Auckland Aces vs Central Districts Stags, free match prediction

09 Feb 2019 | 08:30 | Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
176/2 in 17.1 10.25 winner
174/9 in 20.0 8.70

Auckland Aces beat Central Stags by 8 wickets

Auckland Aces will Win the Match
  • Auckland Aces are in a four match winning streak and they would look to continue their momentum to the qualifiers.
  • Central Districts had a good turn around after their horrendous loss match against Northern Knights by 131 runs.
  • The winner of this match takes the second spot in the points table. 
  • Auckland Aces beat Central Districts by 5 wickets last time they met. 

Our prediction is Auckland Aces will Win the Match!

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2018/19
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
  • Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First
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Match Preview

Welcome to the preview of Auckland vs Central Districts! These teams will meet again in the pre-finals of the tournament after securing second and third places in the table. Both the teams look to have a winning edge over the other team.

Auckland Aces are high on confidence after beating first placed Northern Knights lsat match by chasing the target of 196 runs. Skipper Craig Cachopa led from the front with a high score of 60 runs. Robert O donnell and Colin Munro made telling contributions last match. They will miss Colin Munro this match owing to his national duties. They have one of well settled bowling attack with Mathew Quinn and Mitchell McCleanaghan opening the bowling and followed by Grobbelaar. Ronnie Hira and William Somerwille form the Spin duo and are highly effective. 

Last year`s runners up Central Districts has performed well and are currently placed third in the points table. They won their last match against Wellington by 11 runs on the back of Dean Foxcraft`s fifty and George Worker`s 44. Skipper Tom Bruce and Will Young are also in scintillating form with the bat and amongst the leading run scorers.

Bowlers rose to the occasion last match after giving away 230 runs in their match against Northern Knights. Blair Tickner and Ajaz Patel bowled superbly and combined figures of 8-0-52-5 in the middle orders. They squeezed the run flow to choke the opposition batsmen. 

Teams Preview

Auckland Aces Preview

Key Players:

Dean Foxcroft – Foxcroft has returned to form in the crucial juncture of the league with two fifties in the last three matches. He scores runs at a healthy strike rate of around 125.  

Mathew Quinn – Quinn has been excellent both at the start and the death and has taken wickets regularly. His economy rate of 6.7 RPO is a great indicator of pressure he created to the batsmen. 

Missing player: Colin Munro

Stats from the league:

Craig Cachopa – 202 runs at strike rate 154 (HS-73, 50s-2)

Mitchell McCleanaghan - 14 wickets at an economy of 8.5 rpo (BB- 3/233/23) 

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

Daniel Bell-Drummond, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips(w), Craig Cachopa(c), Robert ODonnell, Greame Beghin, Donovan Grobbelaar, Ronnie Hira, William Somerville, Mitchell McClenaghan, Matthew Quinn Graeme Beghin will replace Colin Munro in the playing XI. No other changes will be made.

Auckland Aces Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2018/19

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Cachopa 60 39 6 2 153.85
C Munro 54 30 8 2 180
R O'Donnell 45 26 2 3 173.08
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M McClenaghan 4.0 0 47 2 11.75
C Munro 2.0 0 28 2 14
M Quinn 4.0 0 41 1 10.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M McClenaghan 4.0 0 47 2 11.75
C Munro 2.0 0 28 2 14
M Quinn 4.0 0 41 1 10.25

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell McClenaghan, Mark Chapman, Graeme Beghin, Ronnie Hira, Matthew Quinn, Glenn Phillips, Robert O'Donnell, William Somerville, Donovan Grobbelaar, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Craig Cachopa

Central Districts Stags Preview

Key Players:

Key Players: – After silent start to the tournament, the skipper has scores of 73 and 60 in his last two innings. His form strengths the middle order to a great extent.

Ben Wheeler – After a good start, Wheeler is having a bad time with bowling figures of 0/44, 0/39 & 1/42. He would like to regain his form and get wickets before the knockout stages.

Stats from the league:

Tom Bruce – 293 runs at strike rate 161 (HS -88*, 50s-2) 

Blair Tickner – 15 wickets at an economy of 8.1 rpo (BB – 3/15) 

Central Districts Stags Predicted Playing XI:

George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce(C), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance, Bayley Wiggins (Wk) No changes are expected in the playing XI.

Central Districts Stags Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2018/19

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Foxcroft 51 42 6 1 121.43
G Worker 44 24 8 0 183.33
D Bracewell 20 16 2 0 125
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Tickner 4.0 0 25 3 6.25
A Patel 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Rance 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Tickner 4.0 0 25 3 6.25
A Patel 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Rance 4.0 0 27 1 6.75

Central Districts Stags Actual Playing XI:

Dane Cleaver, Seth Rance, Tom Bruce, Bevan Small, Josh Clarkson, George Worker, Adam Milne, Ajaz Patel, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Wheeler, Will Young

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The Auckland pitch is a paradise for the batsmen with huge runs scored usually. Average score in this ground is 180 runs. The pitch will remain during the entire duration of the match. 

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Auckland is a ground where no score is safe and chasing teams usually end up as the victories side. Teams batting first will find it hard to determine a par score. So chasing is the safe and best option here.

Winning Prediction

Both the teams are in good form and well balanced playing XI. There is very little to separate them, but the Home conditions and their four match winning streak tilts the match in favour of Auckland team.

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar