The Oppo CLT20 2014 today will give you a taste of the Trans-Tasman rivalry when the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Northern Knights at the Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 8 PM IST.
- Where to Watch Live:
- STARSPORTS in India and PTV in Pakistan.
Match 9 of the CLT20 2014 will begin at 8 pm IST (10.30 am ET) Tuesday, September 23, 2014 with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 (in Hindi) and Star Sports HD1 in India while the live telecast will be available on ESPN in the US, Caribbean & South America.
1. SKY TV – New Zealand
2. Star Cricket — Southeast Asia
3. Astro – Malaysia
4. Star Sports – South Asia
5. Gazi TV – Bangladesh
6. PTV – Pakistan
7. OSN – Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region
8. Supersport – Sub Saharan Africa
9. Eurosport – UK & Europe
10. ESPN – USA, Caribbean & South America
11. Sportsnet – Canada
12. www.starsports.com – Rest of the World
Online Free Live Streaming Info:
The free livestreaming online of the second match can accessed on StarsportsHERE. Those in the UK and Europe can see it on Eurosport, while they can watch it online through a live stream HERE. In the US, ESPN will provide live telecast while the option for live streaming is available HERE.
Those in Canada can watch the match on Sportsnet or online HERE. Middle East and North Africa viewers can click HERE, while the match will be available live online in South Africa and Sub Saharan region HERE. Rest of the world fans can access the game free online HERE.
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The Hobart Hurricanes, runners-up in the Big Bash League 03, were found wanting in their tournament opener against Kings XI Punjab. However, the team from Australia bounced back strongly to defeat Cape Cobras in a high-scoring match on Sunday. Despite that successful chase of 185, the Hurricanes management will know they need a massive all-round improvement to go the distance.
For a bowling attack like theirs, the Hurricanes should not have conceded 184 runs in the first place. The eventual result – winning by six wickets with an over to spare – should not mask the fact that there were only two performers among the batsmen.
Northern Knights, who took the Qualifiers route to make it to the main draw of the Oppo CLT20 2014, have been the most impressive team in the competition. The Knights were relentless in their three qualifying games, rolling over opponents without too much difficulty. They carried that form into the tournament proper when they decimated Cape Cobras by posting the first 200-plus total of the season.
On the eve of the match, Tim Southee, one of the team’s star performers, expressed that the team was in good spirits and the three day break had given them enough time to recharge their batteries. The Northern Knights start favourites, given they have familiarity of the venue and conditions, and have the feel-good factor going for them after their four consecutive wins.
Ben Dunk and Aiden Blizzard carry the reputation of being the two-most dangerous batsmen in the Hobart Hurricanes lineup and the pair justified that billing when they starred in the team’s chase of 185 against Cape Cobras. Travis Birt is the one other batsman in the Hurricanes lineup who is capable of delivering the big blows. On the bowling front, Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus will be expected to complement the nagging stump-to-stump line operator Ben Laughlin.
The Northern Knights have discovered a new champion in Kane Williamson. The 24-year old, who has well-established credentials in the longer version of the game and the 50-over format, has taken the CLT20 stage to impress with his development as a T20 cricketer. After scoring two half-centuries in three innings in the Qualifiers, Williamson took his game to the next level when he carted the Cape Cobras bowlers to score his maiden T20 century.
Anton Devcich, BJ Watling and skipper Daniel Flynn are the others in the Northern Knights lineup who carry the reputation of being capable of pulling off the big hits with ease. The Northern Knights new-ball pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult have been red-hot, bowling with plenty of pace and extracting swing with the new white ball. Together the pair has picked up 13 wickets, with a wicket coming every 11 balls.
Prediction: Northern Knights are the favourites to win.
Northern Knights: Daniel Flynn (C), Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, BJ Watling (W), Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner.
Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine (C) (W), Jonathan Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dominic Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik