Auckland picked up their first win of the season in the New Zealand ODD and it took them three matches to do so, they handed a 133-runs defeat to the in-form Otago which also gave them a bonus point. These two sides will once again face off against each other on Tuesday, 8th December at Auckland.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Details:
The 12th game of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Otago and Auckland on 8th of December at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST, and the live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode in India.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Preview:
Otago was on a two-game winning streak before they were humbled by a 133 run defeat by the hands of Auckland on Sunday. They were chasing a score of 245 and were bundled out for 113 runs in 36 overs. Michael Rae was the silver lining in the Otago team as he took 7 wickets in the match.
Auckland, on the other hand, after losing two-game against Northern Districts came back strong and even earned a bonus point. Martin Guptill made a comeback to the side and William O Donnell and Robert O Donnell both scored a half-century. Auckland seemed to enjoy the comforts of their home ground and will like to win another game before they visit another venue.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to be around 16-20°C on the match day and the sky will have some dark clouds, light rain is expected to interrupt the game.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Eden Park Oval is overall a batting-friendly one which suits batting and fast bowling equally. Swing bowlers are always a key threat, especially in cloudy conditions. Openers might struggle early and middle-order batsman will be important for the fantasy perspective.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won by the side batting second here in recent 5 matches.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Injury Update:
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AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Probable XIs:
Otago: Nick Kelly, Neil Broom, Josh Finnie, Mitch Renwick (wk), Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Dale Phillips, Angus McKenzie, Travis Muller, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae
Bench: Max Chu, Dean Foxcroft, Jacob Duffy
Auckland: Sean Solia, Martin Guptill, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell, Graeme Beghin, Ben Horne (wk), Ryan Harrison, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Ben Lister, Louis Delport.
Bench: Ollie Pringle, Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Martin Guptill is the destructive top-order batsman and he scored a gritty 36 runs in his first game of the Ford Trophy. If he gets going then conditions won’t matter as such. Michael Rae picked 7 wickets in his first game of the season where he bowled 10 overs for 35 runs which included a maiden. He troubled the Auckland batsmen and once again will be a key threat for them.
William O’Donnell scored his second half-century of the season and helped his side to a respectable total, he plays at one-down and is a technical player. He will hold key for Auckland once again against the Otago. He is consistent and hence can’t be missed from the fantasy team. Anaru Kitchen, a hard-hitting all-rounder who plays in the middle-order, is very experienced and will be an important player for Otago if they have to compete against Auckland at their backyard.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Michael Rae, Martin Guptill
Vice-Captain – Travis Muller, William O’Donnell
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match 12 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mitch Renwick
Batsmen – Neil Broom, William O’Donnell (C), Martin Guptill
All-rounders – Ryan Harrison, Anaru Kitcher, Michael Rippon
Bowlers – Travis Muller, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Michael Rae (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match 12 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Horne
Batsmen – Martin Guptill (C), Robert O Donnell, William O’Donnell
All-rounders – Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Ryan Harrison
Bowlers – William Somerville, Travis Muller (VC), Ross ter Braak, Michael Rae
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Expert Advice:
The pitch is generally a batting-friendly one, but under the cloudy conditions, new ball bowlers were dominating in the first game. Pick more middle-order batsmen and opening bowlers in your fantasy team to get maximum points.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Probable Winners:
Auckland, at their home ground, dominated in the first game and they will once again be favourites to win this.