Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs Munster Reds: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series 2021 IP20:- Match 17
The 17th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series IP20 2021 will take place between Northern Knights and Munster Reds at The Green, Comber, Northern Ireland.
Munster Reds are currently occupying the third spot on points table with 3 wins in 8 matches played so far.
On the other hand, Northern Knights are placed at the 4th spot on points table with 3 wins in 8 games so far.
Current Form Munster Reds:
Munster Reds defeated North West Warriors by 6 wickets in their last completed fixture.
Bowling first, Munster Reds restricted North West Warriors at 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.
Current Form Northern Knights:
The last match Northern Knights were supposed to play was washed off due to rain.
In their last completed match, 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:
Munster Reds: Aaron Cawley, Murray Commins, Gareth Delany, Greg Ford, Matt Ford, Fionn Hand, Tyrone Kane, Seamus Lynch, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, PJ Moor, Amish Sidhu
Northern Knights: Paul Stirling, Harry Tector (capt), Mark Adair, James Cameron-Dow, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Ben White.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Northern Knights
Who will win? Northern Knights
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Matt Ford (Munster Reds)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ruhan Pretorius (Northern Knights), Tyrone Kane (Munster Reds)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Matt Ford (Munster Reds)
Player of the Match- Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)
Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 170+, Munster Reds 150+
Match Handicap: Northern Knights
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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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