Super Smash, 2018-19 | Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings, 9th Match Preview | AUK vs CTB Who Will Win
The New Year of Super Smash T20 will kick-off with a fixture between Auckland Aces and Canterbury Kings at the Eden Park in Auckland. Both are quality sides and with the start of the New Year, both teams would want to go into 2019 with a win under their belt.
This would be the second encounter for Kings this season who were thumped in their opening fixture against Otago Volts by 5 wickets.
On a batting paradise, Canterbury rode on with a tremendous batting display from Stephen Murdoch who got 54 off 33 and Chad Bowes (42 off 31) which helped them post a formidable 184 on the board for the loss of 5 wickets.
They had a big score to defend but their bowlers disappointed as they were unable to stop the batting force of Otago and eventually lost the game by 5 wickets.
Ed Nuttall was taken to the cleaners as he gave away 53 runs in 3.3 overs, on the other hand, Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers with 2 scalps to his name from 4 overs.
After rain spoiling their opening game of the season, the Aces locked horns with Central Districts in their following affair and outclassed them by 5 wickets.
Martin Guptill scored a brilliant unbeaten 71 off 51 which included 10 fours and 2 sixes while William Somerville was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 3 for 28 in 4 overs.
Venue:- Eden Park, Auckland
When:- Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 08:30 AM IST
Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman, Donovan Grobellar, Ronee Heera, Ben Lister, Mitchell McClenaghan, Robie O’Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Matthew Quinn, Sean Solia, Will Somerville, James Vince.
Cole McConchie(c), Jeremy Benton, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher, Kyle Jamieson, Tyler Lorten, Steve Murdoch, Edward Nuttall, Henry Shipley, Will Williams.
Here’s how both teams might stack-up:-
Wicket-keeper – Glenn Phillips
Batsmen – Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman, James Vince, R O’Donnell
All-rounders – D Grobbelaar, Sean Solia
Bowlers – Mitchell McClenaghan, Matthew Quinn, William Somerville, Ronee Heera.
Wicket-keeper – Cameron Fletcher
Batsmen – Stephen Murdoch, Chad Bowes, L Carter
All-rounders – Craig McConchie, Andrew Ellis, Kyle Jamieson
Bowlers – Tyler Lortan, Henry Shipley, Jeremy Benton, Ed Nuttall (Doubt: Will Williams)
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