In The Ford Trophy 2019-20, we have Otago squaring off against Auckland at University Oval, Dunedin. This match will be taking place on February 09, 2020, at 3:30 AM IST.
As Otago prepares to host Auckland at University Oval, Dunedin, here’s a little match preview. Otago is in the bottom half of the points table with 17 points, occupying the 4th position. They have played 9 matches so far, and have won 4 games and lost the rest. Otago gave won against Northern Knights, Wellington(once), Central Districts(once) and Canterbury. They have lost to Wellington(once), Canterbury, Auckland, Central Districts (once). Their second game against Northern Knights was abandoned, without even a single ball being bowled due to the weather. Otago needs to focus on its opening order and building a strong partnership as soon as they come to bat. A weak opening order has led to weak starts, which have at times resulted in the entire batting squad buckling under pressure.
Auckland is the table-toppers right now in The Ford Trophy. They have 28 points and they have won all their matches except 3. They have won against Wellington(once), Central Districts(twice), Otago, Canterbury, Northern Knights (once). However, Auckland has to Wellington(once), Northern Knights (once). Auckland has secured its place into the next stage of its competition without a doubt. But what will be made clear on Saturday, is what chance does Otago hold and if Auckland will play a spoilsport. However, in their last match, which was against Northern Knights, Auckland surprisingly lost. Auckland’s batting squad stumbled under pressure, even though their bowlers did a good job of decimating the opponent’s opening order. Thus Auckland will have to work on their batting line up in the upcoming game.
Average 1st Innings Score: 261
Average 2nd Innings Score: 203
Highest Total Scored: 360/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs SL
Lowest Total Scored: 74/10 (27.2 Ov) by PAK vs NZ
Highest Total Chased: 339/5 (49.3 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
Lowest Total Defended: 248/10 (48.3 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Josh Finnie, Michael Rae, Nick Kelly, Nathan G Smith, Dale Phillips, Dean Foxcroft, Matthew Bacon, Mitch Renwick, Blair Soper, Travis Muller, Max Chu, Angus McKenzie, Cam Hawkins, Tommy Clout
Otago Playing 11 (Expected)
Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Josh Finnie, Nick Kelly, Dale Phillips, Dean Foxcroft, Matthew Bacon, Mitch Renwick (wk), Angus McKenzie
Key players for Otago are Dean Foxcroft, Anaru Kitchen, Neil Broom, Captain Jacob Duffy, and Mathew Bacon. Dean Foxcroft hit 72 runs in 87 balls in their last match against Canterbury. Anaru Kitchen and Neil Broom have also been great with the bat lately. Captain Jacob Duffy took 5 wickets in 9.5 overs against Canterbury. Also, bowler Mathew Bacon has been performing well.
OTG vs AUK Dream11: Otago Fantasy Picks
- Dean Foxcroft
- Anaru Kitchen
- Neil Broom
- Captain Jacob Duffy
- Mathew Bacon
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ben Horne, Robert ODonnell, Kyle Jamieson, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), William Somerville, Jeet Raval, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Matt McEwan, Finn Allen, Sean Solia, Danru Ferns, Jamie Brown, Louis Delport, William O Donnell, Ben Lister, Ryan Harrison
Auckland Playing 11 (Expected)
Colin Munro, Ben Horne (wk), Robert ODonnell, Craig Cachopa (c), Jeet Raval, Matt McEwan, Finn Allen, Sean Solia, Danru Ferns, Louis Delport, Ben Lister
Bowlers Ben Lister, Kyle Jamieson, Louis Delport and Danu Ferns are in good form lately. Batsman, Jeet Raval has performed spectacularly of late. Robert Odonnell has also been able to get the runs on board for his team.
OTG vs AUK Dream11: Auckland Fantasy Picks
- Bowlers Ben Lister
- Kyle Jamieson
- Louis Delport
- Danu Ferns
OTG vs AUK Dream11 Prediction
The team provided on this website is to help you get better ranking in the Dream11. You can also use these predictions and form your own team which can help to attain you even better ranking. The final teams after lineup will be updated in our telegram channel at https://t.me/free_fantasy_predictions.