Nostragamus: Ford Trophy 2019 – WEL vs AUK Fantasy Preview

The 2019 Ford Trophy is going unnoticed because of all the cricketing action happening elsewhere around the world. Today, we have three games scheduled which will all kick off at the same time in different venues in New Zealand. One of them is between Auckland and Wellington at Lincoln. Auckland is currently the table toppers with 2 wins in 2 games so far.

Wellington is currently in the middle of the points table with 1 win in 2 games so far. Select your team carefully as some players may be away with the national side. So far, 3 of the 5 completed games have been won by the teams batting first. Keep reading for our complete Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy preview of the WEL vs AUK game…

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Match info

  • Tournament: 2019 Ford Trophy.
  • Date: 25th November 2019, 3:30am IST.
  • Venue: Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
  • Capacity: 3,000+ 
  • Series status: Round Robin stage.

Ford Trophy 2019 - WEL vs AUK fantasy preview

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  • WEL: W L
  • AUK: W W

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  • Head to head in last 5 games, Auckland leads 3-2.
  • Benjamin Lister – 6 wickets in 2 games so far.
  • Ollie Newton – 6 wickets in 2 games this tournament.
  • Jeetan Patel – 6/73 in FC game for Warwickshire in September.


Leading the bowling charts so far for Wellington is Ollie Newton and you should pick him as he’s been consistent, with 3 wickets in each game. To help him with the ball is slow left-arm bowler and handy batsman Malcolm Nofal who has 3 wickets and scores of 26 and 20* so far. All-rounders are key and he shuold certainly be in your fantasy team for this WEL vs AUK game.

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Netherlands pacer Logan van Beek has 2 wickets in 2 games while New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has only 1 wicket in 2 games, but both are worthy picks because of their experience playing around the world. With the bat, wicket-keeper Devon Conway has 17 FC centuries including a massive 327* for Wellington; he scored 79 in the last game. James Neesham is a must-have because of his international experience while U-19 star Rachin Ravindra could be your x-factor pick.


Remember to pick the international players first. Lockie Ferguson picked a 5-fer in his only game in this tournament so far and having recently finished as one of the top wicket-takers in CWC 2019, he’s worthy of even being your captain or vice-captain today. The next big star in the side is Martin Guptill who only has scores of 28 and 7 in this tournament, but he’s certainly above the rest in terms of capabilities.

Another person to add to your Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy team as captain or vice-captain is 26-year old Sean Solia as he has a fifty in each game including a best of 65*. He also has a wicket in each game. Wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips is back in the side after playing in a few T20 leagues while Robert O’Donnell is their top score with 2 fifties in 2 games.

WEL vs AUK Betting

Nostragamus Pick

Apart from selecting players in the usual fantasy league format, Nostragamus let’s you make match-based picks like runs to be scored, wickets to fall, partnerships, boundaries and much more. This new fantasy cricket platform is rising quick and here, we’ve made this sixes selection based on the fact that grounds in New Zealand are smaller than in the rest of the world.

Ford Trophy 2019 - WEL vs AUK Nostragamus Pick

WEL vs AUK fantasy team

Ford Trophy 2019 - WEL vs AUK fantasy team

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