Ford Trophy: Match 3, CD vs CTB - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

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.

George Worker
George Worker. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Match Details:

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.

Weather Condition/Report:

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.

Pitch Condition/Report:

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:

Central Districts:

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.

Top Picks:

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-RoundersGeorge 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


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

Central Districts are expected to win the game due to experience in the batting line-up.

*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.