The Ford Trophy, 2019-20: Match 10, Canterbury vs Northern Districts – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Daryl Mitchell claimed three wickets and also scored an unbeaten 62 in the previous match.

Tim Seifert
Tim Seifert. (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 10th match of the Ford Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Canterbury and Northern Districts at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

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



Canterbury topped the points table with back to back victories after starting the season with a lucky break. They settled with a washout in their first match of the season against Central Districts even after conceding a big total. With winning margins of 84 runs and 117 runs respectively against Central Districts and Otago, the Canterbury team climbed on to the top and are unbeaten before facing Northern Districts in Christchurch. The Northern Districts team lost their first two matches but bounced back with a comfortable 5-wicket win against Central Districts.

Weather Condition/Report:

The Hayley Oval in Christchurch is unlikely to be affected by rain on Wednesday though there will be clouds during the match timings.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Hayley Oval is a much better big-scoring venue that the recent record. The same has been proved on Monday when Canterbury posted a big score of 292 against Otago. The total was well enough to win for Canterbury who have got a good bowling attack. The teams batting second should feel comfortable while chasing targets less than 270 at this venue.

Average first innings score: 261 (List A matches since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 4

Injury and Availability:

Todd Astle joins the New Zealand’s Test squad for the 2nd Test.

Probable Playing XIs:


Chad Bowes, Steve Murdoch, Jack Boyle, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher (WK), Ken McClure, Cole McConchie (C), Henry Shipley, Theo van Woerkom, Andrew Hazeldine, Ed Nuttall.

Bench – Leo Carter, Will Williams.

Northern Districts:

Tim Seifert (WK), Katene Clarke, Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter (C), Daryl Mitchell, Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Zak Gibson.

Bench – Brett Randell, Joe Walker, Anton Devcich.

Top Picks:

Andrew Hazeldine played only two matches but has taken five wickets including a 3-wicket haul. Daryl Mitchell had a perfect all-round match on Monday as he claimed three wickets and also scored an unbeaten 62 in the chase. Andrew Ellis claimed seven wickets in three matches in this tournament at a strike rate of 21.2. Anurag Verma had two 3-fers in three matches in the tournament and also scored 39 runs in two innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Daryl Mitchell, Jack Boyle, Tim Seifert

Vice-Captain – Andrew Ellis, Henry Shipley, Anurag Verma

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tim Seifert

Batters – Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Katene Clarke

All-RoundersAndrew Ellis (VC), Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell (C)

Bowlers – Andrew Hazeldine, Anurag Verma, Ish Sodhi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperTim Seifert (VC)

BattersJack Boyle (C), Steve Murdoch, Dean Brownlie

All-Rounders – Cole McConchie, Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton, Henry Shipley

Bowlers – Ed Nuttall, Anurag Verma, Zak Gibson


Expert Advice:

Anton Devcich was part of the T10 League until Sunday night which as about four hours before the Monday’s matches. There is a possibility of him playing the match but there is no update where he has joined the Northern Districts or not. If he indeed plays, pick him up as a vice-captain.

Probable Winners:

The Northern Districts are expected to break Canterbury’s unbeaten streak.

*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.