The inaugural match of Super Smash T20 2020-21 is to be held between last year finalists Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces. Last year champions WF has retained all its players and also have added the domestic young blood to improve its bench strength. Meanwhile, Aces will be looking to compensate last year’s final defeat. They have recruited some foreign players to conquer the 5th super smash title in this season.
WF vs AA Match Details, Super Smash T20:
The 1st match of Super Smash T20 2020-21 season will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces at Basin Reserve, Wellington on 24th December 2020, Thursday.
The game is scheduled to begin at 6:10 PM IST.
WF vs AA Match Preview, Super Smash T20:
Firebirds came as last year champions with a collective effort in both batting and bowling. Martin Guptill has led them from the front with a total of 403 runs from 12 matches at an average of 45. Hamish Bennett and Ollie Newton were the leading wicket-takers for the firebirds in the last season, with a total of 33 wickets collectively.
Similarly, Auckland also comes after a wonderful season where the top order player Devon Conway has scored the most runs in last season with a total of 543 runs from his 11 matches at an average of 67 and with a total of 14 wickets from the league, Ronal Hira had led them in the bowling department.
WF vs AA Weather Report, Super Smash T20:
The temperature is expected to hover around 16°C, with 79% humidity and 27-37 Km/hr. wind speed. There are 20% chances of precipitation during the match.
WF vs AA Pitch Report, Super Smash T20:
The Basin Reserve pitch Wellington is expected to be a good deck for the batters. As the match progress, the pitch will likely get slower and it may help the pacers and spinners in the 2nd innings.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Teams batting first have won 56% of the matches at this venue.
WF vs AA Injury Update and Availability News:
Due to the international duty, Kyle Jamieson and Tom Blundell will miss the initial matches of the tournament
Colin Munro will be unavailable as a part of BBL matches
WF vs AA Probable XIs:
Wellington Firebirds: Micheal Pollard, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Peter Younghusband, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Lauchi Johns (wk), Jeetan Patel, Hamish Bennett
Bench: Malcolm Nofal, Ben Seares, Jamie Gibson, Luke woodcock, Lain Mcpeake, Fraser Colson, Andrew Fletcher, Michael Papps
Auckland Aces: Finn Alen, Matt Mcewan, Glenn Phillips (wk), Corey Anderson, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Ben Horne, Mitchell Mcclengharan, Ronal Hira, Robert Odonell, William Somerville
Bench: Matt Quinn, Jeet Ravel, Scan Solia, Lokie Ferguson, Gracme Begin, Danru Ferns
WF vs AA Top Picks to consider in your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Devon Conway was the leading run-scorer of the super smash in the 2019-20 season, with a total of 543 runs at an average of 67 and can be the among the top-most picks in this game.
James Neesham, the Blackcaps all-rounder who’s returning after his international duty, is batting with a destructive strike rate of 147 will be a must pick in the team.
Hamish Bennett was the top wicket-taker in the last season, with a total of 17 wickets and was also impressive in the NZ vs PAK T20 series.
Ollie Newton is one of the lethal pacers in the league so far, he already grabbed 16 wickets in his last season with an economy of 7.
Rachin Ravindra is one of the top-class all-rounders, with a total of 754 runs and 90 wickets from his domestic league.
Glenn Phillips is already famous for his fast century against West Indies, with an excellent wicket-keeping ability as well.
WF vs AA Captain and Vice-Captain choices, Super Smash T20:
Captain – Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Martin Guptill
Vice-Captain – Glenn Phillips, Hamish Bennett
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WF vs AA Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper: Glenn Phillips (vc)
Batsmen: Devon Conway, Micheal Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Robert O’Donnell
All-Rounders: Rachin Ravindra (c), Sean Solia
Bowlers: Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, William Somerville
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WF vs AA Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Glenn Philips
Batsmen – Devon Conway (c), Mark Chapman, Robert O’Donnell
All-Rounders – James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra (VC), Finn Allen, Sean Solia
Bowlers – Logan van Beek, William Somerville, Louis Delport
WF vs AA Expert Advice, Super Smash T20:
With a 56% of win accuracy for the team batting first, it will be a wise decision to pick top-order batsmen from first innings. More wickets will likely fall in the 2nd innings as compared to the first so include all top-performing bowlers of 2nd innings.
WF vs AA Match Prediction, Super Smash T20:
With the strong batting lineup and quality bowling unites, Wellington Firebirds have an upper hand over Auckland Aces in this match. Still, it won’t be a one-sided game.