Three berths remain for the main draw of the Champions League. Six teams will fight for them. Here's how the qualifiers stack up
How they made it: Winners of the HRV Cup
Captain: Gareth Hopkins
Headliner: Martin Guptill
Auckland have been among the best Twenty20 outfits in New Zealand, having made the finals in four of the six seasons since the format's inception in domestic cricket. They qualified for the 2011 Champions League by avenging their loss to Central Districts in the 2009-10 HRV Cup final. While Andre Adams was the clear leader of the bowling attack in 2010-11, claiming 13 wickets at an economy-rate of just over 6.00, Auckland had no stand-out performer with the bat. Their scores were built around Jimmy Adams, Colin Munro, Lou Vincent and Colin de Grandhomme, all of whom scored in the region of 200 runs. Auckland are not short on international experience, with Chris Martin, Kyle Mills and Daryl Tuffey completing their pace attack, and Martin Guptill bolstering the batting. However, the effectiveness of spin-twins Bruce Martin and Ronnie Hira on slow tracks could hold the key to their campaign.