NK vs AUK Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Ford Trophy 2020, Match 1

NK vs AUK Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Ford Trophy 2020, Match 1

Colin Munro has fantastic List A records. In 127 innings he has amassed 4186 runs at an average of 37.04 and a strike rate of 113.68.

Docklands Stadium
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Match Details:

The 1st match of the Ford Trophy will be played between Northern Knights and Auckland at Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei.

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

Preview:

The Ford Trophy 2020 will start from 29th November 2020. Northern Knights and Auckland Aces will lock horns in the opening fixture of the tournament. With most of the New Zealand internationals not available due to national duty, it is a great opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their talent.

The two teams have done fairly well in the Plunkett Shield so far and would like to continue their good run in this tournament. Both the teams would want to get off to a winning start in this first match of the tournament. It should be an interesting encounter between the two sides.

NK vs AUK Weather Report for Match 1:

The weather doesn’t look good as scattered showers are predicted for the day. The temperature will be around 17 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a good pitch to bat on in the first innings. It tends to slow down a bit in the latter half and chasing is not easy. Teams will be looking to bat first.

Average 1st Innings Score:

310 For (2 ODI matches at this Venue)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tie – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


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NK vs AUK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Northern Knights:

Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Bharat Popli, BJ Watling, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich (C), Brett Hampton, Jake Gibson, Josef Walker, Brett Randell, Neil Wagner

Bench:

Anurag Verma

Auckland Aces:

Robert O’Donnell (C), Graeme Beghin, Danru Ferns, Ryan Harrison, Ben Horne, Ben Lister, Colin Munro, Will O’Donnell, Ollie Pringle, Brad Rodden, Will Somerville

Bench:

Ross ter Braak

NK vs AUK Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Colin Munro has fantastic List A records. In 127 innings he has amassed 4186 runs at an average of 37.04 and a strike rate of 113.68.

Anton Devcich is an experienced campaigner having played in different leagues around the globe. He has mustered 2566 runs in 90 List A innings.

BJ Watling, the NZ keeper, has scored heavily in the domestic circuit. IN 118 innings, he has scored 3982 runs at an average of 37.56.

Danru Ferns, the all-rounder, has scored 107 runs and picked up 20 wickets in 15 List A matches.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Colin Munro, Anton Devcich

Vice-Captain Options – BJ Watling, Danru Ferns

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

Keeper – BJ Watling (VC)

Batsmen – Graeme Beghin, Colin Munro (C), Jeet Raval, Anton Devcich

All-rounders – Danru Ferns, Brett Hampton

Bowlers – Neil Wagner, Brett Randell, Ollie Pringle, Ben Lister

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

Keeper – BJ Watling

Batsmen – Colin Munro, Anton Devcich (C), Bharat Popli, Will O’Donnell

All-rounders – Danru Ferns (VC), Ryan Harrison

Bowlers – Neil Wagner, Will Somerville, Josef Walker, Ben Lister

Expert Advice:

Ollie Pringle and Ben Lister can be the good budget pick for your Dream 11 fantasy team.

Today’s NK vs AUK Probable Winners:

Northern Knights 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.