Ford Trophy: Match 12, AUK vs OTG - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

The Ford Trophy, 2019-20: Match 12, Auckland vs Otago – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Colin Munro scored a century in the last match against Wellington.

Colin Munro of New Zealand
Colin Munro of New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 12th match of the Ford Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Auckland and Otago at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.

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

Preview:

The Auckland team have been easily the strongest side among the six teams at the moment in the Ford Trophy. The presence of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro at the top has helped the Auckland team to come as close as eight runs to the huge target in the game against Wellington. The Auckland team will now travel to Bert Sutcliffe Oval where they will take on Otago on Wednesday. The Otago team started with a 28-run win on the DLS method in the first match against Northern Districts. However, defeats in the next two matches pushed them down to No.5 in the points table.


Weather Condition/Report:

Periodic clouds are expected at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval throughout Wednesday.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln might have seen scores of 270 in the previous match but the track was much better than that. The Opening stand of Central Districts lasted 28.5 overs while the Northern Districts did add 90 runs for their first wicket. A much better track could be seen on Wednesday considering the totals recorded on Monday.

Average first innings score: 257 (List A matches since 2018)

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

Injury and Availability:

Lockie Ferguson rejoined New Zealand’s Test squad.


Probable Playing XIs:

Auckland:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Craig Cachopa (C), Sean Solia, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Horne (WK), Kyle Jamieson, Ben Lister, Danru Ferns, Will Somerville.

Bench – Matthew McEwan, Mark Chapman.

Otago:

Nick Kelly, Hamish Rutherford, Mitch Renwick (WK), Neil Broom, Dean Foxcroft, Nathan Smith, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Josh Finnie, Jacob Duffy (C), Matt Bacon.

Bench – Dale Phillips, Blair Soper.


Top Picks:

Michael Rippon aggregated 83 runs in three innings and also claimed five wickets with help of a 3-wicket haul. Nick Kelly amassed 201 runs in three innings with help of a hundred and a fifty. Ben Lister has picked up seven wickets including a 5-wicket haul. Danru Ferns took a 3-wicket haul and missed the next two matches due to the inclusion of Lockie Ferguson.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Sean Solia

Vice-Captain – Nick Kelly, Dean Foxcroft, Michael Rippon


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips

Batters – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro (C), Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie

All-Rounders – Sean Solia, Dean Foxcroft, Michael Rippon (VC)

Bowlers – Nathan Smith, Ben Lister, Will Somerville

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mitch Renwick

BattersMartin Guptill (C), Colin Munro, Robert O’Donnell, Neil Broom

All-Rounders – Sean Solia, Dean Foxcroft (VC), Michael Rippon

Bowlers – Nathan Smith, Danru Ferns, Will Somerville

Auckland-vs-Otago


Expert Advice:

We have picked both Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in our XI and picked them as captain in one team each. One of the reasons for this is their recent performance and also looking at how the pitch behaved. The Bert Sutcliffe Oval saw the fall of the first wicket in the 29th over and a total of 233 runs were aggregated for the first wicket across the two innings.

Probable Winners:

The Auckland team is expected to bounce back with a win against Otago.

*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.