Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning: IP Series 2021 IP20:- Match 15
The 15th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series IP20 2021 will take place between Leinster Lightning and Northern Knights at The Green, Comber, Northern Ireland.
Leinster Lightning occupy the second spot on points table with a 3 wins in 7 matches played so far.
Northern Knights on the other hand occupy the third spot on points table with 3 wins out of the 7 matches played so far. Their net run rate is lower than that of Leinster Lightning.
Current Form Leinster Lightning:
The last match Leinster Lightning were supposed to play against Munster Reds 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 Northern Knights:
The last match Northern Knights were supposed to play against North West Warriors was abandoned due to rain.
In their last completed encounter, Northern Knights won against Munster Reds by 23 runs.
Batting first, Northern Knights put on a huge total of 221 for 6 in 20 overs, largely thanks to a memorable knock of 81 in 42 balls by Jeremy Lawlor. Paul Stirling also made a valuable contribution of 46 up in the order.
Munster Reds could not get off to an ideal start and lost its openers early on. Matt Ford and Fionn Hand in the middle order tried to stage a fightback but the required rate was always going out of reach. In the end, Munster Reds were restricted to 198 for 5, losing the match by 23 runs.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Northern Knights: Harry Tector (capt), Mark Adair, James Cameron-Dow, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Ben White.
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? Leinster Lightning
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Andrew Balbirnie (Leinster Lightning)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben White (Northern Knights), Simi Singh (Leinster Lightning)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), George Dockrell (Leinster Lightning)
Player of the Match- Simi Singh (Leinster Lightning)
Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 130+, Leinster Lightning 150+
Match Handicap: Leinster Lightning
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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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