Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: North West Warriors vs Leinster Lightning: Inter-Provincial Series 2021 IP20:- Match 18
The 18th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series IP20 2021 will take place between North West Warriors and Leinster Lightning at The Green, Comber, Northern Ireland.
Leinster Lightning occupy the second spot on points table with a 3 wins in 8 matches played so far.
North West Warriors on the other hand occupy the first spot on points table with 4 wins out of the 8 matches played so far.
Current Form Leinster Lightning:
The last match Leinster Lightning were supposed to play against Northern Knights was abandoned due to rain.
In their previous match, Leinster Lightning successfully defended a total of 127 in their last match against North West Warriors.
Batting first, Leinster Lightning put on a modest total of 127 for 8 in 20 overs. For Lightning, George Dockrell made 55 off 44 balls. For North West Warriors, Andy McBrine picked up 3 wickets for just 19 runs.
Chasing 127, North West Warriors got off to a terrible start losing both the openers in the powerplay overs. Shane Getkate and William McClintock tried to revive the innings in the middle overs but once they fell, North West Warriors looked far from victory. In the end, North West Warriors were squeezed to 111 for 9, losing the match by 16 runs.
Current Form North West Warriors:
North West Warriors were humbled by Munster Reds in their last fixture by 6 wickets.
Batting first, North West Warriors could only manage 151 for 6 in 20 overs.
William Porterfield and Stephen Doheny gave a stable start to North West Warriors. However, once they fell, wickets started tumbling at a regular basis and North West Warriors were reduced to 66 for 5 at one point. This is when Graham Hume and Graham Kennedy combined together for the 6th wicket and collected 83 runs in their partnership to take North West Warriors to a fighting total.
Munster Reds did not have an ideal start to the chase and lost 2 wickets for just 16 runs. It brought Matt Ford to the crease and he smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground from the word go. Matt Ford and Gareth Delany accounted for a quick 78 run partnership for the 3rd wicket and almost sealed the game in their favour. Matt Ford remained unbeaten at 63 in 37 balls to take his team home with 6 wickets in hand and 29 balls to spare.
Let's have a look at the squads:
North West Warriors: Andy McBrine (capt), Ross Allen, Stephen Doheny, Shane Getkate, Graham Hume, Graham Kennedy, Nathan McGuire, Conor Olphert, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Will Smale, Craig Young.
Leinster Lightning: George Dockrell (capt), Lorcan Tucker (v/c), Rory Anders, Andrew Balbirnie, JJ Garth, Jamie Grassi,Josh Little, Barry McCarthy,Kevin O’Brien,David O’Halloran, Simi Singh, Tim Tector
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Leinster Lightning
Who will win? North West Warriors
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – William Porterfield (North West Warriors), George Dockrell (Leinster Lightning)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Andy McBrine (North West Warriors), Simi Singh (Leinster Lightning)
Most Sixes – William Porterfield (North West Warriors), George Dockrell (Leinster Lightning)
Player of the Match- William Porterfield (North West Warriors)
Team Scores Batting first - North West Warriors 160+, Leinster Lightning 145+
Match Handicap: North West Warriors
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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