After a stunning 2-1 T20I series win against England, South Africa took on Ireland in the first T20I on Wednesday and won the match by 21 runs. The match saw yet another spirited performance from the Irish side who were restricted to 190/9 in 20 while chasing a 212-run target. Notably, the European side competed superbly against India and New Zealand in June and July respectively. Their batting unit has consistently challenged the opposition. The two teams have faced each other four times till date. South Africa have emerged victorious on all the four occasions. Keshav Maharaj led the Proteas in the absence of David Miller who was ruled out due to a lower back spasm. As we gear up for the 2nd T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IRE vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock and Paul Stirling are my top three player betting tips for the IRE vs SA 2nd 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. In the first T20I against Ireland, he made it four in four after hitting 74 runs off 53 balls. The innings consisted of 10 fours and a six. Overall, Hendricks has played 47 T20Is and scored 1330 runs at an average of 29.55. He has eleven fifties to his name in the format. His last seven innings have seen him score 74, 70, 53, 57, 23, 4 and 2 runs.
The Kimberley-born star has played two innings in the past against Ireland. He scored 69 runs the first time he faced them. In England, he has played seven T20I matches and scored 264 runs at an average of 37.66. He carries a staggering strike rate of 144.26 in the country. Also, Hendricks has now played T20I matches at the County Ground in Bristol and scored a fifty on both the occasions. Stopping an in-form Hendricks will be difficult again for Ireland on Friday. We expect the batter to score more than 31.5 runs in the second IRE vs SA T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.86 for Reeza Hendricks to score over 31.5 runs from the IRE vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Quinton de Kock has not been in the best of form recently. The stylish wicketkeeper-batter was run out for seven runs in the first T20I for seven runs. In the preceding 3-match T20I series against England, the southpaw scored 0, 15 and 2 runs. He couldn't do much in the two matches he batted against India following the IPL 2022 as well. He scored 22 runs in Delhi and 14 in Rajkot. His last T20I fifty came back in September 2021. Overall, the 29-year-old has scored 68 T20I matches and scored 1887 runs at an average of 31.45 and strike rate of 133.82. He has 11 fifties to his name. He has played three T20I matches against Ireland and scored 54 runs at an average of 18. In England de Kock has played 4 T20I matches and scored 24 runs at an average of 6. Considering the 29-year-old's current form it does not look like he would score over 42.5 runs against Ireland in the second T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.89 for Quinton de Kock to score under 42.5 runs from the IRE vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
The most experienced Ireland batter Paul Stirling looked good during his 11-ball stay for 18 runs in the first T20I. He smashed two fours and a six before getting trapped in front of the stumps by Wayne Parnell. Earlier, Stirling scored 13 runs in the first T20I against New Zealand on July 18 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 against India 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 108 T20Is and scored 2912 runs at an average of 29.41 and strike rate of 135.12. He has one hundred and 20 fifties to his name in the format. In the four matches against South Africa, he has scored 61 runs at an average of 15.25. In 2022, Stirling has played 14 T20Is and scored 306 runs at an average of 21.85. 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. Another whirling knock is always a match away from a batter like Stirling and Eyes will be on the Belfast-born star who has a very high chance to score over 21.5 runs in the second T20I against South Africa on Friday. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.89 for Paul Stirling to score over 21.5 runs from the IRE vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Reeza Hendricks to score over 31.5 runs @ 1.86 (1XBET)
Quinton de Kock to score under 42.5 runs @ 1.89 (1XBET)
Paul Stirling to score over 21.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)