Both Wellington and Central Districts are coming off a back to back two losses in New Zealand ODD against different opponents and it will be interesting to see which team gets their first win to their name and which team suffers a hattrick of losses.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Details
The 7th game of the New Zealand Domestic One-day series between will be played between Central Districts and Wellington on 5th of December at Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST and can be viewed on Star sports in India.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Preview
Wellington had a poor start to their one day campaign as they were bundled 119 in the first game of the tournament, they lost to Canterbury by 7 wickets and in 4th game against the same opponents they again lost but this time while chasing by 32 runs. Michael Bracewell was their best player so far.
Central Districts, on the other hand, played their opening two one day games against Otago and lost both the games to them by DLS rule. Their opener George Worker scored a century in the 2nd game and is their best player so far. Both the teams will look to register their first win of the one day season.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to be around 15-18C on the match day, with a clear sky and no chances of rain during the game time.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Pitch Report:
The surface at Fitzherbert Park is a neutral one, where both batsmen and bowlers especially the faster ones enjoy equally and the average total score of 250 is a fighting total. Initially, the swing bowlers will get help from the deck and after the initial phase, the batsmen will enjoy batting on this pitch.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Only 40% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Probable XIs:
Central Districts: George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Christian Leopard, Ben Smith, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Brad Schmulian, Joey Field, Jayden Lennox, Seth Rance, Liam Dudding.
Bench: Will Young, Dane Cleaver, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler, Ben Tickner.
Wellington: Lauchie Johns, Andrew Fletcher, Jakob Bhula, Micheal Bracewell, Troy Johnson, Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband, Ian McPeake, Michael Snedden, Adam Leonard.
Bench: Tom Blundell, Ben Sears, Finn Allen
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
George Worker looked in great form in the games, he scored 3o odd runs in first and a century in the second game while opening for his side against Otago, He will be a must pick as well as a multiplier option for fantasy managers.
Michael Bracewell the skipper of the Wellington team has been the lone warrior for his team, he all-round abilities with both ball and bat make high a highly owned and highly used multiplier option in fantasy teams, he should be kept in every fantasy team for his abilities and current form he scored a solid 62 runs and also took a wicket against Canterbury.
Joey Field took 4 wickets in the second match against the Otego in just 5 overs and will be an important weapon for the Central Districts against the Wellington batting order.
Fraser Colson is a solid middle-order batsman and supported his skipper Bracewell nicely and scored a nice looking 43 for Wellington and considering the fragile top-order, he will be an important player in the tournament for them.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – George Worker, Michael Bracewell
Vice-Captain – Bayley Wiggins, Liam Dudding
New Zealand ODD- Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CD vs WEL Match 7 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bayley Wiggins
Batsmen – Tom Bruce, Christian Leopard, Fraser Colson
All-rounders – Michael Bracewell (C), George Worker (VC), Josh Clarkson, Jamie Gibson
Bowlers – Joey Field, Liam Dudding, Iain Mcpeake
New Zealand ODD- Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CD vs WEL Match 7 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bayley Wiggins, Lauchie Johns
Batsmen – Tom Bruce, Andrew Fletcher, Christian Fletcher
All-rounders – Michael Bracewell (VC), George Worker (C), Josh Clarkson
Bowlers – Joey Field, Liam Dudding, Michael Snedden
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Expert Advice:
The surface at Fitzherbert Park supports the new ball bowlers at the start and the fast bowlers during the middle and is a neutral kind of pitch so it will be wise to pick quality middle-order batsmen and impactful all-rounders in your fantasy team to have better chances of scoring more points.
New Zealand ODD- CD vs WEL Match 7 Probable Winners:
Central districts have played more competitive cricket than Wellington and have a more suited team for this sort of conditions hence they will be the favourites to pick their first win of the season.