IRE vs SA T20: Top 5 players to watch out for in Ireland-South Africa T20 series- check out

IRE vs SA T20: Top 5 players to watch out for in Ireland-South Africa T20 series- de Kock, Balbirnie, Tector, Malan, Shamsi- check out
IRE vs SA T20: Top 5 players to watch out for in Ireland-South Africa T20 series- de Kock, Balbirnie, Tector, Malan, Shamsi- check out

IRE vs SA T20: Top 5 players to watch out for in Ireland-South Africa T20 series- After a riveting contest between Ireland vs South Africa in the ODI series, the focus now shifts to the T20I series. Ireland are expected to do well against South Africa in the shortest as their batsmen impressed in the three ODI outings. The likes of Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, and Simi Singh emerged as the top 3 run-run scorers for the hosts. South Africa, on the other hand, is likely to benefit from Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock’s form but the bowling department needs to do well. All eyes will be on World No.1 T20I bowler Tabraiz Shamsi. Here we look at the top 5 players to watch out for in the T20I series.

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IRE vs SA T20: Top 5 players to watch out for in Ireland-South Africa T20 series- check out

Andrew Balbirnie

The Irish captain is coming on the back of a half-century and a hundred in the ODI series. He smacked 65 runs in the opening ODI and guided Ireland to a historic win over South Africa in the 2nd ODI. The senior Irish batsman is on the verge of completing 1,000 runs in the shortest format. He has scored 945 runs in 43 T20Is which included 4 fifties.

Harry Tector

Youngster Harry Tector has played impressive knocks during the recently concluded ODI series. He slammed 133 runs in three innings at an average of 44+ which includes 79 runs during the 2nd ODI.

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker for Ireland in the T20 series. He took 5 wickets in 3 fixtures. He needs 12 wickets in the T20I series to complete 50 wickets in the shortest version of the game.

Janneman Malan

South Africa’s swashbuckling batsman Janneman Malan has been rock solid since his debut in international cricket. He has scored 483 runs in 7 ODI with the help of two centuries. In t20Is, he has amassed 237 runs in 9 T20Is. He can be a headache for Ireland after his 177* and 84 runs consecutive innings during the ODI series.

Quinton de Kock

Former South Africa captain Quinton de Kock is an explosive opening batsman. He had scored 120 runs in his single outing against Ireland during the T20I series. He has scored over 1500 runs in 52 T20Is which includes 9 fifties. He can dominate the opposition right from the word GO.

IRE vs SA T20: Top 5 players to watch out for in Ireland-South Africa T20 series- check out

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