The Wellington Firebirds (WF) are ready to be at odds with Auckland Aces (AA) in the 25th match of Ford Trophy 2023-24 at the beautiful Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Auckland Aces are currently placed second last in the points table with four wins and four loses in their last eight matches.
Wellington Firebirds, on the other hand, are placed last in the points table with only two wins and four loses in their last eight matches.
WF vs AA Match Details
- Match – WF vs AA, 25th Match
- Format – 50 overs
- Venue – Basin Reserve, Wellington
- Date & Time – February 14, 2024 & 3:00 AM
WF vs AA Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Basin Reserve in Wellington is well-balanced with equal opportunities for both batters and bowlers. Both batters and bowlers are very helpful on this pitch, so fans can expect a good match of cricket. The weather is expected to be cloudy with no chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 16.5° Celsius.
WF vs AA Head-to-Head Records
In the last ten matches played between these two teams, Auckland Aces have won five matches. Wellington Firebirds, on the other hand, have won four matches, while one match was abandoned.
WF vs AA Toss Prediction
Wellington Firebirds are expected to win the toss in WF vs AA’s 25th match.
WF vs AA Predicted Playing XI
Wellington Firebirds: C McLachlan (wk), T Johnson, N Kelly, G Severin, N Greenwood, N Smith, P Younghusband, L Van Beek, J Tashkoff, A Milne, B Sears
Auckland Aces: C Fletcher (wk), C Briggs, R Roux, G Worker, W Taylor, S Solia, R Harrison, L Delport, A Oliver, D Ferns, N Perera
WF vs AA Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Troy Johnson (WF)
Since the pitch is well-balanced, Troy Johnson can definitely be a player to watch out for.
He performed exceptionally well in the last few matches. He has already smashed 307 runs in the last six matches of the Ford Trophy.
Robert Roux and Nick Kelly are other good batter picks for today’s nail-biting WF vs AA match.
Top Bowler: Adam Milne (WF)
Adam Milne is a kind of bowler, who no one should ever underestimate. He is a perfect death overs bowler who has the ability to take wickets.
He has smashed 54 runs and taken 12 wickets in the last five matches. Ben Sears and Ben Lister are other bowler options for today’s match.
Top All-Rounder: Logan Van Beek (WF)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Logan Van Beek is no doubt the best option.
He is one of the key players in the Wellington Firebirds squad and his performance is necessary for the team to win the trophy. He has already smashed 75 runs and taken 8 wickets in the last six matches.
Nathan Smith and Peter Younghusband are other good all-rounders for today’s match. They are clever wicket-takers and can aggressively hit the ball for boundaries in the middle order.
WF vs AA Best Betting Odds Comparison
|WF vs AA , Ford Trophy 2023-24, 25th Match, Betting Sites
|Wellington Firebirds (Odds)
|Auckland Aces (Odds)
WF vs AA Who will win?
Auckland Aces are expected to win the 25th match since they have a better squad and head-to-head record. They can easily crush Wellington Firebirds like they did in the last few head-to-head matches.