CD vs WEL Dream11 Prediction and Preview : Ford Trophy

CD vs WEL Dream11 Prediction and Preview : Ford Trophy

We are now into the business end of the Ford Trophy with only two round of matches to go. Wellington has established itself at the top with six wins from eight matches. Central Districts, on the other hand, have descended to the bottom two and enjoyed only two victories in the eight matches they have played so far.

Wellington is on a winning streak of two matches, their first win was against Central Stags while they defeated Canterbury in the last match. Batting first, Andrew Fletcher and Malcolm Nofal posted fifty-plus scores to take the first innings total to 256/7. Bennett and Sears were the lead wicket-taker with three wickets and Newton and Neesham supported them. Wellington earned a 23-run victory.

Central Districts meanwhile have lost two consecutive games. Josh Clarkson (111) and Tom Bruce (50) were the lead scorers but they could only notch up 226 runs while batting first. McCone and Foxcroft picked up three wickets each but Auckland chased down the total with five overs remaining.
Wellington will be the favorites going into this game.

When and Where:

CD VS WEL, 25th ODD, Ford Trophy 2018 Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 03:30 AM IST, November18th, 2018

Team News:

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CD surprised everyone by omitting Ben Wheeler in the last match, who is their highest wicket-taker of the season. He is likely to come back in the place of Liam Dudding.

Doug Bracewell and Seth Rance are unavailable as they are playing for NZ A team.

Greg Hay shall open the innings with C Leopard. Foxcroft has been useful with the bat and grabbed three wickets in the last match as well. Captain Bruce and Clarkson will follow him.

Bowling attack will be headed by Ben Wheeler if he returns. Ryan McCone, Felix Murray and W Ludick will assist.


Wellington omitted Jacob Bhula and Ian McPeake for the last match from their 13-man squad.

With the team on winning, they are unlikely to tinker with the playing XI.

Andrew Fletcher and Pollard opened for Wellington in the last game. They have a strong middle order in Conway and Bracewell followed by Neesham and Nofal.

Bennett is the leading wicket-taker for Wellington. He has been well supported by Ollie Newton. Ben Sears was impressive in the last game. Younghusband will have to improve himself.

Probable Playing XI:


Greg Hay, Christian Leopard, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Ma’ava Ave (wk), Ben Wheeler/L Dudding, Ryan McCone, Felix Murray, Navin Patel


Andrew Fletcher, Michael Pollard, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Malcolm Nofal, Peter Younghusband, Lauchie Johns (wk), Ollie Newton, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett.

CD vs WEL Dream11 Team Prediction:

Both the wicketkeepers (Ave and Johns) bat low in the batting order and anyone can be picked.

Andrew Fletcher is in a great form and a must-pick in the batting lineup.

Jimmy Neesham has enjoyed a fabulous season as an all-rounder.

Captain and Vc choices: A Fletcher, J Neesham, H Bennett, M Nofal.

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