ND vs WF Fantasy Prediction: Northern Districts vs Wellington Firebirds – 3 March 2021 (Hamilton). Michael Bracewell and Brett Hampton are the players to watch out for in this game.
Northern Districts will take on Wellington Firebirds in the Eliminator Final match of the Ford Trophy. The winner of this game will face the Canterbury Kings in the Final game.
Wellington Firebirds won five of their games in the league-stages, whereas the Northern Districts won six of them. Both sides have met each other twice this season, and the Firebirds have emerged as the winners on both occasions. This knockout game can be a brilliant one to watch out for.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this ground in Ford Trophy this season is 264 runs.
Total Games Played: 3; Bat 1st Won: 0; Bat 2nd Won: 3
Match Details :
Time:- 3:30 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Seddon Park, Hamilton
Probable XI for both sides:-
Northern Districts – Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Joe Carter, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher
Wellington Firebirds – Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell, Troy Johnson, Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Logan Van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ollie Newton, Iain McPeake
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
F Allen, M Bracewell, J Raval, B Hampton, and BJ Watling.
ND vs WF Team Wicket-Keeper
Tom Blundell (Price 9.5) and BJ Watling (Price 9) will be our wicket-keepers. Blundell has scored 198 runs in the tournament at an average of 49.50, whereas Watling has scored 152 at an average of 50.66. Both of them are International level players.
ND vs WF Team Batsmen
Jeet Raval (Price 9) and Joe Carter (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Northern Districts. Raval has scored 371 runs in the tournament at an average of 37.10, whereas Carter has scored 144 at an average of 36.00. Both of them are top-order batsmen.
Finn Allen (Price 9.5) and Jakob Bhula (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Wellington Firebirds. Allen scored a century in 50 balls in the last game, whereas Bhula has scored 273 runs in the competition at an average of 34.12. Both of them are batting well.
ND vs WF Team All-Rounders
Michael Bracewell (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Wellington Firebirds. Bracewell has scored 341 runs in the tournament at an average of 56.83, whereas he has scalped nine wickets in bowling.
Brett Hampton (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Northern Districts. Hampton has scored 223 runs in the tournament at an average of 31.85, whereas he has scalped 17 wickets in bowling.
ND vs WF Team Bowlers
Logan van Beek (Price 9) and Peter Younghusband (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Wellington Firebirds. Younghusband has scalped 13 wickets in the tournament, whereas Beek has scalped six in just four games. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Anurag Verma (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Northern Districts. Verma has scalped 13 wickets in the tournament, whereas his economy has been 4.96.
Match Prediction: Wellington Firebirds are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Michael Bracewell and Brett Hampton
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Finn Allen and Jeet Raval
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.