Plunket Shield 2020-21, Match 21: AA vs CTB Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update
Canterbury are expected to win this match.
Updated - Mar 26, 2021 7:25 pm
The 21st Match of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 will be played between Auckland Aces and Canterbury at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland starting from 27th March.
The match is scheduled to start at 10:30 AM local time and (3:00 AM IST).
Auckland Aces will take on Canterbury in the 21st match of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 starting from Saturday. Auckland Aces will be fighting for the 2nd spot in the standings with one more round still left for them after this match. With 2 wins and 3 drawn matches, Auckland are currently placed 3rd in the standings with 50 points. Their top performers Glenn Phillips and Kyle Jamieson will be unavailable, and hence their youngsters will have to produce something magical.
On the other hand, Canterbury have already emerged as champions of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 with two rounds left in this competition. They have a lead of 47 points over Northern Districts, who are placed second with 51 points. Canterbury have had a fabulous season this year, winning 5 of their 6 matches. In their previous match, they won convincingly by 9 wickets against Central Districts to register their 5th victory of the season.
AA vs CTB Weather Report for Match 21:
It will be partly cloudy for the first 2 days here in Auckland with a maximum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, and there are 80 per cent chances of precipitation for the last 2 days of a match.
Batting is not going to be an easy task on this surface in the 1st innings of the match. We have witnessed low scores in the last 2 matches played here, but the surface will become better and better to bat on as the game progresses. Whoever wins the toss should bowl first on this track.
Average first innings score:
176 (Last 2 matches played on this venue)
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
AA vs CTB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Sean Solia, William O’Donnell, Graeme Beghin, Robert O’Donnell (c), Cole Briggs, Ben Horne (wk), Ross ter Braak, William Somerville, Aditya Ashok/ Ryan Harrison, Olly Pringle, Louis Delport
Aditya Ashok/ Ryan Harrison
Jack Boyle, Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Theo van Woerkom, Sean Davey, Will Williams, Fraser Sheat, Ed Nuttall
AA vs CTB Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Auckland skipper Robert O’Donnell bought up his first century of the tournament in the previous match against Otago, scoring 128 runs. Overall in this tournament, he has scored 203 runs in 7 innings at an average of 33.83.
Wicketkeeper Ben Horne is the second-highest run-scorer for Auckland in this tournament, scoring 296 runs in 7 innings at an average of 49.33 which comprised of one century and a half-century.
International capped player William Somerville has scalped 7 wickets so far in this competition with the best bowling figure of 2/52. With the bat, he has scored 82 runs at an average of 16.4.
Sean Solia is the 2nd on the list of most wicket-takers for Auckland in this tournament, picking up 12 wickets in 5 innings with the bowling figure of 5/8. With the bat, he has scored 75 runs.
Leo Carter has scored the most runs for Canterbury in this tournament. He has accumulated 403 runs in 7 innings at an average of 67.16, which includes one century and two half-centuries.
Cam Fletcher played a useful knock in the previous match against Central Districts, scoring 78 runs in 1st innings. Overall, he has scored 387 runs in 7 innings at an average of 96.75, with the highest score of 157.
Will Williams is the joint leading wicket-taker in this tournament. he has picked up 25 wickets in 12 innings with the bowling figure of 5/26.
Fraser Sheat too has picked up 25 wickets in this competition with the bowling figure of 5/25. He also has contributed with the bat by scoring 51 runs in 3 innings with the highest score of 36.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Cam Fletcher, Cam Fletcher, Cole McConchie
Vice-Captain Options – Robert O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell, Sean Solia
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AA vs CTB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Horne (vc), Cam Fletcher, Cole Briggs
Batters – Robert O’Donnell, Ken McClure, Leo Carter (c)
All-Rounders – Sean Solia, Cole McConchie
Bowlers – Theo van Woerkom, Will Williams, Olly Pringle
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AA vs CTB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Horne, Cam Fletcher (c)
Batters – Graeme Beghin, Robert O’Donnell (vc), Chad Bowes, Leo Carter
All-Rounders – Sean Solia, Fraser Sheat
Bowlers – William Somerville, Sean Davey, Will Williams
Wicketkeepers Ben Horne and Cam Fletcher will bring a lot of stability in the middle order and they are scoring runs consistently for their respective sides. Consider picking them both in your Dream11 fantasy teams.
Today’s AA vs CTB Probable Winners:
Canterbury are expected to win this match.