NK vs LLG: Northern Knights take on Leinster Lightning in the 4th match of the Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD on Sunday.
Leinster Lightning are placed atop the points table, having won both the games they’ve played thus far. Northern Knights, on other hand, are languishing at the bottom of the table after losing their season opener.
The Lightning chased 205 runs in the season opener with six wickets in hand and 15 balls to spare.
In the 2nd match of the season, the two teams went up against each other. Being asked to bat first, Leinster put up a total of 251/6 including a fantastic hundred by skipper George Dockrell. The pick of the bowlers were Mark Adair and Graeme McCarter with two wickets each for the Knights.
In reply, Northern Knights’ batsmen started well but couldn’t convert them into big scores and ended up losing the game by 70 runs in a rain-curtailed game. Peter Chase was the star with the ball for the Lighnight picking up 3/37.
Leinster Lightning will go into this fixture as clear favorites as they look to be in great form and have a good record against the Northern Knights side.
Match: Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning
Date & Time: 16th May 2021, 3:15 PM IST
Venue: The Green, Comber
NK vs LLG Head-to-Head
In their previous 5 meetings, Leinster Lightning have had a huge advantage winning 4 out of the 5 games, leaving the Knights with a stand-alone win. Leinster Lightning have been dominating the Knights in every season and will look forward to registering a victory on Sunday as well.
Pacers will benefit from the surface right from the word go, which might tempt the captain to bowl first. The wicket is meant for chasing, with teams chasing having a high rate of success at this venue.
There are no chances of rain on Sunday. Fans can expect an exciting day of cricket.
NK vs LLG Predicted Playing XI
Niel Rock(WK), Paul Stirling, Harry Tector(c), Jeremy Lawlor, Mark Adair, Ruhan Pretorious, Luke Georgeson, Graeme Mccarter, Matthew Foster, Ben White, David O’Halloran
Lorcan Tucker(WK), Jamie Grassi, Jack Tector, Tim Tector, Andy Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell(c), Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Peter Chase, Jonathan Garth
NK vs LLG Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen: Paul Stirling(vice-captain), Jack Tector, Jamie Grassi, Jeremy Lawlor
All-rounders: Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell(captain), Mark Adair
Bowlers: Barry Mccarthy, Graeme Mccarter, Peter Chase