AUK vs WEL Dream11: In the second match of the opening day of Ford Trophy 2019, Auckland will be taking on Wellington at Eden Park in Auckland. The Wellington Firebirds are the defending champions, whereas, Auckland were among the top three sides in the last season. The tournament will be competed in a round-robin format where the team finishing at the top of the table will make it to the final. whereas, the team finishing at the second and third place will battle it out for the other final spot.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for AUK vs WEL Dream11 today match prediction.
Eden Park, Auckland, 17th November at 03:30 AM IST
Wellington won- 03
Auckland won- 02
No result- 00
With the dimensions of the ground not big enough, a flurry of boundaries is definitely expected. The pitch is flat and batsmen will relish there opportunities here.
Auckland Team News
The team management has announced a 12-man squad for this game.
Unavailable: Mitchell McClenaghan (T10 League), Jeet Raval and Lockie Ferguson will miss out as they are in the Test squad.
Missing from the squad: Glenn Phillips, G Beghin, M Guptill-Bunce, F Allen, M Barry, K Jamieson and Will Sommerville.
AUK Playing 11- (Expected)
Craig Cachopa, Danru Ferns, Martin Guptill, Ben Horne, Sean Solia, Ben Lister/L Delport, Colin Munro, Matthew McEwan, Jamie Brown, Mark Chapman, Robert O’Donnell.
Wellington Team News
Wellington have also announced a 12-man squad for this fixture.
Veteran off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been named in the squad.
Unavailable: Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Blundell is also selected in the Blackcaps Test squad and will some part of this tournament.
Missing from the squad: F Colson, James Neesham, R Ravindra, Hamish Bennett, M Snedden, P Younghusband.
WEL Playing 11- (Expected)
Devon Conway, Andrew Fletcher, Michael Bracewell, Jakob Bhula, Ben Sears, Ollie Newton, Jamie Gibson, Iain McPeake, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel, Logan Van Beek.
Michael Bracewell (C), Jakob Bhula, Devon Conway, Ben Sears, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns, Logan Van Beek, Andrew Fletcher, Iain McPeake, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel
Fantasy picks from Auckland- (Last season stats)
Craig Cachopa: 412 runs | 11 innings | average 37.45
S Solia: 383 runs | 11 innings | average 38.30 and 10 wickets.
G Beghin: 301 runs | 11 innings | average 37.62
D Ferns: 11 wickets from 8 matches.
Players to avoid:
M McClenaghan, Lockie Ferguson, Jeet Raval
Fantasy picks from Wellington- (Last season stats)
Ollie Newton: 20 wickets from 10 matches.
A Fletcher: 618 runs | 12 innings | average 56.18
D Conway: 411 runs | 12 innings | average 36.37
Players to avoid:
Tom Blundell, Lauchie Johns
Wicket-keeper: L Johns
Batters: M Guptill, C Cachopa, C Munro, D Conway, J Bhula
All-rounders: M Chapman, S Solia
Bowlers: M Mc Ewan/L Van Beek, Jeetan Patel, Ollie Newton
Captain/vice-captain choices: M Guptill, D Conway, C Cachopa, M Chapman, S Solia
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of AUK vs WEL Dream11 match prediction is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.