CTB vs WEL Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – The Ford Trophy 2020, Match 3

CTB vs WEL Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – The Ford Trophy 2020, Match 3

Henry Nicholls will play at the top of the order. He scored two half-centuries in both the games against Wellington in the previous season.

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Match Details:

The 3rd match of the Ford Trophy 2020 will be played between Canterbury and Wellington at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

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

Preview:

The Ford Trophy of the 2020-21 season is all set to commence from this Sunday. Canterbury will host Wellington for the first match of their campaign at the Hagley Oval. Canterbury Leo Carter has been handed the captaincy in absence of Cole McConchie. Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls availability will make them a lot stronger in comparison to the opposition. They finished second in the points table last season with five wins in ten games. However, they have a balanced batting and bowling line-up which makes them the favorites for this game. Canterbury hasn’t won any 50 over the game against Wellington in the last 5 games. They would like to break this losing streak and get underway the season with a win. 

On the other side, Wellington finished fifth in the points table last season. Except for Conway, no one really stepped up for the team consistently. They will be led by Michael Bracewell who can win them matches with his all-round abilities. However, they will be without some of the big names like Tom Blundell, DP Conway, and Jimmy Neesham as they are playing for NZ. Overall, it is a good mixture of experience and youth in their squad. The new addition of James Hartshorn will be one of the key moments everyone must look for. 

CTB vs WEL Weather Report for Match 3:

The weather forecast shows some early morning showers which are expected to stop till the match time. The temperature will be around with no rain throughout the day.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Hagley Oval had changed a lot in the last two years. It used to be a high scoring venue. But the pitch changed a lot during the second innings last season. Anything around 280 is easily defendable in the second innings. The team winning the toss would like to bat first on this fresh wicket and considering the weather as well.

Average first innings score:

304 (Last five 50 over matches played at this venue)

Chasing team’s record:

Won: 0, Lost: 5, Tied: 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added if there is an update)


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CTB vs WEL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Canterbury Probable XI:

Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Leo Carter (c), Todd Astle, Cam Fletcher (wk), Fraser Sheat, Will Williams, Matt Henry, Theo van Woerkom, Sean Davey, 

Wellington Probable XI:

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

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

James Hartshorn is a promising young bowler from Wellington. He took 5 wickets by giving 41 runs in a recent National Men’s Provincial A Match against Auckland A. 

Henry Nicholls will play at the top of the order. He scored two half-centuries in both the games against Wellington in the previous season.

Cam Fletcher is in brilliant form as he just scored a century in a 4-day game against Wellington. He also had a 58 ball 73 in his meeting against them in January.

Michael Bracewell scored an unbeaten 81 against Canterbury in January. He is in good form as he is coming off a brilliant 142 in a 4-day game against Auckland.

Andrew Fletcher will open the innings for Wellington. He had a 71 run inning against Canterbury earlier this year.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Michael Bracewell, Henry Nicholls

Vice-Captain Options – Tom Latham, Matt Henry

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

Keeper – Tom Latham (VC)

Batters – Jakob Bhula, Andrew Fletcher, Henry Nicholls, Jack Boyle, Leo Carter

All-Rounders – Michael Bracewell (C) 

Bowlers – Iain Mcpeake, Will Williams, James Hartshorn, Matt Henry


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

Keeper – Tom Latham

Batters – Henry Nicholls (C), Andrew Fletcher, Chad Bowes, Fraser Colson, Jack Boyle, 

All-Rounders – Micheal Bracewell, Jamie Gibson

Bowlers – Iain Mcpeake, Will Williams, Matt Henry (VC)


Expert Advice:

Jack Boyle was the top scorer for Canterbury last season and it is advisable to take him in the team.

Wellington will be without last season’s top scorer, DP Conway. 

CTB vs WEL Probable Winners:

Canterbury is 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.