CTB vs NB Dream11 Prediction: Canterbury Hearts and Northern Knights will clash against each other once again in the third match of the season. The two teams faced each other last week, where the Hearts emerged as the convincing winners. Canterbury are the defending champions of the tournament, having claimed the title last season, defeating Northern Knights in the final. Canterbury Hearts defeated the Knights by 7 wickets in the first game of the season, which was reduced to 32 overs due to rain.
Fixture Name: Match 1, Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings
Competition: NZ One Day Domestic Trophy 2021-22
Date: December 6, 2021
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Ground: Mainpower Oval, Rangiora
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The conditions are expected to favor the seam bowlers, given the breeze and windy conditions on offer. However, the batsman can score huge runs on the wicket given that the ball comes onto the bat pretty nicely in almost every ground in New Zealand. Team winning the toss would surely want to put the opposition to bat first, to exploit the windy conditions.
Team Form Guide:
NB (recent last): L
CTB (recent last): W
Jeet Raval Stats in List A
Jeet Raval was the top scorer for Northern Knights in the first match against the Hearts, scoring 74 runs off just 57 runs. He will look forward to continuing his good form in the second game on Monday. Raval’s stats in List A cricket have been pretty impressive over the years.
Henry Cooper Stats in List A
Henry Cooper also scored a quickfire half century in the first game of the season. Cooper smashed 52 runs off just 40 balls to guide his side to a respectable score in the first innings. Cooper comes into bat in the middle order, and will be tasked with the duty of providing good finishes.
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CTB Playing 11 (likely)
Matt Henry Stats in List A
Matt Henry picked up two wickets in the opening game against the Knights. The Kiwi international bowler went for just six runs an over, on a day when bowlers were smashed all around the park.
Ken McClure Stats in List A
Ken McClure smashed 87 runs off just 55 balls in the first game against the Knights. McClure was the top run getter of the tournament last season, and has carried his form into the current campaign. He was also awarded the player of the match award for his knock in the first game.
Who will win CTB vs NB today match?
Canterbury Hearts have the slight advantage going into the second game of the season, given that they have scored back to back wins against the Knights. Canterbury have a well-rounded team with a strong bowling order consisting of the likes of Will Williams and Matt Henry. Northern Knights will rely on their batting order to come up with the goods against the Hearts.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Cam Fletcher
BATTERS: Katene Clark, Ken McClure, Joe Carter, Jeet Raval, Henry Cooper
ALL-ROUNDERS: Colin de Grandhomme, Cole McConchie
BOWLERS: Matt Henry, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Ken McClure, Matt Henry
For Grand League: Jeet Raval, Joe Carter