IRE vs SA Today Match Prediction 2nd T20I, Cricket Betting Tips, 22nd June

IRE vs SA Today Match Prediction 2nd T20I, Cricket Betting Tips, 22nd July

Quinton de Kock scored quick-firing 20 runs off 9 balls in 1st T20I. He was looking set to go for a big score but Mark Adair luckily got his wicket. He has been one of the best opening batsmen since IPL 2020.
  • Match: Ireland Vs. South Africa 
  • Date- 22nd July 2021
  • Match Format- 2nd T20
  • Venue- Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast 
  • Time- 8:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Overcast- Sunny and pleasant, no rain,27℃

IRE vs SA, 2nd T20 General Online Betting Odds

Ireland – 5

South Africa – 1.14

IRE vs SA Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites Odds For IRE vs. SAIRE (Odds)SA(Odds)
1x Bet51.15

IRE vs SA Today Match Prediction, 2nd T20, 22nd July 2021

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Ireland lost the 1st T20I of the series. Their bowlers showed fight and restricted South Africa to a par total of 167. The batsman looked clueless in 2nd innings and was completely outdone by the South African bowling lineup. The form of Paul Stirling is becoming a headache now for Ireland. He is their premier batsman and was in good form this year but his flop show with the batting on this tour is the main reason behind Ireland’s losses.

Ireland will look to bounce back in the 2nd match of the series after a flop show in 1st T20. Bowlers did their job well but batters need to step up to support their bowlers. They need to go with a safe approach against world-class bowlers like Rabada and Ngidi in early overs as they lost 4 wickets inside 6 overs only in the first T20I. Ireland hasn’t played T20Is in the past, it was their first match since March 6, 2020, so they will hope for a better show in 2nd T20I after a rusty performance in 1st T20I.

  • Ireland never played South Africa in T20I, before this tour.
  • Ireland’s win percentage is 50% on this ground.
  • KJ O’Brien has a strike rate of 156 while opening the innings.

Top Batsmen of Ireland from IRE vs SA 1st T20

  • Harry Tector- 36 runs at 105 strike rate
  • Barry McCarthy– 30 runs at 120 strike rate
  • A Balbirnie- 22 runs at 137 strike rate

Top Bowler of Ireland from IRE vs SA 1st T20

  • Mark Adair- 3 wickets in 4 overs at 9.80 economy
  • Simi Singh- 2 wickets in 4 overs at 4.80 economy
  • Joshua Little- 2 wickets in 4 overs at 6.80 economy

South Africa

South Africa is looking like a settled unit in T20Is. They have already beaten world champions West Indies in the last series and against Ireland, they looked fabulous. They crushed the Irish team in every department. After struggling at 79-4 at one stage, experienced players like Miller and Markram took the command and led the recovery to reach a respectable total of 167 on Belfast’s ground. South African bowlers never gave an inch to Irish batters in the second innings and bundled them out for just 132 runs.

Tabraiz Shamsi is in the red hot form at the moment. The world no.1 ranked bowler is looking unplayable and took 4 wickets again. His performances are outrageous in 2021 and now he is getting support from other bowlers as well. South Africa is looking like a settled unit and they know their best XI. Performances like this definitely are making them a possible contender for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

  • Tabraiz Shamsi is the leading wicket-taker of 2021 T20Is with 21 wickets.
  • Aiden Markram is the 4th highest run-getter in the world in 2021 T20Is with 331 runs
  • David Miller’s strike rate is just 121.40 away from home.

Top Batsmen from IRE vs SA 1st T20I

  • Markram- 39 runs at 130 strike rate
  • David Miller– 28 runs at 133 strike rate
  • Rassie van der Dussen- 25 runs at 138 strike rate

Top Bowler from IRE vs SA 1st T20I

  • Tabraiz Shamsi- 4 wickets in 4 overs at 6.80 economy
  •  L Ngidi 2 wickets in 4 overs at 4.50 economy                  
  • George Linde– 2 wickets in 4 overs at 6.50 economy          

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Civil Service Cricket Club
Total matches21
Matches won batting first7
Matches won bowling first13
Average 1st Inns scores108
Average 2nd Inns scores99
The highest total recorded190/5 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE
The lowest total recorded53/10 (14.3 Ov) by NEP vs IRE
The highest score chased141/8 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE
The lowest score defended43/7 (9 Ov) by IRE vs BER

Weather Report

The weather is predicted to be perfect for cricket on match day.There will be good clear sunshine with no chances of rain. Since it is an afternoon game, the weather will not affect the match that much.

  • Rain: 5%
  • Humidity 50%
  • Wind speed: 13 km/h.
  • Temperature- 27 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Belfast convey is considered as low scoring ground. Its overall average score in 1st innings and 2nd innings is 108 and 99 respectively. South Africa is playing for the 1st time on this ground. Pitch will offer seam movement in initial overs and it will be a crucial stage for the bowling team. The team batting 1st has won more matches, so teams will look to bat 1st on this pitch.

IRE vs SA 2nd T20 Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

IRE Playing 11

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little

Wicket-keeper: Lorcan Tucker (wk)

Batsmen: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Shane Getkate 

All-rounders:  Kevin O Brien, Simi Sing, George Dockrell

Bowlers: Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little

SA Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock (wk)

Batsmen: Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller

All-rounders: George Linde

Bowlers: Lizaad Williams, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

IRE vs SA – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

South Africa is expected to win the match against Ireland

KhelTalk experts feel that South Africa will win against Ireland. After the shock result in the 2nd ODI, South Africa has not given an inch to Ireland in all matches so far. South Africa is in very good form in T20Is. Most South African players are in a rich vein of form, and the series win against West Indies has given them their winning formula. Performance in 1st T20I was all-around. South Africa will win this match quite comprehensively and seal the series.

Top Batsman from Ireland – Paul Stirling (Odds- 3.25)

Paul hasn’t been fired in this tour. Despite being the top scorer of ODIs in 2021 with 586 runs, he struggled in the ODI series and that show seems to continue in T20Is also. After the ODI series didn’t go according to his plan, he looked ultra positive and smashed six on 1st ball but again threw his wicket away by trying the same on the next ball.

Ireland batting depends on him very much and his struggle is a worrying sign for Stirling. After a successful stint of PSL with Islamabad this year, his confidence was high but at the moment he is looking like a shadow of himself. Despite the struggle, he is the star batsman of Ireland and he knows how to tackle a lean patch. He is our top pick for a batsman from Ireland based on his form this year.

Top Batsman from South Africa – Quinton de Kock (Odds- 3.25)

Quinton de Kock scored quick-firing 20 runs off 9 balls in 1st T20I. He was looking set to go for a big score but Mark Adair luckily got his wicket. He has been one of the best opening batsmen since IPL 2020. He scored 503 runs in the 2020 IPL and was the main reason behind Mumbai’s win in the tournament. He was the top scorer in the last T20 series against the West Indies.

His game has improved a lot against spin bowlers due to IPL, which has transformed his batting. He was always good against seamers, but improvement in gameplay against spin has put him in the elite panel. He is in dream form at the moment and there is no reason to not select him.

Top Bowler from Ireland – Simi Singh (Odds- 4.50)

The 34-year-old off-break bowler is in dream form this year. He is the top wicket-taker in 2021 ODIs and looked excellent in 1st T20I. He only conceded 19 runs and scalped 2 key wickets. Simi Singh has emerged as the leader of their bowling attack in recent times and these performances against top sides are boosting his confidence. He can again make an impact in the 2nd T20I as South Africans have looked uncomfortable against him in middle overs. He is the best Irish bowler at the moment and our top pick for the top bowler spot.

Top Bowler from South Africa  – Tabraiz Shamsi (Odds- 4.00)

Tabraiz Shamsi is arguably the best T20I bowler at the moment. He is ranked no.1 in ICC top Bowlers chart in T20I and is the top wicket-taker in 2021 T20Is. His performances are improving game by game. His economy was just 4.00 in the last series and again in 1st T20, he picked 4 wickets. Going into World T20, he holds the key to South Africa’s success. In this tour, he has looked unplayable and Irish batters have looked clueless against him. You can’t go beyond him in top bowling as he is in dream form.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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