WF vs AA Dream11 Team Prediction | Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces | Super Smash 2020-21 | Match 1 | 24th Dec 2020
In the first match of Super Smash 2020, Wellington Firebirds will take on Auckland Aces. This is the re-match of the final in the last edition where Wellington went on to defeat Auckland by 22 runs. Last year, Wellington ended at the top spot with 6 wins to their name while Auckland finished 3rd. They went on to defeat Otago in the preliminary finals to reach the final. Both the teams will miss out on a few star players due to national duty and thus, this match will be an interesting contest. Let’s go through our WF vs AA Dream11 Team Prediction for the upcoming match of Super Smash 2020-21.
Date & Time: 24th December, 06:10 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
This will be the 2nd match at the same venue, right after the women’s match, the men’s team will lock horns here. Going by the previous matches, conditions will assist the batsmen more, thanks to short boundaries. Also, the team batting first will have the upper hand.
Average 1st inns score at this venue- 158
Highest score- 200
Total matches played at this venue – 24
Lowest score- 48
Matches won by the team batting first- 15
Matches won by the team batting second- 8
Auckland Aces: Graeme Beghin, Jamie Brown, Mark Chapman, Robbie O’Donnell (C), Will O’Donnell, Glenn Phillips (WK), Ollie Pringle, Sean Solia, Brad Rodden, Will Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Ryan Harrison, Louis Delport, Danru Ferns, Ben Horne (WK), Ben Lister and Matt McEwan.
Wellington Firebirds: Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Jakob Bhula, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell (C), Fraser Colson, Ollie Newton, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Michael Snedden, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Tom Blundell (WK), Jimmy Neesham, Andrew Fletcher, James Hartshorn, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns (WK), Troy Johnson and Iain McPeake.
WF vs AA Dream11 Team News:
Wellington Firebirds will be glad to have Hamish Bennett and Logan van Beek back into the team after injury. A lot depends on Bennett here. On the other hand, the team will be missing out on their best players Devon Conway and Jimmy Neesham because of their national duty. Devon Conway’s absence certainly is a big blow for the team. This our Team News from Wellington for the upcoming WF vs AA Dream11 Fantasy.
Danru Ferns, Ryan Harrison, William O’Donnell, Ollie Pringle are likely to make their debut in this match and a lot depends on them here as the team will be missing out on some of the key players including Martin Guptill due to their involvement in the National team. Also, Lockie Ferguson and Mark Chapman will miss out due to injury. This our Team News from Auckland Aces for the upcoming WF vs AA Dream11 Fantasy.
WF vs AA Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
WF Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Lauchie Johns
Batsmen: Michael Bracewell, Fraser Colson
All-rounders: Rachin Ravindra, Jamie Gibson, Finn Allen
Bowlers: Hamish Bennett, Peter Younghusband, Michael Snedden, Logan van Beek, Iain McPeake.
AA Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Ben Horne
Batsmen: Graeme Beghin, Robbie O’Donnell, Will O’Donnell
All-rounders: Ryan Harrison, Danru Ferns, Sean Solia
Bowlers: Will Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Ben Lister, Ollie Pringle
Captain Pick for WF vs AA Dream11 Team
Option 1: Michael Bracewell
Michael Bracewell will have additional responsibility in the absence of Devon Conway. Bracewell has 1538 runs from 71 innings with a strike-rate close to 132.
Option 2: William O’Donnell
William O’Donnell will be playing his first T20 here. He is in great form and has scored four fifties and a hundred in his last five One-day matches.
Option 1: Will Somerville
Will Somerville is a tricky pick but can be the game-changer here. He has 20 wickets with an economy rate close to 7.50. He also has 104 runs from 7 innings.
Option 2: Hamish Bennett
Hamish Bennett is back after his injury and will be the main player for his team. He has 52 wickets from his 60 matches with an economy rate lesser than 8.
Top Five Picks For WF vs AA Dream11 Team:
James Gibson- 11 matches- 86 runs- 145.76 strike-rate
Peter Younghusband- 5 matches- 2 wickets- 8.28 economy rate
Ben Horne- 20 matches- 232 runs- 137.27 strike-rate
Sean Solia- 27 matches- 345 runs- 118.15 strike-rate- 9 wickets
Rachin Ravindra- 11 innings- 192 runs- 13 wickets
Best WF vs AA Dream11 Fantasy Team Combinations:
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WF vs AA Team11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
Since both teams miss many players either due to injury or due to national duty, it is very difficult to pick a winner here. Both the teams look good on the papers. Auckland, however, will begin this contest as the favorites as per our WF vs AA Dream11 Team Prediction for the tournament opener of Super Smash 2020-21.