CD vs AA Match Preview

Sean Solia has been the leading run-getter for Auckland Aces in this year's Plunket Shield. He has so far scored 442 runs from 7 matches with an average of 36.83. His highest score in the competition has been 151 runs. He has hit one hundred and one fifty so far in the season. MS Chapman has also been extremely successful for Auckland having scored 247 runs in 3 games with an excellent average of 61.75. He has also hit one hundred and one fifty in this effort. Simon Keene has also scored 384 runs during the season with an average of 54.85 with one hundred and two fifties.

The most successful bowler for Auckland in the competition this year has been DK Ferns. He has picked up 29 wickets in 7 matches. He is bowling with an average of 34.62 at the moment. A Ashok is another bowler that has done well for Auckland Aces having picked up 27 wickets with an average of 27.84. Simon Keene has also collected 20 wickets so far in the tournament from 6 games although he has given away a lot of runs in the process. RR O'Donnell also picked up a fifer in one of the recent games.

Tom Bruce has been the most successful Central Districts batter during the Plunket Shield 2023 season. From the 12 innings in 7 matches he has amassed 705 runs with an average of 70.50, He has hit as many as 2 hundreds and 4 fifties during the season. BD Schmulian has been another successful run-getter for Central Districts having scored 555 runs from 13 innings with an average of 46.25. He has also hit a couple of hundreds and a couple of fifties in the tournament. JA Clarkson has scored 337 runs with an average of 56.16 having hit one hundred and one fifty in 4 games.

Doug Bracewell has had a good outing in the 2023 season of the Plunket Shield. He has picked up 23 wickets in 5 matches with an average of 20.04. He was successful in picking one fifer during his efforts. RL Toole has been the most successful bowler for Central Districts so far and has collected 24 scalps with an average of 24.95. Another bowler that is doing a good job for Central Districts is BG Randell with 20 wickets from 7 games. He is bowling with an average of 24.55. LR Dudding had a terrific outing in the single game he played, picking up 8 wickets from it.

Weather Report

We are likely to get rain on the first day of the match. You might likely get heavy rains during the game. But is expected that the weather will clear up in later parts of the game and will become nice. You can get light winds during the match that will become north-westerly during the afternoons.

Pitch Report

It is one of the home grounds for the Central Districts team. You can expect the batsmen to do well in this game. The ball will come onto the bat nicely and batters can play their strokes confidently on the track. the Saxton Oval was one of the venues for the Cricket World Cup in 2015 and hosted 3 games in the competition.

Notable stats

LR Dudding has a great bowling average in the competition.

This is largely because Dudding picked up 8 victims in the only game he played with a fifer to boot.

Central Districts has a better winning record in recent games.

Central Districts have won 3 out of their last 5 games. Auckland Aces on the other hand have managed to win just 2 games.

Team News

There are no injury worries for this game so far. So, it is expected that the full teams will be available for selection.

CD vs AA Probable 11

CD Playing 11

  • Jack Boyle
  • Curtis Heaphy
  • Greg Hay (C)
  • Brad Schmulian
  • Tom Bruce
  • Dane Cleaver (Wk)
  • Ajaz Patel
  • Josh Clarkson
  • Bevan Small
  • Brett Randell
  • Raymond Toole

AA Playing 11

  • William O'Donnell
  • Sean Solia
  • Mark Chapman
  • Robert O'Donnell (C)
  • George Worker
  • Ben Horne (Wk)
  • Simon Keene
  • William Somerville
  • Danru Ferns
  • Adithya Ashok
  • Benjamin Lister
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

The Central Districts team has fared a lot better in the competition than compared to the Auckland outfit. They are also playing at home in this competition. So, you can expect them to win this last game of the competition. However, Auckland did register a win in their last game over Northern Districts. So, you can get to see Auckland making a match of it.

Top Picks

Tom Bruce: In his last 10 appearances for Central Districts, Tom Bruce has put together 1207 runs with an average of 120.70.

Ajaz Patel: Ajaz Patel has picked up 29 wickets from his last 10 games. He has been doing well in recent games and is a valuable player for his side.

Brad Schmulian: Schmulian has scored 692 runs in his last ten games with an average of 46.13. He is one of the more consistent Central Districts batters.

Raymond Toole: In his last 9 matches Raymond Toole has collected 32 wickets with a strike rate of 49.09.

CD vs AA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D. Cleaver

Batters: R. Roux O'Donnell, M. Chapman (VC), T. Bruce (C), W. Young

All-rounders: B. Schmulian, S. Keene

Bowlers: B. Randell, A. Patel, B. Tickner, W. Sommerville

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