The Ford Trophy, 2019-20: Match 3, Central Districts vs Canterbury – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
George Worker amassed 1029 runs at an average of 64.3 across last 18 innings in Ford Trophy.
Updated - Nov 16, 2019 3:15 pm
The 3rd match of the Ford Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Central Districts and Canterbury at the Fitzherbert Park in Palmerston North.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (10:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (3:30 AM IST).
Central Districts and Canterbury will lock horns in the Ford Trophy 2019-20 match at the Fitzherbert Park. Both the teams finished at the bottom half of the table in the previous edition. Central Districts managed to win only three matches and finished at No.5. Canterbury had only two wins to their credits and bagged wooden spoon. Both the teams will be looking to start the tournament with a win in the absence of International stars. The weather could have a say in this game as a full 50-over match is unlikely to take place on Sunday.
We have to be lucky enough to witness a result produced from this match. Showers are expected throughout the opening day of the tournament here in Palmerston North.
The Fitzherbert Park in Palmerston North has hosted one game in every Ford Trophy starting from 2013/14. The last three editions witnessed the team batting first posting 280+. The chasing teams have come close to the target every time. A match aggregate of 550+ runs could be seen on Sunday at this venue.
Average first innings score: 299 (List A matches since 2016)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
George Worker, Dane Cleaver (WK), Tom Bruce (C), Josh Clarkson, Ben Smith, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Seth Rance, Jayden Lennox, Brad Schmulian, Ray Toole/Ryan Watson.
Bench – Ray Toole/Ryan Watson.
Chad Bowes, Steve Murdoch, Jack Boyle, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher (WK), Cole McConchie (C), Henry Shipley, Andrew Hazeldine, Ed Nuttall, Theo van Woerkom, Will Williams.
Bench – Ken McClure.
Canterbury skipper Cole McConchie scored 246 runs with two fifties in the last edition and stood as the team’s highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets. George Worker didn’t feature in the last Ford Trophy but across 2016/17 and 2017/18 editions, he amassed 1029 runs at an average of 64.3. In 18 innings during the two tournaments, Worker struck two centuries and eight fifties. Josh Clarkson has hit two List A tons across the previous three Ford Trophy editions. Henry Shipley scored 143 runs at an average of 35.75 and picked up 9 wickets in 2018/19 Ford Trophy.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – George Worker, Cole McConchie, Tom Bruce
Vice-Captain – Jack Boyle, Henry Shipley, Josh Clarkson
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dane Cleaver
Batters – Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle (VC), Tom Bruce
All-Rounders – George Worker (C), Willem Ludick, Cole McConchie, Henry Shipley
Bowlers – Seth Rance, Ed Nuttall, Will Williams
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Cameron Fletcher
Batters – Chad Bowes, Steve Murdoch, Tom Bruce (VC), Josh Clarkson
All-Rounders – George Worker, Cole McConchie (C), Henry Shipley
Bowlers – Seth Rance, Jayden Lennox, Will Williams
Central Districts have named as many as four players in their 12-man squad who are yet to make their One-Day debut. With a possibility of only three of them playing, we preferred Seth Rance as the only option from Central Districts in the bowlers’ category. Jayden Lennox has better credentials than the other and hence is likely to have a good debut.
Central Districts are expected to win the game due to experience in the batting line-up.