In the 17th match of the Ireland Inter Provincial T20 Trophy, Northern Knights will be up against the Munster Reds. The Northern Knights have the presence of players like Jeremy Lawlor and Paul Stirling, while Munster Reds will rely on the contributions of Gareth Delany and Matt Ford. The NK team is led by Harry Tector, while Tyrone Kane captains the MUR team.
The both teams have 3 wins in the tournament, and Northern Knights have one extra point due to the rain-effected match yesterday, and would look to win this crucial fixture to get the much needed points and close in on the final 2 spots (depending on other fixture as well). They both need to perform well as a team to clinch victory in this crucial fixture.
A total of 8 matches have been scheduled for both the teams in the tournament. But the rain has played a major role in deciding the winner of the match, and has been relentless since last few days, and only 1 match could be played in the Phase 2 of the tournament. This is likely to be the last league fixture for both the teams, and would look to go all-out and finish on a good note.
Fixture Name: Match 17
Competition: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Date: 19 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NK(recent last): NR NR W
MUR(recent last): W NR L
Venue: The Green, Comber
Pitch Report: The Match 17 between NK and MUR is slated to be played in Comber, Ireland. If the rain gods allow the match to be played, the pace bowlers are likely to get advantage with the new ball in the power-play overs. While, there might not be an assistance to the spinners due to the wet outfield and moisture. Here, the batters had a good time last night and both teams scored 150+ runs.
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 6 players from Northern Knights and 5 players from Munster Reds are chosen from the slot of players. The best pick from wk options would be Peter Moor due to his experience. While, Matt Ford will be the best pick for this fixture, with Paul Striling yet to play the game in the Phase 2. While, Gareth Delany was impressive yesterday. The best bet from the bowlers will be Ben White who has been terrific in 2021.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Peter Moor, Neil Rock
BATSMEN: Paul Stirling, James McColum, Matt Ford
ALL-ROUNDERS: Fionn hand, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair
BOWLERS: Ben White, Michael Frost, David Delany
The Munster Reds can make their case for the final 2 spots if they win this fixture by a fine margin. But, the Northern Knights are expected to perform as per the potential of their players and secure the victory due to the experience of their players in the domestic and international cricket. Nevertheless, the both teams have to bowl well to have an edge over the others.
The NK team have been performing well in the domestic cricket this year. Their last 2 matches have been abondoned by the rain showers. But in the Phase 1’s last league fixture, they won the game by 23 runs and would look to replicate the same performances with the presence of experience Paul Stirling and the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, Ben White.
The swashbuckling batsman who opens the batting for Northern Knights and the Ireland team has been a stalwart in the T20 cricket. He has terrific ability to maintain his composure and play aggressive shots at right point of time in the game. In the tournament, he has accumulated only 47 runs in 3 matches but remains as the most vital batter of the team.
The player can be picked as a differential pick due to his ability to pick wickets at his will by pitch-perfect line-lengths. He has been successful in plotting a successful plan against the batters in crucial situations and is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. With all his experience, he would look to continue the same form and giving you some fantasy points.
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 Harry Tector and Graeme McCarter who have been impressive in the domestic circuit. The team management is expected to keep the Playing 11 same for their fixture against the MUR team.
NK Playing 11 (likely)
The Munster Reds were impressive in the last league match against Northwest Warriors and won their 3rd league fixture. The team bowled well to contain the opposition to a score of 151, on the back of fine performances from Josh Manley and Matt Ford. Then, in the batting unit, Gareth Delany and Matt Ford were the best performers, with the latter being chosen as the player of the match.
he player has a fine experience of playing for Ireland in the international cricket, and has been impressive. In the last league match, he scored 60 off 35 balls to lay a strong foundation for the team to chase down the score of 152. He displayed amazing ball-striking capabilities and ability to rotate strike consistently.
The best pick for this fixture would look to continue his blistering form in the Ireland T20 2021. He has scored a total of 199 runs in the tournament and has scalped 5 wickets. In the last league match, he was named as the player of the match for his contribution of 63* off 37 balls and also took 2 wickets to get the team a much-needed victory.
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Captain: Gareth Delany
Wicket-keeper: Peter Moor
Possible Top Four: Gareth Delany, Peter Moor, Murray Commins, Matt Ford
Possible Opening Bowlers: Josh Manley, Aaron Cawley
The X-factors from MUR would be Fionn Hand due to his terrific performances in the last league fixture in the Phase 1 of the Ireland T20 2021. While, they can play with the same combination as of their last league match.
MUR Playing 11 (likely)
6. Jack Carty
7. Tyrone Kane (c)
8. Fionn Hand
9. Josh Manley
10. Aaron Cawley
11. Michael Frost
Watch Northern Knights vs Munster Reds 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 17th match of the Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament and the league fixtures have resumed after a break.
The NK vs MUR 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.