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. A total of six teams will participate in approx. three-month long tournament and compete with each other to qualify for playoffs and finally to lift the title. The season opener will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights at Cobham Oval, Whangarei.
Series- The Ford Trophy 2017-18
Venue- Cobham Oval, Whangarei
Date and Time- Dec 03, 10:00 AM Local
As not many matches have been played on this pitch, it is a bit hard to predict the pitch conditions. However, the pitch has some grass and would probably help the seamers.
Not many matches have been played here. Cobham Oval hosted its first ODI in February 2012 between New Zealand and Zimbabwe. New Zealand won by 141 runs.
WEL Probable 11-
Hamish Bennett (C), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway(wk), Hamish Marshall, Iain Mcpeake, Stephen Murdoch, Malcolm Nofal, Matt Taylor, Logan Van Beek, Anurag Verma, Luke Woodcock, Peter Younghusband
NK Probable 11-
Dean Brownlie(c), Brent Arnel, James Baker, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Nick Kelly, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Brett Randell, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi
Please note: As this is the first match of the tournament so it is quite risky to say who will play today. The WEL Vs NK Match Preview listed here is based on our research and understanding. You can use the information provided here to select your own Playing 11.
Hamish Bennett (pacer)
Devon Conway (wk)
WEL VS NK DREAM 11 TEAM NEWS ( Northern Knights vs Wellington 1st Match prediction The Ford Trophy 2017-18