WF vs OV: The 2nd match of the Ford Trophy will see Wellington Firebirds facing off against Otago Volts on 1st December at the Basin Reserve.
Wellington Firebirds have got a strong 12 member squad, led by seamer Hamish Bennett. They had a stunning run in the last edition of the tournament as they reached the Preliminary Finals but eventually lost to Northern Districts by 138 runs (D/L Method). This year, they’ll be looking for better performance.
Otago Volts, on the other hand, had a mixed season last year as they won 5 of their 10 matches and finished 4th in the points table. Hamish Rutherford led side will be desperate to start their season on a victorious note.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 3 of the Ford Trophy, 2021-22 between Wellington Firebirds and Otago Volts.
WF vs OV Match Details
- Match: Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts, Match 3
- Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
- Time: 3:30 AM (IST)
- Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
- Live Streaming: Fancode
The pitch has been helpful to the batsmen. It has proven to be a paradise for a few batsmen, while the fast bowlers have also enjoyed a fair amount of success in this competition.
WF vs OV Probable Playing XI
Wellington Firebirds Playing XI
Hamish Bennett (C), Finn Allen, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell, Michael Snedden, Peter Younghusband, Logan Van Beek, Jamie Gibson, Ben Sears, Jakob Bhula, Nathan Smith.
Otago Volts Playing XI
Hamish Rutherford (C), Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Travis Muller, Angus Mckenzie, Max Chu, Neil Broom, Matt Bacon, Dale Phillips, Nick Kelly, Jake Gibson.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 291 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- Draw/No Result/Abandoned: 0
Wellington Firebirds & Otago Volts Last 5 Matches Stats
WF vs OV Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (Last Edition)|
|Michael Bracewell||344 Runs & 9 Wickets|
|Troy Johnson||370 Runs|
|Neil Broom||328 Runs|
|Hamish Rutherford||281 Runs|
|Finn Allen||241 Runs|
WF vs OV Captaincy Picks
- Hamish Rutherford
- Michael Bracewell
- Finn Allen
WF vs OV Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Finn Allen
- Batsmen: Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Troy Johnson, Nick Kelly
- All-Rounders: Michael Rippon, Michael Bracewell, Peter Younghusband
- Bowlers: Hamish Bennett, Jacob Duffy, Travis Muller
- Captain: Hamish Rutherford
- Vice-Captain: Finn Allen
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Finn Allen
- Batsmen: Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Dale Phillips, Jakob Bhula
- All-Rounders: Michael Rippon, Michael Bracewell, Logan Van Beek
- Bowlers: Hamish Bennett, Nathan Smith, Travis Muller
- Captain: Michael Bracewell
- Vice-Captain: Neil Broom
Probable Winner Of The Match
Otago Volts are expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.