Ford Trophy, 2018
Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Preliminary Final Match Preview
So, finally, the Ford Trophy 2018-19 is cruising towards its title winner. Second-placed Wellington Firebirds will lock horns with third-placed Auckland Aces in the preliminary final on Wednesday to play Otago Volts in Saturday’s final.
With thirty points coming off from seven wins in a total of ten encounters, Otago Volts have advanced into the finals and are waiting for the opponent for the final battle.
Wellington Firebirds finished second with 6 wins from ten games while Auckland Aces managed to grab the third spot with 5 wins out of ten encounters. In two head to head encounters, both the sides have acquired one win each. In their first head to head encounter, Auckland Aces turned out to be the winner by 13 runs while in the second clash, Wellington Firebirds thrashed Aces by 120 runs to avenge the previous loss.
It will be interesting to watch who knocks out whom to secure a place in the finals.
Venue:-Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Matchday:- November 28, Wednesday at 03:30 AM IST
Read on for AUK vs WEL Team News & AUK vs WEL Playing 11
Craig Cachopa (c), Mark Chapman, Michael Barry, Graeme Beghin, Robert O’Donnell, Danru ferns, Ronel Hira, Ben Horne (wk), Ben Lister, Matt McEwan, Colin Munro, Sean Solia
Hamish Bennett (c), Andrew Fletcher, Jakob Bhula, Michael Pollard, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lauchi Johns, Ian McPeake, Jimmy Neesham, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Ben Sears, Peter Younghusband
Here’s how both teams’ lined-up in their previous fixture:-
Wicketkeeper- Ben Horne
Batsmen- Robert O’Donnell, Graeme Beghin, Craig Cachopa (c), Colin Munro
All-rounder- Sean Solia, Michael Barry, Mark Chapman
Bowlers- Ronnie Hira, Matt McEwan, Benjamin Lister
Wicketkeeper- Lauchie Johns
Batsmen- Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Jakob Bhula, Andrew Fletcher
All-rounder- James Neesham, Malcolm Nofal
Bowlers- Hamish Bennett (c), Ian McPeake, Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband
Both Ben Horne and Lauchie Johns are good options. You can pick any one of them.
In batsmen, you can consider Colin Munro, G Beghin, J Bhula, Andrew Fletcher, Craig Cachopa and M Bracewell.
In all-rounder, James Neesham and Sean Solia will be perfect.
In bowlers, Hamish Bennett, Ben Lister, Ollie Newton, Ronnie Hira and Matt McEwan will be good choices.
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