The 7th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Auckland and Central Districts, at the University Oval in Dunedin.
The match starts at 4:10 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST). The live stream for Super Smash in India will be available on Hotstar.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Auckland and Otago will lock horns for the second time in the ongoing Super Smash 2019-20 in New Zealand. Otago had emerged victorious in the previous face-off as they had successfully defended 210 at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. Otago went on to win comfortably against the Northern Knights as well and are coming into this game with some confidence.
Auckland side, on the other hand, lost to Otago in their season opener and their previous encounter against Canterbury was washed out. The team led by Craig Cachopa will be eager to get their first points on the board in this game.
The forecast in Dunedin for this encounter is not great. It will be cloudy for the whole day before the heavens are expected to open up at 4 PM. There are 52% chance of rain during the match while there is a possibility of showers at 6 PM as well which might lead the match to be called off.
This is the first match of this season at the University Oval in Dunedin. Last season four matches were scheduled to be played at the venue out of which only a couple were completed while the other two were washed out due to rain. However, the two completed matches were high-scoring and the pitch for this match should also favour the batsmen.
Average first innings score: 202 (2 completed T20s at the venue in Super Smash 2018-19)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 1
Ross ter Braak has been called up to Auckland’s squad for this game to replace Kyle Jamieson who has been called up to New Zealand squad for Australia tour.
Probable Playing XIs:
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (C), Corey Anderson, Sean Solia, Ronnie Hira, William Somerville, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Lister.
Bench – Ross ter Braak, Robert O’Donnell.
Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Dean Foxcroft, Josh Finnie, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith, Jacob Duffy (C), Max Chu (WK), Michael Rae.
Bench – Dale Phillips
Neil Broom has been consistent with his scores of 93 and 32 in the two matches so far and he opens the innings too which makes him a top pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. Also, Nathan Smith is bowling beautifully having picked a total of seven wickets in two outings including a 5/14 spell against the Knight in the previous game.
For the Auckland side, Glenn Phillips scored a scintillating ton (106* off 61 balls) against the same team and will be in good stead ahead of this game. Martin Guptill can be destructive too at the top of the order. However, none of their bowlers are in good shape.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Glenn Phillipe, Neil Broom, Martin Guptill
Vice-Captain – Hamish Rutherford, Michael Rippon, Colin Munro
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Glenn Phillips (VC)
Batters – Martin Guptill, Craig Cachopa, Neil Broom (C), Nick Kelly
All-Rounders – Michael Rippon, Dean Foxcroft
Bowlers –Ronnie Hira, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae, Nathan Smith
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Glenn Phillips
Batters – Martin Guptill (C), Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford (VC), Josh Finnie, Nick Kelly
All-Rounders – Corey Anderson, Sean Solia
Bowlers – William Somerville, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae
Maximum top players credit for this match is 9 or more which is why Hamish Rutherford is not fitting into the team. However, if you want, you can leave out Michael Rippon to accomodate Rutherford.
Auckland is expected to win this match.
*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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