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Super Smash T20 2018-19, Match 29: Auckland Aces vs Central Stags: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Colin Munro and Doug Bracewell have joined the New Zealand T20I squad.

Auckland Aces
Auckland Aces. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

The Auckland Aces and the Central Stags will lock horns in the respective final league stage game in Auckland on Saturday which will decide the hosts for the Eliminator. The Northern Knights are confirmed of their top spot while Aces and Stags will fight out for the 2nd spot. Whichever team wins this fixture will be hosting the Eliminator final next week.

The home advantage is crucial for both the teams as Auckland have won their previous two games in their home venue while Central Stags have registered thumping wins while playing at their home ground in Napier. The Aces have a chance of levelling with Northern Knights in the points column but the defending champions have more wins than Auckland.

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Match Details:

The 29th match 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 4:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).

None of the three matches to be played on Saturday will be broadcasted in India.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The recent games at Eden Park Outer Oval have been high scoring ones after some low scoring ones to start. In the last match here, the Auckland Aces chased down 197. Once again, a high-scoring game is expected at this venue.

Average first innings score: 156 (Last six completed Twenty20s)

Chasing team record: Won – 4, Lost – 2.

Squads:

Auckland Aces:

Daniel Bell-Drummond, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (C), Robert O’Donnell, Graeme Beghin, Donovan Grobbelaar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira, Matthew Quinn, William Somerville.

Bench – Ben Horne.

Squad Changes:

In – Ben Horne

Out – Colin Munro


Central Stags:

George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (C), Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Dean Cleaver (WK), Seth Rance, Adam Milne, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler.

Bench – Bevan Small.

Squad Changes:

In – Willem Ludick, Dean Cleaver, Adam Milne.

Out – Blair Tickner, Bayley Wiggins, Doug Bracewell.

Team News:

Colin Munro and Doug Bracewell have joined the New Zealand T20I squad.

Power Picks:

Dean Foxcroft put on a brilliant show with the bat this season batting at No.3 for the Central Stags. The all-rounder scored 196 runs from six matches he played this season with help of three fifties. He also picked up a couple of wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Glenn Phillips

Vice-Captain options – Tom Bruce, Mitchell McClenaghan, Craig Cachopa

Alternatives – Daniel Bell-Drummond, Mark Chapman, George Worker, Donovan Grobbelaar


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips (VC)

Batters – Dean Foxcroft (C), Craig Cachopa, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Will Young, Tom Bruce

All-Rounders – George Worker, Donovan Grobbelaar

Bowlers – Seth Rance, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne.

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips

Batters – Dean Foxcroft (C), Mark Chapman, Robert O’Donnell, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Will Young,

All-Rounders – George Worker (C), Donovan Grobbelaar

Bowlers – Seth Rance, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne.

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Expert Advice:

There are quite a lot of players who can make it to the fantasy team from this game. Going into the game, the best picks will be in form of Dean Foxcroft, Will Young, Daniel Bell-Drummond and Craig Cachopa. Both Tom Bruce and Mark Chapman have a couple of quite matches recently while Robert O’Donnell will come into play if there is an early collapse.

Probable Winners:

Auckland Aces will start as favourites given their record at home and the Central Stags’ away performances.

*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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