In last match, both teams faced each other and it was a high scoring contest where Auckland drastically won the match in penultimate over. This is the reverse fixture of that match where two teams will face once again in the tournament. In this 11th match, both teams face once again each other and Wellington will host this match at Basin Reserve. Wellington Firebirds are holding no.4 position in points table, while with that win over the same opposition in reverse fixture, Auckland Aces are above to Wellington, 3rd position in table.
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Rain is predicted whole day and match can be abandoned.
This is an average wicket and it is not easy to bat on this surface. Spinners took more number of wickets than pacers.
Team News : Wellington Firebirds
They have played 4 games won 1, lost 2 and 1 no result match, currently they are holding 4th place in table. 13 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by Marshall. In last match Ronchi played a blistering knock and till he was in crease his team was expecting a big total but once he was out Auckland changed the things quickly. The next batsmen failed to fire and slowly the run rate was decreased. In this match also we can expect another solid start from the in form batsman Ronchi. In last match their bowlers were very expensive so they need to look after their mistakes. In bowling, Anurag Verma, Samit Patel will play a key role.
Team News : Auckland Aces
They have played 3 matches won 2 and lost 1, currently standing at 3rd in table. 12 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by Cachopa. It was a huge total for Aces in last match and also they had a poor start after losing the in form batsman Phillips in first over of the match. But Chapman was unstoppable and he played some outstanding shots. The team once again will expect that kind of game from him. After recovering from injury, Guptill did not impress much and we all know how dangerous he is. Their batting will depend mainly on the likes of Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips and Robert O’Donnell. In bowling, Nethula and Blister are the imporatant pair for Auckland Aces.