As the tournament heats up, teams have begun to regain their form and shape. Auckland, on the other hand, has struggled, with no wins in this competition. Central Districts, on the other hand, is ranked third. They could go to the top of the table if they beat Auckland.
Central District would be overjoyed with their early lead in this tournament. They would want to build on their two wins and one loss. They appear to be a well-balanced team, but the only thing they would like to improve is their consistency. When they get that right, their push to the finals will appear to be unstoppable.
Auckland, on the other hand, will need to do a lot more to make it to the Final. They have yet to record a victory and will be desperate to do so. They have been outplayed in every match thus far and will need to improve quickly if they are to compete for a spot in the finals. Both teams have a lot riding on this game, so it’s going to be a tough one.
The 12th Match between Auckland Aces vs Central Districts will take place on December 13th, 2022 at Colin Maiden Park, Auckland.
Match Details to Note
Match: Auckland Aces vs Central Districts, 12th Match, The Ford Trophy 2022-23
Date: December 13, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Colin Maiden Park, Auckland
Things are not looking good for Auckland, who are at the bottom of the points table and have yet to win. After rain ruined their rescheduled game against the Northern Knights, they have few points to show for it, but will want to win as soon as possible.
Batting first, Auckland posted a respectable total of 212 in 41.2 overs, losing 5 wickets. Despite a slow start, opener George Worker scored a half-century. However, captain Robert O’Donnell led from the front, scoring 72 runs to propel Auckland’s innings to a respectable total.
The bowling department got off to a great start, taking the first wicket within the first two overs. They couldn’t break through the partnership that followed, but rain meant that no result was possible, and both teams split the spoils.
Martin Guptill, Robert ODonnell (Captain), William O Donnell, Sean Solia, Mark Chapman, George Worker, William Somerville, Ben Horne (wk), Adithya Ashok, Danru Ferns, Ben Lister, Ross ter Braak
Players to watch out for:
George Worker, Robert ODonnell, Danru Ferns, Ben Lister
Possible Playing XI:
George Worker, Ryan Harrison, William O Donnell, Mark Chapman, Robert ODonnell(c), Ben Horne(w), Adithya Ashok, Danru Ferns, Louis Delport, Ben Lister, Simon Keene
Central District was even more dominant against Otago, defeating them twice in a row. This victory would be huge for them, especially after the setback against Wellington. They’ll want to build on this momentum and go on a much more consistent run in the future.
The Central District failed to impress against Otago, being bowled out for 256 runs in 44.3 overs. Things looked even worse until Captain Will Young smashed 128 off 113 balls to lift Central Districts to a respectable total. Josh Clarkson (42 off 52) and Tom Bruce (34 off 42) made important late-game contributions.
The bowling department, on the other hand, saved the day for the Central Districts. They bowled out Otago for 133 in 26 overs to secure a convincing victory. Doug Bracewell and Seth Rance each took three wickets, destroying their batting lineup.
Ross Taylor, Will Young (Captain), Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Brad Schmulian, Jayden Lennox, Dane Cleaver, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Brett Randell, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Raymond Toole
Players to watch out for:
Dane Cleaver, Doug Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance
Possible Playing XI:
Dane Cleaver (wk), Brad Schmulian, Will Young (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Brett Randell, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance
Auckland Aces vs Central Districts Toss Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss will prefer to bowl first. In comparison to their batting lineups, both teams appear to have a very strong bowling lineup. They will want to take advantage of the new ball and will look to exploit the conditions from the start.
Auckland Aces vs Central Districts Pitch Report
Colin Maiden Park is an Auckland sports complex that is home to the Auckland Cricket Club. With a seating capacity of only 4,000, this venue is primarily used for The Ford Trophy.
The weather forecast appears to be ideal for cricket, with no chance of rain. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 24°C and 16°C.
Auckland Aces vs Central Districts Prediction
Central District is currently riding high, not only in terms of points but also in terms of morale, after winning their most recent game. A win could propel them to the top of the table, which they will be aiming for. Auckland is still looking for their first win and will have to go all out if they want to finish in the top two. Both teams have a lot riding on this game, so it’s going to be a tough one. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Central Districts is the favourite to beat Auckland Aces at the odds of 1.75.
Auckland Aces vs Central Districts Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Captain Will Young smashed 128 off 113 balls, which got Central Districts to a respectable total in the previous match. We recommend backing him as the highest run scorer against Auckland Aces.