The 19th match of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Northern Districts on 19th February at Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM local time and 3:30 AM IST.
Wellington Firebirds will take on Northern Districts in the 19th match of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 on Friday. After a long break of 2 months, both sides are back in action for the 50 over format. It’s a fresh start for both sides. Wellington Firebirds have an equal win-loss record of 2-2 in this competition. They currently are at the 4th spot in the standings with 10 points.
Meanwhile, Northern Districts have had a good tournament so far having won 4 of their matches. Their only loss in this competition was against the Canterbury Kings, where they lost by 137 runs. At present they are at the second spot in the standings with 17 points and having a net run-rate of -0.065. With the return of BJ Watling and Colin De Grandhomme, the side looks even more dangerous. It will be interesting how these teams adapt to this format after playing many T20 matches.
WF vs ND Weather Report for Match 19:
It will be sunny in Wellington throughout the day, with the temperature ranging between 19 and 20 degrees Celsius and the humidity will be 67 percent. There is no forecast of rain for this match.
Not enough 50 over domestic matches have been played over here in the last 12 months. It is a balanced wicket with equal advantage for both batsmen and bowlers. There is plenty of bounce can expect from the surface, anything over 270 is a good competitive score on this wicket.
Average first innings score:
275 (Considering last 4 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
WF vs ND Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Jakob Bhula, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Troy Johnson (c), Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Michael Bracewell, Peter Younghusband, Iain McPeake, Ollie Newton, Logan Van Beek
Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Joe Carter (c), Brett Hampton, BJ Watling, Colin De Grandhomme, Henry Cooper, Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell
WF vs ND Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match
Wellington Firebirds’ skipper Troy Johnson is in excellent form in this Ford Trophy. He is the leading run-scorer for his side, scoring 211 runs in 5 innings at an average of 52.75 with a strike rate of 85.42.
Tom Blundell will be playing his first match in this trophy, as he was part of the New Zealand squad. In List A career, he has scored 944 runs in 40 innings at an average of 24.20 and has scored 4 half-centuries.
Peter Younghusband has picked up most wickets for his side in this year’s Ford Trophy. He has picked up 8 wickets in 4 innings at an economy of 5.13 runs per over with the best figures of 3 for 42. He can be a pretty handy batsman lower down the order as well. He has scored 61 runs in 4 innings at an average of 61 with a strike rate of over 100.
Jeet Raval is a consistent performer for Central Districts at the top of the order, having scored 256 runs with the bat at an average of 42.66 with a strike rate of 80. He can be a great addition to your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Katene Clarke is another opener who is matching the standards of Jeet Raval. In 6 matches, he has scored 231 runs at an average of 38.5 with a strike rate of 95.85. His role will be crucial for Northern Districts in the upcoming matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Troy Johnson, Katene Clarke, Colin De Grandhomme
Vice-Captain Options – Jeet Raval, Tom Blundell, Peter Younghusband
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WF vs ND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – BJ Watling, Tom Blundell
Batters – Katene Clarke, Jeet Raval (vc), Troy Johnson (c), Jakob Bhula
All-Rounders – Brett Hampton, Jamie Gibson
Bowlers – Brett Randell, Iain McPeake, Peter Younghusband
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WF vs ND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Blundell (vc)
Batters – Katene Clarke (c), Jakob Bhula, Jeet Raval, Troy Johnson, Finn Allen
All-Rounders – Colin De Grandhomme, Jamie Gibson
Bowlers – Joe Walker, Iain McPeake, Peter Younghusband
Northern Districts’ openers Jeet Raval and Katene Clarke scored most runs for their side at the top of the order and their performances will be key in the upcoming matches as well. They must be included in your Dream11 fantasy teams.
Today’s WF vs ND Probable Winners:
Northern Districts are expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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