It is going to be the Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. This will be Match 9 of the OPPO Champions League Twenty20 2014 and it is a Group B encounter.
The Hobart Hurricanes v Northern Knights CLT20 match is scheduled to start at 8:00 pm IST. Live coverage of this CLT20 match will be on Star Cricket channels. Outside India, these are the channels that will be bringing the Live Video of the OPPO CLT20 2014.
There is no doubt that it is the Northern Knights who are the favourites to win tonight. But we never know the Aussie team Hobart Hurricanes can pull off its A game to end the winning streak of the Daniel Flynn led Northern Knights who have been on a roll since the qualifiers.
The Hobart Hurricanes lost their first match which was against the Kings XI Punjab but bounced back to defeat the Cape Cobras. Hobart Hurricanes have the experience of international players to take them to a victory tonight. The bowling of Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus could be the key given the fact that the Raipur pitch has something for the seamers.
On the other hand, the Northern Knights will have to continue doing their basics right. They will have to guard against any complacency having won all their matches so far in CLT20 2014. This is the second match for the Northern Knights in Group B having defeated the Cape Cobras in their first match at this same venue.
Once again, all eyes will be on their opening quicks Tim Southee and Trent Boult. Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich have given great starts and the Hobart Hurricanes will have to get them out early.
The weather for this Match 9 of OPPO CLT20 2014 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights at Raipur looks promising with the rain expected to stay away!
Northern Knights Squad: Kane Williamson, Anton Devcich, Daniel Flynn (C), BJ Watling (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Scott Styris, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Brad Wilson, Daniel Harris, G Aldridge, Jono Boult
Hobart Hurricanes Squad: Tim Paine (C & WK), Ben Dunk, Aiden Blizzard, Shoaib Malik, Jonathan Wells, Travis Birt, Joe Mennie, Ben Hilfenhaus, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin, Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boyce, Sam Rainbird, Dominic Michael, Evan Gulbis