Auckland vs Central Districts
Preliminary Final, Super Smash 2017-18
Auckland lock horns with Central Districts in the preliminary final of the Super Smash 2017-18 at Auckland. The winner of the fixture will face Northern Districts in the final on January 20. Auckland have been in top of the table throughout the tournament, while Central Districts have reached 3rd spot courtesy to their late form in the competition.
Date: January 17
Time: 16:10 Local / 08:40 IST
The Eden Park, Auckland
Pitch and conditions
- The venue has produced high scoring games lately, with little assistance for bowlers.
- There have been a few brief, pesky showers in last two days.
AUK vs CD Team News:
Recent Form (Recent First)
AUK: L W L NR W
CD: W W W L NR
- Auckland have made one change to their squad. Jeet Raval comes in for Robbie O’Donnell who is nursing a hamstring injury.
- Central Districts have added Ryan McCone to their 13-member squad.
AUK vs CD Squads:
Craig Cachopa (c), Michael Barry, Mark Chapman, Sam Curran, Donovan Grobbelaar, Ronnie Hira, Ben Horne, Ben Lister, Tarun Nethula, Teja Nidamanuru, Glenn Phillips (w), Jeet Raval, Sean Solia
Will Young (c), Jesse Ryder, George Worker, Tom Bruce, Dane Cleaver (w), Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Bevan Small, Christian Leopard, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Ryan McCone
AUK vs CD Probable XI:
Ronnie Hira, Tarun Nethula, Ben Horne , Jeet Raval , Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Sam Curran, Donovan Grobbelaar, Glenn Phillips (wk), Sean Solia, Ben Lister
Jesse Ryder, Seth Rance, George Worker, Will Young (c), Ben Wheeler, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce, Ajaz Patel, Bevan Small, Josh Clarkson, Blair Tickner
- Tom Bruce is in red-hot form, scoring 147 runs in the last three matches at a strike rate of 220.
- Mark Chapman has a century and two 50+ scores in the competition so far.
- CD captain Will Young is the leading run-getter in the tournament.
- Blair Tickner of CD is the leading wicket-taker in the Super Smash 2017-18.
Please note: This AUK vs CD match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI from the squads of the two teams listed above.
Auckland vs Central Districts Fantasy Team:
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