CD vs CTB Dream11 Prediction for today’s match: Canterbury takes on Central Districts in their opening encounter in the brand-new season of the Ford Trophy competition. Both these teams endured a difficult campaign last year and finished at the basement of the leaderboard. The duo will hope to play some good cricket and fare better this time around. Having said that, their first game in the competition is likely to washed-out thanks to persistent rain showers predicted throughout the day.
CD vs CTB Dream11 Prediction, Ford Trophy 2019, Match 3: Preview, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Team, Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
Ford Trophy 2019-20
Canterbury vs Central Districts
17th November 2019
3:30 AM IST
Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North
The forecast doesn’t offer any encouraging signs as rain showers are predicted through the day, which means a potential washout could be on the cards.
Considering the overlying conditions, the pacers will offer a potent threat with the new ball and will be banked upon to get decisive early wickets for their respective sides.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
George Worker and Dane Cleaver will be expected to serve a solid foundation at the top whilst the likes of Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson and Ben Smith can facilitate the smooth flow of runs in the middle stages of the inning. Willem Ludwick bagged eight wickets in the previous edition of the tournament and will be one to keep an eye out for in this contest.
George Worker, Dane Cleaver (WK), Tom Bruce (C), Josh Clarkson, Ben Smith, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Seth Rance, Jayden Lennox, Brad Schmulian, Ray Toole
Chad Bowes and Jack Boyle are reliable figures in the batting department and the onus of run-scoring will lie on their shoulders. Skipper Cole McConchie can contribute with handy runs lower down the order and also picked up 13 wickets last season. He will lead the way with the bowl in hand and will be backed ably by Will Williams, another impressive name in the bowling arsenal.
Chad Bowes, Steve Murdoch, Jack Boyle, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher (WK), Cole McConchie (C), Henry Shipley, Andrew Hazeldine, Ed Nuttall, Theo van Woerkom, Will Williams
Top Picks for CD vs CTB Dream11 Team:
Chad Bowes was the highest run-getter for his side and the third-highest in the tournament last season with 414 runs across nine games at an average of 46. Jack Boyle, his teammate, amassed 277 runs from mere five matches at a fantastic average of 55.40, including a century (126) and two half-centuries. Both are must-haves in the fantasy side. For Central Districts, skipper Tom Bruce would be a smart addition to the side courtesy of his commendable batting talents whilst Willem Ludwick also should be included in the Dream11 Team.
Captaincy Options for Central Districts vs Canterbury Dream11 Team:
1: Tom Bruce
2: Chad Bowes
3: Willem Ludwick
CD vs CTB Dream11 Team & Points Projection:
D Cleaver, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
T Bruce, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
K McClure, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
J Boyle, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
C Bowes, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
W Ludwick, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
G Worker, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
C McConchie, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
S Rance, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
T van Woerkom, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
W Williams, Points: 54-56, Grade: A