Super Smash T20 2018-19, Elimination Final: Auckland Aces vs Central Stags: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Colin Munro and Doug Bracewell are available for this game.
Published - Feb 14, 2019 8:58 pm | Updated - Feb 14, 2019 8:59 pm
The Auckland Aces and the Central Stags will face off for the second time in less than a week time that too at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. The two sides faced off in the league fixture last week for hosting the Elimination Final to be played on Friday. The Aces and Stags will lock horns in the knockout final and the winner will join the defending champions Northern Knights in the final who finished at the top in the points table.
Colin Munro, who played a brilliant knock during the decider against India in the T20I series, will be part of the Auckland Aces squad. Munro had two brilliant games with both bat and ball in his last two Super Smash appearances. Blair Tickner of Central Stags made an impressive debut against India in the T20I series. He misses out due to an ankle injury he suffered during a training session. Josh Clarkson of Stags is also ruled out of this big game due to a torn muscle in his groin while bowling in the nets.
The Elimination Final of the Super Smash T20 2018-19 will be played between Auckland Aces and Central Stags at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.
The match starts at 4:10 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.
The last three matches at Eden Park Outer Oval this season have turned out to be high scoring thrillers with the teams chasing 170+ twice. In another game, chasing side fell four runs short of the 185-run target. The Elimination final could also witness a high-scoring game.
Average first innings score: 166 (Four matches this season)
Chasing team record: Won – 3, Lost – 1.
Colin Munro, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (C), Robert O’Donnell, Donovan Grobbelaar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira, Matthew Quinn, William Somerville.
Bench – Graeme Beghin, Ben Lister.
In – Colin Munro, Ben Lister
Out – Ben Horne
George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (C), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Doug Bracewell, Dean Cleaver (WK), Seth Rance, Adam Milne, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler.
Bench – Bevan Small.
In – Doug Bracewell, Kieran Noema-Barnett.
Out – Willem Ludick, Josh Clarkson.
Colin Munro and Doug Bracewell are available for this fixture after been released from the New Zealand squad. Josh Clarkson and Blair Tickner miss out due to injuries for Central Stags.
George Worker has gained some batting form lately with scores of 52 and 44 to enter the knockouts. Worker scored 86 runs in the first seven games in the tournament and bowled only once where he picked up two wickets. His form could help the Stags give a tough fight to the Aces.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Colin Munro, George Worker, Glenn Phillips, Will Young
Vice-Captain options – Mark Chapman, Dean Foxcroft, Mitchell McClenaghan, Craig Cachopa
Alternatives – Tom Bruce, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Donovan Grobbelaar
Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Glenn Phillips
Batters – George Worker, Robert O’Donnell, Will Young, Mark Chapman
All-Rounders – Dean Foxcroft (VC), Colin Munro (C), Doug Bracewell
Bowlers – Seth Rance, Mitchell McClenaghan, William Somerville.
Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Dean Cleaver
Batters – George Worker (C), Craig Cachopa, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Will Young
All-Rounders – Dean Foxcroft, Colin Munro (VC), Doug Bracewell
Bowlers – Matthew Quinn, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne.
Daniel Bell-Drummond is expected to bat in the middle with the inclusion of Colin Munro who opens the innings. Tom Bruce has had a couple of quiet games recently and his price is too high to be considered.
Auckland Aces are expected to extend their 5-match winning streak with the inclusion of Munro against the Central Stags.