Super Smash 2019-20, Match 29: Wellington vs Auckland: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The likes of Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, and Ronnie Hira have been terrific performers for their sides and have performed very consistently. You shouldn't ignore any of them.

Colin Munro
Colin Munro. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 29th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Wellington and Auckland at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

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. Live telecast can be watched on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

It has been a great season so far for Wellington and they are almost certain to make it into the knockouts. The side has been playing some fabulous cricket in this tournament and will face Auckland in its last league match. Thus far, Wellington won six out of the nine games that they played.

But the 3-run loss to Canterbury in their last match would have surely hurt them. While they look to make amends going into this match, Auckland will look to come down hard at them. They have actually got no other choice if they are to make it to the knockouts. The loss to Northern Knights in the previous game has surely hurt them and they must win this one.

Weather Report

There will be a cloud cover for the entire day in Wellington on Sunday. The wind speeds will be over 40 km/h in the evening. Also, as the night progresses, the chances of rain increase and we might have a few interruptions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Teams batting first have seemed to have found more success at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. There was one close game but the pitch seems much better when it is new. It has often been friendly for the batsmen.

Average first innings score: 173 (Last three games played at the Basin Reserve in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Tom Blundell has replaced wicketkeeper Lauchie Johns in the Wellington squad.

William Somerville has been added to the Auckland squad for this game.

Probable Playing XIs:


Devon Conway, Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell (C), Tom Blundell (wk), Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett, Peter Younghusband

Bench – Ian McPeake


Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Ben Horne, Craig Cachopa (C), Corey Anderson, Ronnie Hira, William Somerville, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kyle Jamieson.

Bench: Robert O’Donnell, Ben Lister

Top Picks:

Devon Conway, with 425 runs in 9 games at an average of 71, is the leading run-scorer in this tournament. He is a no-brainer in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Martin Guptill and Michael Pollard are also amongst the leading run-scorers. Ollie Newton is another player you can’t afford to leave out in any of your teams.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Ollie Newton

Vice-Captain Options – Rachin Ravindra, Michael Pollard, Mark Chapman

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Devon Conway (c), Tom Blundell, Glenn Phillips

Batters – Martin Guptill, Craig Cachopa, Michael Pollard

All-Rounders – Rachin Ravindra (vc), Mark Chapman

Bowlers – Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, Ronnie Hira

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Devon Conway

Batters – Michael Bracewell, Martin Guptill (c), Colin Munro, Michael Pollard (vc)

All-Rounders – Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman

Bowlers – Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, William Somerville, Ronnie Hira

Expert Advice:

The likes of Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, and Ronnie Hira are common in both the Dream11 Fantasy teams. These players have been terrific performers for their sides and have performed very consistently. You shouldn’t ignore any of them.

Probable Winners:

Wellington is predicted to win this encounter.

*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.