Ireland vs South Africa – 1st T20 International Preview & Prediction
When is Ireland vs South Africa taking place? Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 – 18:30 (UK)
Where is Ireland vs South Africa taking place? Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
What is the expected weather for Ireland vs South Africa? 18-21c, dry with sunny intervals as play begins and a moderate breeze.
What channel is Ireland vs South Africa on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK
Where can I stream Ireland vs South Africa? BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website and app
South Africa beat Ireland by 49 runs.
- After being comprehensively beaten in a three match T20i series against New Zealand last month, Ireland face another formidable white ball challenge here as they take on an in-form South Africa.
- Despite the disappointing results of Ireland so far this summer, batter Harry Tector’s performances have seen him gain significant notice around the cricketing world and his contribution with the bat will likely be crucial as Ireland’s success in these matches.
- South Africa are coming off the back of a memorable T20 series win away to England and now remain in the country to face Ireland in two matches to take place at Seat Unique Stadium.
- Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out due to an ankle injury, whilst captain Temba Bavuma remains absent through an elbow problem with David Miller set to continue leading the Proteas.
South Africa laid down a marker going forward into the T20 World Cup later in the year with their victory over England and will want to continue that positive momentum with a good performance here against Ireland. Whilst Ireland’s batting in particular can prove dangerous, their inconsistency has cost them against established international units this summer such as New Zealand and India, so facing a side that contains the quality South Africa do with the ball represents a really tough challenge. Provided they avoid any complacency, the Proteas should comfortably triumph in Bristol.