The David Miller-led South African team is set to square off against Ireland in a two-match T20I series. England will host the Proteas and Irish unit in the highly anticipated series. The series will officially kick off tomorrow (August 3).
Both the matches of the series will be played at 11 PM IST, while the iconic County Ground of Bristol will be the venue for the same games. The encounters will provide the teams with much-needed game-time before the ICC T20I World Cup, 2022.
The Proteas recently registered a remarkable series win in the T20I against England. They won the three-match series with a margin of 1-2. On the other hand, Balbirnie-led Ireland had a decent outing in the home series against India, despite losing the series.
T20I records (Head to Head):
Matches played – 3
South Africa won – by 3
Ireland won – 0
South Africa has played only three matches against Ireland so far in T20 internationals. All the three matches were played last year, in which the proteas had an upper hand. The Temba Bavuma-led side dominated those games to clinch a 3-0 series win.
County Ground Bristol pitch report
The County Ground of Bristol is considered to be a batting-friendly track. The average score of teams batting first is 161, while the average score for the teams batting second remains 154. The teams batting second have registered victories in three out of five T20 International matches at the venue.
Looking at the surface conditions, we expect the captain winning the toss to opt to field first. However, The David Miller-led Proteas side will indeed enter the encounter as the runaway favorites despite the result of the toss.
County Ground Bristol weather forecast:
The weather conditions at the County Cricket Ground, Bristol have been overcast in the last seven days as the English summer is nearing its conclusion. However, The chances of precipitation remain minimal during the game time on both the encounters.
Unlike the last few games in England, The upcoming two-match series is unlikely to witness any rain halts. The cricket fans can indeed expect to enjoy the full-fledged action of both games without any overs lost.