IRE vs SA Dream11 Prediction | 2nd T20I | Match Preview

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IRE vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for 2nd T20I Match, South Africa tour of Ireland, 2021.

Ireland will take on South Africa in the 2nd T20I at The Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.

IRE vs SA 2nd T20I Match Preview


Ireland would be disappointed with their 1st T20I as they lost by a margin of 33 runs. The bowlers performed well, but the batsmen were not up to the mark. The experienced duo, Stirling and Kevin O’Brien, got out early. Skipper Balbirnie and Harry Tector batted well and tried their best to fight back. In the end, Barry also scored some runs, but it was too late.

The bowling unit did an excellent job by picking up wickets at regular intervals and restricting runs’ flow. Mark Adair picked up three wickets.  Joshua Little and Simi Singh managed to pick up two wickets each. The batsmen need to show some patience and not throw away their wickets to win the match.

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South Africa:

South Africa has started the series on a good note as they won the 1st T20I comfortably by 33 runs. Quinton de Kock gave an explosive start but got out early. Skipper Bavuma and Malan fell early without scoring much. Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen batted well and rebuilt the innings. Miller and Rabada scored some crucial runs and helped the team to reach a good total.

The bowlers were in good rhythm as they picked up wickets right from the first over. Tabraiz Shamsi was brilliant and picked up four wickets. Linde and Ngidi picked up two wickets each, and Rabada picked up one wicket. South Africa may want to white-wash Ireland this series.

IRE vs SA Match Details

Ireland vs South Africa, 2nd T20I, South Africa tour of Ireland 2021.

Venue: The Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.

Date: 22nd July 2021

Time: 08:30 PM IST

Live Score

IRE vs SA Last five completed matches stats

Most recent first:

Ireland L W L L L
South Africa W W L W W

Pitch Condition

Average 1st innings score: 108

Average 2nd innings score: 109

(The average score is based on 21 matches played at this venue)

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The average scores may appear to be significantly less, but the pitch is neutral and we can expect 160-170 runs from the batting first. Teams chasing have won most of the matches here. 

(The team chasing has won 13 out of the 21 matches played at this venue.)

IRE vs SA Weather Report

The weather will be partly, but there is no chance of rain during the match.

Ireland vs South Africa Head-to-Head Records

Match Played: 1

IRE Won: 0

SA Won: 1

Tied: 0

No Results: 0

IRE vs SA Dream11 Team News


  • Craig Young might replace Shane Getkate in the playing XI.

South Africa:

  • They are likely to go with same playing XI.

Probable Playing XI


Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Shane Getkate/Craig Young, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little.

South Africa:

Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton De Kock (WK), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markaram, Rassie Van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Willams/Anrich Nortje, Lung Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Top Picks for IRE vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Ireland top picks for Dream11:

Paul Stirling:

(1 M, 6 R, 6 A + 3 O, 0 W)

He is an experienced player and opens the innings for the team. Stirling scored only six runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Simi Singh:

(1 M, 4 R, 4 A + 4 O, 2 W)

He is a batting allrounder but picked up two wickets in the last match and scored only four runs in the previous game.

Andy Balbirnie:

(1 M, 22 R, 22 A)

Balbirnie is the captain of the teamHe scored 22 runs from 16 balls in the last match and is a good pick for C and VC in the IRE vs SA Dream11 team.

Mark Adair:

(1 M, 4 O, 3 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and has picked up wickets consistently in this tour. Adair bowled brilliantly, picking up three wickets in the last match.

Joshua Little:

(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)

Joshua bowls left-arm fast and are improving himself in the T20Is. He picked up two wickets for 27 runs in his four overs.

George Dockrell:

(1 M, 2 R, 2 A + 2 O, 0 W)

Dockrell bowls left-arm orthodox and can also bat brilliantly. He scored only two runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Harry Tector:

(1 M, 36 R, 36 A)

Tector is a right-handed batsman and scores runs consistently. He scored 36 runs from 34 balls in the last match.

Barry McCarthy:

(1 M, 30 R, 30 A + 3 O, 0 W)

He bowls right-arm medium-fast. Barry scored 30 runs but was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Craig Young:

(32 M, 92 O, 27 W)

He bowls at a decent pace. Craig did not play the last match.

Kevin O’Brien:

(1 M, 0 R, 0 A)

Kevin is an experienced all-rounder but has not been bowling much recently. He was out for a duck in the last match.

South Africa top picks for Dream11:

Quinton de Kock:

(1 M, 20 R, 20 A)

Quinton de Kock opens the innings for the team. He batted aggressively in the last match, scoring 20 runs from just nine balls. Q de Kock is very good Captain choice in IRE vs SA Dream11 Team.

Janneman Malan:

(1 M, 4 R, 4 A)

J Malan didn’t performed well in the last game but he is must have pick in IRE vs SA Dream11 Team.

Aiden Markram:

(1 M, 39 R, 39 A)

Markram generally opens the innings but batted in the middle-order in the last match and scored 39 runs.

Tabraiz Shamsi:

(1 M, 4 O, 4 W)

Shamsi is the No.1 T20I bowler and bowled exceptionally well, picking up four wickets in the last match.

Rassie van der Dussen:

(1 M, 25 R, 25 A)

He scores run consistently, irrespective of the format. Rassie scored 25 runs in the last match.

Temba Bavuma:

(1 M, 13 R, 13 A)

Skipper Bavuma has been out of form in the recent matches and scored only 13 runs in the previous game.

Kagiso Rabada:

(1 M, 19 R, 19 A + 4 O, 1 W)

He is one of the top bowlers worldwide but doesn’t have an excellent record in T20Is. Rabada managed to pick up a wicket in the last match and scored 19* runs. K Rabada is also a very good Captain choice in Ireland vs South Africa 2nd ODI Dream11 Team.

Lungi Ngidi:

(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)

Ngidi has been performing brilliantly in the T20I format and picked up two wickets for just 18 runs in his four overs.

George Linde:

(1 M, 10 R, 10 A + 4 O, 2 W)

Linde is an all-rounder who scored ten runs and picked up two wickets in the last match.

David Miller:

(1 M, 28 R, 28 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and plays the role of finisher. Miller scored 28 runs in the last match.

Heinrich Klaasen:

(22 M, 427 R, 23.72 W)

He bats in the middle-order and is a good striker of the ball, and did not play the last match.

Anrich Nortje:

(9 M, 33 O, 7 W)

Nortje bowls at a good pace and troubles the batsmen but did not play the last match.

IRE vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Final Team:

Q de Kock (C)

P Stirling (Vc), A Balbirnie, J Malan, A Markram

Simi Singh, M Adair

L Ngidi, T Shamsi, J Little, G Dockrell

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Paul Stirling
  • K Rabada
  • J Malan
  • Lungi Ngidi

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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