Central Districts vs Auckland 22nd Match Prediction
- Greg Hay has the odds of 4.00 in the Top Team Batsman market for Central Districts. Bet Rs.100 and win Rs.400 BET NOW
- Greg Hay ha scored 22, 85 and 46 in his last 3 innings. His 85-runs inning was against Auckland in match no.16 at Auckland
- Dean Foxcroft had scored 90 in the same match against Auckland and was the top team batsman for Central Districts. Foxcroft had scored unbeaten 120 a match before that against Northern Knights at Hamilton
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- In their last match against Wellington, Central Districts were 87-7 chasing 267 and Ben Wheeler and Ryan McCone together put 105 runs for the 8th wicket, both scoring half centuries
- Ben Wheeler was the top team batsman with 56 runs followed by Ryan McCone at 52. The odds for Ben Wheeler are set at 13.00 in the Top Team Batsman market. Bet Rs.100 and win Rs.1300 BET NOW
- Craig Cachopa leads the race to be the leading run scorer for Auckland and has the odds of 5.00 in the Top Team Batsman market. Bet Rs.100 and win Rs.500 BET NOW
- Cachopa scored 84 runs in the last innings against Otago at the same venue and was the top team batsman
- While Auckland batting had struggled in the recent matches where they were asked to chase, there haven’t been any other batsman than Craig Cachopa who’s scored a fifty in last 3 matches
- Michael Barry was the top team batsman for Auckland scoring 36 runs against Central Districts the last time the two teams met at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
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- Ryan McCone and Ben Wheeler are the lead contender to be the top team bowler for Central Districts
- Ben Wheeler’s bowling figures in last 2 matches were 47-3 and 24-4 and he was the top team bowler on both the occasions
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Auckland has lost 3 consecutive matches in the Ford Trophy 2018 and seem to have lost the winning momentum. Their last win came against Canterbury at Eden Park, Auckland where they won by 3 runs defending 270 runs.
In the next two matches Auckland were chasing and lost by 120 runs against Wellington and by 170 runs against Central Districts. In their recent match against Otago they failed to defend 250 runs and lost by 3 wickets.
Auckland’s batting still seems to be struggling and so is their bowling department. The wicket takers in their bowling line-up aren’t consistent and one can expect a new bowler to shine in every match as has been seen over the last 3 matches.
While Michael Barry was the top team bowler with 3 for 49 against Central Districts where he picked big wickets like Dean Foxcroft, and Doug Bracewell, in the next match against Otago Barry bowled just 2 overs for 16 runs and was wicketless.
The skipper Craig Cachopa used 8 bowlers to defend 250 runs against Otago but had only 2 of them pick 2 wickets each and 2 other bowlers picked 1 wicket each.
Lack of wicket takers who could break the partnerships and put the opposition under pressure has cost Auckland their last match. With Central Districts having defeated Auckland recently, the pressure will be on Auckland to pull up their socks if they are to make a comeback in the Ford Trophy 2018.
Central Districts haven’t been on a winnings streak themselves and are placed just under Auckland in the points table with 2 wins and 4 losses in 7 matches they’ve played in the Ford Trophy so far.
After their 170-run win over Auckland, Central Districts took on Wellington at Lincoln No.3, Lincoln where CD were asked to chase 267 in 50 overs.
Tom Bruce was the captain for Central Districts in this match who picked 1 wicket in the 2 overs he bowled for 13 runs. Central Districts batting was rather disappointing with the team scorecard reading 87-7 in the 26th over chasing 267.
It was their number 8 and 9 batsmen who put together 105-runs partnership for the 8th wicket. Ben Wheeler who had picked 3 wickets scored 56 and was the top team batsman for Central Districts.
It was too late for a 100-runs partnership since the top and middle order had collapsed making no significant contribution to the team score. Only number 1 and number 5 batsmen scored above 20 apart from the 2 half centurions.
This can be a worry for Central Districts going into the match against Auckland. It seems both teams lack match-winning partnerships at the right time of the innings when it comes to chasing. For Auckland things are even tougher since they couldn’t defend a total of 250 in their last match. They really need a batting miracle to save them whether they bat first or second.
Our Prediction for Canterbury vs Northern Knights
Central Districts are likely to win this match
A lot will depend on the toss as Central Districts are strong at defining a total and both teams have lost chasing in their recent matches.