Auckland Aces are set to be in action against Wellington Firebirds in the tenth fixture of the ongoing Super Smash. Auckland will host this match at Eden Park. This is a home game for Auckland and looking like they are strong at home. They already beat Central Districts in a home match. Though it is a home match for Auckland but Wellington Firebirds have pretty god record over Aces. They defeated 4 out of 5 matches they played against Aces. Moreover, Firebirds are looking very strong on paper. Firebirds with 6 points standing at no.3 in table while Auckland Aces are behind them with 4 points.
Eden Park – Auckland, New Zealand
A high scoring contest can be expected on this batsman-friendly surface. Bowlers should work hard for wickets on this wicket.
Team News : Auckland Aces
Auckland Aces played 2 matches won 1 and lost 1, currently standing at 4th in table. 12 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by Cachopa. The team has added New Zealand’s destructive opener Martin Guptill to the squad which is very interesting to hear. He is solid opener and he can turn the things quickly for Aces. With Guptill’s return, top order batting is looking good for Auckland. He will be the key player for Auckland against Firebirds. Their batting will depend mainly on the likes of Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips and Robert O’Donnell. In last game, though Auckland lost to Knights but phillips played a magnificent innings and his team wants him to repeat that kind of game once again. Munro and Ferguson are unavailable as they are on national duty.In bowling, Nethula and Blister are the imporatant pair for Auckland Aces.
Team News : Wellington Firebirds
Wellington Firebirds played 3 matches won 1, lost 1 and in 1 match there was no result. 12 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by Marshall. Just like Auckland, Wellington have also made few changes to their squad. Matt Taylor, Hamish Bennett, and Logan van Beek are not included in the squad due to injuries. Tom Blundell returns to 12 men squad and Luke Ronchi is back after T10 league. Looks like both players, Tom and Ronchi, will play in tomorrow’s fight. Young Fast Bowler Alex Ridley might make a debut in tomorrow’s clash against Auckland. Bracewell, Marshall and Devon Conway have all had good hits this season and definitely any two will play big innings. In middle order, experienced Samit Patel can play typical innings. Even he is very good with ball and can take couple of wickets. Anurag Verma is having an excellent season with ball so he is another good option for Wellington.
Auckland Aces Probable XI
Wellington Firebirds Probable XI
Prediction : Auckland is playing at home and that’s a big advantage for home side. They already beat Central Districts at home. However, Wellington has good overall record against Auckland and their star players are also likely to play in tomorrow’s clash. We are thinking Wellington will continue their dominance over Auckland. Wellington Firebirds are favourites of this match