WF vs AA Dream 11 Team: The new season of the Super Smash will commence from 24th December and will bring excitement into the minds of T20 format enthusiasts. Both the teams played the final of last season in which Wellington emerged as the champions. The team will be delighted with Conway scoring the most runs for the New Zealand team in the third T20 against Pakistan. While Johnson and Neesham are in a good form that will stabilize the middle order. Other players like Ravindra and Bracewell have performed well in the domestic circuit. Beek and Newton will be the lead bowlers in the absence of injured Hamish Bennett and will have to rescue the team in crucial situations.
On the other side, Auckland also has talented T20 players in their ranks. Guptill is said to be opening alongside Solia who has a mixed domestic season this year. The team has international players like Phillips and Chapman who are in a sublime form which will surely give an added advantage to the Aces. While the Donnell pair will use their good form to keep the team in good stead. In the bowling department, Somerville and Lister have a good amount of experience to contain as well as pick key wickets of the opposition batsmen.
1st Match, Super Smash 2020-21
Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces
Date- Thursday, December 24, 2020
Time- 01:40PM (Local time)- 06:10AM (IST)
Stadium- Basin Reserve, Wellington
Streaming- Live on Fancode app
Last match at the venue- New Zealand 460/10 won by an innings and 12 runs against West Indies (f/o) 131/10 & 317/10 in the 2nd test of the West Indies tour of New Zealand 2020
2019/20 Super Smash Standings:
WF – Winner
WF vs AA Dream11 Team Prediction
WF Team News
The Wellington Firebirds are the defending champions and have an impressive track record in the Super Smash. At the top-order, Conway would like to maintain the same international form. While Neesham has an ability to contribute in both the departments. Hamish Bennett will like to use his experience and last year’s form in crucial situations. With the young-talented players, the team can be a good match-up to Auckland in the WF vs AA Dream 11 Team prediction.
WF Playing 11 (expected)
L Johns (wk)
Michael Bracewell (c)
Logan van Beek
Hamish Bennett/ I Mcpeake
AA Team News
The team will miss the services of stand-out performer Kyle Jamieson who will be on international duty and Ferguson is out for a few-weeks due to injury. The team’s middle-order is strong with the presence of Philips and Chapman. The team won the match against Wellington by 5 wickets in the Ford Trophy 2020/21.
AA Playing 11 (expected)
William O Donnell
Robert ODonnell (c)
Glenn Philips/ Ben Horne (wk)
Ross ter Braak
WF vs AA Today Match Prediction
If players like Philips and Chapman feature in this match, Auckland has an edge over the Wellington team. Apart from them, the batting department looked solid against the same team a week ago to clinch a victory by 5 wickets that will keep them upbeat ahead of this match. The Wellington team would expect Conway and Neesham to fire all cylinders to give tough competition to the Aces team. It will be fascinating to see which team wins the WF vs AA Today match prediction.
WF vs AA Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks
D Conway- The man-in form who has been impressive for the New Zealand T20 team in his initial few matches. Last season, he was the leading run-scorer for the Wellington team with 543 runs.
T20 Career Record- 2395 Runs, Bat. AVG. 40.59
G Phillips – One of the most important batsmen of the Auckland team has the required experience and skills to stabilize the middle-order and finish well at the end.
T20 Career Record- 2692 Runs, Bat. AVG. 32.04
M Chapman- The talented player who has featured in ODI and T20 matches for New Zealand is one of the best picks for the match. In the last season, he scored 225 runs.
T20 Career Record- 1599 Runs, Bat. AVG. 23.86
W’O Donnell- A player who has had an impressive run in the List-A format for the Auckland team can be a good pick for the WF vs AA Dream 11 prediction. In a Ford Trophy match against Wellington a week ago, he scored 106 off 120 balls.
T20 Career Record- Debut T20 match
J Neesham- A player who has been terrific in the limited-overs format for the national team is one of the best picks for your fantasy team due to his ability to contribute with the bat as well as the bowl.
T20 Career Record- 1838 Runs, Bat. AVG. 26.25 and 118 Wickets, Bowl. AVG 26.01
T Johnson-The youngster who made his first-class as well as List-A debut this year has shown a good promise and can turn out to be the surprise pick for your competitor. In a Ford Trophy match against Auckland a week ago, he scored 113 off 116 balls.
T20 Career Record- 21 Runs, Bowl. AVG. 7
W Somerville- One of the most talented players in the New Zealand domestic circuit is the differential pick for your fantasy team. In the absence of Jamieson, the onus will be on him to deliver well for the Auckland Aces.
T20 Career Record- 20 Wickets, Ball. AVG. 32
O Newton- In the last season, Newton was the leading wicket-taker of the Wellington team with 16 scalps and can fill the void of the injured Hamish Bennett. With a good track record across all the formats in the domestic circuit, he can be one of the top performers for the team.
T20 Career Record- 34 Wickets, Bat. AVG 23.05