The Leinster Lightning already defeated the Northern Knights earlier in the tournament.
The 5th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup 2020 will be played between the Northern Knights and Leinster Lightning at The Village, Dublin, Ireland.
The match is scheduled to start at 10:15 AM Local time (2:45 PM IST) (9:15 AM UTC).
Leinster Lightning are in a good headspace at the moment. They are on a two match-winning streak in a series that has seen 2 washouts. The Lightning will now face the Northern Knights, a team that they have defeated already in this tournament. They have the title in their bag since they have 10 points from two games and now are up in a dead-rubber.
Northern Knights, however, will look to finish the series on a high. They will look to occupy the second place and will be playing for pride in this one. Any team that plays for its pride is a dangerous one, which is why this match-up promises to be a riveting one.
NK vs LLG Match 5 Weather Report
The weather Gods have listened to our requests post the two washouts that had to be endured. The chances of rain in tomorrow’s game are next to zero per cent. But, the temperatures will be close to 10°C throughout the game with the values set to drop at as low as 5 degrees at a point.
It is the first game at this venue. Hence, nothing much can be said about the exact behaviour of the pitch. However, from what can be inferred from some of the games played here earlier, the track at this venue tends to be good for batting.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of chasing teams: N/A
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
NK vs LLG Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Marc Ellison, James McCollum, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson, Mark Adair, Ruhan Pretorius, Shane Getkate, Graeme McCarter, David Delany, James Hunter, Matthew Foster
Bench: Neil Rock, James Cameron, George Ross Adair, Jacob Mulder
Stephen Doheny, Kevin O’ Brien, Lorcan Tucker, Jack Tector, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Peter Chase, Greg Ford, Rory Anders
Bench: James Newand, Barry McCarthy, Gareth Delany, Tyrone Kane
NK vs LLG Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Kevin O’Brien is the leading run-scorer of the series with 95 runs from 2 innings. The right-handed batsman has been maintaining an average and a strike rate of 47.5 and 80, respectively.
Stephen Getkake has looked like the batsman in form for Northern Knights. Though he has played a solitary knock, he made his way to well-engineered 73 off as many deliveries.
Curtis Campher has been the best bowler, by far, in this series. Having played only a couple of games, he is already on 6 wickets and has been bowling beautifully at an economy of 4.38 and at an average of 13.16.
Ruhan Pretorius stroked a well-constructed fifty in his last game. He will be looking to convert that fifty into a century this time around.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Kevin O’Brien, Curtis Campher
Vice-Captain Options – Stephen Getkake, Ruhan Pretorius
Suggested Playing XI No.1 NK vs LLG for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Lorcan Tucker
Batters – Stephen Doheny, Kevin O’Brien (C), Jack Tector, Harry Tector
All-Rounders – Curtis Campher, Ruhan Pretorius
Bowlers – George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Stephen Getkake (VC), David Delany
Suggested Playing XI No.2 NK vs LLG for Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Gary Wilson
Batters – Stephen Doheny, Kevin O’Brien, Jack Tector
All-Rounders – Curtis Campher (C), Simi Singh, Ruhan Pretorius (VC)
Bowlers – Joshua Little, Stephen Getkake, David Delany, James Hunter
It is advisable to have plenty of bowling options as the exact nature of the pitch cannot be predicted since this will be the first game at the venue.
Leinster Lightning are expected to take this one home.