AA vs CS Match Preview

The Central Districts team is currently lying in 3rd position in the points table with 10 points and Auckland Aces are last in the table with just 2 points that have come from a no-result game in their last encounter. Auckland has lost 3 games in a row before that no-result encounter. They have a net run rate of -2.090 and Central Districts have a net run rate of +1.313 from their 3 games. However, Auckland Aces have a great head-to-head record against Central Districts. They have won 4 out of their last 5 matches against Central Districts.

The top run-getters for Auckland in the recent past have been Robert O'Donnell, Sean Solia, and George Worker. O'Donnell is a right-handed batter and has scored 769 runs for Auckland in the last 16 first-class innings with an average of 51.26. Sean Solia is a southpaw and has put together 493 runs from his last 18 innings for Aces with an average of 29.00. George Worker is also a left-handed batsman for Auckland and has scored 469 runs in his last 17 innings for Auckland Aces. The top bowlers for the Auckland Aces outfit are William Somerville, Simon Keene, and Sean Solia. Somerville has collected 36 wickets in his 16 matches with a good average of 22.25. Simon Keene has picked up 30 scalps in 15 games with an average of 21.36. Sean Solia has picked up 22 wickets from 14 innings with an average of 20.59.

The top batter for Central Districts has been Tom Bruce. He has been in phenomenal touch in his last 12 innings scoring 921 runs from them with an incredible batting average of 102.33. Another batsman that has performed well for Central Districts is Brad Schmulian with 496 runs from 12 innings with an average of 45.09. Another right-handed batter that is looking promising for Central Districts is Will Young with 312 runs from 9 innings at an average of 34.66. The top wicket-taker for Central Districts is Raymond Toole with 28 wickets from 13 matches at an excellent average of 21.35. Doug Bracewell has picked up 25 wickets in 9 matches with an average of 17.28 as well. Doug Bracewell is a right-handed fast-medium bowler while Toole is a left-handed medium pacer for Central Districts.

Weather Report

We are expecting temperatures in the region of 20 degrees during this match. It will be a mostly sunny day with odd chances of getting cloud cover. There are few chances of players perspiring during the game and we can also hope for pleasant winds at the time. We are likely to get a relative humidity of close to 70 % and you can expect clear visibility during the match.

Pitch Report

However, the wicket on offer at the New Plymouth venue is well-balanced. It will offer plenty of opportunities to both batters and bowlers. There was just a single one-day international played at this venue and both teams participating in it scored in the excess of 300 runs. So, you can expect another high-scoring match here. However, the faster bowlers will get some assistance with the swing due to the windy conditions prevailing at the venue. There is a bit of help from the pitch for the faster bowlers as well.

Notable stats

Auckland Aces leads the head-to-head between the two sides in recent games.

Although the Central Districts team has performed a lot better in the competition so far, Auckland Aces have a great head-to-head record over the Central Districts in the recent past and it stands 4-1 in their favor.

Tom Bruce has had a great batting average in the recent games for Central Districts.

Tom Bruce has scored 921 runs in his last 12 appearances for Central Districts with an average of 102.33.

Team News

There are no injuries to the players reported thus far from either of the two teams.

AA vs CS Probable 11

AA Playing 11

  • George Worker
  • Ryan Harrison
  • William O'Donnell
  • Mark Chapman
  • Robert O'Donnell (C)
  • Ben Horne (Wk)
  • Simon Keene
  • Adithya Ashok
  • Danru Ferns
  • Louis Delport
  • Benjamin Lister

CS Playing 11

  • Brad Schmulian
  • Dane Cleaver (Wk)
  • Will Young (C)
  • Ross Taylor
  • Tom Bruce
  • Josh Clarkson
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Ajaz Patel
  • Blair Tickner
  • Seth Rance
  • Raymond Toole
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Almost all the batters from Central Districts are in good form. But their bowlers are doing an even better job in the competition. The Auckland Aces on the other hand are off to a shaky start to their campaign and have lost 3 games already. It will be a tough road ahead for them to try and qualify for the next stages of the competition. We expect Central Districts to win this game and consolidate their position in the points table.

Top Picks

Tom Bruce: Tom Bruce has been in terrific touch in the last few first-class matches for Central Districts scoring 921 runs from them with an average in the excess of 100. He will be expected to deliver the goods for Central Districts in this game as well.

Robert O'Donnell: Robert O'Donnell is a top right-handed batter for Auckland Aces. He has scored 769 runs from his last 16 first-class games at an average of 51.26. You can bet on him to score the top runs for Auckland in this match.

Sean Solia: Sean Solia is a top all-rounder for Auckland. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler. Sean Solia has scored 493 runs in his last 18 first-class innings with an average of 29.00. He has also picked up 30 wickets in the last 15 matches with an average of 21.36. He is the best all-rounder in this game and can be expected to do well with either the bat or the ball.

William Somerville: One of the top bowlers for Auckland Aces has been William Somerville with 36 wickets from 16 innings at an average of 22.25. 

AA vs CS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D. Cleaver (VC)

Batters: G. Worker, M. Chapman, T. Bruce, W. Young

All-rounders: D. Bracewell (C), J. Clarkson

Bowlers: K. Jamieson, L. Ferguson, B. Tickner, W. Somerville

AA vs CS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction