Toss Ireland chose to bowl vs South Africa
With this game taking place on the same pitch, South Africa made no other changes to their winning combination from Wednesday. Wayne Parnell and Dwaine Pretorius both kept their spots ahead of Andile Phehlukwayo. Marco Jansen and Anrich Nortje remain on the sidelines as well. Keshav Maharaj, who led in the first match, and Tabraiz Shamsi make up the specialist spin component with Aiden Markram’s offbreaks a sixth bowling option. There was no room for Marco Jansen or Anrich Nortje. Ireland are unchanged from the XI that lost to South Africa on Wednesday.
This is South Africa’s last T20I before they will need to finalise their World Cup squad, which will go to India for a three-match series in September. Ireland host Afghanistan for a five-match series 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