Canterbury will take on Auckland in their second consecutive home game after a defeat to Central District in their first home game. They also improved their side with the return of Daryl Mitchell and Matt Henry. Currently, in third place, they will look to cash in on the home advantage against the winless Auckland side, with two wins and a loss.
Auckland, on the other hand, would be desperate to get a win and open its account. They have lost all of their games, and they are reeling at the bottom of the table. They will be delighted with Martin Guptill’s return from New Zealand International, and hope that he will provide them with the much-needed momentum.
In Christchurch, it will be a gloomy day, but the prospects of rain are almost zero. There will be high humidity and a temperature of about 15 degrees Celsius.
For batsmen, the pitch at Hagley Oval is suitable. On this ground, 190 is more or less an average and has been broken in the last 24 matches on 10 occasions. Ideally, both teams would like to chase them.
Cole McConchie (c), Cam Fletcher (wk), Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Sean Davey, Leo Carter, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall
Robert O’Donnell (c), Glenn Phillips (wk), Mark Chapman, Danru Ferns, Martin Guptill, Ben Horne, Ben Lister, Sean Solia, Will Somerville, William O’Donnell, Ross Ter Braak
Canterbury vs Auckland Dream 11:
Daryl Mitchell (c), Glenn Philips (wk), Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Mark Chapman, William O’Donnell, Sean Solia, Danru Ferns, Ed Nuttall, Matt Henry, Will Somerville
Canterbury looks much more balanced than Auckland when compared between both teams. It would also work on the same ground in their favour, and they have already played a game there. They’re our favourite for this game. Let’s back your ideal cricket team at baji.live now!