AA vs WF Match Preview

Robert O'Donnell was the most consistent batter for Auckland Aces in their recent games. This right-handed batsman has scored 276 runs from his last nine innings with an average of 34.50. Another right-hander, Cole Briggs, has also scored 179 runs from his previous eight innings with an average of 22.37. Sean Solia scored 162 runs in his last nine games with an average of 20.25. These will also be the go-to batters for Auckland Aces this year in the Super Smash.

A crucial bowler for Auckland is the slow left-arm bowler Louis Delport. In his last nine games, he picked up 13 wickets with an average of 14.46. Sean Solia has also picked up eight wickets from nine innings with an average of 25.37. Another Auckland bowler who must be treated with respect is Ben Lister. From his last five innings for Auckland, he has picked up seven wickets with an average of 18.14. The Auckland team management will look at these top bowlers to pick up most of the wickets.

Tim Robinson will lead the Wellington Firebirds’ batting lineup in this competition. This right-handed batsman has scored 208 runs from his last six innings with an average of 41.60. Tom Blundell scored 141 runs from his previous three innings, averaging 47.00. Another right-hander, Troy Johnson, has scored 119 runs in his last five games with an average of 29.75. These will be the top batters for Wellington this year as well. The team will expect these batters to score most of the runs for them.

Nathan Smith will lead the Wellington Firebirds bowling attack. This right-handed medium-fast bowler has picked up 15 wickets from his last eight games with an average of 11.20. Peter Younghusband has also picked up 11 victims from his previous eight contests for Wellington Firebirds with an average of 14.27. Another vital cog in the Wellington bowling machine is Logan van Beek. This right-hand medium pacer has picked up nine wickets from his last eight innings with an average of 25.22.

Weather Report

We are expecting sunny weather conditions for this game on Thursday. The temperatures will remain between 19 and 22 degrees for this match. We are also likely to get partially cloudy conditions in the evening. However, there is no chance of getting any showers during the game.

Pitch Report

The Eden Park Outer Oval ground is located in Auckland, New Zealand. It has a seating capacity of 42,000 people. The surface on offer for this game will be batting-friendly. There is not much chance of the pitch offering any help for the bowlers. 

Notable stats

Tim Robinson has had a great strike rate in recent matches.

Tim Robinson is scoring his runs with a strike rate of 170.67 in his last eight games.

Nathan Smith is bowling with a superb strike rate with the ball.

Nathan Smith has picked up 17 wickets from his last ten games with a bowling strike rate 12.41.

Team News

There are no apparent injury worries at the moment for both of these teams. So come matchday, both these sides will have a full quorum available for selection.

AA vs WF Probable 11

AA Playing 11

  • Martin Guptill
  • Robert O'Donnell
  • William O'Donnell
  • Ryan Harrison
  • Sean Solia (C)
  • Cameron Fletcher
  • Cole Briggs (Wk)
  • Benjamin Lister
  • Danru Ferns
  • Louis Delport
  • Nikith Perera

WF Playing 11

  • Tim Robinson
  • Nick Kelly (C)
  • Nick Greenwood
  • Tashcaff
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Callum MacLeod
  • Ian McPeake
  • Nathan Smith
  • Peter Younghusband
  • Van Beek
  • Michael Snedden
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

These teams currently occupy the number one and two positions in the points table. But the Wellington team has successfully registered three wins in the tournament. They are currently holding on to 14 points in the points table and are way ahead of the second-placed Auckland. So, we will bet with Wellington to win this contest and stay ahead of the competition.

Top Picks

Robert O'Donnell: Robert O'Donnell will hold the reigns of his team's batting charge. He has scored 299 runs from his last ten matches with an average of 33.22 and a strike rate of 122.54.

Louis Delport: Delport has picked up 14 wickets from his last ten games with a strike rate of 13.28.

Tim Robinson: Tim Robinson has scored 227 runs in his last eight games with an average of 37.88 and a super strike rate of 170.67.

Nathan Smith: Nathan Smith is the go-to bowler for Wellington, with 17 wickets from 10 games and a strike rate of 12.41.

AA vs WF Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Fletcher

Batters: M Guptill, R Roux O'Donnell, N Kelly, T Robinson

All-rounders: J Neesham, L van Beek , N Smith (C), P Younghusband (VC)

Bowlers: D Ferns, L Delport

AA vs WF Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction