Markram wary of improving Irish ahead of T20 series

Markram wary of improving Irish ahead of T20 series

Proteas batter Aiden Markram believes South Africa can take plenty of heart from the progress they made in their recent T20 series win over England. 

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South Africa's Aiden Markram addresses media representatives during a press conference at Lords Cricket Ground in London on June 22, 2019, ahead of South Africa's next 2019 Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan. Adrian DENNIS / AFP

South Africa will face Ireland in the first of two T20 matches in Bristol on Wednesday.


While tourists impressively overcame a formidable English outfit 2-1 in their three-game sequence, Markram is wary of the threat posed by the Irish.


“I think it will be a new and exciting challenge for us,” he said. “We played them quite recently in Ireland and we saw exactly what they could do and they're certainly a team that is improving series by series. 


“We've witnessed that (when Ireland played) against India now recently and certainly they're a team that you can't take for granted.  


“I think it's just about us now working on our plans, trusting those plans that we've now got in place and that have been working for us.  


“We know that if we sort of take care of our space and play at the right intensity, then with the right plans in place hopefully that's enough to get us over the line again against Ireland. “ 


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