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Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings, free match prediction 01 Jan 2020

01 Jan 2020 | 08:30 | Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
195/3 in 19.3 10.00 winner
194/3 in 20.0 9.70

Auckland Aces Vs Canterbury Kings betting odds

AA

1.43

CK

2.65

Toss Winner - Auckland Aces won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Auckland Aces beat Canterbury Kings by 7 wickets

Auckland Aces wil look to snatch the third spot in the points table!

  • Canterbury Kings have defeated Auckland Aces on 4 out of 3 occasions in the T20s at Eden Park Outer Oval
  • The previous match between Auckland Aces and Canterbury Kings was abandoned due to heavy rains
  • Both Auckland Aces and Canterbury Kings suffered defeats in their lately concluded matches

We are backing Auckland Aces to win!

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Super Smash 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Otago Volts 6 4 1 0 1 18 1.12
Wellington Firebirds 5 4 1 0 0 16 0.474
Auckland Aces 7 2 3 0 2 12 -0.518
Central Stags 6 2 3 0 1 10 0.7
Northern Knights 5 1 3 0 1 6 -0.288
Canterbury Kings 5 1 3 0 1 6 -0.478
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
18 1.12 6 4 1 0 1
16 0.474 5 4 1 0 0
12 -0.518 7 2 3 0 2
10 0.7 6 2 3 0 1
6 -0.288 5 1 3 0 1
6 -0.478 5 1 3 0 1
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Match Preview

With their first match being abandoned due to rain, Auckland Aces and Canterbury Kings would battle it out in their second faceoff of the season all set to take place amidst the conditions of Eden Park Outer Oval.

Hosts Auckland Aces in spite of being a star-studded lineup haven't performed to their potential and it is about time the Craig Cachopa-led side stands upon the occasion. Meanwhile, Canterbury Kings have been struggling as well and are rightly seated at the 5th spot with a win, two losses and a no-result under their belt. While bowling has reaped benefits for the Kings, it is their batting that has been a cause of concern of late.

Teams Preview

Auckland Aces Preview

Opener Martin Guptill (143 runs in 4 innings) and Glenn Phillips (146 runs in 4 innings) have had some successes with the bat in the concurrent season of Super Smash and will look to capitalize from the very delivery at Eden Park Oval. Colin Munro has had a terrible run so far and would be wishing to get back the hitting ability in the coming contest.

Skipper Craig Cachopa (77 runs in 4 innings) has been quite handy with the bat this season and along with fellow middle-order batsman, Mark Chapman would aim to keep the scoreboard ticking for the Aces.

Spinner Ronnie Hira (5 wickets in 6 innings) is leading the bowling charts for Auckland Aces. Among the remaining bowlers, pacers Mitchell McClenaghan (1/24) and William Somerville (0/23) put up economical performances in the previous outing and would look to better themselves in the upcoming duel.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

Craig Cachopa (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Lister, William Somerville, Ronnie Hira, Sean Solia, Corey Anderson, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips (wk), Colin Munro, Martin Guptill

Auckland Aces Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Guptill 42 34 5 2 123.53
W Somerville 21 19 0 1 110.53
R Hira 17 15 1 1 113.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M McClenaghan 4.0 0 24 1 6
B Lister 3.3 0 41 1 11.71
M Chapman 3.0 0 17 1 5.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M McClenaghan 4.0 0 24 1 6
B Lister 3.3 0 41 1 11.71
M Chapman 3.0 0 17 1 5.67

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Sean Solia, Louis Delport, Benjamin Lister, Ronnie Hira, Colin Munro, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell McClenaghan, Martin Guptill, Corey Anderson, Craig Cachopa

Canterbury Kings Preview

The batting department would be hoping the likes of Chad Bowes (1,078 runs in 43 T20s) and Stephen Murdoch (1,019 runs in 49 T20s) to put up a stellar run tally on board. Cam Fletcher (37) and Leo Carter (25-ball 33) were getting those boundaries even at crunch moments in the match against Otago and would eye to emulate a similar show in the upcoming feud.

Bowling wise, Cole McConchie (5 wickets in 4 innings) and Blake Coburn (5 wickets in 4 innings) have managed to get under the skin of their rivals on quite a few occasions. Andrew Ellis (3 wickets in 4 innings), with his pacer prowess, has been second in command and will look to topple the Aces' top-order alongside McConchie and Coburn.

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Cole McConchie (c), Ed Nuttall, Blake Coburn, Will Williams, Henry Shipley, Andrew Ellis, Cam Fletcher (wk), Stephen Murdoch, Jack Boyle, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter

Canterbury Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Fletcher 39 37 4 0 105.41
L Carter 33 25 0 3 132
S Murdoch 25 18 1 2 138.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C McConchie 3.0 0 32 2 10.67
B Peter Coburn 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
W Williams 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C McConchie 3.0 0 32 2 10.67
B Peter Coburn 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
W Williams 4.0 0 35 1 8.75

Canterbury Kings Actual Playing XI:

Will Williams, Stephen Murdoch, Cole McConchie, Ed Nuttall, Cameron Fletcher, Andrew Ellis, Henry Burton Shipley, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Jack Boyle, Blake Peter Coburn

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Clouds are likely to hover around the stadium in the first half with the temperature fluctuating between 19-22 degrees in Celsius. There will be clear skies in the later stages of the contest, making the chase easier for the batters.

Venue Details

The previous match played at Eden Park Outer Oval witnessed the team batting first posting 133 runs on board which was eventually chased down by a margin of 7 wickets. Taking into account the current set of conditions, any score above 160 could be considered as a par total at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

The slightly overcast conditions in the initial stages might offer some assistance to the pacers in getting the required swing and seam. Not to forget, the recently played T20 at this venue was won by the team batting second and thus, one would expect the toss winning team to bowl first on this occasion.

Winning Prediction

Although the upcoming T20 could be expected to be a neck to neck encounter, the results are likely to fall in Auckland Aces' favor. The Aces possess some of the fiercest T20 campaigners in their armory who once set in the middle could put a herculean total on board. Canterbury Kings may have a competent bowling attack but the lack of hard-hitters makes their chances of victory quite slim in the coming encounter.

We are backing Auckland Aces to win!

Author: V Shashank