On Tuesday (8th September) afternoon, Munster Reds and the defending champions Northern Knights will face each other at Mardyke (Cork) in the 11th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2020.
Reds are in the third position in the points table with 6 points after playing five matches. While their three matches of this tournament were abandoned, they lost the other two matches.
In the meantime, Knights are in the second position in the points table with 13 points in five matches. They have won twice and lost once, and their other two matches were washed out in rain.
Their first meeting in this tournament was scheduled on 27th August at Belfast which was abandoned due to rain washout.
Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2020, Match 11: Munster Reds vs Northern Knights – Match Details
In the 11th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2020, Munster Reds will compete against Northern Knights at Mardyke (Cork) on Tuesday (8th September) afternoon. This match will begin at 13:30 local time (18:00 IST).
Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2020, Match 11: Munster Reds vs Northern Knights – Pitch Report
Mardyke (Cork) will host this match. This venue has hosted five T20 matches till the date, including one game in this tournament. While Reds faced Leinster Lightning at this venue on 1st September in the rain-affected game of this tournament, Reds scored 76/7 in 13 overs, Lightning chased down that target in 9.4 overs after losing three wickets.
Average completed first innings total at this venue (in two completed innings): 156.5
T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 2; 2nd Batting team won – 2.
Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2020, Match 11: Munster Reds vs Northern Knights – Predicted Playing XI
Munster Reds: Jack Tector (C), Jeremy Lawlor, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, Neil Rock (wk), Tim Tector, Jonathan Garth, Ruadhan Jones, Aaron Cawley, Senan Jones, Matthew Foster, Diarmuid Carey
Northern Knights: Paul Stirling/Ross Adair (if Stirling is unavailable), James McCollum, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (C/wk), Mark Adair, Ruhan Pretorius, Shane Getkate, CJ van der Walt, David Delany, Jacob Mulder, Graeme McCarter
Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2020, Match 11: Munster Reds vs Northern Knights – Fantasy Tips
Apart from Jonathan Garth (26 and 22), all of their batsmen have failed to reach 20 runs in this tournament. Also, none of their bowlers have managed to claim more than one wicket in the ongoing T20 tournament.
Knights’ opener Paul Stirling may participate in this upcoming match as he has returned in Ireland in the ongoing break in T20 Blast 2020. He is currently in great form, both as a right-handed opening batsman and right-arm off-spinner.
Another opener James McCollum is the leading run-scorer for his team (97 runs in three innings) while he scored match-winning 79 not out against North West Warriors on 1st September.
Among their bowlers, Graeme McCarter has taken 4 wickets in two matches while Mark Adair has picked up 4 wickets in three matches. Also, Jacob Mulder has got 3 wickets in three matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, Aaron Cawley
Vice-captain – James McCollum, Jonathan Garth
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Gary Wilson
Batsmen – Paul Stirling (C), James McCollum, Harry Tector, Jack Tector
All-Rounder(s) – Ruhan Pretorius, Mark Adair (vc), Jonathan Garth
Bowlers – Graeme McCarter, Aaron Cawley, Matthew Foster