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Super Smash 2019-20, Match 15: Auckland vs Wellington: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Devon Conway is the leading scorer of his side in the ongoing tournament with 154 runs in four games and he will be a hot favourite pick for any Dream11 Fantasy side.

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 15th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Auckland and Wellington at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland.

The match starts at 4:10 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST). The live stream for Super Smash in India will be available on Hotstar.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Auckland registered their maiden win in their previous match against Central Districts. However, they would be eager to replicate their form in the next game in order to improve their ranking as they are currently on the fourth position in the league table. They boast of a strong batting line that comprises of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Mark Chapman, who can single-handedly win the games for their side. Moreover, Auckland will bank on the formidable trio, who have certainly found their form in the ongoing tournament.

Wellington have won back to back games and are in scintillating form with every player in their respective department. Devon Conway, James Neesham and Ollie Newton have given some match-winning performances in Super Smash 2019-20 and the same would be expected from them in the match against Auckland.

Weather Condition/Report:

With no chances of rain, it is expected to be a perfect day for a cricket match. However, the temperature is expected to deviate between 16 and 22 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.


Pitch Report

The track at the  Eden Park has so far gone into the favour of the batsmen. In one game played in Super Smash 2019-20, teams jointly managed to score 400+ runs in 40 overs. The same would be expected in the upcoming match and the bowlers won’t get much help from the wicket. The side winning the toss will look to bat first as far as trends of the tournament are concerned.

Average first innings score: 177 (In six games played at this venue in the previous season of Super Smash)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 2; NR- 1

Team News:

Auckland and Wellington have announced an unchanged 13-man squad that locked horns with Central Districts in the previous game.

Probable Playing XIs:

Wellington

Devon Conway (wk), Michael Pollard, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell (C), Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Malcolm Nofal, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek

Bench – Iain Mcpeake, Peter Younghusband

Auckland:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (C), Corey Anderson, Sean Solia, Ronnie Hira, Ben Lister, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ross ter Braak

Bench: Robert ODonnell, William Somerville


Top Picks

Devon Conway is the leading scorer of his side in the ongoing tournament with 154 runs in four games and he will be a hot favourite pick for any Dream11 Fantasy side. Martin Guptill looks to regain his form with the bat, who smashed 41 runs off just 29 balls in the previous game and will be an important player to watch out in the upcoming match.

Michael Pollard is also in fine form, who has muscled 129 runs for his side at a strike rate of 148.28 and can play an important role in any fantasy side. Ollie Newton took a five-wicket haul in his previous game against Central Districts and it will be interesting to watch if he can successfully replicate his form in the next match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Michael Pollard

Vice-Captain – Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Ollie Newton


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –Devon Conway

Batters – Martin Guptill (C), Colin Munro, Michael Pollard

All-Rounders – Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman (VC), Sean Solia

Bowlers –Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Ben Lister

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips (C)

Batters – Martin Guptill, Michael Bracewell, Craig Cachopa, Jamie Gibson

All-Rounders – Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham (VC), Malcolm Nofal

Bowlers –Logan van Beek, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ross ter Braak

Expert Advice:

Colin Munro has played knocks of 5, 26, 31 so far in the Super Smash 2019-20 and is struggling to get back into his form. These stats don’t define his calibre and he might click in the game against Wellington. However, Munro’s form makes him a risky pick but worth for any Grand League Side.

Note: 35% of the users have picked Jeetan Patel who has already retired. So don’t pick him in your fantasy team.

Probable Winners:

Auckland is expected to win this match against Wellington.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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