In the Match 16 of the Ireland Inter Provincial T20, Munster Reds and Northwest Warriors will be up against each other to seal the final spots. The Northwest Warriors has the presence of players like Shane Getkate and William Porterfield, while Peter Moor and Fionn Hand will hold the key for Munster Reds. The LLG team is led by Peter Moor, while Peter Moor captains the MUR team.
The Leinster Knights have 3 wins in 7 matches, and stand at 2nd position in the points table. While, Munster Reds are at last position with 2 wins in the same number of league matches. The both teams need to win their upcoming matches to seal the final spot, and in this purpose, they have to be clincial in both departments of the game.
The Match 16 will be played between Leinster Knights and Munster Reds at The Green, Comber. It was a ling break of around 2 months for the last league matches and the final to be conducted by the Cricket Ireland. This is due to the board employing different strategies to improve the performances of each player across all the different formats.
Fixture Name: Match 16
Competition: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Date: 18 September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NWW(recent last): NR L W
MUR(recent last): NR L W
Venue: The Green, Comber
Pitch Report: The Match 16 between NK and NWW will be played in Comber, Ireland. The pitch will have a moisture embedded in its core due to the frequent rain showers in the last few days. The pace bowlers will get purchase off the surface with a new white duke ball, and the batters need to apply themselves better and take their own time to score 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 7 player from NWW and 4 players from MUR. This combination is chosen due the player’s performances and the teams in the domestic cricket for the past 6 months. The both wicket-keepers have been in fine form, and William Porterfield will be the best pick from the batting unit. While, Mcbrine can be chosen from all-rounders, and then Craig Young from the bowling unit.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Peter Moor, Stephen Doheny
BATSMEN: William Porterfield, William McClintock, Jack Carty
ALL-ROUNDERS: Fionn Hand, Andy McBrine, Shane Getkate
BOWLERS: Craig young, Josh Manley, Graham Hume
The Northwest Warriors are predicted to win this match due to the fine combinations of experienced as well as youngsters.
In their last league match, they could chase down the score of 127 runs and fell short by 16 runs. The top performers for the team was Andy McBrine in the bowling unit, and William McClintock with the bat.The top picks for this fixture will be Craig Young and William Porterfield who have been proven performers in the international as well as domestic cricket.
The player has been a stalwart of the Ireland Cricket for the past many years and has the experience of leading the team well. He has the ability to provide the team a much needed stability at the top-order, and can play aggressive innings if needed in crucial situations.
The leading wicket-taker of the tournament will be one of the best picks for this fixture due to his ability to contain runs and variations. In the tournament, he has picked up 12 wickets and will look to maintain the same form. If the team needs to sail through the finals of the tournament, his contribution will certainly be the most important.
Captain: William Porterfield
Wicket-keeper: Stephen Doheny
Possible Top Four: William Porterfield, Stephen Doheny, Nathan McGuire, Shane Getkate
Possible Opening Bowlers: Craig Young, Graham Hume
The X-factors for NWW team would be Shane Getkate, who has perfomed well in the recent tournaments. While, Graham Hume is the another talented bowler who can be a potential performer.
NWW Playing 11 (likely)
6. Andy McBrine (c)
7. Graham Kennedy
8. Graham Hume
9. Ross Adair
10. Craig Young
11. Ryan Macbeth
The Munster Reds have not been impressive in their performances to win the matches in limited overs. In the last league match, they gave away 220+ runs and fell short by 20+ runs. The top performers were Matt Ford, Greg Ford, and Fionn Hand in the batting department, and Josh Manley and Matt Ford performed well with the ball, but others could not support.
With an experience of playing for Zimbabwe, Peter Moor has been impressive in this season and is the leading run-scorer for Munster Reds in the tournament. He has stabilized the team well at the top-order, and also has the best strike rate depicting his ball-striking capabilities. In the last league match, he scored 1 off 2 balls and would look to come back harder in this crucial fixture.
The player been impressive in his debut T20 season and has picked up a total of 8 wickets. The biggest speciality of him has been his accurate line-lengths and ability to induce an edge off the surface with his out-swing deliveries. In the last apperance, he went for too many runs but picked up 2 wickets, and can improve his performance to help the team’s cause.
Captain: Peter Moor
Wicket-keeper: Seamus Lynch
Possible Top Four: Seamus Lynch, Peter Moor, Greg Ford, Matt Ford
Possible Opening Bowlers: Josh Manley, Michael Frost
The X-factors for MUR team would be Fionn Hand, who has scored a good amount of runs for the team in this tournament, and Matt Ford can contribute in both departments, and can be a fine performer in this fixture.
MUR Playing 11 (likely)
6. Jack Carty
7. Alistar Frost
8. Josh Manley
9. Mitchell Thompson
10. Aaron Cawley
11. Michael Frost
Watch Northwest Warriors 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 16th match of the tournament and the tournament has resumed after a break.
The NWW 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 Comber and it is set to be an exciting encounter between both the teams to reach the next stage.