Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Super Smash- Central Districts v Auckland Aces

Colin Munro
Colin Munro
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Central Districts had a great start to their Super Smash campaign by beating defending Champions Northern Knights.

Auckland Aces have a quite even head to head record against Central Stags as they have been able to win 12 out of the 21 matches played between the two teams. The Aces have won the last three of the four matches.

Even though Central Districts registered a win in the opening match, their top three in Dane Cleaver, George Worker and Will Young could not leave a mark and the three would like to get off the team to a good start. Captain Tom Bruce shone in the opening match with an unbeaten 88.

With the ball, Blair Tickner returned with figures of 3-32 in the last match and will lead the bowling pack. He would get support from Seth Rance and Ben Wheeler.

Auckland Aces have two limited overs batting powerhouses in Colin Munro and Martin Guptill. Even if one of these gets going, it would be very tough to stop them.

Apart from the top two prolific openers, the team has Mark Chapman in the middle order who scored 307 runs in the last season, adorned with two 50s and a 100. Robert O'Donnell has also been in good form.

In the bowling department, the team would back Benjamin Lister, Lockie Ferguson and Ronnie Hira to strike.


Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Central Districts- Dane Cleaver (wk), George Worker, Will Young, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ben Wheeler, Seth Rance, Felix Murray, Blair Tickner

Auckland Aces- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Craig Cachopa (c), Robert O'Donnell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips (wk), Matthew Quinn, Benjamin Lister, Lockie Ferguson, Ronnie Hira, Donovan Grobbelaar


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Auckland Aces

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Colin Munro (Auckland Aces), Tom Bruce (Central Districts)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lockie Ferguson (Auckland Aces), Blair Tickner (Central Districts)

Most Sixes – Colin Munro (Auckland Aces), Tom Bruce (Central Districts)

Team Scores Batting First – Auckland Aces 170+, Central Districts 150+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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