The Ford Trophy, 2018-19
Northern Knights vs Canterbury 21st Match Preview
Second-placed Wellington Firebirds would be eyeing the top spot when they take on Northern Knights for the second time on Saturday at Whangarei. With 25 points, Firebirds are placed second in the league table and are just 1 point behind the table topper Otago Volts. While Otago Volts take on Auckland Aces, both the sides would be eyeing a win to clinch the top spot. The table-topper will directly advance to final while the second-placed side will have to lock horns with table topper to reach the finals.
Northern Knights are placed fourth in the league table with 18 points and would be looking to acquire a win in their last encounter to salvage their pride. Northern Knights have acquired four wins in eight games.
When last time both the teams met at Basin Reserve, Wellington, Firebirds turned out to be the winner by 39 runs. Put into bat, Firebirds gave 270 runs target to Northern Knights with the help of Andrew Flectcher’s (64 of 91) and James Neesham’s (86 of 67).
Coming to chase, Northern Knights were bowled out for 230-10, falling short of 39 runs. Hamish Bennett and Malcolm Nofal were the picks of the bowler for Wellington Firebirds. Both the bowlers bagged 7 wickets in total.
Venue- Cobham Oval, Whangarei
Matchday- November 24, Saturday at 03:30 AM IST
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Firebirds have named 12-man squad to take on Northern Districts.
Northern Districts have announced a 12-man squad
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Dean Brownlie, Peter Bocock, Joe Carter, Zak Gibson, Brett Hampton, Nick Kelly, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Bharat Popli, Brett Randell, Freddy Walker, Joe Walker
Hamish Bennett, Jakob Bhula, M Bracewell, Devon Conway, Andrew Fletcher, Lauchi Johns, Iain Mcpeake, Jimmy Neesham, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Ben Sears, Peter Younghusband
The probable NK vs WEL playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – PD Bocock
Batsmen – Bharat Popli, Joe Carter, Nicholas Kelly, Dean Brownlie
All-rounders – Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton
Bowlers – Zak Gibson, Brett Randell, Scott Kuggeleijn
Wicket-keeper – Lauchie Johns
Batsmen – Andrew Fletcher, Malcolm Nofal, Michael Pollard, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell
All-rounders – Jimmy Neesham, Peter Younghusband
Bowlers – Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett (c), Ollie Newton
Fantasy Tip: Don’t pick BJ Watling and Tim Siefert
Fantasy Tip: Don’t pick Anton Devcich and Rachin Ravindra
Fantasy picks for captain/vice-captain : James Neesham, Andrew Fletcher, Malcolm Nofal, Hamish Bennet, Devon Conway
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