WF vs AA Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces – 24 December 2020 (Wellington). The finalists of last year are up against each other in the opening game of the season.
Wellington Firebirds will take on Auckland Aces will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
The Firebirds won the competition last year, whereas the Aces lost in the finals. Both teams are missing their champion players in this game. This game should be a close encounter between the last year’s finalists.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 158 runs.
Total T20 Played: 24; Bat 1st Won: 15; Bat 2nd Won: 9
Match Details :
Time:- 6:10 AM IST, Live on Fancode
Probable XI for both sides:-
Wellington Firebirds – Fraser Colson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell, Rachin Ravindra, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Ian McPeake, Michael Snedden, Peter Younghusband.
Auckland Aces – Robert O Donnell, Sean Solia, Graeme Beghin, Ben Horne, Ryan Harrison, William O Donnell, Danru Ferns, Ben Lister, Olly Pringle, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
H Bennett, M Bracewell, R O’Donnell, W Somerville, R Ravindra.
WF vs AA Team Wicket-Keeper
Ben Horne (Price 8.5) will be our wicket-keeper. Horne has scored 232 runs in 20 T20 games, whereas his strike-rate has been decent as well. He is the best pick in this category.
WF vs AA Team Batsmen
Michael Bracewell (Price 9.5) and Fraser Colson (Price 8) will be our batsmen from the Wellington Firebirds. Bracewell has scored 1538 runs in 80 T20 games, whereas his average has been 26.98. Colson, on the other hand, is a young top-order player and has scored 91 runs in 8 T20 games. Both of them are fine players in this shortest format of the game.
Robert O’Donnell (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Auckland Aces. He has scored 595 runs in 34 T20 games, whereas his average has been 49.58. He is the best batsman on this side.
WF vs AA Team All-Rounders
Sean Solia (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Auckland Aces. Solia has scored 345 runs in 27 T20 games, whereas he has scalped nine wickets as well. He failed in the last season, but he is a good player.
Rachin Ravindra (Price 9.5) and Jake Gibson (Price 8) will be our all-rounders from the Wellington Firebirds. Ravindra has scored 192 runs in 14 T20 games, whereas he has picked 13 wickets as well. Gibson, on the other hand, has a strike-rate of 145.36, whereas his List-A average is 32.54. Both of them are talented all-rounders.
WF vs AA Team Bowlers
Logan van Beek (Price 9) and Hamish Bennett (Price 9) will be our bowlers from the Wellington Firebirds. Beek has scalped 73 wickets in 87 T20 games, whereas Bennett has scalped 52 in 62 games. Hamish was the highest wicket-taker of the last season.
Ben Lister (Price 9) and William Somerville (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Auckland Aces. Lister has scalped 21 wickets in 19 T20 games, whereas Somerville has scalped 20 in 27 games. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Wellington Firebirds are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Rachin Ravindra and Michael Bracewell
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Sean Solia and Robert O’Donnell
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.