Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs North West Warriors: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series 2021 IP20:- Match 13
The 13th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series IP20 2021 will take place between Northern Knights and North West Warriors at The Green, Comber, Northern Ireland.
North West Warriors are currently occupying the top spot on points table with 4 wins in 6 matches played so far. On the other hand, Northern Knights are placed at the 3rd spot on points table with 3 wins in 6 games so far.
Current Form North West Warriors:
North West Warriors lost their last completed fixture against Leinster Lightning by 16 runs.
Bowling first, North West Warriors successfully restricted Leinster Lightning for 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:
Northern Knights won their last completed fixture 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:
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.
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), William Porterfield (North West Warriors)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben White (Northern Knights), Craig Young (North West Warriors)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), William Porterfield (North West Warriors)
Player of the Match- Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)
Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 160+, North West Warriors 140+
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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