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Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces, Super Smash 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

24 Dec 2020 | 06:10 | Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
178/6 in 19.1 9.29 winner
176/3 in 20.0 8.80

Wellington Firebirds Vs Auckland Aces betting odds





Toss Winner - Wellington Firebirds won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Wellington Firebirds beat Auckland Aces by 4 wickets

Wellington Vs Auckland – a rematch to finale

  • Wellington has a 2-1 win-loss record over Auckland in the last season.
  • Wellington`s Devon Conway was the highest run scorer last season with 543 runs while Hamish bennet was the highest wicket taker with 17 wickets.
  • Auckland Aces finished third in points table while Wellington topped the table last season.

Wellington will win the opening match

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bat

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 1 1 0 0 0 4 0.487
Canterbury Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Central Stags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Knights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otago Volts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Auckland Aces 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.487
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 0.487 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.487 1 0 1 0 0

wf vs aa Match Prediction & Analysis

Super Smash 2020-21 is all set to begin with a bang amidst a busy New Zealand summer. Defending Champions Wellington take on the runners-up Auckland Aces in the season opener. Wellington Firebirds have won the Super Smash title thrice while Auckland Aces are the most successful team with 4 title reigns so far. Both teams will look to win the opening match of the season and set the tone for their campaign this year. Auckland Aces will look to avenge Wellington for their defeat in the finals last season.

Teams Preview

Wellington Firebirds Preview

Wellington Firebirds will be led by veteran pacer Hamish Bennett who went onto represent the national team after his good showing in the last season. Logan van Beek and Ollie Newton will share the pace bowling duties alongside Hamish Bennett. All-rounder Rachin Ravindra and Jimmy Neesham will provide excellent depth to their playing XI.

In the batting department Tom Blundell will miss out due to his national duties. Devon Conway, Andre Fletcher, Michael Bracewell are expected to play a crucial role in the batting order. They have all-rounders Neesham and Rachin Ravindra in the lower middle order to give an explosive finish to the team.

Top players to bet on:

Devon Conway – Conway was very impressive with the bat in the recent T20I matches he played against West Indies and Pakistan. He has 174 runs at a strike arte of 150+ & average of 58 in the 4 matches he batted.

Jimmy Neesham – Neesham has been one of the regular members of the Kiwi team for a couple of years. He has been average with the bat and ball in recent matches and will look to regain form in this super smash season.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Andre Fletcher, Michael Bracewell, Rachin Ravindra, Jimmy Neesham Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears

Wellington Firebirds Actual Playing XI:

Rachin Ravindra, Logan van Beek, Jamie Gibson, Michael Snedden, Hamish Bennett, PY Husband, Fraser Colson, Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen, Troy Johnson, Lauchie Johns

Auckland Aces Preview

Auckland Aces have a host of well-known names in the batting department with the likes of Glenn Philips, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, and Mark Chapman in the top-4 batting slots. Uncapped players Graham Beghin and Ben Horne will combine alongside the experienced players to strengthen the batting department.

Pacers Lockie Ferguson and Kyle Jamieson will be missed for the early part of tournament. Their pace attack will rely on the likes of Ben Lister, Jamie Brown, South African Delport, and All-rounder Sean Solia in this season. Ronnie Hira and Will Somerville will take care of the spin bowling department of the team.

Top players to bet on:

Glenn Philips – Philip made a superb comeback to the national team and hit his maiden T20I century against West Indies.  He will look to continue his good form in the super smash too.

Ronnie Hira – Ronnie Hira was the pick of the bowlers last season with 14 wickets. He must look to restrict the opposition batsmen effectively in the middle overs to give his team an upper hand.  

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing XI:

Glenn Philips, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Mark Chapman, Ben Horne, Ben Lister, Jamie Brown, Ronnie Hira, Will Somerville, Sean Solia, Graham Beghin

Auckland Aces Actual Playing XI:

Sean Solia, Benjamin Lister, Graeme Beghin, Bradley Rodden, Robert O'Donnell, Danru Ferns, William O'Donnell, William Somerville, Ryan Harrison, Ben Horne, Olly Pringle

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 10.66 k/h From: NNW 30%
03h 18 0 mm. 9.29 k/h From: NNW 45%
06h 17 0 mm. 1.38 k/h From: NNW 43%
09h 15 0 mm. 2.62 k/h From: SSE 43%
12h 14 0 mm. 2.03 k/h From: S 42%
15h 15 0 mm. 2.18 k/h From: S 85%
18h 14 0.20 mm. 3.35 k/h From: SSE 81%
21h 15 0.23 mm. 4.23 k/h From: SSE 100%

Weather Conditions

Wellington has a dark and cloudy weather on the match day. We expect rain to have only a small impact in this match.

Venue Details

Wellington pitch is a good balance between the bat and ball. We can expect scores around 160-170 runs in this match. The pitch is expected to remain the same throughout the entire duration of the match.

Toss: To Bat

Teams batting first has a 5-1 win-loss record at this venue last season and we expect both captains to bat first on this pitch.

WF vs AA Winning Prediction

Wellington Firebirds have retained their core group which helped them win the trophy last season.  They also have good depth and balance with a number of all-rounders in the squad. Auckland Aces will miss their former skipper Craig Cachopa, pacers Lockie Ferguson and Kylie Jamison (latter two only for the early part). They have an inexperienced pace attack which might be a trouble for them. We expect Wellington Firebirds to win this match.

Wellington will win the opening match

Author: Dhinesh Kumar