AUK vs CD Dream11 Prediction: Central Stags would look to settle the scores with Auckland Aces as they face-off in the second encounter of the Super Smash 2019-20 league stages.
The first bout was won by the Aces by a margin of 2 runs in what could be dubbed as one of the nerve-wracking matches of the ongoing T20 season. Martin Guptill (43) and Mark Chapman (63*) were the top-performers for Aces as they put 210 runs in their quota of 20 overs, while George Worker (62) and skipper Tom Bruce (67) rendered a tough fight to the Aces only to miss out the target by a petty margin.
In the points tally, Central Stags are placed at the 3rd spot with three wins, as many lossess and a no-result in seven matches played so far. A victory in the coming game would place them at the 2nd spot with 16 points to their name, something the Auckland Aces would look to prevent amidst the home conditions of Eden Park Oval.
Date: January 4, Saturday.
Time: 8:40 AM IST.
Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Auckland Aces: W-L-W-L-NR
Central Stags: W-L-L-L-NR
Total Matches Played: 29
Auckland Aces: 16 Wins
Central Stags: 10 Wins
No Result: 1
Total Matches Played: 8
Auckland Aces: 5 Wins
Central Stags: 3 Wins
Glenn Phillips has been roped into the national squad as a cover for Henry Nicholls and skipper Kane Williamson, making way for wicket-keeper Ben Horne in the squad. Middle-order batsman Robert O’Donnell replaces Louis Delport for the coming contest.
Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Ben Horne (wk), Sean Solia, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Lister
Stags have named an unchanged squad for the next T20.
Kieran Noema-Barnett, George Worker, Ben Wheeler, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Ajaz Patel, Josh Clarkson, Blair Tickner, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Ryan Watson
Captain: M Guptill, T Bruce, D Cleaver
Vice-Captain: G Worker, K N Barnett, W Ludick
Suggested Playing XI No 1
Suggested Playing XI No 2