Ford Trophy: Match 8, CTB vs OTG - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

The Ford Trophy, 2019-20: Match 8, Canterbury vs Otago – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jack Boyle scored a century in the previous game for Canterbury.

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Otago Volts. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Ford Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Canterbury and Otago 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).

Preview:

Canterbury had a lucky start to the season as they escaped with a washout in their first match against Central Districts after conceding a big total. However, they registered an inspired 84-run win against Northern Districts thanks to a hundred from Jack Boyle. They will now face Otago team at their home venue in Christchurch who are boosted by the presence of Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom. Otago won their first match against Northern Districts by 28 runs on DLS method but lost to the defending champions Canterbury by a margin of 5 wickets.


Weather Condition/Report:

Monday will be a sunny day with clear skies at the Hayley Oval in Christchurch.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Hayley Oval has short boundaries see team posting big totals. The teams batting second will have an edge, especially while chasing targets less than 270. The scores in recent matches have varied between 225 and 300. Since this is the first match of One-Day season here, we could see big totals if the batting first team begins cautiously.

Average first innings score: 256 (List A matches since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Canterbury:

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

Bench – Theo van Woerkom, Will Williams.

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:

Jack Boyle is a consistent performer for the Canterbury at the top-order. Matt Bacon has good strike rates in all formats with the ball. In FC cricket, he strikes every 42.1 balls and every 12 balls in T20 cricket. When it comes to List A format, Bacon has 18 wickets at 31.3 but economy reads 6.23. 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 – Dean Foxcroft, Nick Kelly, Jack Boyle

Vice-Captain – Andrew Ellis, Henry Shipley, Michael Rippon


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Cameron Fletcher

Batters – Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Josh Finnie, Nick Kelly (C)

All-RoundersAndrew Ellis (VC), Dean Foxcroft, Michael Rippon

Bowlers – Andrew Hazeldine, Jacob Duffy, Nathan Smith

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Cameron Fletcher

BattersJack Boyle (VC), Chad Bowes, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom

All-Rounders – Michael Rippon, Dean Foxcroft (C), Henry Shipley

Bowlers – Matt Bacon, Ed Nuttall, Nathan Smith


Expert Advice:

Cole McConchie couldn’t be fitted in any of our suggested XIs. The reason for it has been finding better options, especially in the all-rounders’ category. The inclusion of Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom is the other factor.

Probable Winners:

Otago is expected to win this match.

*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.