AA vs WF Dream11 Prediction: The fifth match of the New Zealand Domestic One Day Trophy 2021-22 season is scheduled to be played between the Auckland Aces and the Wellington Firebirds on 1 January, 2022 at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. Both these sides are coming into this match after witnessing quite contrasting fortunes in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The Auckland Aces will be playing their first game in this edition of the New Zealand Domestic One Day Trophy as their original first game ended without a result. On the other hand, the Wellington Firebirds have performed amazingly so far this Ford Trophy as they have won both of their first two games against Otago Volts. However, it will be really important for both these teams to perform with the best of their abilities in this opening stages of the competition.
Fixture Name: Match 5, Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds
Competition: New Zealand Domestic One Day Trophy
Date: 1 January
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Ground: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
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The pitch and the conditions at the Eden Park Outer Oval are expected to offer enough help for the batters and bowlers throughout the entire match. There will be good amount of bounce available on the wicket that will surely help the fast bowlers and things will be favourable for the batters as well. Therefore, picking more of batters and bowlers in your respective dream fantasy teams will be a good option.
Team Form Guide:
AA (recent last): L L W W W
WF (recent last): W W L W L
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Martin Guptill Stats in List A
For the Auckland Aces, senior opening batter Martin Guptill has a brilliant record in the 50-overs format of the game having delivered amazingly well in the pressure situations. Martin Guptill has smashed more than 9500 runs that includes a total of 47 half-centuries and 27 hundreds.
Lockie Ferguson Stats in List A
Auckland Aces right-arm speedster Lockie Ferguson is a regular wicket-taker in the limited-overs form of the game and has done well in international cricket as well. Lockie Ferguson has taken more than 100 wickets at a brilliant economy of less than 6.
Logan van Beek
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Finn Allen Stats in List A
Wellington Firebirds explosive batter Finn Allen performed impressively well in the last edition of the New Zealand Domestic One Day Trophy where he scored a total of 241 runs. He also has an impressive record in a short List A career that includes an amazing strike-rate of more than 100.
Michael Bracewell Stats in List A
For the Wellington Firebirds, Michael Bracewell will definitely be a key player to watch out for in this competition due to his amazing all-round abilities. Bracewell smashed a total of 344 runs and also took as many as 9 wickets in the previous edition of the tournament.
The Auckland Aces will once again bank upon the likes of Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Ben Horne and Glenn Phillips to deliver amazingly well with the bat. The likes of Lockie Ferguson, Louis Delport, William Somerville and Ben Lister will have to put up a consistent show with the ball. On the other hand, the Wellington Firebirds will be hoping to continue this brilliant winning form and the likes of Finn Allen, Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell and Jamie Gibson will have to play an important role in the batting department. The trio of Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears and Peter Younghusband will form a crucial part of the bowling attack. It is expected to be a high-scoring 50-overs fixture. According to the AA vs WF today match prediction & Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds cricket betting tips, Wellington Firebirds are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips
BATTERS: Troy Johnson, George Worker, Martin Guptill
ALL-ROUNDERS: Logan van Beek, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell
BOWLERS: Hamish Bennett, Nathan Smith, Lockie Ferguson
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Martin Guptill, Michael Bracewell.
For Grand League: Finn Allen, Lockie Ferguson.
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