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Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

17 Jan 2021 | 07:40 | Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
140/6 in 14.0 10.00
109/5 in 9.5 11.08 winner

Auckland Aces Vs Northern Knights betting odds





Toss Winner - Northern Knights won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Northern Knights beat Auckland Aces by 5 wickets

Northern Knights look to add tally to Auckland`s misery

  • Northern Knights have 4 points from 6 matches while Auckland yet to open their account in 5 matches.
  • Tim Seifert and Anton Devcich (Auckland) feature among the top-5 run getters of the season with 200+ runs so far while Sean Solia is the top scorer for Northern knights with 173 runs.
  • Auckland lost to Canterbury in a 5-over shoot out at this venue this season.

Northern Knights will win the match

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 6 5 1 0 0 20 1.65
Canterbury Kings 6 5 1 0 0 20 0.685
Central Stags 6 4 2 0 0 16 1.124
Otago Volts 5 2 3 0 0 8 -0.97
Northern Knights 7 2 5 0 0 6 -1.194
Auckland Aces 6 0 6 0 0 0 -1.517
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
20 1.65 6 5 1 0 0
20 0.685 6 5 1 0 0
16 1.124 6 4 2 0 0
8 -0.97 5 2 3 0 0
6 -1.194 7 2 5 0 0
0 -1.517 6 0 6 0 0

aa vs nk Match Prediction & Analysis

Super Smash league has reached the half-way mark with more than half of league games completed. Northern Knights and Auckland are the two teams in contention here and they both are struggling at the bottom of the points table in fifth and sixth positions respectively. Northern Knights have one win in their six games this season while Auckland are yet to open their points tally so far. A loss in this match will push both the teams out of the qualification race statistically and practically by all means possible. We are in for a action packed match between two sides that look to stay in contention for the knockouts this season.

Teams Preview

Auckland Aces Preview

Auckland failed to time their chase in their game against Canterbury last night. They failed to chase 155 runs despite Sean Solia and William Donnell scoring fifties in the match. They needed just 52 runs off last 8 overs with 8 wickets in hand but they ended up losing up 6 runs.

Ross Ter Braak and D Ferns bowled superbly last game claiming 2 wickets each and having a combined figures of 4-0-50-4. W Somerville and Ben Lister leaked runs at over 9 RPO but chipped with wickets in the important situations. Their bowling units have given runs at high economy rate in this season so far.

Top players to bet on:

Sean Solia – Sean Solia has 173 runs with 2 fifties at a strike rate of 125+ this season. He must look to be more consistent with the bat and score more runs in this match to help his team win.

D Ferns – Ferns is the highest wicket-taker for the team with 7 wickets but is giving runs at over 11 RPO which is a big worry for the team. He must look to bowl with more control and accuracy in this match.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Robert ODonnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), William O Donnell, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Louis Delport, Ben Lister, Danru Ferns

Auckland Aces Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Solia 55 42 6 0 130.95
W O'Donnell 50 44 2 1 113.64
B Horne 27 16 1 2 168.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Ter Braak 4.0 0 24 2 6
D Ferns 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
L Delport 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Ter Braak 4.0 0 24 2 6
D Ferns 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
L Delport 4.0 0 29 1 7.25

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Sean Solia, Ben Horne, Benjamin Lister, Robert O'Donnell, Glenn Phillips, William O'Donnell, William Somerville, Martin Guptill, Ross Ter Braak, Kyle Jamieson, Louis Delport

Northern Knights Preview

Northern Knights batting unit was led by Jeet Raval`s 70 runs off 55 balls. Anton Devcich (35 runs) and Mitch Santner (23 runs) came up with crucial cameos to give him a good partnership in the middle. They were 20 runs short of target after being almost 80/1 in the half-way mark.

Pacers Fred Walker and Scott Kuggleijn picked 3 wickets between them in the first three overs to leave the opposition struggling at 15/3. They failed to continue on the early momentum and allowed the opposition to build a massive 133-run partnership. Joe Walker and Brett Hampton have come up with crucial wickets this season.

Top players to bet on:

Tim Seifert – Seifert has scored 207 runs at a strike rate of 109 with 2 fifties so far. He will look to improve on his strike rate and help his team post a big score in this match.  

Fred Walker – Walker was the only bowler to give runs at less than 9 RPO last game. He had bowling figures of 3.5-0-20-3. He has 5 wickets at an economy rate of 6 RPO this season.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich (c), Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Mitchell Santner, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Peter Bocock (wk), Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Frederick Walker

Northern Knights Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Raval 70 55 6 2 127.27
A Devcich 35 22 4 1 159.09
M Santner 23 19 1 1 121.05
Bowlers O M R W Econ
F Walker 3.5 0 20 3 5.22
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
A Verma 3.0 0 27 0 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
F Walker 3.5 0 20 3 5.22
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
A Verma 3.0 0 27 0 9

Northern Knights Actual Playing XI:

Anton Devcich, Joe Carter, Jeet Raval, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Mitchell Santner, Joe Walker, TG Southee

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 3.69 k/h From: NW 73%
03h 23 0.69 mm. 6.09 k/h From: WNW 95%
06h 22 2.23 mm. 6.17 k/h From: W 68%
09h 19 0.13 mm. 4.24 k/h From: W 33%
12h 18 0 mm. 4.98 k/h From: W 17%
15h 18 0 mm. 5.64 k/h From: W 4%
18h 17 0.45 mm. 6.51 k/h From: WSW 27%
21h 19 0 mm. 6.54 k/h From: WSW 62%

Weather Conditions

Auckland is expected to have a dark and cloudy weather on the match day. Weather forecasters say 80% chances of rain and we expect it paly a big role in this match like the alst game played here.

Venue Details

Auckland is a placid batting track and we expect batsmen to feats on bowlers here. The boundaries are also on the smaller side and we can expect teams to score around 180+ runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option in high scoring games and looming rain threat and DLS equation consideration. Chasing team won the 5-over shoot-out in the last game played here.

AA vs NK Winning Prediction

Both teams have an inconsistent batting lien-up which relies heavily on 1-2 players to make a big score. They have star players who can take the game away from opposition singlehandedly on their day. Northern Knights have a slightly better bowling attack when compared to Auckland. No Auckland bowler has economy rate at less than 9 RPO (min 5 overs bowled) while the Knights have 4 bowlers in that zone. We expect Northern Knights tow in this match and continue the losing streak of Auckland.  

Northern Knights will win the match

Author: Dhinesh Kumar