Ford Trophy, 2018
Otago vs Wellington, 9th Match | OTG vs WEL WHO WILL WIN
As the caravan of the 2018 Ford Trophy rolls on, the 9th encounter will see Otago square off against Wellington.
After losing their first match by 37 runs, Otago stormed back valiantly against Northern Knights to script a memorable nine-wicket win.
Otago’s imperious bowling effort, spearheaded by Jacob Dufy’s four-wicket haul was at the heart of their comprehensive win as they bowled the Knights’ for a poultry 179 in 44.4 overs.
Hamish Rutherford, then backed up the bowlers’ effort with an imperious 102 to take his team past the finishing line in 37.4 overs.
Their opponents, Wellington, have contrasting fortunes coming into this encounter. After registering a seven-wicket win against Canterbury in their opening encounter, their batting faltered in the last game against Auckland Aces. Chasing 277, no batsmen could offer substantial support to skipper Michael Bracewell (120) barring James Neesham, who scored a 59-ball-63, to get bowled out for 263 in 47.1 overs
Venue:- Basin Reserve, Wellington
When:- Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 03:30 AM IST
Read on for OTG vs WEL Team News & OTG vs WEL Playing 11
Mark Craig (c), Hamish Rutherford, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Anaru Kitchen, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith, Jacob Duffy, Neil Broom, Matthew Bacon, Warren Barnes
Hamish Bennett (c), Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Andrew Fletcher, Lauchie Johns, Iain McPeake, Jimmy Neesham, Malcolm Nofal, Alex Ridley, Ben Sears, Peter Younghusband
Here’s how the teams’ may line-up for tommorrow’s fixture:-
Wicket-keeper – Mitch Renwick
Batsmen – Neil Broom, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Hamish Rutherford
All-rounders – Michael Rippon, Anaru Kitchen
Bowlers –Matthew Bacon, Mark Craig, Jacob Duffy, Nathan Smith
Wicketkeeper– Lauchie Johns
Batsmen– Andrew Fletcher, Devon Conway, Malcolm Nofal, Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell
All-rounder- Jimmy Neesham, Peter Younghusband
Bowler– Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett, Alex Ridley
Wicket-keeper – Mitch Renwick scored 21 in the last game. With him opening the batting, he is an ideal pick for the wicket-keeper slot in your Fantasy XI.
Batsmen – Hamish Rutherford scored a pristine 102 off 125 balls in the last and along with Neil Broom (50) took his side to victory in the last game. From Wellington, you can opt for the likes of Michael Bracewell, who scored a 127-ball-120 albeit in a losing cause in the last game. Andrew Fletcher, who scored a hundred in the first match could also be a prudent choice for your Fantasy XI.
All-rounders – Jimmy Neesham ( 1-59) scored a 59-ball-63 to provide able support to his skipper. He, along with the likes of Peter Younghusband and Anaru Kitchen are ideal picks for the all-rounder’s spot in the playing 11.
Bowlers –Jacob Duffy claimed four wickets in the last game while Warren Barnes and Mathew Bacon claimed two-each to rip through Northern Knights. From Wellington, you may opt for Hamish Bennett, who claimed three wickets in the last game. Mark Craig, too had a great game. The Otago skipper gave away just 19 runs and claimed a wicket against Northern Knights.
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Team 01 & 02