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Auckland Aces vs Central Stags, free match prediction 04 Jan 2020

04 Jan 2020 | 08:40 | Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
141/6 in 19.3 7.23 winner
138/8 in 20.0 6.90

Auckland Aces beat Central Stags by 4 wickets

Auckland and Central Districts look to pip each other!

  • Auckland has 12 points from 7 matches so far this season with 2 wins, 3 losses and two abandoned matches
  • Central Districts have 14 points from 7 matches with 3 wins, 3 losses and an abandoned match
  • Auckland defeated Central Districts by 2 runs in their previous encounter this season

Auckland will win this match!

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Super Smash 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 7 5 2 0 0 20 0.65
Otago Volts 7 4 2 0 1 18 0.844
Auckland Aces 8 3 3 0 2 16 -0.37
Central Stags 8 3 4 0 1 14 0.53
Northern Knights 7 2 4 0 1 10 -0.827
Canterbury Kings 5 1 3 0 1 6 -0.478
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
20 0.65 7 5 2 0 0
18 0.844 7 4 2 0 1
16 -0.37 8 3 3 0 2
14 0.53 8 3 4 0 1
10 -0.827 7 2 4 0 1
6 -0.478 5 1 3 0 1
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Match Preview

Super Smash 2020 season has come to the crucial stage with the last 2-3 league matches for every team. Every win not only takes our team forward but also puts the opposition team on the back foot. Every team is separated by just 2 points respectively while each win will fetch them 4 vital points. Auckland has won 2 out of their last three games and looking to build momentum towards the end of the league stages.

Central Districts ended their four-match losing streak after defeating the Canterbury by 7 wickets. Both teams will look to win this match and add the four points to their tally.

Teams Preview

Auckland Aces Preview

Auckland chased down a massive total of 195 runs last match with the help of the fifties from Colin Munro and Martin Guptill. Colin Munro was the aggressor in the 91-run opening partnership and then Matin Guptill batted throughout the innings to complete the chase. Glenn Philips, Corey Anderson, and Mark Chapman will round up a brilliant batting line-up for Auckland.

Their bowling unit has to leak too many runs as they have given 190+ runs twice in three matches. Ronnie Hira and Mitchell  McClenaghan are the main wicket takers with 6 & 5 wickets respectively this season. The likes of Ben Lister, Sean Solia, and Louis Delport must contribute more to the ball.

Key Players:

Martin Guptill – Guptill has scores of 83, 42, & 43 in the last three innings. He looks in good form with the bat and he is devastating batsmen who can take the match away in a few over’s. Guptill has 226 runs at a strike rate of 160 so far.

Ronnie Hira – Ronnie Hira has taken 6 wickets so far at an economy of 8.6 RPO so far. He will have to perform well in the middle overs to control the run flow and he will miss William Somerville’s services owing to his national commitment.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Glenn Phillips (wk), Sean Solia, Louis Delport, Ben Lister

Auckland Aces Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Guptill 83 52 6 5 159.62
C Munro 68 35 12 2 194.29
M Chapman 6 9 0 0 66.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hira 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
S Solia 3.0 0 33 1 11
M McClenaghan 4.0 0 49 0 12.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hira 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
S Solia 3.0 0 33 1 11
M McClenaghan 4.0 0 49 0 12.25

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Benjamin Lister, Ronnie Hira, Colin Munro, Mark Chapman, Robert O'Donnell, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ross Ter Braak, Martin Guptill, Corey Anderson, Craig Cachopa, Ben Horne

Central Stags Preview

Central Districts were left to chase down totals in excess of 180 in the last three consecutive matches where they managed to win only once. Kieron Noema Barnett, Skipper Tom Bruce, and George Worker have made 50+ scores and took their team valiantly in the chases. Josh Clarkson and William Ludick`s 42 run partnership in the last three overs sealed the match in their team`s favor against Canterbury.

Ben Wheeler and Ajaz Patel took 2 wickets respectively in the previous match. Kieran Noema and Ryan Watson chipped in with a wicket each at a good economy rate. Blair Tickner was taken for 59 runs in his 4 overs and had a forgetful night.

Key Players:

Kieron Noema Barnett – Barnett scored 55 runs and had bowling figures of 4-0-26-1 to come up with an all-round performance to help their win. He has 179 runs at a strike rate of 153 & 10 wickets at an economy rate of 6.8 RPO so far this season.

Ajaz Patel – Ajaz Patel has taken 12 wickets at an economy of 7 RPO this season. He bowled a vital spell of 4-0-27-2 to end their losing streak the last match.

Central Stags Predicted Playing XI:

George Worker, Dane Cleaver (wk), Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce (c), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Ryan Watson, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler

Central Stags Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Cleaver 8 9 0 1 88.89
K Noema-Barnett 55 30 4 4 183.33
J Clarkson 28 14 1 2 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Wheeler 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
A Patel 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
B Tickner 4.0 0 59 1 14.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Wheeler 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
A Patel 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
B Tickner 4.0 0 59 1 14.75

Central Stags Actual Playing XI:

Dane Cleaver, Willem Ludick, Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, George Worker, Christian Leopard, Blair Tickner, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Tom Bruce, Ryan Watson

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Auckland will have a cloudy and breezy climate on the matchday with very fewer rain possibilities. We will have a full quota of overs without any interruption in this match.

Venue Details

Auckland is one of the batting paradises and it`s smaller boundaries will further help the batsmen to score sixes with ease. Four out last 6 innings more than 190 runs were scored here this season.

Toss: To Bowl

No target is safe here and Auckland chased down 195 runs here the last match. Both captains will look to take the safer option of batting second.

Winning Prediction

Auckland is arguably the best batting line-up in the Super smash with a lot of T20 batting stars such as Guptill, Munro, Corey Anderson, Worker, and Philips.

Central Districts will slightly pip the Auckland in the bowling department owing to their recent performances but they cannot match the batting firepower of Auckland team. We predict Auckland to win this match.

Auckland will win this match!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar