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Auckland Aces vs Otago Volts, free match prediction 14 Dec 2019

14 Dec 2019 | 07:40 | Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
197/5 in 20.0 9.85
210/6 in 20.0 10.50 winner

Auckland Aces Vs Otago Volts betting odds

AA

1.51

OV

2.45

Toss Winner - Otago Volts won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Otago Volts beat Auckland Aces by 13 runs

Auckland aims to get off to a good start against Otago!

  • Last season, Auckland played exceedingly well in the competition. In the preliminary final, Auckland missed out on qualifying for the finals of the competition.
  • Martin Guptill, Craig Cachopa and Mitchell McClenaghan were key performers for Auckland in the competition played last year
  • Last year Jacob Duffy, Hamish Rutherford and Anaru Kitchen were key performers for Otago.

Expect Auckland to register a thumping win over Otago!

  • 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
Central Stags 1 1 0 0 0 4 6
Otago Volts 1 1 0 0 0 4 0.65
Canterbury Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wellington Firebirds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Auckland Aces 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.65
Northern Knights 1 0 1 0 0 0 -6
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 6 1 1 0 0 0
4 0.65 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.65 1 0 1 0 0
0 -6 1 0 1 0 0
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aa vs ov Match Prediction & Analysis

Auckland will be looking to get off to good start when they face Otago in the 2nd match of Super Smash 2019 at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland on Saturday.

Auckland will be looking to go the distance and lifted the coveted trophy this year. Captain Robert O’Donnell will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Otago will be looking to turn their fortunes around in this year’s competition. The side struggled to produce consistent results and managed to finish fourth in the league table with 16 points to their name. Captain Jacob Duffy will be hoping that the side can produce a decent show against Auckland.

Teams Preview

Auckland Aces Preview

Four-time Super Smash champions Auckland will be keen to start their campaign on a positive note. Last season, Auckland secured six victories out of ten games played in the competition. The side lost to Central Districts in the preliminary finals played at Auckland.

In the batting department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips to do the bulk of the scoring. Accomplished T20 cricketers like Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will be looking to get the side off to explosive starts in the competition.

Last year, Guptill scored 133 runs in 3 games, whereas Munro made limited appearances for the side and scored 138 runs at an average of 27.60. The team management will be hoping that Guptill and Munro can play more games for Auckland this season.

Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman and wicket-keeper Glenn Phillips will need to contribute with crucial scores in this fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Mitchell McClenaghan, Will Somerville and Danru Ferns will need to make crucial breakthroughs. Left-arm medium pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was the standout bowler for Auckland last year. He claimed 17 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 15.88.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Robert O’Donnell, Craig Cachopa, Will Somerville, Danru Fern, Mitchell McClenaghan, Benjamin Lister, Jamie Brown.

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Sean Solia, Ronnie Hira, Colin Munro, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell McClenaghan, Martin Guptill, Corey Anderson, Craig Cachopa, William Somerville, Kyle Jamieson

Otago Volts Preview

Two-time Super Smash Champions Otago will be looking to turn things around this season. Last year, Otago struggled to produce positive results and secured three victories out of ten matches played in the tournament.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom and Anaru Kitchen to do the bulk of the scoring. Last season, Hamish Rutherford was the leading run-scorer for the side in the competition. He accumulated 227 runs in 9 matches at an average of 28.37.

Anaru Kitchen and Neil Broom also delivered credible performances for the side in the previous edition of the competition. The kitchen scored 213 runs at an average of 26.62, whereas Broom finished with 173 runs in 9 matches played for Otago. Ben Cox, Michael Bracewell and Brad Wilson will be given the task of scoring big runs at the back end of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Jacob Duffy, Nathan Smith and Michael Rippon to provide crucial breakthroughs. Captain Jacob Duffy led from the front with the ball in hand and claimed 13 wickets in last year’s competition.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Jacob Duffy (captain), Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Cox, Michael Bracewell, Brad Wilson, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith, Christi Viljoen, Jack Hunter.

Otago Volts Actual Playing XI:

Michael Rae, Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Nick Kelly, Nathan Smith, NT Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Hamish Rutherford, Joshua Finnie, Max chu

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is expected to provide help to the quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to take conservative approach in the initial Powerplay overs. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is expected to have light rains with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland is going to host the game between Auckland and Otago. Auckland will be confident of doing well in this fixture as they have an excellent head-to-head record against Otago in the competition.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and make use of pitch conditions. Average score at the venue is around 140 runs.

AA vs OV Winning Prediction

Host Auckland will be favorites to win their opening game against Otago. With the likes of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips in their ranks, Auckland has a superior batting lineup in comparison to Otago.

Expect Auckland to register a thumping win over Otago!

Author: Shoaib Z.