CS vs AA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 05, 2023

CS vs AA Match Prediction - Jan 05, 2023

The Central Stags will take on the Auckland Aces on Thursday in what promises to be an interesting encounter in the ongoing Super Smash. The Stags have built up a nice winning momentum in the last couple of matches and that means that the odds offered for a Stags win are shorter than what most of us would have liked. Nevertheless, most online betting sites offer a plethora of side bets which can give punters handsome returns. 


CS vs AA Team Previews

Central Districts

The Stags began their latest campaign with a defeat against Wellington, but since then have played some excellent cricket to win the last 2 matches.

Their latest match was played against reigning champions, the Northern Braves. Opting to field first, the bowlers were very expensive, giving away 217 runs in 20 overs. Tom Bruce and Raymond Toole picked up 3 wickets each, while Doug Bracewell got 2.

The chase for the Stags began on shaky ground as they lost wickets at regular intervals during the first few overs. Dane Cleaver and Ross Taylor got a good start in the middle order but were dismissed just when they were looking threatening. With more than 90 runs needed off the final 7 overs, the hosts appeared to be heading towards a certain loss.

It was just at that time that Josh Clarkson and Doug Bracewell bludgeoned 83 runs off just 35 deliveries and helped the Stags steal a stunning win. While the batsmen of the Central Stags team are performing well, the bowlers will need to keep a tight leash on the opposition batsmen going forward. 


Central Districts Playing 11

Greg Hay, Ben Smith, Dane Cleaver, Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Brett Randell, Jayden Lennox, Raymond Toole, Liam Dudding.

Auckland Aces

The Auckland Aces have had a different outcome for each of their first 3 matches. After beginning the season with a win against Canterbury. They lost their next match, played against Otago, by 37 runs, while their third match, a reverse fixture against Otago ended in a thrilling tie.

In that match, Otago opted to field first and allowed the Otago batsmen to score 174 runs from 20 overs, with Sean Solia, Lockie Ferguson, and Louise Delport picking up 2 wickets each. The seam bowlers of the Auckland Aces have been excellent since the start of the season and have played an important role in whatever success they have achieved.

As the chase began, the Aces lost opener George Worker pretty cheaply but the middle order shouldered the responsibility pretty well and kept the chase on the right track. Needing 18 to win off the final over, William O’Donnell and Lockie Ferguson held their nerve and hit a couple of boundaries and a six to elate the home crowd. However, with scores tied, O’Donnell was run-out of the very last delivery and the league saw its first tie of the season. 

Auckland Aces Playing 11

George Worker, Cole Briggs, Mark Chapman, Robert O'Donnell, William O'Donnell, Sean Solia, Ben Horne, Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Danru Ferns, Matthew Gibson.

CS vs AA Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to field first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at Pukekura Park is excellent to bat on and we can expect a high-scoring encounter on Thursday. The quicker bowlers will get some movement, especially in the first innings.

The average first innings score here is around 160. It is expected to be quite windy in New Plymouth on Thursday and there is a high probability of rain throughout the day which may lead to delays and interruptions. The temperature will remain below 20 degrees Celsius. 


CS vs AA Betting Tips

The Central Stags have now won each of their last 2 matches and their batting is in excellent form. On the other hand, the Auckland Aces have lacked consistency in their performance. While they did manage to end their last match in a tie, they are likely to struggle against quality opposition like the Stags.

Bet on Central Stags to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Top bowler for Auckland Aces

    Ben Lister (4.00)


Ben Lister has been the mainstay of the Auckland Aces seam department. In 3 matches played so far this season, Ben has picked up 5 wickets, including a 3-wicket haul against Canterbury. The pitch at Pukekura Park provides good assistance to the quicker bowlers and Lister is likely to play an important role here.

Today Match Prediction

Central Districts To Win the Match

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Who will win CS vs AA

Central Districts 78.97% (154)
Auckland Aces 21.03% (41)
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