January 17, 2019
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AUK vs WEL Dream11 Team, Super Smash Match Preview, Team News & Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

AUK vs WEL Dream11 Prediction

Super Smash, 2018-19 | Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds, 19th Match Preview | AUK vs WEL Who Will Win

Auckland Aces and Wellington Firebirds will square off for the 19th match of Super Smash League which is scheduled to take place at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Both teams haven’t had a great outing this season as both sides have been carving for wins under their belt. Auckland Aces last and only win came in their second encounter against Central Districts by 5 wickets and since then they lost two on the bounce, while their latest match against Otago Volts was abandoned due to rain.

Meanwhile, Wellington Firebirds won two games on the trot against Central Districts by 8 wickets and Canterbury Kings by 65 runs but have lost three encounters twice to Northern Knights and one to Otago Volts.

These two teams had collided earlier as well in this edition of Super Smash, but due to persistent rains, the match was abandoned without the toss taking place.

Match Details

Venue:- Basin Reserve, Wellington

When:- Tuesday, January 18, 2019, 08:30 AM IST

AUK vs WEL Team News

  • Auckland have named Lockie Ferguson in place of Ben Lister which is the only change in their squad of 12.
  • Premier all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is back in the mix for Wellington, he replaces Michael Pollard.

AUK vs WEL Squad

Auckland Aces

  • Craig Cachopa(c)
  • Mark Chapman
  • Robbie O’Donnell
  • Martin Guptill
  • Ronee Hira
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Matt Quinn
  • Will Somerville
  • Donovan Grobbelaar
  • Mitchell McClenaghan
  • Colin Munro

Wellington Firebirds

  • Hamish Bennett (c)
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Tom Blundell
  • Devon Conway
  • Adam Hose
  • Troy Johnson
  • Jimmy Neesham
  • Ollie Newton
  • Iain McPeake
  • Jeetan Patel
  • Luke Woodcock
  • Logan van Beek
  • Ben Sears

AUK vs WEL Playing 11

Here’s how both teams might stack-up:-

Auckland Aces

Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman, Robbie O’Donnell, Colin Munro, D Grobbelaar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Matt Quinn, Lockie Ferguson, Ronee Hira.

Wellington Firebirds

Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Adam Hose, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Woodcock, Hamish Bennett, Jeetan Patel, Ben Sears, Ollie Newton, Logan van Beek. (Doubt: I McPeake)

AUK vs WEL Dream11 Team

Auckland Aces:

  • From just two innings, Martin Guptill has got 133 runs which include two fifties.
  • Glenn Phillips and Craig Cachopa have amassed 65 and 69 runs respectively.
  • Mitchell McClenaghan is the leading wicket-taker for Auckland with 6 scalps.
  • The spin duo of Will Sommerville and Ronee Hira have 3 wickets each.

Wellington Firebirds:

  • For Firebirds, Michael Bracewell has been in a terrific form with 218 runs to his name from just 5 innings. Devon Conway is also batting tremendously with 175 runs to his name.
  • Adam Hose has 157 runs to his name which include 2 fifties.
  • Ollie Newton has claimed 8 scalps, Jeetan Patel and Hamish Bennett have 7 wickets each. 

This AUK vs WEL Dream11 prediction is based on our research. We advise you to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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