WFI vs AUC Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Super Smash 2020-21, Match 1


Wellington Firebirds are expected to win this match.

Match Details

The 1st match of the Super Smash 2020-21 will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces at Basin Reserve in Wellington.

This match will start at 6:10 AM IST (1:40 PM local time). This tournament will be streamed live on Fancode.


New Zealand’s domestic T20 competition, Super Smash, is all set to get underway on December 24. The finalists of the last season, Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces will face each other in the opening encounter. The two teams faced each other three times last season. Wellington and Auckland defeated each other once but the former side managed to win the most crucial game and lifted the trophy.

WFI vs AUC Weather Report for Super Smash 2020-21 Match 1:

There is every chance of rain interrupting the proceedings in this match. It is likely to be cloudy throughout the day and the temperature will hover around 19-20 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Basin Reserve is known to be decent for batsmen. Three out of six matches last season witness scores of more than 180.

Average first innings score:

172 (Six matches played at the venue in Super Smash 2019-20)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 1; Lost – 5

Injury & Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

WFI vs AUC Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Wellington Firebirds

Fraser Colson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (C), Rachin Ravindra, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Lauchie Johns/Finn Allen (WK), Hamish Bennett, Ian McPeake, Michael Snedden, Peter Younghusband.


Lauchie Johns/Finn Allen

Auckland Aces

Robert O Donnell (C), Sean Solia, Graeme Beghin, Ben Horne (WK), Ryan Harrison, William O Donnell, Bradley Rodden/Danru Ferns, Ben Lister, Olly Pringle, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak,


Bradley Rodden/Danru Ferns

WFI vs AUC Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Rachin Ravindra played 11 matches scoring 186 runs last season at an SR of 144.18. He also picked 8 wickets for his team. Hamish Benett is a brilliant pacer and picked 17 wickets last season in 11 outings. Sean Solia scored 50 runs in three innings at an SR of 131.57 last season and also picked four wickets. Michael Bracewell smashed 149 runs in nine innings last season and accounted for five scalps.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Rachin Ravindra, Sean Solia

Vice-Captain Options: Michael Bracewell, Hamish Bennett

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WFI vs AUC 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Horne

Batsmen – Fraser Colson, Michael Bracewell (VC), Robert O’Donnell

All-Rounders – Rachin Ravindra (C), Sean Solia, Jamie Gibson

Bowlers – Logan van Beek, Hamish Bennett, Ben Lister, William Somerville

12th Man – Ollie Pringle


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WFI vs AUC 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Horne

Batsmen – Fraser Colson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell, Robert O’Donnell

All-Rounders – Rachin Ravindra, Sean Solia (C)

Bowlers – Hamish Bennett (VC), Peter Younghusband, Logan van Beek, Ross ter Braak

12th Man – Ollie Pringle


Expert Advice

Devon Conway, Phillips, Blundell, Chapman and Neesham are not playing. Do not pick them.

Today’s WFI vs AUC Probable Winners

Wellington Firebirds are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.


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