Glenn Phillips ended a run of three successive ducks with 39 against Wellington Firebirds. He is our pick for Auckland Aces’ highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Lockie Ferguson continues to pick up wickets throughout the competition and is well worth backing as Auckland Aces’ top wicket taker against Central Stags.
Opener Dane Cleaver is still the leading run scorer in the tournament and is a strong choice for Central Stags’ highest run scorer against Auckland Aces. Seth Rance has 13 wickets in the 2021-22 Super Smash and is our tip for Central Stags’ top wicket taker in this game.
Lockie Ferguson is averaging a wicket every 13.5 balls in this season’s competition. He is our prediction for the Player of the Match Award.
AA vs CS Win Probability
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Auckland Aces vs Central Stags Super Smash T20 Match Prediction
AA vs CS T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2021-22
Auckland Aces and Central Stags go head to head in the final group stage game for both teams in this season’s 2021-22 Super Smash. Auckland Aces must win this game by a healthy margin to give themselves any chance of pipping Wellington Firebirds to 3rd place. Central Stags are already out of the finals. Read on as we preview this fixture. This Super Smash group stage match begins at 13:40 local time.
Auckland Aces have lost their last two games against teams around them in the Super Smash table and will only have themselves to blame if they do not finish in the top three. They must raise themselves for this match.
Central Stags have been defeated in each of their last five matches in the competition and have slipped down the table from a previously strong position. This is their final chance to salvage some pride.
Canterbury Kings vs Northern Brave T20 Live Streaming
Spark Sports will show this game in New Zealand. BT Sport will show the match in the UK with Fox Sports providing live coverage in Australia. Willow Sports have the rights in the USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.
The last two games at Eden Park have seen the team who won the toss elect to bat first. We expect both skippers to have a bat first if they win the toss in this match.
AA vs CS Pitch Report
Bowlers have generally had the upper hand on this pitch in Auckland. That said, there are plenty of runs available with the short boundaries at this venue.
Sunny conditions with the temperature in the mid-20s throughout this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Auckland Aces vs Central Stags, Super Smash 2022
Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11
AA Team News
Auckland Aces were well beaten by Wellington Firebirds in their last match with only William Xomerville and Lockie Ferguson picking up wickets with the ball and none of the batters making a half-century. They have no injuries or players unavailable for this match.
AA Key Players
Glenn Phillips - The powerful batter top scored for the Aces with 39 from 31 balls including 2 fours and 2 sixes against Wellington Firebirds.
Will Somerville - The off-spinner was far more economical than the majority of his teammates on Thursday and got the wicket of opener Finn Allen.
Lockie Ferguson - The wicket of New Zealand star Devon Conway saw Lockie Ferguson go level with Ed Nuttall at the top of the wicket takers list with 15 dismissals.
AA Team Form
Auckland Aces have fallen away with only one win from their last four games.
Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11
George Worker, William O’Donnell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Robert O’Donnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), Sean Solia, William Somerville, Lockie Ferguson, Adithya Ashok, Ben Lister
Central Stags Team News & Playing 11
CS Team News
The Stags are in poor form and will be pleased to see the end of this season’s Super Smash. Scoring runs has not been an issue but keeping a lid on the opposition team’s run rate has been their achilles heel. As with previous games, the pressure will be on Ben Smith and Dane Cleaver to contribute the runs for the side.
CS Key Players
Dane Cleaver - The keeper-batter has hit a century and 2 half-centuries in this season’s Super Smash and is averaging 49.85.
Ben Smith - The opener top scored for the Stags with a 53 ball 68 against Northern Brave in their last game.
Seth Rance - The right arm medium pacer is tailor made for New Zealand conditions and has been a consistent wicket taker this season.
CS Team Form
Central Stags have not won in the Super Smash 2021-22 since December 18 when they beat bottom of the table Otago Volts.
Central Stags Predicted Playing 11
Ben Smith, Mason Hughes, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ma’ara Ave, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Jayden Lennox
AA vs CS Team Form in Last Five Matches
AA : L L W L W
CS : L L L L L
Auckland Aces vs Central Stags Head to Head
Auckland Aces have had the edge over Central Stags throughout the Super Smash era.
AA vs CS Head to Head Stats in T20's
Auckland Aces vs Central Stags Betting Odds
The hosts, Auckland Aces, are favourites to win this game
Who will win AA vs CS T20 Match?
After ending his miserable run of no-scores, we are backing Glenn Phillips to provide some fireworks with the bat in this game.
This should be a comfortable win for Auckland Aces, a result which will give them the best chance of sneaking into the finals stage of the 2021-22 Super Smash. We expect Central Stags to sign off from the tournament with a strong batting performance but ultimately we are backing the Aces to get the victory.
Auckland Aces are favourites to beat Central Stags at odds of 1.66