Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Series, 2020 – Match 3, Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kevin O’Brien scored an unbeaten 45 off 27 balls while opening the innings in the first match.

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Match Details:

The 3rd match of the Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Series, 2020 will be played between Northern Knights and Leinster Lightning at The Green in Comber.

The match starts at 3:00 PM local time (7:30 PM IST) (2:00 PM GMT).

This game can be streamed live on Cricket Ireland YouTube channel.


Northern Knights and Leinster Lightning will lock horns in the 3rd match of the Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Series, 2020 which will be played on Tuesday afternoon. The two teams are considered as the top sides of this competition and started the tournament with a win as expected. However, with the T20 Blast looming in, both the teams will be losing the services of a few important players. The star Irish batsman Paul Stirling will be unavailable for Northern Knights while Leinster Lightning will be missing Andrew Balbirnie and Gareth Delany.

Weather Condition/Report:

The match between Northern Knights and Leinster Lightning could be played alongside light rains.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Green in Comber will be hosting a Twenty20 match for the first time on Tuesday. The venue stood host for a couple of Robinson Services Cup matches over the past one month where totals varied between 80 and 150.

Average first innings score: N/A

Record of chasing teams: N/A

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Northern Knights:

Gary Wilson (C), James McCollum, Harry Tector, Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Jacob Mulder, Ruhan Pretorius, Ross Adair, Graeme McCarter, David Delany, CJ van der Walt, James Cameron-Dow.

Bench – Marc Ellison, Greg Thompson.

Leinster Lightning:

Kevin O’Brien, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell (C), Simi Singh, Tyrone Kane, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little, Peter Chase, Matt Ford, Rory Anders.

Bench – Fiachra Tucker.

Top Picks:

Kevin O’Brien scored an unbeaten 45 off 27 balls while opening the innings in the first match.

Curtis Campher took a wicket in the first match and is likely to bat in the top-order for Lightning on Tuesday.

Simi Singh conceded just 12 runs in the four overs during the last week’s match and picked up a wicket as well.

Mark Adair didn’t pick a wicket in the four overs he bowled in the first match but is expected to bounce back.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Kevin O’Brien, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh

Vice-Captain options – Mark Adair, Shane Getkate, Stephen Doheny

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – G Wilson

Batters – Kevin O’Brien, H Tector (VC), J McCollum

All-Rounders – R Pretorious, Curtis Campher (C), Simi Singh

Bowlers – Graeme McCarter, Peter Chase, T Kane, J Little

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – S Doheny

BattersKevin O’Brien (C), H Tector, J McCollum

All-Rounders – Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, R Pretorious

Bowlers – David Delany, S Getkate (VC), Peter Chase, George Dockrell

Expert Advice:

A lot of people selected Mark Adair in their fantasy team during the last match including as captain and vice-captain. The selection percentage got reduced after he went wicketless in the previous match and did not get to bat has either. However, in the absence of Stirling, he could come up the order.

Probable Winners:

Northern Knights could be seen pulling off a thriller against the Leinster Lightning on Tuesday.

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.