Darwin and District ODD 2020: Round 5 – Nightcliff CC vs Palmerston CC – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Darwin and District ODD 2020: Round 5 – Nightcliff CC vs Palmerston CC – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Brilliant bowlers Cameron Hyde and Ryan Dennis will not be playing this match. Don't pick them in your Fantasy team.

Match Details

The round 5 match of the Darwin and District ODD between Nightcliff CC and Palmerston CC will be played at the Nightcliff Oval.

This match starts at 11 AM local time (7 AM IST) (1:30 AM GMT). There will be no live streaming of this match in India.

Preview

The Nightcliff Cricket Club will face off against the Palmerston Cricket Club on Saturday in one of the four Round 5 matches of the Darwin and District ODD. They have only won a solitary match so far in four outings and are desperate for a victory with not many rounds left in the competition. The Palmerston CC are in a much better position having won a couple of matches so far and are the favourites in this game too.

Weather Report

There is no chance of rain with sun expected to be out through the afternoon.


Pitch Report

The surface at the Nightcliff Oval seems to be balanced. In the previous game at the venue, 190 was comfortably chased down and similar kind of scores are expected.

Average first innings score: 160 (Two matches played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 0

Injury & Availability News

(Will be added when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Nightcliff CC

Adi Dave, Jhiah Baxter, Jacob Thorne, Cameron Tonkin, Brady Baptist (C), Andrew Richards, James Dix, Michael Kudra (WK), Phillp Hull, Tom Pinson, Nachiket Sant.

Bench – Ryan Dennis, Lachland Baird, Taj Glenn, Thomas Foley

Palmerston CC

Kieran Toner, Shane Buttfield, Robert Vandermeulen (WK), Hamish Martin, Alex Bleakley (C), Michael Richardson, Harshtik Bimbral, Jake Baker, MJ Challen, Lucas Nitschke, Darryl Lowe.

Bench – Matthew Robertson, Dean McArthur, Todd McCann, Sunny Singh, Cameron Hyde


Top Picks

Jacob Thorne scored 67 runs in the previous outing and has also picked up three wickets so far in the tournament. Baxter has mustered 124 runs in four matches and opens the innings too. Phillip Hull and Richards are the other top picks. For the PCC, Kieran Toner is the best pick. He has picked 10 wickets so far and opens the innings as well. Hamish Martin and Bimbral are the other top players in the team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: Kieran Toner, Jacob Thorne

Vice-Captain Options: Adi Dave, Hamish Martin

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Michael Kudra

Batsmen – Harshtik Bimbral, Jake Baker, Jhiah Baxter, Andrew Richards

All-Rounders – Kieran Toner (C), Jacob Thorne (VC), Hamish Martin

Bowlers – Lucas Nitschke, Tom Pinson, Nachiket Sant

12th Man – James Dix

 

Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Robert Vandermeulen

Batsmen – Harshtik Bimbral, Shane Buttfield, Jhiah Baxter, Andrew Richards

All-Rounders – Kieran Toner, Adi Dave (C), Alex Bleakley (VC)

Bowlers – Lucas Nitschke, Tom Pinson, Nachiket Sant

12th Man – James Dix

 


Expert Advice

Brilliant bowlers Cameron Hyde and Ryan Dennis will not be playing this match. Don’t pick them in your Fantasy team.

Probable Winners

Palmerston CC 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.