The Ireland Inter Provincial T20 has started after a break of few months, and the Leinster Knights and Northwest Warriors will feature in the Match 18 of the tournament. The Leinster Knights has the presence of players like Stephen Doheny and Graham Hume, while Peter Moor and Fionn Hand are the key members of Northwest Warriors. The LLG team is led by George Dockrell, while Andy McBrine captains the NWW team.
The Leinster Knights have 3 wins in 8 matches, their last 2 matches have been abandoned. They will look to win this match to bag the top 2 position in the tournament. While, the Northwest Warriors are at top of the table with 4 wins in the same number of league matches, and would look to improve their performances in their last league fixture.
The Match 18 will be played between Leinster Knights and Northwest Warriors at The Green, Comber. Most of the matches have been abandoned due to the frequent rain showers in the Green, Comber. But it is expected that the full 20-over match will be played due to the weather forecase predicting no rain during the match between LLG and NWW.
Fixture Name: Match 18
Competition: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Date: 19 September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
LLG(recent last): NR W W
NWW(recent last): NR L W
Venue: The Green, Comber
Pitch Report: The Match 18 between LLG and NWW will be played in Comber, Ireland. The pitch with a fine moisture on the surface, and is likely to help the pace bowlers in getting a purchase in containing runs and taking wickets. Here, the scored of around 150 can be easily scored, and the batters will look to maintain a steady run-rate in this fixture.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Munster Reds 154/4 won by 6 wickets against Northwest Warriors 151/6 in Match 16 of Ireland T20 2021.
The chosen combination is 7 player from NWW and 4 players from LLG. The wicket-keeper chosen played well in the last league match. While, Balbirnie and Mcclintock have been in fine form in this season. The all-rounders McBrine and Dockrell can be a momentum pick, and all the bowlers have been impressive in this season with wicket-taking abilities.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Stephen Doheny
BATSMEN: Andy Balbirnie, William Porterfield, William Mcclintock
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, Andy Mcbrine
BOWLERS: Joshua Little, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Barry Mccarthy
The Leinster Knights will look to take the advantage of compact batting line-up of their team to win this fixture and bag the top 2 spots in the Ireland T20 Challenge 2021. Their bowling is a little inexperienced and would look to compliment the batters. While, the Northwest Warriors team will be short of confidence after losing their last fixture against Munster Reds.
The Leinster Lightning have 3 wins in 8 matches, and would look to win this game to keep their 2nd spot intact and qualify for the finals. In the Phase1 of the tournament, they were impressive and won their last league match by 3 wickets, The best performers for the team were George Dockrell in the batting unit, while Barry McCarthy was impressive with the ball.
The player has had a dream 2021 season and would look to continue his good form and help the team in winning the crucial match and maintain their top 2 spots. He has gradually improved his batting performance, and displayed ball-striking capabilities to stitch partnerships and finish well for the team. He has scored a total of 160 runs in the tournament.
The player has been performing well for the LLG team in the tournament and will be on the look-out to find his pitch-perfect lengths with optimum pace. In 6 matches, he has picked a total of 9 wickets in the tournament and has been the second best bowler for the team. But, he would be upbeat after his fine performance in the last league match, where he took 3 wickets.
Captain: George Dockrell
Wicket-keeper: Lorcan Tucker
Possible Top Four: Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell
Possible Opening Bowlers: Barry McCarthy, Josh little
The X-factor for LLG would be Josh Little who has picked the most wickets for the team in the team, and with a fine experience and wicket-taking abilities can get you crucial fantasy points.
LLG Playing 11 (likely)
1. Kevin O’Brien
2. Simi Singh
3. Andy Balbirnie
4. George Dockrell (c)
5. Lorcan Tucker(wk)
6. Tim Tector
7. Gavin Hoey
8. Barry McCarthy
9. Rory Anders
10. Josh Little
11. David O’Halloran
The Northwest Warriors will look to recoup in this fixture after a loss in their last fixture against Munster Reds. They scored 151 on the board on the back of fine performances from Stephen Doheny and Graham Kennedy, and Graham Hume. While, the key bowlers were Graham Hume and Conor Olphert who were impressive with the ball and would look to continue the same form.
The player has been impressive for the NWW team in the T20 as well as ODD formats. He can lay a strong foundation for the team with his ability to rotate strike and maintaining fine composure during his stay in the crease. In the last league match, he scored 27 runs and will look to enhance his performance and justify his talent to fine place in Ireland team.
The player has a good experience in the domestic circuit and can be one of the fine picks for this game. In the past tournaments, he has been proficient with the ball, but he has been contributing in both departments in the 2021 season. In the last league match, he struck a half-century and was terrific with his lower-order contribution and also took 2 wickets against Munster Reds.
Captain: Andy McBrine
Wicket-keeper: Stephen Doheny
Possible Top Four: William Porterfield, Stephen Doheny, Andy McBrine, Shane Getkate
Possible Opening Bowlers: Graham Hume, Conor Olphert
The X-factor for NWW would be William Mcclintock who has scored the most runs for the team in this season and is likely to be the top performer in this fixture against LLG.
NWW Playing 11 (likely)
1. William Porterfield
2. Stephen Doheny (wk)
3. Andy McBrine (c)
4. Shane Getkate
5. William McClintock
7. Graham Kennedy
8. Graham Hume
9. Ross Adair
10. Craig Young
11. Ryan Macbeth
Watch Leinster Knights vs Northwest Warriors Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy Live score and streaming on Cricket Ireland YouTube Channel. All the score-card and stats related to the Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 will be available on the Cricket Ireland official website. This is the 13th match of the tournament and will resume after a break.
The LLG vs NWW match do not have any tie-ups with any sports channel and will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the Cricket Ireland YouTube Channel. The fans may be allowed in Comber and it is set to be an exciting encounter between both the teams.