The Round 3 match of Darwin and District ODD 2020 will be played between Southern Districts Cricket Club and Nightcliff Cricket Club at Nightcliff Oval.
The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (7 AM IST) (1:30 AM GMT). There is no live streaming of this match in India.
The round 3 match of the ongoing Darwin and District ODD will see Southern Districts CC facing off the Nightcliff CC on Saturday. After defeating the Tracy Village CC in the first round, the Nightcliff CC lost their next match to the hosts Darwin. The Southern Districts, on the other hand, got a bye in the first round and then they thumped the Pint Cricket Club by 114 runs last week. Both the sides will be looking to register their second win of the tournament.
The weather is absolutely clear for the game to take place. There is no chance of rain at all with the temperature soaring up to 32 Degrees Celsius during the match.
Two B Grade matches were played at the venue in the last two weeks and batting seemed to be very tough. The side batting first couldn’t cross the 200-run mark at all and the bowlers should enjoy bowling on this surface.
Average first innings score: 144 (In two 40-over matches played at the venue this season)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 0
Injury & Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Southern Districts Cricket Club
Corey Kelly, Daniel Mylius (WK), Kierran Voelkl (C), Dylan Mullen, Dean Fry, Matt Hammond, Nick Akers, Christopher Mcevoy, Ryan Harvey, Nathan Hangan, Michael Ninneman
Bench: Nathan Boyd.
Nightcliff Cricket Club
Adi Dave, Jhiah Baxter, Taj Glenn, Thomas Foley, Michael Kudra (WK), James Dix, Andrew Richards, Brady Baptist (C), Nachiket Sant, Ryan Dennis, Phillip Hull.
Bench – Lachland Baird, Jacob Thorne.
Corey Kelly continued his form in the T20 tournament and slammed 75 runs in the previous game for the Southern Districts CC batting at seven. He also bowled a couple of overs. Matt Hammond bats in the middle-order and he slammed 29 runs apart from picking a wicket in five overs with a couple of maidens. Dean Fry failed with the bat scoring only a couple of runs but returned with 1/23 in nine overs. He is a very good batsman and should come good in this match.
Christopher Mcevoy mustered 32 runs batting at 8 in the last game and also picked up three wickets conceding only 25 runs in his 10 overs. Michael Ninneman returned with the figures of 2/23 in the last outing and also scored a vital 19 with the bat.
For the Nightcliff CC, Adi Dave is the best all-rounder team has and he opens the innings. He has scored 41 runs in two matches and picked 4/22 in the first round game. He returned with figures of 0/27 in 10 overs. Jhiah Baxter is an opener and has been in good form. He has scored 103 runs in two matches so far with a half-century to his name.
With the ball, Phillip Hull has been in extremely good form and is coming into this match after picking a seven-wicket haul. Overall, he has nine wickets to his name in two outings. Nachiket Sant is also a decent bowler and has picked two wickets. But he went wicketless in the last match and also conceded 56 runs in six overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options: Corey Kelly, Adi Dave, Matt Hammond
Vice-Captain Options: Christopher McEvoy, Phillip Hull
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Michael Kudra
Batsmen – Jhiah Baxter, Andrew Richards, Brady Baptist, Matt Hammond
All-Rounders – Adi Dave (C), Corey Kelly (VC), Dean Fry
Bowlers – Phillip Hull, Christopher McEvoy, Michael Ninneman
Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Daniel Mylius
Batsmen – Jhiah Baxter, Brady Baptist, Matt Hammond (C), Kierran Voelkl
All-Rounders – Adi Dave, Corey Kelly
Bowlers – Phillip Hull, Christopher McEvoy (VC), Nathan Hangan, Michael Ninneman
Every team uses almost seven bowlers in every match. Pick those batsmen in your team who can bowl as well so that if they pick up a wicket, it will benefit you.
Southern Districts CC is expected to win this match.
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