This will be a clash between two teams at the opposite end of the points table of New Zealand ODD, i.e. Central Districts (CD) and Canterbury (CTB). This is the last game of the two-match series between the two teams. In the first match, Canterbury won by 7 wickets with the help of three half-centuries from their top-order batsmen.
CD vs CTB Match Details, New Zealand ODD:
The 18th game of the New Zealand Domestic One-day series will be played between Central Districts and Canterbury on 15th of December at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST.
CD vs CTB Match Preview, New Zealand ODD:
Central Districts is the only team in the Ford Trophy to have not won a single game yet. They have played 5 games so far and have lost 4 games while one of the game had no result. They last played against the same opponents and were bundled out for 213 in 49 overs. They will be looking to register their first win.
Canterbury, on the other hand, are the table-toppers and they won 4 and lost just 1 game in their 5 matches, McClure in the batting department and Will Williams bowling has been the consistent performers for them. Canterbury have a balanced squad and all their main players are available, they once again look strong to win this match.
CD vs CTB Weather Report, New Zealand ODD:
The temperature is expected to be around 18-21C on the match day, the sky will be clear and sunny, and the game will proceed as scheduled.
CD vs CTB Pitch Report, New Zealand ODD:
The surface at Pukekura Park is a neutral one, where both batsmen and bowlers, especially the faster ones enjoy equally and the average total score of 225 is a fighting total. Initially, the swing bowlers will get help from the pitch and bowlers will be slightly more important for fantasy purposes.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
80% of the matches have been won while chasing here in recent 5 matches.
CD vs CTB Injury Update, New Zealand ODD:
(Will be added when there is an update)
CD vs CTB Probable XIs, New Zealand ODD:
Central Districts: George Worker, Bayley Wiggins(WK), Christian Leopard, Ben Smith, Tom Bruce(C), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver, Joey Field, Jayden Lennox, Seth Rance, Raymond Toole
Bench: Will Young, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler, Ben Tickner
Canterbury: Jack Boyle, Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Leo Carter, Todd Astle, Matthew Hay(wk), Cole McConchie, Sean Davey, Will Williams, Matt Henry, Fraser Sheat
Bench: Henry Shipley, Andrew Hazeldine, Edward Nuttall, Tyler Lortan
CD vs CTB Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
George Worker is in the top hitting form since the start of the Ford Trophy and is the highest run-getter of the season so far, he already has a half-century and a century in 3 games. He is a must-have pick and a great candidate for the captaincy.
Ken McClure is the highest run-scorer in the tournament so far and has smashed 273 runs in just three innings with the help of two centuries and one half-century. He is a must-have fantasy pick and will be a great captaincy option as well. Will Williams has been the most consistent wicket-taker for Canterbury, and has picked 9 wickets in 5 innings so far, and is averaging almost 2 wickets per game. Since the current venue supports bowlers more than the batters, it will be a smart decision to make him captain in your fantasy team.
Matt Henry is another bowler from the Canterbury side who has been taking a wicket on regular basis, also he has the potential to be the highest fantasy points scorer in this type of condition. He has 7 wickets in 4 innings so far.
CD vs CTB Captain and Vice-Captain Choices, New Zealand ODD:
Captain – George Worker, Ken McClure
Vice-Captain – Todd Astle, Will Williams
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CD vs CTB Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bayley Wiggins
Batsmen – Tom Bruce, Chad Bowes, Ken McClure (C)
All-rounders – George Worker (VC), Todd Astle, Josh Clarkson
Bowlers – Joey Field, Sean Davey, Will Williams, Matt Henry
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CD vs CTB Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bayley Wiggins
Batsmen – Ken McClure (VC), Chad Bowes, Christian Leopard
All-rounders – Josh Clarkson, Todd Astle, George Worker
Bowlers – Will Williams (C), Sean Davey, Matt Henry, Jayden Lennox
CD vs CTB Expert Advice, New Zealand ODD:
The New Plymouth venue has been favouring the team bowling first, also the bowlers are getting help from the pitch hence it will be wise decision to pick more batters from the team batting second and pick more bowlers than batsmen for this venue.
CD vs CTB Probable Winners, New Zealand ODD:
Canterbury is a strong and well-balanced team, they have players that are consistently performing this season hence they are favourite to win this match.