The 23rd Match of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 will be played between Central Stags and Canterbury at McLean Park in Napier starting from 3rd April.
The match is scheduled to start at 10:30 AM local time and (3:00 AM IST).
Central Stags and Canterbury will clash in the 23rd match of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 on Saturday. The Stags have won only 2 out of the 7 matches they have played, and are currently placed at the 4th spot on the points table. They fell short by 44 runs while chasing the target of 333 in their last match against Otago Volts. The last time when both teams meet, Canterbury won that match convincingly by 9 wickets.
On the other hand, Canterbury are unbeaten in this season so far. They have won 5 out of the 7 matches they played, 2 matches were drawn. They are currently sitting at the top of the points table and will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum in the upcoming match as well.
CS vs CTB Weather Report for Match 23:
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy for the first 2 days here in Napier with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, and there is no chance of precipitation for this match.
This pitch here at McLean Park has been in favour of the bowlers for the first couple of days. Batting is not going to be an easy task on this surface in the 1st innings of the match. It becomes easier to bat on in the last two days. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first on this track.
Average first innings score:
175 (Only match of this tournament played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
CS vs CTB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Greg Hay (c), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver (wk), Liam Dudding, George Worker, Tom Bruce, Ajaz Patel, Brad Schmulian, Ben Smith, Blair Tickner, Ray Toole
Cole McConchie (c), Jack Boyle, Cam Fletcher (wk), Tom Latham, Ken McClure, Henry Nicholls, Fraser Sheat, Will Williams, Sean Davey, Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall.
Harry Chamberlain, Theo van Woerkom
CS vs CTB Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Dane Cleaver is the leading run-scorer for Central Stags in this season so far. He has scored 350 runs at an average of 35 in 6 matches. Cleaver can score a big knock in this upcoming match as well.
Brad Schmulian has been in great touch with both bat and ball this season. He has scored 288 runs at an average of 36 and has also picked up 7 wickets at an economy rate of just 3.07 runs per over.
Cam Fletcher has scored 421 runs at an outstanding average of 84.20 in his 7 matches. He has been one of the most consistent performers with the bat for Canterbury. He is a must-pick for your Dream11 fantasy teams.
Henry Nicholls is in brilliant form with the bat. He has scored 192 runs in just 3 innings at an average of 64. He can be a crucial pick for your fantasy side.
Will Williams is the leading wicket-taker in this tournament so far. He has picked up 28 wickets at an economy rate of just 1.91 in the 7 matches he played for his team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Dane Cleaver, Cam Fletcher
Vice-Captain Options – Brad Schmulian, Henry Nicholls, Will Williams
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CS vs CTB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Cam Fletcher, Dane Cleaver (c), Tom Latham
Batters – Tom Bruce, Henry Nicholls (vc), Greg Hay
All-Rounders – Fraser Sheat, Brad Schmulian
Bowlers – Will Williams, Ray Toole, Sean Davey
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CS vs CTB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Cam Fletcher (c), Dane Cleaver
Batters – Tom Bruce, Henry Nicholls, Greg Hay
All-Rounders – Cole McConchie, Fraser Sheat, Brad Schmulian (vc)
Bowlers – Ed Nuttall, Blair Tickner, Sean Davey
You must try Tom Latham as a multiplier in any one of your Dream11 fantasy teams. He has been in great touch with the bat this season, having scored 346 runs at an average of 57.66 in the 4 matches he has played.
Today’s AA vs CTB Probable Winners:
Canterbury 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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