza Hendricks will also want to continue their run in the side but changes will be made as Boucher looks for the best combinations for the World Cup later this year.

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Reeza Hendricks is backed to top score for South Africa while Paul Stirling is tipped in the same market for Ireland.

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