The 47th season of the official List A cricket tournament in New Zealand-The Ford Trophy is scheduled to begin from Sunday 3rd December 2017. The third match will be played between Auckland and Central Districts at Pukekura Park. Skipper Craig Cachopa will captain the Auckland Aces as they reach out to Pukekura Park to face off the Central Stags in the opening round of The Ford Trophy 2017-18. Coming off the back of three Plunket Shield wins, confidence is high in the Auckland camp.
Series- The Ford trophy 2017-18
Venue-Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Date and Time- 3:30 AM, December 03
CD Probable 11:
Will Young(c), Doug Bracewell, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver(wk), Bevan Small, Ben Smith, Jesse Ryder, Ajaz Patel/Navin Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler
AUK Probable 11:
Craig Cachopa (c), Glenn Phillips, Robbie O’Donnell, Ben Lister, Mark Chapman, Michael Guptill-Bunce, Ben Horne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Matt McEwan, Tarun Nethula/ Danru Ferns
Please note: As these are the round 1 matches of the tournament, it is very risky to predict to will play and who will sit out, the AUK Vs CD match preview given here is based on our research and understanding. please choose your own playing 11.
Colin Munro (all-rounder)
Matt McEwan (bowler)
Will Young (batsman)
Dane Cleaver (wk-batsman)
Blair Tickner (bowler)