CS vs AA Dream11 Prediction: New Year's eve is here, and Dream11 Super Smash T20 awaits an interesting encounter that is all set to take place between Central Districts and Auckland Aces. This would be the 6th match of the competition to be played at the Pukekura Park in New Plymouth.
The Districts didn't had the start they were looking for but soon gathered momentum and registered their maiden win of the season in their second game against the Knights by 45 runs. Having lost to Wellington in their opening game, the win against the Knights must have given them a lot of confidence. They currently sit third on the points table.
Meanwhile, the Aces have looked rusty so far in the two games and still eyeing their opening win of the season. Having lost 2 in 2, they are placed fifth on the points table and would want to open their winning account. On papers, both teams look balanced and we can expect a great contest at New Plymouth on Thursday.
Central Stags vs Auckland Aces
Dream11 Super Smash T20
Date: 31st December 2020
Time: 06:10 AM IST
Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Central Districts 223/6 (20 Overs) beat Northern Knights 178/9 (20 Overs) by 45 runs.
Auckland won: 13
Central Stags won: 13
New Plymouth witnessed a barrage of runs in the last encounter played here between Districts and Knights. The surface is a flat one and won't allow much assistance to the bowers. However, seamers early on can trouble the batsmen.
Where to watch the match live: Watch live cricket streaming on the FANCODE app.
Injury update, unavailability: SThere are no injury concerns for CS vs AA Dream11 team prediction game. They have named an unchanged side from the last game.
Expected changes and team combination: After thumping Knights in the last game quite convincingly by 45 runs, there is no chance for the team management to tinker with the eleven. This means uncapped Jayden Lennox will warm the bench yet again.
CS Playing 11 (probable):
Tom Bruce (c)
Injury update, unavailability: Express pacer Lockie Ferguson is out for a week due to injury. Apart from him, there are no injury concerns or unavailability in the camp. Therefore, all players are available for selection from the last game.
Expected changes and team combination: The Aces like their counterparts have announced an unchanged 12-man squad. They have lost both their games so far and seeking a redemption win in this game. Ben Lister has had two miserable games so far with the ball and this makes a strong case for Ross ter Braak who has been waring the bench so far.
AA Playing 11 (probable):
William O Donnell
Robert ODonnell (c)
Ben Lister/Ross ter Braak
Going into this fixture, the Aces will be short of confidence after two losses on the trot. Meanwhile, the Stags after an emphatic win over Knights must be backing themselves for yet another win here. Therefore, we are expecting Central Stags to register a win in this fixture of CS vs AA Today Match Prediction. and secure their second win in succession.
Glenn Phillips: The keeper-batsman was in terrific form in the International circuit for Blackcaps and would love to take that confidence into this game. He is a swashbuckling stroke player and should be a wise choice for captain/vice-captain.
Sean Solia: From 2 innings so far, Solia has scored 105 runs for Aucklands and has looked like one of the most confident batsmen in the lot. An unmissable pick for sure.
George Worker: The Districts opener has looked fluent in the two innings he has played so far scoring 71 and 27 runs. He could be a vital cog in both SL and GL teams.
Doug Bracewell: From two games so far, Stags' exciting all-rounder has scored 57 runs and scalped 2 wickets. He scored a blazing 55 off 25 deliveries in the opening game of Stags.
Tom Bruce: Stags' skipper is also their batting mainstay. The right-hander has amassed 1739 runs from 77 T20 innings striking at 143.36.
WK: G Phillips
BAT: C Leopard, T Bruce, W O'Donnell
ALL: D Bracewell, G Worker, K Noema Barnett, S Solia
BWL: J Field, B Tickner, W Somerville