NOR vs CST Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Plunket Shield 2020-21, Round 1 – CricTracker

Central Stags are expected to win this match.

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Match Details:

The 1st match in Round 1 of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 will be played between Northern Districts and Central Stags at the Seddon Park, Hamilton on Monday.

This match is scheduled to start at 10:30 AM Local Time (03:00 AM IST) (09:30 PM UTC – 18 September 2020).


The New Zealand domestic season will kick off from Monday with the Plunket Shield 2020-21. Six teams will be taking part in the tournament and they will all play each other in a total of eight rounds. Three games are to be played in each round of the tournament. In one of the Round 1 games, Northern Districts will be taking on the Central Stags.

Central Stags had a good season last year. They won two out of the six games that they played and hence finished second on the points table. Meanwhile, the Northern Districts finished last on the table with only one win. They would fancy turning things around this time and will hope to put up a good show. With some star players available for both the teams, this should be a highly competitive battle.

NOR vs CST Weather Report for Match 1:

There is a rain prediction for all four days. Thus, there could be interruptions to the proceedings and it wouldn’t be a surprise if this match ends up in a draw.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch is likely to work in favour of the bowlers. Moreover, the overcast conditions will make life tough for the batsmen. Seeing off the new ball will be key for the top-order batsmen.

Injury and Availability News:

Both the teams have named their 13-men squads ahead of this game.

NOR vs CST Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Northern Districts:

Dean Brownlie/Brett Hampton, Jeet Raval, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Carter, Henry Cooper, Peter Bocock, Katene Clarke.


James Baker, Dean Brownlie/Brett Hampton, 

Central Stags:

Dane Cleaver, Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce, Doug Bracewell, George Worker, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance, Brad Schmulian, Greg Hay, Raymond Toole, Will Young.


Christian Leopard, Joey Field.

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NOR vs CST Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Fantasy Match:

George Worker is highly experienced and has featured in 98 first-class games thus far in his career. He scored 4,889 runs and even picked up 58 wickets.

Ross Taylor will be playing his 178th first-class game. He mustered 11,745 runs thus far at an average of 43.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Brad Schmulian, Henry Cooper

Vice-Captain Options – George Worker, Neil Wagner

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NOR vs CST 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dane Cleaver

Batters – Greg Hay, Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Ross Taylor

All-Rounders – Brad Schmulian (C), George Worker, Brett Hampton

Bowlers – Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner (VC), Tim Southee

12th Man – Anton Devcich

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NOR vs CST 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BJ Watling

Batters – Henry Cooper (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce, Dean Brownlie

All-Rounders – Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, George Worker (VC)

Bowlers  – Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Ish Sodhi

12th Man – Peter Bocock

(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)

Expert Advice:

Both the teams have named their 13-men squads. Hence, you are advised to check the same from the Probable Playing XIs section while picking your teams.

Today’s NOR vs CST Probable Winners:

Central Stags are expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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