|2014 Champions League Twenty20|
| Northern Districts
||vs|| Southern Express
ScheduleSaturday, 13 September 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueShaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
The Champions League Twenty20 was initiated in 2008 and the first tournament was held in October 2009. A total of 12 teams participated in the event which was won by New South Wales Blues on October 23, 2009 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. There will be 12 participants in CLT20, 2014, while four of them are placed in the Qualifying Group and two will reach the group stage. Northern Districts of New Zealand who won the HRV Twenty20, 2013-14, will take over Southern Express of Sri Lanka Premier League in the opening game of the event.
Daniel Flynn and Daryl Mitchell were the most successful batsmen for Northern Districts in the HRV Twenty20, 2013-14. Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Brad Wilson and Kane Williamson form a strong batting combination whereas Jono Boult, Trent Boult, Anton Devcich, Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee will be their prominent bowlers.
Kusal Perera, Jehan Mubarak, Angelo Perera, Yashodha Lanka, Danushka Gunathilaka will be their main batsmen while Farveez Maharoof, Dilruwan Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Charith Jayampathi will take over the bowling task.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 16:00 local at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
Mostly cloudy with thunderstorm and temperatures around 23-30ᵒC.
The winner will prefer to field.
A nicely laid down track for the fixture.
Northern Districts – Kane Williamson (C), Graeme Aldridge, Jono Boult, Trent Boult, Anton Devcich, Daniel Flynn, Daniel Harris, Scott Kuggeleijin, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, BJ Watling, Brad Wilson.
Southern Express – Jehan Mubarak (C), Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Jayampathi, Ishan Jayaratne, Yashodha Lanka, Kasun Madushanka, Farveez Maharoof, Jehan Mubarak, Sachith Pathirana, Angelo Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Lakshan Rangika,
Northern Districts looks like a more balanced side to win the game.