In The Ford Trophy 2019-20, we have Northern Knights squaring off against Wellington at Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei. This match will be taking place on February 09, 2020, at 3:30 AM IST.
Currently, Northern Knights are not doing that well in The Ford Trophy this year. They have played 9 matches so far and lost the majority of them, i.e, 5 games, while won only 4 games. They currently have a sore of 16 points. Northern Knights have lost to Otago, Canterbury(twice) and Auckland (once). They won their games against Central Districts (twice), Wellington and Auckland (once). Their second game against was abandoned, without a single ball being bowled due to weather conditions. Since Northern Knights have once previously won against Wellington, they might be able to win again if they put all their strengths to good use. Also, the fact that they won their previous game against Auckland might keep them in good form and spirits.
Meanwhile, Wellington is doing greatly in The Ford Trophy this year. They are in the first half of the points table with 20 points, occupying the 2nd position. They to have played 9 matches while having won 5 and lost 4 games. In sit below Auckland in the points table and will be the fan favorites in the next game. Wellington has won against Otago, Auckland (once), Canterbury (twice) and Central Districts(once). They have so far lost to Auckland(once), Central Districts, Otago (once) and Northern Knights.
Average 1st Innings Score: 310
Average 2nd Innings Score: 240
Highest Total Scored: 372/6 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Highest Total Chased: 249/5 (46 Ov) by NZ vs WI
Lowest Total Defended: 372/6 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Northern Knights Squad
BJ Watling, Neil Wagner, Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter (c), Ish Sodhi, Anton Devcich, Tim Seifert, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, James Baker, Daryl Mitchell, Bharat Popli, Brett Hampton, Anurag Verma, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, HR Cooper, Peter Bocock, Katene Clarke, Scott Johnston, Jake Gibson
Northern Knights Playing 11 (Expected)
BJ Watling, Joe Carter (c), Anton Devcich, Brett Randell, Brett Hampton, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, HR Cooper, Peter Bocock (wk), Katene Clarke, Jake Gibson
While their batsmen are good, they are unable to maintain a consistent form or work partnerships. This is the Northern Knights’ biggest disadvantage. Batsmen like Katene Clark, Peter Bocock, and Brett Hampton are in great form and need to maintain it while building a strong partnership amongst each other. Jake Gibson has been great with the ball lately. He took 5 wickets against Auckland. He has an economy rate of 3.51. Joe Walker also has an extraordinary economy rate of 2.80 as he took 2 wickets and gave away only 28 runs in 10 overs against Auckland.
NK vs WEL Dream11: Northern Knights Fantasy Picks
- Katene Clark
- Peter Bocock
- Brett Hampton
Jeetan Patel, Hamish Bennett, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell (c), Malcolm Nofal, Devon Conway, Ian McPeake, Logan van Beek, Tom Blundell, Jamie Gibson, Ollie Newton, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Fraser Colson, Peter Younghusband, Lauchie Johns, Jakob Bhula, Luke Georgeson, Andrew Fletcher, Michael Snedden, Adam Leonard, Brett Johnson
Wellington Playing 11 (Expected)
Michael Bracewell (c), Devon Conway, Ian McPeake, Logan van Beek, Jamie Gibson, Ben Sears, Fraser Colson, Peter Younghusband, Lauchie Johns (wk), Luke Georgeson, Andrew Fletcher
Key players for Wellington are Devon Convey, Andrew Fletcher, Fraser Colson, Ben Sears, and Captain Michael Bracewell. Devon Conway’s humongous 112 runs off 89 balls against Central Districts in their last match cannot be easily dismissed by Northern Knights in the upcoming game. Andrew Fletcher and Fraser Colson have also been in great form with the bat. On the bowling front, Ben sears and Michael Bracewell are doing good.
NK vs WEL Dream11: Wellington Fantasy Picks
- Devon Convey
- Andrew Fletcher
- Fraser Colson
- Ben Sears
- Captain Michael Bracewell
NK vs WEL Dream11 Prediction
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