Ford Trophy, 2019-20: Match 16, Wellington vs Northern Knights– Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Devon Conway played extremely well in the recently concluded Super Smash. He ended as the leading run-scorer with 543 runs.

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 16th match of the Ford Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Wellington and Northern Knights at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (10:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (3:30 AM IST).



Wellington is currently ranked third in the ongoing Ford Trophy with eight points. They will look to get off to a great start in their opening game of the year 2020. In bowling, they have Ollie Newton, who is currently the leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets. On the other hand, their batting line-up looks quite strong that comprises of Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell and Andrew Fletcher. They will be having the responsibility to pile some good runs with the bat.

Northern Districts are also in a similar position as they will have a big opportunity to grab important points in the upcoming clash and it will help them in taking a hold onto the third position in the points table. In batting, they have Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter and Anton Devcich who will be eager to come up with flying colours in the upcoming game against Wellington.

Weather Condition/Report:

It is expected to be a cloudy day with some chances of rain but it will not hamper the length of the match. The wind is expected to blow at a rate of 13 to 50 Km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 18 and 23 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Basin Reserve is expected to go in favour of the batsmen with fast bowlers getting some swing due to the windy atmosphere on the matchday. The bowling spearheads will have to hit certain right areas otherwise they will be smacked for runs by the batters. Also, the side winning the toss will look to bat as far as the trends of the previous season are concerned.

Average first innings score: 283 (Games played at this venue in the previous season of Ford Trophy)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability:

(Will update if there is any news)

Probable Playing XIs:


Andrew Fletcher, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell (C), Jakob Bhula, Fraser Colson, Adam Leonard, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns (WK), Logan Van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Iain McPeake.

Bench – Michael Snedden

Northern Knights

Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Henry Cooper, Katene Clarke, Joe Carter (C), BJ Watling (WK)/Peter Bocock (WK), Zak Gibson, Brett Hampton, Brett Randell, Anurag Verma, Neil Wagner.

Bench – BJ Watling (WK)/Peter Bocock (WK), Joe Walker

Top Picks:

Devon Conway played extremely well in the recently concluded Super Smash. He ended as the leading run-scorer with 543 runs. So, he should be an obvious choice for any Dream11 Fantasy side. Anton Devcich and Dean Brownlie will be another important player to watch out in the upcoming game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, BJ Watling

Vice-Captain – Anton Devcich, Anurag Verma, Dean Brownlie

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BJ Watling

BattersDevon Conway (C), Michael Bracewell (VC), Dean Brownlie, Henry Cooper, Andrew Fletcher

All-Rounders – Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton

Bowlers – Logan Van Beek, Brett Randell, Neil Wagner

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BJ Watling, Peter Bocock

Batters – Devon Conway, Andrew Fletcher, Jakob Bhula, Joe Carter

All-RoundersAnton Devcich (C), Brett Hampton

Bowlers – Logan Van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Anurag Verma (VC)

Expert Advice:

Try to pick five batsmen while picking Dream11 Fantasy side as the track is expected to go immensely in their favour. Moreover, spinners might also play a crucial role in the match.

Probable Winners:

Wellington is expected to win their 3rd successive match.

*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.