Auckland (AUK) will once again host Wellington (WEL) for the last game of the two-match New Zealand ODD series on 15th of December on the same venue, Wellington won the last match by 4 wickets while chasing a score of 256.
AUK vs WEL Match Details, New Zealand ODD:
The 16th game of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Auckland and Wellington on 15th 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 and Cricbuzz in India.
AUK vs WEL Match Preview, New Zealand ODD:
Auckland was defeated in their backyard by Wellington in the first game between these two sides, they posted 255 runs on board in which William O Donnell scored another half-century in this season, they had the game in their hand but their main bowler Ross ter Braak picked up an injury during the game.
Troy Johnson was the man of the match for his match-winning 80*runs, Peter Younghusband picked 3 wicked earlier in the first innings and helped to restrict Auckland for a below-par score. Wellington are 4th on the points table with 2 wins, 2 losses and one no result.
AUK vs WEL Weather Report, New Zealand ODD:
The temperature is expected to be around 19-22°C on the match day and the sky will have some scattered clouds but will mostly be sunny, the game will proceed as scheduled slight rain delay can happen.
AUK vs WEL Pitch Report, New Zealand ODD:
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 windy conditions. Openers might struggle early and middle-order batsmen will be important from 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 WEL Injury Update, New Zealand ODD:
(Will be added when there is an update)
AUK vs WEL Probable XIs, New Zealand ODD:
Auckland: Sean Solia, Martin Guptill, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell, Graeme Beghin, Ben Horne, Ryan Harrison, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Ben Lister, Louis Delport
Bench: Ollie Pringle, Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman
Wellington: Andrew Fleture, Jakob Bhula, Troy Johnson, Fraser Colson(C), Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband, Ian McPeake, Michael Snedden, Finn Allen, James Hartshorn, Lauchie Johns Bench: Devon Conway, James Neesham, Tom Blundell
AUK vs WEL Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
William O’Donnell is the second-highest scorer of the tournament, he has 4 half-centuries in five games so far, he has a total of 263 runs with an average of 52 runs per game. He is the most consistent player of the tournament and is the safest pick for captaincy.
Peter Younghusband has been providing breakthrough consistently, he has 7 wickets in 4 innings for wellington and is taking 2 wickets per game, and can contribute from the bat as well. Jakob Bhula is the top-order batting all-rounder for Wellington, and scored 40 runs and took 1 wicket in the last match against Auckland.
Troy Johnson scored an unbeaten match-winning 80 runs in the last game against Auckland and is batting in the middle order which is the ideal place to bat in these sort of conditions.
AUK vs WEL Captain and Vice-Captain Choices, New Zealand ODD:
Captain – William O’Donnell, Troy Johnson.
Vice-Captain – Peter Younghusband, Jakob Bhula.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUK vs WEL Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Lauchie Johns
Batsmen – William O Donell (C), Jakob Bhula, Troy Johnson
All-rounders – Ryan Harrison, Sean Solia, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband (VC)
Bowlers – William Somerville, Ian Mcpeake, Ross ter Braak
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUK vs WEL Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Horne, Lauchie Johns
Batsmen – William O Donnell (VC), Robert O Donnell, Jakob Bhula (C)
All-rounders – Ryan Harrison, Peter Younghusband, Jamie Gibson
Bowlers –William Somerville, Ian Mcpeake, Ross ter Braak
AUK vs WEL Expert Advice, New Zealand ODD:
The pitch is generally a batting-friendly but under the windy 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 WEL Probable Winners, New Zealand ODD:
Auckland lost the last game at their home venue but they know the conditions pretty well hence will be favourites to win this match.