The 2019/20 Ford Trophy now just has a couple of rounds of matches left before we move to the knockout stages. On the 5th February round, we have 3 matches scheduled and one of them is between Northern Knights and Auckland at Whangarei. Northern Districts have had a poor season so far with only 3 wins in 8 games, and 4 losses, languishing in the bottom half of the table.
On the other hand, Auckland has been absolutely on top of their game this season. They’ve lost only 2 of their 8 games and are currently on top of the points table of the 2019/20 Ford Trophy. Keep reading for our complete PlayerzPot (Use Code “READ1234”) fantasy preview of the NK vs AUK game…
- Tournament: 2019/20 Ford Trophy.
- Date: 5th February 2020, 3:30am IST.
- Venue: Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei.
- Capacity: 5,500+
- Series status: Match 25 of round robin stage.
- NK: NR L W W L
- AUK: W W L W W
- Head to head in last 5 games, Auckland leads 5-0.
- Anurag Verma – 18 wickets in last 10 limited overs games.
- Henry Cooper – 379 runs in 7 games so far this tournament.
Neil Wagner and Peter Bocock are the two players unavailable and Dean Brownlie and Scott Johnston replace them in the squad. Anurag Verma is also expected to come back to the playing eleven and he’s been in good rhythm with wickets in almost every game. The side will be captained by Joe Carter but I’ll skip him from my fantasy side because he’s managed a top score of only 29 in his last 8 innings.
All-rounders are good for fantasy leagues and that’s why I’ll have Anton Devcich in my side who hasn’t been bowling much in recent games but has 1 wicket in the last game and scores of 44 and 57 in the last 3 games. With the bat, Henry Cooper has been in sensational form with 4 fifties in just 7 innings, and shouldn’t be left out at all.
Biggest plus point for Auckland is the return of Colin Munro who has 2 hundreds in 5 games this tournament, with a tally of 329 runs, now returning from the T20 series against India. He is expected to replace William O’Donnell and another person who you can select in your PlayerzPot (Use Code “READ1234”) fantasy team is Sean Solia who will replace Kylie Jamieson, the former having 6 wickets in 6 games.
Robert O’Donnell is another person you can select in your batting squad, because he’s been their highest scorer so far with 4 fifties in 8 games. Similarly, the leader with the ball for Auckland is Ben Lister who has managed 15 scalps in 8 games so far. Another option with the ball is Louis Delport who has 7 wickets in only 4 games he’s been a part of so far.
NK vs AUK Betting
2019 Ford Trophy – NK vs AUK
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— Read Scoops (@ReadScoops) February 4, 2020