Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup 2020, Match 5

The Leinster Lightning already defeated the Northern Knights earlier in the tournament.

Premadasa Stadium Sri Lanka
Premadasa Stadium Sri Lanka. (© ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details:

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).

Preview:

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.

Pitch Condition/Report:

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:

Northern Knights:

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

Leinster Lightning:

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

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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


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

Leinster Lightning are expected to take this one home.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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