November 14, 2018
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By Yash Mittal


Ford Trophy, 2018 Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury, Match 24 | WEL vs CTB WHO WILL WIN As the caravan of the 2018 Ford Trophy rolls on, table-toppers Wellington Firebirds will lock horns with the bottom-placed Canterbury at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Firebirds aiming to consolidate the top-spot

Wellington successfully shrugged off the blip they’d suffered in their last fixture when they failed to chase down 218 against the Central Districts. An improved batting effort spearheaded by yet another Andrew Fletcher’s ton was at the heart of their 58-run win over the Central Districts yesterday. Opting to bat first, Wellington lost newcomer Michael Pollard cheaply for 11 but Andrew Fletcher en-route to his second ton of the tournament stitched a 114-run stand with Devon Conway (57) to consolidate the innings. A flurry of wickets, in the end, meant Wellington scrapped their 8-266 after 50 overs.  But, the total which looked under-par at the halfway stage turned out to be unfathomable for the Districts as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker Hamish Bennett and all-rounder Malcolm Nofal bagged three wickets each to bowl the, out for 208 in 43.4 overs.

Canterbury desperate for a revival

A rejuvenated Wellington will now lock horns with the bottom-placed Canterbury; the same side against whom their winning streak (by seven wickets) started their 2018 campaign. Canterbury comes into this game after a morale-sapping six-wicket loss at the hands of Northern Knights after they failed to defend 4-307 thanks to a 107-run stand between Joe Carter (65) and wicket-keeper PD Bocock (55). Canterbury’s bowling has often let them down in the tournament. Like yesterday, their bowlers were unable to defend 286 against the Firebirds early-on in the tournament thanks to Andrew Fletcher’s 132 and the opener will once again be the flesh in the thorn for the Christchurch based unit. Earlier, Canterbury opted to bat first and on the back of twin tons from skipper Jack Boyle (126) and Stephen Murdoch (112) posted 4-307 in 50 overs. With two wins in seven games, Canterbury is desperate for a turnaround, and to achieve that they’ll have to come up with plans to stop Andrew Fletcher, or else another defeat may well be on its way. Match Details Venue:- Hagley Oval, Christchurch Match Timing:- Friday, November 16, 2018, 03:30 AM IST Read on for WEL vs CTB Team News & WEL vs CTB Playing 11

WEL vs CTB Team News

  • Wellington Firebirds have retained the same squad that won against the Districts.
  • Canterbury too has named the same squad for tomorrow’s fixture.

WEL vs CTB Squad

Wellington Firebirds:- Hamish Bennett (c), Jakob Bhula, Andrew Fletcher, Ben Sears, Michael Bracewell, Malcolm Nofal, Devon Conway, Ian McPeake, James Neesham,  Peter Younghusband, Lauchie Johns (wk), Ollie Newton, Michael Pollard Canterbury:- Cole McConchie (c), Will Williams, Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Leo Carter, Jeff Case, Blake Coburn, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher, Andrew Hazeldine, Steve Murdoch, Henry Shipley

WEL vs CTB Playing 11

Here’s how both teams’ lined-up in their previous fixture:- Wellington Wicket-keeper – Lauchie Johns Batsmen – Michael Bracewell, Jakob Bhula, Andrew Fletcher, Devon Conway (D:- Michael Pollard) All-rounders – Malcolm Nofal, Peter Younghusband, James Neesham Bowlers – Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, Ian McPeake Canterbury Wicket-keeper – Cam Fletcher Batsmen – Stephen Murdoch, Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Leo Carter All-rounder–Cole McConchie (c), Andrew Ellis Bowlers – Henry Shipley, Will Williams, Andrew Hazeldine, Blaike Coburn

WEL vs CTB Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeper – Both Cam Fletcher and Lauchie Jones bat down the order, Pick any of them in your Dream11 side. BatsmenAndrew Fletcher spearheaded Wellington’s 58-run win with yet another hundred while Devon Conway gave an able support with a well compiled fifty. From Canterbury, skipper Jack Boyle (126) and Stephen Murdoch (112) scored hundreds in the last game. These four are the ideal choices for your Dream11 side All-roundersJimmy Neesham has been in fine touch throughout the tournament. The all-rounder from Wellington has racked up 359 runs beside chipping in with the bowl on various instances. He, along with Malcolm Nofal who claimed three wickets in the last game and Canterbury’s skipper Cole McConchie and Andrew Ellis are safe bets. BowlersHamish Bennett, with 18 wickets, is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament while Ollie Newton (11 wickets) has given him the ideal support from the other end. From Canterbury, Andrew Hazledine and Blake Coburn (2-55) are the ideal bets. “Join Telegram Channel to get latest updates CLICK HERE

WEL vs CTB Dream11 Team

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