It will be a clash of two titans.
WF vs ND will clash on each other in the 20th match of The Ford Trophy 2023-24 at the Cello Basin Reserve in Wellington on February 6. Wellington Firebirds are in the second-last place, having won just one game out of six. While Northern Districts are at the top spot, having won just four games out of six games.
Wellington Firebirds faced Auckland Aces in the last match, where Wellington Firebirds elected to bowl after winning the toss. Batting from Auckland Aces, Sean Solia played a blistering knock of 92 runs and was the highest scorer, which was followed by Jimmy Neesham, who scored 81 runs. The team scored 295 runs for the loss of three wickets. Troy Johnson scored 97 runs, the highest for the Wellington Firebirds. Nick Kelly was the second-highest run-scorer and made 73 runs. Auckland Aces couldn’t complete their chase and Wellington Firebirds lost the match by ten runs by DLS method.
Northern Districts also last locked horns with Auckland Aces, and Auckland Aces chose to bowl after winning the toss. Northern Districts scored 319 runs for the loss of six wickets. Brett Hampton played a crucial role with the bat for the team and scored 126 runs, which was followed by Joe Carter, who hit 106 runs. Batting from Auckland Aces, Cole Briggs hit 30 runs, followed by George Worker and Cam Fletcher played a knock of 29 runs each. The team fell short of runs and Northern Districts won the match by 104 runs.
Northern Districts vs Wellington, 20th match
Jeet Raval, Joe Carter(C), Henry Cooper, Katene Clarke, Kristian Clarke, Brett Hampton, Scott Johnston, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Seifert, Matthew Fisher, Tim Pringle
Bench: Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Zak Gibson, Peter David Bocock, Neil Wagner, Joe Walker, Anurag Verma, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Frederick Walker, Bharat Popli, Trent Boult
Muhammad Abbas, Nathan Smith, Michael Bracewell, Peter Younghusband, NF Kelly(C), Nick Greenwood, Troy Johnson, Tim Robinson, Rachin Ravindra, Callum McLachlan, Logan van Beek
Bench: Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Gareth Severin, Jesse Tashkoff, AF Milne, Ben Sears, Michael Snedden, Ian McPeake, James Hartshorn
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Weather Report: Clear
Win Prediction: Northern Districts
Pitch Condition: Batting
Avg 1st Inning Score: 244
Brett Hampton ND bowl
Pringle could be an important pick for your team due to his ability to perform. He has made 56 runs in four games at a strike rate of 127.27. He has also picked seven wickets in five games at an economy of 4.37.