CD vs CTB Dream11: It is time for the premier List A tournament of New Zealand as the 49th edition of Ford Trophy is here. The first day of the competition will witness three matches and one of those three matches will be played between Central Districts and Canterbury.
Talking about the performance of the two teams last year, both teams had an unforgettable run as they finished at the bottom two positions on the points table.
Canterbury finished last with only 2 wins from 10 games, whereas, Central Districts finished a notch above Canterbury at the fifth position with 3 wins from 10 games and 5 loss. Both teams will be looking to improve their show this year and perform better.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for CD vs CTB Dream11 today match prediction.
Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North, 17th November at 03:30 AM IST
Canterbury won- 02
Central Districts won- 02
No result- 01
Central Districts Team News
The Districts have announced a 12-man squad led by middle-order batsman Tom Bruce.
Unavailable: Ross Taylor won’t be available for this game as he is a part of New Zealand’s Test squad.
Missing from the squad: Will Young, G Hay, Doug Bracewell, B Small, Kieran Noema Barnett, Adam Milne, Ben Wheeler, A Patel, Blair Tickner, J McKay, B Stoyanoff.
CD Playing 11- (Expected)
Dane Cleaver, Jayden Lennox/Ryan Watson, Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Seth Rance, George Worker, Brad Schmulian, Ben Smith, Ray Toole
Also Read: Ford Trophy Squads for the opening round
Canterbury Team News
Canterbury have also announced a 12-man squad led by Cole McConchie.
Unavailable: The likes of Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Todd Astle and Matt Henry are will miss few matches as they are a part of New Zealand’s Test squad.
Missing from the squad: L Carter, A Hazeldine, B Coburn, F Sheat, J Latham.
CTB Playing 11- (Expected)
Cole McConchie, Jack Boyle, Will Williams, Andrew Hazeldine, Andrew Ellis, Steve Murdoch, Ed Nuttall, Ken McClure, Cameron Fletcher, Chad Bowes, Henry Shipley.
Tom Bruce (c), Jayden Lennox, Christian Leopard, Dane Cleaver (wk), Seth Rance, Brad Schmulian, George Worker, Willem Ludick, Ben Smith, Ray Toole, Ryan Watson, Josh Clarkson.
Cole McConchie (c), Cameron Fletcher, Will Williams, Andrew Hazeldine, Ken McClure, Andrew Ellis, Steve Murdoch, Ed Nuttall, Henry Shipley, Theo van Woerkom, Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle.
Fantasy picks from Central Districts- (Last season stats)
J Clarkson: 278 runs | 8 innings | average 34.75
Ben Wheeler: 10 wickets and 93 runs from 4 innings.
Tom Bruce: 150 runs | 8 innings | average 50.
Players to avoid:
Fantasy picks from Canterbury-(Last season stats)
C Bowes: 414 runs | 9 innings | average 46
Stephen Murdoch: 340 runs | 9 innings | average 37.77
J Boyle: 277 runs | 5 innings | average 55.40
C McConchie: 13 wickets from 9 matches
Players to avoid:
Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Todd Astle, Matt Henry
Wicket-keeper: D Cleaver
Batters: C Leopard, Tom Bruce, C Bowes, S Murdoch
All-rounders: G Worker, A Ellis, C McConchie
Bowlers: S Rance, Ed Nutall, W Williams
Captain/vice-captain choices: Tom Bruce, C Bowes, G Worker, C McConchie
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of CD vs CTB Dream11 match prediction is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.