The 3rd match of the Ford Trophy 2020 will be played between Canterbury and Wellington at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
This match is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM Local Time, 03:30 AM IST.
Two very formidable outfits will lock horns in the 8th match of the 2020/21 edition of the Ford Trophy. Both Canterbury and Northern Districts will be high on confidence coming into this match. Canterbury have started their campaign with 2 consecutive wins.
Both the wins were comfortable and came against Wellington. On the other hand, Northern Districts have also won their first two games, as both of their wins have come against the same opposition as well. They have thrashed Auckland twice to place themselves in a very comfortable position before coming into this match.
CTB vs NK Weather Report for Match 8:
The weather forecast looks favourable, as chances of rain are only 10% and the temperature expected to be around 17 °C.
The pitch at the Hagley Oval has supported the batsmen in the recent past, but on the only Ford Trophy 2020/21 match that was played here, Wellington could only amass 120 runs. Hence, it will be interesting to see how the pitch plays out.
Average first innings score:
273 (Last six 50-over matches played at this venue)
Record of Chasing Teams:
Won: 1, Lost: 5, Tied: 0
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Injury and Availability News:
Henry Nicholls, Neil Wagner and Tom Latham are playing for the national side and hence will not be available for this game.
CTB vs NK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Canterbury Probable XI:
Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Ed Nutall, Leo Carter (c), Todd Astle, Cam Fletcher (wk), Fraser Sheat, Will Williams, Matt Henry, Theo van Woerkom, Sean Davey.
Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Bharat Popli, Anurag Verma, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich (C), Brett Hampton, Jake Gibson, Josef Walker, Brett Randell, Henry Cooper
CTB vs NK Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Todd Astle was in great touch in the first 2 games. He scored 83 runs at a strike rate of over 120. Astle has already registered a half-century to his name.
Sean Davey was the pick of the bowlers from Canterbury in their wins over Wellington. He picked up 6 wickets and maintained an economy rate of less than 5 runs per over.
For Northern Districts, it was Brett Randell who stole the show with his fantastic performances with the ball. He provided his team with 7 breakthroughs.
Katene Clarke was very impressive in his team’s matches against Auckland. He scored 105 runs at an average of over 50 and a strike rate of over 130.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Todd Astle, Katene Clark
Vice-Captain Options – Sean Davey, Brett Randell
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CTB vs NK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Cam Fletcher
Batters – Jeet Raval, Anton Devcich, Jack Boyle, Katene Clarke
All-Rounders – Todd Astle (C), Brett Hampton
Bowlers – Sean Davey (VC), Brett Randell, Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CTB vs NK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Cam Fletcher
Batters – Jeet Raval, Leo Carter, Bharat Popli, Katene Clarke (C)
All-Rounders – Todd Astle, Brett Hampton
Bowlers – Sean Davey, Brett Randell (VC), Will Williams, Jake Gibson
Given the batting-friendly nature of the pitch, it is advisable to include 4 batting options in both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.
CTB vs NK Probable Winners:
Canterbury are expected to win this match.
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