Toss Ireland chose to bowl South Africa
As this game was played on the same site, South Africa made no other changes to its winning combination on Wednesday. Wayne Parnell and Dwaine Pretorius both kept their spots ahead of Andile Phehluwayo. Marco Jansen and Anrich Nortje also remain on the sidelines. Keshav Maharaj, who led the first match, and Tabraiz Shamsi form the specialist spin component with Aiden Markram’s offbreaks as the sixth bowling option. There was no room for Marco Jansen or Anrich Nortje. Ireland has remained unchanged from the XI that lost to South Africa on Wednesday.
This is South Africa’s last T20I before they have to finalize their World Cup squad, which will head to India in September for a three-game run. Ireland will host Afghanistan for a five-game run later this month, which will help them fine-tune their combinations.
Ireland: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 3 Lorcan Tucker, (capt) 4 Harry Tector, 5 George Dockrell, 6 Curtis Campher, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Andrew McBrine, 9 Mark Adair, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen 4 Aiden Markram 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller (capt), 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Dwaine Pretorius, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi