Hello and Welcome to our preview for Central Stags vs Auckland Aces Cricket T20 match. We are covering CD vs AUK Dream 11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for Super Smash T20 match Preliminary Final. The match is to be played at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.
The playoff format of the Super Smash T20 League is simple enough. Number one team hosts the final. Second-placed side hosts a preliminary final against the third-ranked team. Auckland finished second due to the lesser NRR than Northern Knights. Central Stags were third comfortably as rest of the three teams had fallen behind a lot.
Central Stags have lost two and won two in their last four matches. Their final match was also against Auckland Aces. George Worker got into runs and riding on his 52, Stags reached 174/9. Their bowling proved ineffective as they picked only two wickets. Milne took both while others failed. They will expect a better team effort in this vital match.
Counting their last win against the Stags, Auckland Aces have stitched together a five-match winning streak. Ronnie Hira was the standout with three wickets. Somerville and Grobbelaar chipped in as well. Opener Bell-Drummond scored a wonderful 74 in the chase 175. Mark Chapman’s 75 proved to be match-winning.
CD vs AUK, Preliminary Final, Super Smash 2018-19
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
15th February 2019, 8:40 AM IST
Average 1st innings score: 166
This is the home ground for Auckland Cricket. Of the four completed matches here in this season, Auckland has won three.
George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Ben Wheeler, Bevan Small, Adam Milne, Seth Rance, Ajaz Patel, Doug Bracewell, Kieran Noema-Barnett
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa, Graeme Beghin, Robert ODonnell, Ronnie Hira, Donovan Grobbelaar, Mitchell McClenaghan, William Somerville, Matthew Quinn, Colin Munro, Ben Lister
Two injuries for Central Stags. Blair Tickner and Josh Clarkson are both ruled out of this match due to injuries. Kiran Noema-Barnett replaced Clarkson.
The one change expected is Doug Bracewell replacing Josh Clarkson. Noema-Barnett may get a game as well.
Worker and Will Young will open the batting. Young has enjoyed a good tournament so far. Foxcroft completes the top order.
Tom Bruce and Dane Cleaver form the core of middle order. Bracewell will bat at number six. To extend batting depth, Stags may choose Noema-Barnett ahead of Ben Small.
Ajaz Patel will be the lead spinner. Wheeler, Rance and Milne form the pace bowling attack.
Colin Munro returns to the squad as he has been dropped from NZ’s ODI side.
Munro shall open with Bell-Drummond which put Phillips at the third slot. Beghin is expected to be dropped.
Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa and Robert O’Donnell shall bat in the middle order.
Donovan Grobbelaar will be the all-rounder. Ronnie Hira and Will Somerville will be specialist spinners.
Mitchell McClenaghan and Matt Quinn make up the pace attack.
George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Doug Bracewell, Kieran Noema-Barnett/Bevan Small, Ben Wheeler, Adam Milne, Seth Rance, Ajaz Patel
Colin Munro, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Glenn Phillips (wk), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Robert ODonnell, Ronnie Hira, Donovan Grobbelaar, Mitchell McClenaghan, William Somerville, Matthew Quinn
Captain and Vc choices: G Worker, C Munro, D Bell-Drummond, G Phillips, W Young, T Bruce, M McClenaghan, D Bracewell.
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