AUK vs WEL Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today Match
Auckland, November 28 at 03:30 AM IST
Auckland and Wellington will fight it out for final’s berth in the Preliminary Final of Ford Trophy 2018 at Eden Park Outer Oval on Wednesday. The winner of the contest will play Otago in the final at Dunedin on December 01.
Wellington Firebirds finished second on the points table, courtesy six wins in ten outings. They missed the table-toppers Otago Volts by a whisker – one point. They have had a decent league stage except for some off games. With everything to play for, they would want to put a strong performance.
Auckland Aces, on the other hand, finished third after 10 completed games. They have had a mixed bag of results in the tournament, with a winning percentage of 50. They must play out of their skins to pull off wins in the last two.
Last competitive result at the venue: Central Districts 295/8 defeat Auckland 125 all-out – Nov. 10, Ford Trophy 2018
Form guide (recent first):
Wellington – NR L W W L
Auckland – L W W L L
Craig Cachopa returns for Auckland Aces in the all-important fixture.
Wellington have announced an unchanged squad for the preliminary final.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for Auckland vs Wellington Preliminary Final Ford Trophy
Auckland Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Ben Horne
Batsmen – Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman, Colin Munro (Doubt: Graeme Beghin, Robert ODonnell)
All-rounders – Michael Barry, Sean Solia
Bowlers – Roneel Hira, Darnu Ferns, Ben Lister, Matt McEwan
Wellington Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Lauchie Johns
Batsmen – Andrew Fletcher, Devon Conway, Malcolm Nofal, Jacob Bhula
All-rounders – Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Peter Younghusband
Bowlers – Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, Ian McPeake
Auckland squad: Craig Cachopa (c), Michael Barry, Graeme Beghin, Mark Chapman, Darnu Ferns, Roneel Hira, Ben Horne (wk), Ben Lister, Matt McEwan, Colin Munro, Robert O’Donnell and Sean Solia.
Wellington squad: Hamish Bennett (c), Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Andrew Fletcher, Lauchie Johns, Iain McPeake, Jimmy Neesham, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Michael Pollard, Ben Sears and Peter Younghusband.
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Auckland fantasy picks:
Sean Solia and Craig Cachopa are the two prolific run-getters for the side in the competition.
Mitchell McClenaghan is the highest wicket-taker for the side, with 15 wickets in the bag. Darnu Ferns too had a decent run in the tournament.
Wellington fantasy picks:
Andrew Fletcher is the leading run-getter in the tournament, accumulating 612 runs in 10 knocks. Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham and Devon Conway are among others who have come good with the bat for Wellington.
Hamish Bennet is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 23 wickets. Ollie Newton has supported Bennet well.
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