New Zealand T20 LEAGUE 2022-23, Match 29: WEL vs AUC Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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New Zealand T20 League

29th Match: WEL vs AUC



WEL and AUC will lock horns in the 29th match of the New Zealand T20 League. The game will take place in the Basin Reserve, Wellington on Sunday 5th February 2023 at 06:10 AM IST. A cracker of battle awaits between the 5th-placed Wellington and the table-bottom side Auckland. WEL currently has 16 points in the 9 matches that the side has played, including 3 wins and 4 losses. Whereas, AUC has 12 points in the 9 matches that the side has played, including 2 wins and 5 losses.

With three victories out of nine matches played, WEL is lying in the bottom half of the NZ T20 league table. The skipper of the side Peter Younghusband will be hoping that the side can play their best cricket in this final round-robin match.

On the other hand, the table bottom side AUC has failed to make an impact as a unit in this year’s NZ T20 League competition. Auckland will be looking to put up a decent fight with bat and ball in this dead rubber.

Earlier this season, the 6th-placed AUC registered a narrow win over Wellington in a match played at Eden Park Outer Oval. In the batting department, WEL will be depending on the likes of Tom Blundell, Devan Vishvaka, Rachin Ravindra, Nick Kelly and Tory Johnson to deliver the bulk of the runs. With 143 runs at an average of 28.60, Troy Johnson is the leading run-scorer for Wellington so far this season in this competition.

WEL will be relying on the likes of Ollie Newton, Logan van Beek, Rachin Ravindra, Peter Younghusband, and Nathan Smith to deliver crucial breakthroughs. With nine wickets to his name, pacer Nathan Smith is the leading wicket-taker for WEL in the NZ T20 League competition. AUC will be looking to show discipline in all three departments in their final round-robin match against Wellington.

AUC will be on the likes of Robert O’Donnell, William O’Donnell, Sean Solia, Cole Briggs and Ben Home to produce some runs in this dead rubber. With 180 runs in 7-innings, Cole Briggs is leading the batting charts for AUC in the New Zealand T20 League competition.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Danru Ferna, Matt Gibson and Kyle Jamieson to deliver crucial breakthroughs.


Match Details

Match: WEL vs AUC, 29th Match, New Zealand T20 League

Date: Sunday, 05th February 2023

Time: 06:10 AM

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand


Pitch & Weather Report

Basin Reserve, Wellington will host the 29th match of the 2022-23 NZ T20 competition League WEL & AUC. The wicket prepared for the game will be sunny intervals with light winds. The wicket prepared at this venue will have something for the bowlers. The batters will need to show a cautious approach in the Powerplay overs. WEL & AUC will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposing team to the lowest possible score. The majority of the New Zealand T20 League games played at WEL have been won by side batting second.

The maximum temperature will remain at 22°C, with a low of 18°C with 82% humidity, and a light wind speed of 13 Km/hr for the 29th New Zealand T20 match on Feb 05 between WEL & AUC. Some rain is expected in Basin Reserve on the morning of the match day, with a 60% chance of precipitation.


WEL vs AUC Squads

WEL: Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Jakob Bhula, Logan van Beek, Callum McLachlan (wk), Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden, Luke Georgeson

AUC: William O’Donnell, Sean Solia, Robert O’Donnell, Mark Chapman, George Worker, Max O’Dowd, Cole Briggs, Ben Horne, Adithya Ashok, Louis Denport, Lockie Ferguson, Danru Ferns, Ben Lister, Matt Gibbson, Ryan Harrison, Ross Ter Bakk, Kyle Jamieson


WEL vs AUC: Probable XIs

WEL: Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden, Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Jakob Bhula, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton

AUC: Robert O’Donnell (c), Sean Solia, George Worker, Cole Briggs, William O Donnell, Ben Horne (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Danru Ferns, Matt Gibson


Match Prediction

The 5th placed WEL will be slight favourites to win their game against AUC on Sunday as WEL is playing in its home conditions. On the other hand, AUC will need to bat exceedingly well to get a positive result out of this dead rubber. We say WEL to win this match. 


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