In the 15th match of the Ireland Inter Provincial T20 Trophy, Northern Knights will be up against the Leinster Lightning. The Northern Knights have the presence of players like Paul Stirling and Jeremy Lawlor, while Leinster Lightning will rely on the contributions of George Dockrell and Simi Singh. The NK team is led by Harry Tector, while George Dockrell captains the LLG team.
The both teams have fine chances of going into the play-offs with 3 wins in 7 matches, with one match being rain-effected for both the teams. The LLG team has a good net run-rate and is quite high as compared to the NK team, and if any decision arises on this parameter, they are sure to qualify for the finals. It is set to be an exciting encounter between both sides.
The both teams featured in 6 matches in Phase 1 of the Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy, and then the last league match which was scheduled yesterday was abandoned due to rain showers. If the rain god permits, we have an absolute terrific game on our hands and both the teams striving hard to reach the finals.
Fixture Name: Match 15
Competition: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Date: 18 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NK(recent last): NR W L
NWW(recent last): NR L W
Venue: The Green, Comber
Pitch Report: The Match 15 between NK and LLG is slated to be played in Comber, Ireland. With the rain showers being erupted, it is expected that the pace bowlers would get a purchase with the new ball due to the moisture in the surface. While, the spinners will be out of contention with no assistance, and the batters will have a good time and will look to score quick runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Northern Knights 119/2 won by 8 wickets against Northern Knights 115/10 in Match 13 of Ireland T20 2020.
The chosen combination is 5 players from NK, and 6 players are selected from LLG. Only 1 wicket-keeper is chosen to accommodate the top players like Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling who can contribute at the top-order. While, George Dockrell and Simi Singh have been impressive for the past 1 year. In the bowling unit, Ben White and McCarthy are the top wicket-takers.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Lorcan Tucker
BATSMEN: Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Jeremy lawlor
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ross Adair, Simi Singh, George Dockrell
BOWLERS:Ben White, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, David Delany
The both teams have same wins and are playing well in the tournament. But, the Leinster Lightning have got a line-up with a good mix of youngsters and experienced players. Hence, they are predicted to win this fixture and claim the top position in the points table. While, NK team would look to trust on their best performing players to perform and win the match.
The Northern Knights have 3 wins in 7 matches, and their last match was abandoned due to rain. In their last league match played in June, they posted a score of 221 runs on the board and won the game by 23 runs and would look to maintain the same performances. The top picks for this fixture would be opener Paul Stirling and bowler Ben White.
The top-order batsman has extensive experience of playing in the T20 leagues all around the world and is a stalwart of the Ireland Cricket team. His can maintain steady run-rate with his aggressiveness and ball-striking capabilities to give a stable platform for the team. In their last league match, he scored a quickfire 46 off 23 balls and helped the team to win the fixture.
The player has been pitch-perfect with his line-lengths and will be the vital pick, if you want to be differentiable as compared to other fantasy players. He can contain runs and take wickets at crucial juncture of the match. White has a total of 15 wickets to his name and is going strong, and has a good track record and experience in the domestic cricket.
Captain: Jeremy Lawlor
Wicket-keeper: Neil Rock
Possible Top Four: Paul Stirling, James Mccolum, Jeremy Lawlor, Neil Rock
Possible Opening Bowlers: Ben White, David Delany
The X-factors for NK would be Ross Adair and Ruhan Pretorius who have displayed fine performances in the tournament. The team management is likely to keep the Playing 11 same for their fixture against LLG and go up in the points table.
NK Playing 11 (likely)
The Leinster Lightning have been impressive in their performances and are expected to keep their momentum. In their last league match, they scored 127 runs and won by 16 runs, to go at the 2nd position in the table. The top-performer for the team was George Dockrell with 55 runs, and McCarthy lead the bowling attack with 3 wickets and would look to continue the same performance in Phase 2.
The captain of the Ireland international cricket team can be trusted due to his terrific track record of providing consistent performances at the top-order. He has the ability of stabilizing the team well in crucial situations and will be vital for the team in this fixture. Although he could score just 5 runs in his last outing for LLG, he will be invaluable asset for them.
The all-rounder has been a revelation since his debut for Ireland cricket team. He has been a major contributor to the LLG team as well, by picking 9 wickets and scoring 197 runs. With this capability, he can be the best pick for this fixture to win fantasy points on the back of his performances. In the last league match, he picked 2 wickets and scored 12 runs.
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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-factors from LLG would be Kevin O Brien due to his fine performances in the last month for Ireland. While, David Halloran can also be picked to be a differentiable to other fantasy players in the Dream11 prediction.
LLG Playing 11 (likely)
6. Tim Tector
7. Gavin Hoey
8. Barry McCarthy
9. Rory Anders
10. Josh Little
11. David O’Halloran
Watch Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning 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 15th match of the tournament and tournament has resumed after a break.
The NK vs LLG 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 the Green, Comber and it is set to be an exciting encounter between both the teams.