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Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights, SS T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

92/10 in 17.2

5.31

93/4 in 15.1

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

Northern Knights beat Auckland Aces by 6 wickets

Auckland Aces started off the new season with a loss against Northern Knights.

  • Auckland is heavily dependent on opener Martin Guptill.
  • Northern Knights would be delighted with the return to form of all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme.
  • The return of Ish Sodhi Trent Boult is a big boost for the Knights.

Back the Northern Knights as the winners of this match.

Tournament: Super Smash 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
CS
CK
NK
OV
WF
AA
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
4
3
1
0
0
12
0
3
2
1
0
0
8
0.928
4
2
1
0
0
8
0.822
4
1
2
0
0
6
0
3
1
2
0
0
4
-0.396
2
0
2
0
0
2
-1.454

Auckland Aces had a poor start to the Super Smash 2021-22. In their first game of the season, they faced off against Northern Knights and were comprehensively beaten by 4 wickets. They are now at the bottom of the table with zero points and a net run rate of -1.114. Auckland will get to make amends in their next game as they face Northern Knights again, but this time in their home ground. The Knights are having a good season so far with 1 win and 1 loss in 3 matches and a net run rate of +0.307.
 

Auckland Aces Preview

Auckland Aces were asked to bat by Northern Knights in their first game of the season. They could only manage 165 on a good wicket Seddon Park, Hamilton, and the opposition then chased the target down with 13 balls to spare. For Auckland, only Martin Guptill made an impact with the bat with a terrific 47 off 31 balls. Fellow opener George Worker looked good for his 36 off 24 balls. But the others couldn’t make an impact at all. Skipper Robert O’Donnell and Ben Horne would need to step up. But it looks like the main onus would be on Guptill to carry this batting unit.

Auckland’s bowlers did a decent job in the last game. Ben Lister, Louis Delport, and Lockie Ferguson make for a solid bowling unit. Leg-spinner Adithya Ashok and left-arm spinner Mark Chapman do have the ability to keep things tight. If their batsmen get enough runs, this bowling unit can win Auckland games. 
 

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

George Worker, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Cole Briggs, Robert ODonnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), Sean Solia, Lockie Ferguson, Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Ben Lister

Auckland Aces Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2021-22

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Guptill
47
31
4
2
151.61
G Worker
36
24
2
2
150
M Chapman
22
16
3
0
137.5
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
L Delport
4.0
0
37
2
9.25
L Ferguson
3.0
0
25
2
8.33
B Lister
3.0
0
24
1
8

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Sean Solia, Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Cole Briggs, Robert O'Donnell, Benjamin Lister, Adithya Ashok, George Worker, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Horne, Louis Delport

Northern Knights Preview

Northern Knights would be on a high after their fantastic win against Auckland in their previous match. After a loss against Otago in their second match, they really needed a solid win to get their campaign on track and they would hope that this win would do that. They chased a target of 166 courtesy of the brilliant knocks from Joe Carter (75* off 53 balls) and Colin de Grandhomme (53 off 29 balls). They needed their middle-order to fire and would be particularly thrilled that all-rounder Grandhomme is back among the runs. Tim Seifert’s poor form is a concern but he is due for a big one.

The return of Trent Boult has come as a massive boost for the Knights. The ace Kiwi pacer delivered a good spell of 0-19 from 4 overs in the last match and will continue to be their main weapon. Scott Kuggeleijn again showed why he has been the team’s main bowler with his 4-34. Off-spinner Joe Walker too delivered with a spell of 4-31. Anurag Verma continues to impress in every game as well. This bowling lineup is really looking in great shape.
 

Northern Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Joe Carter, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Cooper, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Ish Sodhi, Joe Walker, Trent Boult

Northern Knights Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2021-22

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Carter
75
53
8
2
141.51
C de Grandhomme
53
29
4
4
182.76
T Seifert
14
10
1
1
140
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
S Kuggeleijn
4.0
0
34
4
8.5
J Walker
4.0
0
31
4
7.75
A Verma
2.5
0
25
1
8.82

Northern Knights Actual Playing XI:

Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert, Joe Carter, Jeet Raval, Henry Cooper, Zak Gibson, Colin de Grandhomme, FL Walker, Matthew Fisher

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
23
0 mm.
2.05 k/h
From: W
1%
03h
22
0 mm.
1.92 k/h
From: WNW
0%
06h
22
0 mm.
3.92 k/h
From: W
1%
09h
18
0 mm.
2.49 k/h
From: W
39%
12h
16
0 mm.
2.09 k/h
From: W
79%
15h
15
0 mm.
2.23 k/h
From: WNW
100%
18h
17
0 mm.
2.31 k/h
From: WNW
100%
21h
21
0 mm.
3.52 k/h
From: W
100%

Weather Conditions

Eden Park, Auckland, is a typical New Zealand surface. It’s great for batting for the most part but also assists seamers at the start while giving some purchase to the spinners as well. Since this will be a fresh strip, expect batsmen to make merry. 

The weather in Auckland for the day of the match will be a little cloudy but mostly pleasant. 
 

Venue Details

The highest total in all T20Is on this venue is 245/5 by Australia while chasing. This shows how much the wicket tends to stay consistent throughout the 40 overs. Totals above 190 have been achieved 5 times here in 24 T20Is. Make sure to check our list of premium cricket betting sites to place your bets on the Total runs in this game. The batting first would be looking to set a target of around 195-odd runs.

Toss: To Bowl

This has usually been a chasing venue so the team winning the toss is likely to bat second. 

Northern Knights have won all their last 5 matches against Auckland Aces. The win against Auckland in the previous game this season would also give them much confidence and they would hence start off as favorites for this encounter. Auckland has a good bowling side but they are heavily dependent on Martin Guptill to deliver the goods on the batting front. Northern Knights have got most bases covered and should dominate this contest.

Back the Northern Knights as the winners of this match.

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