CTB vs AUK Dream11 Prediction: The 15th game of the Ford Trophy 2019-20 sees the top-two sides on the points table pitted up against each other in what promises to be a mouth-watering encounter. So far, Canterbury remains undefeated in the competition and sit at the peak of the leaderboard with 16 points to their name. Auckland has made an equally impressive start to their campaign and their solitary defeat came against Wellington in their third game of the season. However, they quickly bounced back from that minor blip to register a comprehensive 97-run win over Otago in their last match. Now, they will be hoping to put on a strong showing and propel themselves into the top spot by inflicting a defeat on the current leaders in this much-anticipated contest.
Ford Trophy 2019-20
Canterbury vs Auckland
29th November 2019
3:30 AM IST
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Mostly Cloudy conditions with few chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 17 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will be a decent enough batting track and will also offer a considerable amount of assistance to the bowlers. In the early stages of the game, the pacers should find some subtle movement to trouble the batters but if they manage to successfully see off the new ball then they could go on to mount a big score for their side.
Lockie Ferguson misses out as he has been included in the squad for the 2nd Test match against England.
Probable Starting XI:
Chad Bowes and Jack Boyle form the core of the batting department tasked with the responsibility of scoring the major chunk of the runs whilst skipper Cole McConchie and Andrew Ellis are dependable figures in the middle order. Henry Shipley picked up two wickets in the previous fixture and should have a key role to play with the bowl in hand.
Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Stephen Murdoch, Ken McClure, Cole McConchie(c), Andrew Ellis, Cam Fletcher (w), Henry Shipley, Theo van Woerkom, Andrew Hazeldine, Ed Nuttall
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are the stand-out players in the batting unit and will be key to their side’s fortunes in this game. Meanwhile, Ben Lister has grabbed nine wickets from four matches and hence is the man to watch out for in the bowling department.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa(c), Sean Solia, Robert ODonnell, Ben Horne (w), William Somerville, Kyle Jamieson, Ben Lister
Top Picks for CTB vs AUK Dream11 Team:
Martin Guptill should be the first name on the teamsheet after he smashed a ton ( 117 off 130) to set up the victory for his side. Furthermore, his glowing recent displays make him the perfect candidate for captaincy in the Dream11 Team. Similarly, Glenn Philips too registered a magnificent knock of 156 from 135 balls in the same game and is quite understandably a mandatory pick ahead of this fantasy contest. Sean Solia and Andrew Ellis are other advisable additions to the fantasy side as both players can garner plenty of points using their impressive dual skillset.
Captaincy Options for Canterbury vs Auckland Dream11 Team:
1: Martin Guptill
2: Andrew Ellis
3: Glenn Philips
CTB vs AUK Dream11 Team:
G Philips, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
M Guptill, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
J Boyle, Points: 72-74, Grade: A
C Munro, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
C Cachopa, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
S Solia, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
C McConchie, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
A Ellis, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
B Lister, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
A Hazeldine, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
W Somerville, Points: 44-46, Grade: A