AUK vs WEL Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Ford Trophy 2020-21, Match 15

Auckland are expected to bounce back to winning ways by beating Wellington.

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Match Details:

The 15th match of the Ford Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Auckland and Wellington at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland.

This match is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM Local Time (03:30 AM IST).

Preview:

Auckland and Wellington, the two teams who will battle it out at the Eden Park Outer Oval on Sunday, have been the carbon copies of each other in this edition of the Ford Trophy. Their graphs in this season have been very similar. Auckland started their campaign on a poor note, with 2 consecutive defeats.

Just like them, Wellington also lost both of their first two games. Auckland and Wellington redeemed themselves in the third game, where they secured their respective first victories. The only differing factor in their graphs in the fourth game. While Auckland suffered a defeat against Otago, Wellington’s match against Central Districts was abandoned owing to rain.


AUK vs WEL Weather Report for Match 15:

It will be an ideal day for cricket at Auckland, with the temperature being at 17 °C and chances of rain being none.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch will offer the bowlers a bit more purchase than their batting counterparts. Anything around 240 can be a good score here.

Average first innings score:

235 (2 Ford Trophy match at this Venue)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tie – 0


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Injury and Availability News:

Ryan Harrison and Graeme Beghin are not included in the squad for this match. Danru Ferns makes a comeback.

Wellington’s Michael Bracewell and Ben Sears have not been called up for this game, while Hamish Bennett is nursing an injury. Adam Leonard, Finn Allen and Nick Greenwood are included in the team.

AUK vs WEL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Auckland:

Robert O’Donnell, Will O’Donnell, Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Ben Horne, Ben Lister, Ross ter Braak, Will Somerville, Brad Rodden, Louis Delport, Danru Ferns.

Bench:

Ollie Pringle.

Wellington:

Andrew Fletcher, Jakob Bhula, Troy Johnson, Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Finn Allen, Lauchie Johns (wk), Peter Younghusband, Iain Mcpeake, James Hartshorn, Michael Snedden.

Bench:

Adam Leonard, Nick Greenwood.


AUK vs WEL Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Peter Younghusband has been impressive with the ball in hand for Wellington. He has picked up 4 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 5 runs per over.

Will Somerville has been the leader of Auckland’s bowling unit. He has scalped 6 wickets, while his economy rate is well under 5 runs per over.

Though not as impressive as him, Ross ter Braak has been effective in complementing Somerville in the bowling department. He has picked up 4 wickets and has an average of just over 25.

Will O’Donnell has shown great consistency with the bat. He has amassed 201 runs in 4 games, at an average of over 50. He has 3 half-centuries to his name.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Will Somerville, Will O’Donnell

Vice-Captain Options – Peter Younghusband, Ross ter Braak


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUK vs WEL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Horne, Lauchie Johns

Batters – Will O’Donnell, Jakob Bhula, Martin Guptill

All-Rounders – Peter Younghusband (VC), Jamie Gibson

Bowlers – Iain Mcpeake, Louis Delport, Ross ter Braak, Will Somerville (C)

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUK vs WEL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Horne

Batters – Will O’Donnell (C), Jakob Bhula, Andrew Fletcher

All-Rounders – Peter Younghusband, Sean Solia, Danru Ferns

Bowlers – Ben Lister, James Hartshorn, Ross ter Braak (VC), Will Somerville


Expert Advice:

Jakob Bhula can be a good budget pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. He has scored 105 runs at a brilliant average of over 50 and a strike rate of over 80.

AUK vs WEL Probable Winners:

Auckland 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.