After a stunning 2-1 T20I series win against England, South Africa are set to take on Ireland in the first of the 2-match T20I series which will be played at County Ground, Bristol on Wednesday, August 3. The second match will be played at the same venue on August 5.
India and New Zealand whitewashed Ireland in a T20I series of 3-match each in June and July respectively. The side has shown a lot of potential but they are yet to win a match in the shortest format since February this year. The two teams have faced each other three times till date. South Africa have emerged victorious on all the three occasions. David Miller will continue to lead the South African side in the absence of Temba Bavuma. As we gear up for the 1st T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IRE vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw and Paul Stirling are my top three player betting tips for the IRE vs SA 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
South Africa opener Reeza Hendricks has scored three back-to-back fifties in the recently-concluded 3-match T20I series against England. He scored 70 runs off 50 balls in the first match before hitting 53 runs off 32 balls in the following match. In the series opener in Bristol, he had scored 57 runs off 33 balls. The innings included nine fours and a six. Overall, Hendricks has played 46 T20Is and scored 1256 runs at an average of 28.54. He has ten fifties to his name in the format. His six five innings have seen him score 70, 53, 57, 23, 4 and 2 runs. The Kimberley-born star has played one innings in the past against Ireland. He scored 69 runs in the match. In England, he has played six T20I matches and scored 190 runs at an average of 31.66. Hendricks has scored a fifty in his solo T20I outing at the County Ground in Bristol. Ireland bowlers did considerably well against New Zealand but stopping an in-form Hendricks might get difficult for them on Wednesday. We expect the batter to score high in the first IRE vs SA T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Reeza Hendricks to score high from the IRE vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Placing your bets on South Africa batter Rilee Rossouw is a must considering his current form. He has five scores of 90s in his last four T20 outings. Ahead of the third match against England, we had predicted that he would score over 26.5 runs and he did not disappoint us by scoring 31 off just 18 balls. He scored match-winning 96 not out runs off just 55 balls in the second T20I against England. Moreover, in the Vitality Blast 2022 his form set the tournament on fire. The 32-year-old finished the tournament as the second-highest run-scorer. The southpaw scored 623 runs in 16 matches at an average of 47.92 for Somerset. His strike rate was a staggering 192.28 - highest by any batter with more than 400 runs in the season. He smashed as many as 42 sixes - the most in the Vitality Blast 2022. The blazing form has helped him return to play for South Africa after six years and he is making the most out of the opportunity. The batsman had turned his back on South Africa after signing the Kolpak deal in January 2017. Overall, Rossouw has played 18 T20Is for South Africa and scored 458 runs at an average of 35.23. In England, he has played three matches and scored 131 runs at an average of 65.50. With the T20 World Cup 2022 around, Rossouw would look to play many more match-winning knocks to seal a berth in the South African squad. Having already spent a lot of time in the UK for Vitality Blast 2022, he is well aware of the conditions and that's going to help him further. There are very high chances of the in-form scoring over 28.5 runs against an inexperienced Ireland bowling attack. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.88 for Rilee Rossouw to score over 28.5 runs from the IRE vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
The most experienced Ireland batter Paul Stirling would aim to leave an impact in the series opener against South Africa. He scored 13 runs in the first T20I against New Zealand before scoring 21 and 40 runs in the following two matches. Ireland and New Zealand also locked horns in a 3-match ODI series as Stirling smacked 120 runs off 103 deliveries in the third game. The knock set the tone for the 361-run chase. His third wicket partnership 179 runs with Harry Tector gave New Zealand a run for their money. The Kiwi side could win the match by one run only. Stirling scored 40 runs off 18 balls in the second T20I of the 2-match series in June. Overall, the quality batsman continues to be a big threat for any opposition team. The 31-year-old has played a total of 107 T20Is and scored 2894 runs at an average of 29.53 and strike rate of 134.98. He has one hundred and 20 fifties to his name in the format. In the three matches against South Africa, he has scored 43 runs at an average of 14.33. Stirling was part of the Vitality Blast 2022. He played a total of 13 matches for Warwickshire and scored 313 runs (including a hundred) at an average of 24.07 and a strike rate of 174.86. He finished the tournament as the fourth-highest run-scorer for the team. Ahead of the South Africa T20Is, he also featured in the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy matches to stay in the rhythm. Eyes will be on the Belfast-born star who has a very high chance to score over 23.5 runs in the match. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.86 for Paul Stirling to score over 23.5 runs from the IRE vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Reeza Hendricks to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.868 (1XBET)
Rilee Rossouw to score over 28.5 runs @ 1.88 (1XBET)
Paul Stirling to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.86 (1XBET)