CD vs AA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 01, 2023
Tournament: Plunket Shield, 2023.
Date: March 31, 2023.
Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand.
Central Districts vs Auckland Aces Head-To-Head
Auckland Aces leads the recent head-to-head between these two sides 2-1. One of these last 5 games, was drawn and one of the games, was abandoned.
Central Districts vs Auckland Aces Live Streaming and Broadcast
This Plunket Shield season 2023 competition, can be viewed on the New Zealand Cricket YouTube channel. This channel will transfer this game between Central Districts and Auckland Aces to the Indian fans. There is no live gushing or live broadcast available for this game.
In a rescheduled game of the Plunket Shield competition for the 2023 season, Central Districts will take on Auckland Aces later today. This is the 14th game of the Plunket Shield league stage and it will be played at the Saxton Oval venue in Nelson, New Zealand. Let's look at the pitch report, betting tips, and match prediction for this game. The Central Districts team is currently lying in the second position in the points tally while the Auckland Aces are in 5th position near the bottom of the points table.
CD vs AA Team Previews
The Central Districts team is going into this game with a couple of wins under their belt against Canterbury and Otago. They defeated Otago by 5 wickets in the 23rd game of the Plunket Shield played in Palmerston North. Batting first, Otago scored 268 runs all out from 76.1 overs. The best bowler on the show in the Otago first innings for Central Districts was Raymond Toole who picked up 4 wickets for 78 runs from his 20 overs. He was well-supported by the likes of Brett Randell, Bevan Small, and Ajaz Patel who picked up 2 victims each.
The Central Districts' innings were opened by Jack Boyle and Curtis Heaphy. Jack Boyle scored 117 runs while opening the innings from 240 balls with 12 fours and one six. Most of the Central Districts' top and middle order got in but failed to continue with the innings. There were some useful contributions in the lower middle order from the likes of Dane Cleaver who scored 48 runs, Ajaz Patel who scored 40 runs, and Josh Clarkson who smashed 62 runs from 50 balls with eleven fours.
The Otago team put up a spirited performance in their top-order and middle-order. Thorn Parkes hit a hundred in the innings for Otago. Ajaz Patel was the top bowler for Central Districts picking up 6 wickets for 95 runs from his marathon spell of 39.1 overs. He was supported in his efforts by Raymond Toole, Brad Schmulian, and Toby Findlay who picked up a wicket apiece. In their second innings, Central Districts was set a target of 188 runs to win the match. They chased it successfully for the loss of 5 wickets. Brad Schmulian was the top scorer for Central Districts with 61 runs from 60 balls with 8 fours.
Central Stags Playing 11
Bevan Small, Brad Schmulian, Curtis Heaphy, Jayden Lennox, Raymond Toole, William Clark, Dane Cleaver, Greg Hay, Josh Clarkson, Jack Boyle, Liam Dudding.
Auckland Aces played their last match against Northern Districts. It was the 22nd game of the Plunket Shield for the 2023 season and was played on Auckland's home turf. Auckland won this match by a margin of 71 runs. Batting first Auckland scored 350 runs for the loss of 5 wickets before declaring their innings. They did not get off to a good start and lost 4 wickets before a total of 100 runs was put on the board. However, George Worker and Simon Keene scored hundreds to take the team to a position of strength.
Northern Districts declared their innings on 213 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Bharat Popli was the top run-getter for them with 82 runs from 164 balls with 12 fours. The top bowler on the show for the Auckland team in this inning was Simon Keene. He picked up 2 wickets for Auckland giving away just 28 runs in his 10 overs. Auckland batters did a decent job in their second innings scoring 278 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. William O'Donnell scored a fifty at the top of the order from 83 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. The Auckland skipper Robert O'Donnell also scored 47 runs and William Sommerville hit a fifty lower down the order.
While chasing a massive target of 416 runs in their 4th innings Northern Districts made a game effort. They made a terrific start to their innings and were 193 for 1 at one stage. Bharat Popli was once again among runs hitting 101 runs from 148 balls with 10 fours and 1 six. However, the Auckland bowlers pulled back this spirited chase and the destroyer-in-chief for Auckland was Danru Ferns who picked up 5 wickets for 79 runs. He was well-aided in his efforts by Adithya Ashok who picked up 3 wickets for 88 runs from his 27.5 overs.
Auckland Aces Playing 11
Ben Horne, Louis Delport, Matthew Gibson, Quinn Sunde, Ross Ter Braak, Ryan Harrison, Danru Ferns, George Worker, Martin Guptill, William O'Donnell, William Somerville.
CD vs AA Toss Prediction
The pitch at the Saxton Oval ground in Nelson will be helpful to the batters. But there might be some life in it for the new ball bowlers early on. All-in-all it might be a good idea to bat first on this venue after winning the toss.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
It is one of the home grounds for the Central Districts team. You can expect the batsmen to do well in this game. The ball will come onto the bat nicely and batters can play their strokes confidently on the track. the Saxton Oval was one of the venues for the Cricket World Cup in 2015 and hosted 3 games in the competition.
We are likely to get rain on the first day of the match. You might likely get heavy rains during the game. But is expected that the weather will clear up in later parts of the game and will become nice. You can get light winds during the match that will become north-westerly during the afternoons.
CD vs AA Betting Tips
The Central Districts team has fared a lot better in the competition than compared to the Auckland outfit. They are also playing at home in this competition. So, you can expect Central Districts to win this last game of the competition. However, Auckland did register a win in their last game over Northern Districts. So, you can get to see Auckland making a match of it.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Tom Bruce has been the leading batter for Central Districts during the season having scored huge runs during the Plunket Shield season. You can bet on him to top-score again for Central Districts.
Raymond Toole did a great job for Central Districts in their last encounter helping the side win the game. You can bet on him to become the top bowler for his team again in this game.
Central Districts to score more than 2 runs in the first over of their first innings.
The Central Districts top-order batting is in good touch at the moment. You may very well expect them to score more than 2 runs in the first over of their innings.