The 22nd match of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Northern Districts on 21st February at Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM local time and 3:30 AM IST. The match can be streamed live on New Zealand Cricket’s YouTube channel.
Wellington Firebirds and Northern Districts will be up against each other in the 22nd match of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 on Sunday. Last time when both teams met, Firebirds held their nerves and won the game by just a wicket. Northern Districts have won 5 out of 7 matches and are placed at the 2nd spot on the points table. They will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum in this match also.
On the other hand, Welling Firebirds are having a roller-coaster kind of a tournament. They couldn’t perform consistently well in the tournament. They have won 3 out of 7 matches and are placed at the 3rd spot on the points table. They will be looking forward to winning this match and strengthen their position in the points table.
WF vs ND Weather Report for Match 22:
It will be partly cloudy in Wellington, with the temperature ranging between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels are high at 71 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
The pitch here at Basin Reserve is more in favour of bowlers as compared to batsmen as we have seen a total of 19 wickets were taken in the last match. The team winning the toss would look to bowl first at this venue.
Average first innings score:
205 (Considering the last match played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
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WF vs ND Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Finn Allen, Tom Blundell (wk), Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell, Troy Johnson (c), Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Logan Van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ollie Newton, Ben Sears
Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Joe Carter (c), BJ Watling (wk), Colin De Grandhomme, Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Brett Randell
WF vs ND Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match
Troy Johnson has scored 277 runs in six matches at an average of 55.40. He is the leading run-scorer for Firebirds in this season so far.
Peter Younghusband has picked up most wickets for his side in this year’s Ford Trophy. He has picked up 10 wickets and also scored 67 runs at an average of 33.5 in 5 innings.
Michael Bracewell impressed everyone with his all-round capabilities. He scored 148 runs and also picked up 4 wickets in just four matches he has played.
Brett Hampton is in excellent form in this Ford Trophy. He has scored 195 runs in 6 innings and also scalped 9 wickets.
Jeet Raval is the leading run-scorer and consistent performer for Northern Districts at the top of the order, having scored 325 runs in 10 matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options –Troy Johnson, Brett Hampton
Vice-Captain Options –Peter Younghusband, Jeet Raval, Michael Bracewell
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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, Michael Bracewell
Bowlers – Brett Randell, Anurag Verma, Peter Younghusband
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WF vs ND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Blundell
Batters – Katene Clarke, Jakob Bhula, Jeet Raval, Troy Johnson
All-Rounders – Brett Hampton (c), Jamie Gibson
Bowlers – Brett Randell, Joe Walker, Anurag Verma, Peter Younghusband (vc)
Brett Randell is a must-pick for your Dream11 fantasy team as he is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He picked up 15 wickets in six matches at an economy rate of 5.60 runs per over.
Today’s WF vs ND Probable Winners:
Northern Districts are expected to win this match.
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