NK vs CD Dream11 Prediction: As the Ford Trophy approaches the half-way mark, Central Districts and Northern Knights face each other in what promises to be an entertaining game on Friday. Both teams have won only one game so far although Central Districts has two points more than their opponents owing to a wash-out. They come into this game on the back of contrasting results as well. While Central Districts beat defending champions, Wellington, Northern Knights suffered heart-break against Canterbury. Nevertheless, both teams will be eyeing a crucial win in Lincoln as they look to climb up the table and improve their chances of a knockout spot.
Northern Knights vs Central Districts, Match 13
November 29th, 3:30 AM IST
Lincoln No.3, Lincoln
A high-scoring pitch is on offer with the previous game also playing host a competitive game. While the spinners will come into play in the middle overs, pacers will hold against the batsmen early on. 270 is a competitive total here with teams preferring to bat first and set a target here.
The weather is clear for this game with a few clouds expected to make an appearance as well. With the temperature hovering around 15 degrees Celsius, the weather is perfect for a good game of cricket.
No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Northern Knights shouldn’t tinker with their combination although they lost their previous game by just one run. The likes of Dean Brownlie and Anton Devcich are crucial to their fortunes with Tim Seifert due for a big score at the top of the order. Their bowling unit has some experience with Ish Sodhi and Scott Kuggeleijn capable of picking wickets regularly on what is a good batting track.
Tim Seifert, Katene Clark, Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter, Anton Devcich, HR Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Ish Sodhi and Zak Gibson
After registering their first win of the season on Wednesday, Central Districts should persist with the same set of players for this game as well. While Ajaz Patel and Blair Tickner didn’t feature in the previous game, the likes of Seth Rance and Willem Ludick stood up to derail Wellington. Much is expected of Tom Bruce, whose international experience is bound to come in handy along with George Worker and the in-form, Ben Smith
George Worker, Dean Cleaver, Ben Smith, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Keiran Noema-Barnett, Willem Ludick, Seth Rance, BD Schumulian, Ryan Watson and Raymond Toole
Top Picks for NK vs CD Dream11 Team:
George Worker’s tally of 236 has served Central Districts well this season. The allrounder currently tops the batting charts and is a useful addition alongside Tom Bruce and Tim Seifert. Another keeper in Dean Cleaver is also picked with the CD keeper scoring 160 runs this season in four outings. While Anton Devcich and Dean Brownlie also find a place in the fantasy side, all eyes will be upon Scott Kuggeleijn and Ish Sodhi, who are genuine wicket-taking threats in the shorter formats. Seth Rance should pick a wicket or two as well with Josh Clarkson also picked for this crucial game.
Captaincy Options for Northern Knights vs Central Districts Dream11 Team:
1. Tom Bruce
2. Tim Seifert
3. George Worker
NK vs CD Dream11 Team:
Tim Seifert, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Josh Clarkson, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
George Worker, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Dean Brownlie, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Brett Hampton, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Tom Bruce, Points: 100-102, Grade: A
Scott Kuggeleijn, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Anurag Verma, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Dean Cleaver, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Ish Sodhi, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Seth Rance, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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