toss Ireland chose to bowl vs. South Africa
With this match taking place on the same pitch, South Africa did not make any other changes to their winning combination from Wednesday. Wayne Parnell and Dwayne Pretorius both booked their places ahead of Andile Phehlukwayo. Marco Jensen and Enrique Nortje are also on edge. Keshav Maharaj, who took the lead in the first match, and Tabrez Shamsi are the specialist spin components, with Aiden Markram as the sixth bowling option. There was no place for Marco Jensen or Enrique Nortje. Ireland are unchanged from their losing XI to South Africa on Wednesday.
This is South Africa’s last T20I before they will need to finalize their World Cup squad, which will travel to India for the three-match series in September. Ireland will host Afghanistan for a five-match series later this month which will help them improve their combination.
Ireland: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andy Balbirnie (c), 3 Lorcan Tucker, (c) 4 Harry Tector, 5 George Dockrell, 6 Curtis Camper, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Andrew McBrine, 9 Mark Adair, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendrix, 3 Rassi van der Dussen 4 Aiden Markram 5 Henrik Klaasen, 6 David Miller (c), 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Dwayne Pretorius, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabrez Shamsi