Super Smash T20 Match Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights: Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

Super Smash T20 Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

January 10, 2020, Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights: Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

Auckland will be looking to keep their playoff hopes alive when they take on Northern Knights in the 26th match of Super Smash 2019-20 at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland on Friday. Auckland have built nice momentum after winning two games on the bounce in the competition. Captain Craig Cachopa will be aware that Auckland certainly needs to win their remaining two matches in order to qualify for the playoff of the competition.

On the other hand, Northern Knights have struggled to produce positive results in this year’s competition. The side is currently lying at the bottom of the league table with 10 points to their name. Captain Dean Brownlie will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball against Auckland.

Auckland Aces registered a 28-run win against Northern Knights when these sides faced earlier this season.

Auckland Aces performance in Super Smash T20:

The side registered a four-wicket win over Central Districts at Eden Park, courtesy splendid performances from Ben Lister, Mark Chapman and Craig Cachopa.

Martin Guptill has been a standout performer for the side in the batting department and currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 248 runs at an average of 49.60. However, he failed to capitalize on his good in the last game.

Mark Chapman had a good outing with bat and ball against Central Stags.

On the bowling front, the side will be relying on the likes of Ben Lister, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ronnie Hara to make crucial breakthroughs in this all-important clash.

Left-arm medium-pacer Ben Lister finished with excellent figures of 2 for 26 in his four overs, whereas left-arm orthodox spinner Mark Chapman claimed two wickets and conceded just 17 runs in his four overs.

Northern Knights performance in Super Smash T20:

With the side already out of the playoff race, Dean Brownlie-led unit will be looking to produce a positive result against Auckland. Northern Knights will rue the fact the bowling unit was big letdown after batsmen delivered an excellent performance and posted 219 for 7 in their 20 overs.

Wicket-keeper Tim Siefert has been a bankable performer for the side in this year’s competition and once again delivered the goods with the bat. He delivered scintillating performance and finished the innings with the top-score of 74 runs off 36 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes. He was well supported by Brownlie, who scored 55 runs off 29 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.

Bowling certainly has been a cause of concern for Northern Knights so far in this year’s competition. Anton Devcich, Anurag Verma and Scott Kuggeleijn all conceded more than ten runs an over against Canterbury.

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Predicted line up:

Auckland Aces

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa, Corey Anderson, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Horne (wk), Ronnie Hira, Ben Lister, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ross ter Braak

Northern Knights

Anton Devcich, Tim Seifert (wk), Dean Brownlie, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Flynn, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Joe Carter, Ish Sodhi, Brett Randell, Anurag Verma

Pitch Report for Today's Super Smash T20

It will be the last game to be played at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland during Super Smash 2019-20.

Team batting first has won 1 while the other 3 have been won by team chasing the total. 

Otago Volts won the game by 13 runs, after putting 210 runs on the scoreboard in the season opener at the venue.

6 matches were played at the venue in the Super Smash 2018-19 season. 3 matches were won by the chasing team while 1 was abandoned without bowling a bowl due to rain.

A lot of runs are expected on the board as only 1 game of the 5 played last season remained under 170 by both teams. 407 runs were scored in 40 overs during Super Smash this season’s 1st game played at the venue.

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Martin Guptill is currently Auckland Aces’ leading run-scorer with 248 runs at an average of 49.60.
  2. Tim Siefert has scored 292 runs in 6 innings and is 2nd in the Super Smash 2019-20 batting charts. He scored 75 runs against Auckland Aces earlier this season.
  3. Scott Kuggeleijn picked 3 wickets in his 4 overs against Auckland Aces earlier this season.
  4. 362 runs were scored when these two teams met each other earlier this season. 47 boundaries were hit in that game.
  5. 5-6 is the head to head record between the two teams in favour of Northern Knights.

Super Smash T20 Match Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

Super Smash Today Match Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

Super Smash T20 Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

December 22

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Super Smash Today Match Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights

The 10th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Auckland Aces and Northern Knights on Sunday.

Both teams will be in search of their first win of the season and will be hoping for a complete game after being affected from rain in their last games.

Auckland are currently placed fourth in the points table after two of their three games were washed out following their 13-run loss against Otago Volts in the Super Smash 2019-20 opener.

Bottom placed Northern Knights too are coming on the back of a washed out fixture against Central Districts. The Knights suffered a humiliating 120 runs defeat at the hands of the Districts in the Super Smash 2019-20 season opener and lost their 2nd game of the season by 43 runs to Otago Volts.

Auckland Aces performance in Super Smash T20:

Only once have the Aces batsmen got the chance to prove their ability in Super Smash 2019-20 so far. Even though they lost the match to Central Districts, their batting unit proved why they are one of the strongest in the tournament.

Glenn Phillips scored stunning 106 from 61 balls while Martin Guptill gave the Aces a quick start by hitting 46 runs at a strike rate of 255.56. Colin Munro can turn the tides on any given day.

Mark Chapman and skipper Craig Cachopa will be handling the middle order duties. Hard-hitter Corey Anderson and Sean Solia are expected to continue in their all-rounder role.

Mitchell McClenaghan has been a bit expensive so far but will be pivotal for the Aces in the bowling unit. He will be supported by Kyle Jamieson and William Somerville to keep Northern Knights batsmen in check.

Northern Knights performance in Super Smash T20:

The Knights bowlers were impressive in their washed out game against Central Districts and restricted them to 149/9 in 20 overs after conceding 221 and 198 in their opening two matches of Super Smash 2019-20.

The Knights fumbled while chasing a target of 199 and got all out for 155 against Otago Volts despite a strong middle order performance from Brett Hampton and Joe Carter. Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich and skipper Dean Brownlie will be hoping to set the platform for Hampton and Carter.

Daryl Mitchell didn’t bowl in the Knights clash against Central Stags due to a minor injury but is expected to be back in his all-rounder role.

Brett Randell proved a master stroke against the Stags and picked three wickets in his first start of the season.

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Predicted line up:

Auckland Aces

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

Northern Knights

Tim Seifert (wk), Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie (c), Brett Hampton, Joe Carter, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Flynn, Brett Randell, Matthew Fisher, Ish Sodhi

Pitch Report for Today's Super Smash T20

It will be the third of five Super Smash games to be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The last game – Northern Knights vs Central Districts – played at the venue ended in no result. 

Otago Volts scored 198/9 in the 1st game played at the venue this season while the Knights were all out for 155.

11 T20Is has been played at Seddon Park, Hamilton, 6 of them have been won by the team batting first while 5 by the team chasing the total.

172 is the average score of the team batting first and 160 is off the team batting 2nd.

212/4 is the highest total recorded at the venue while 78/10 is the lowest.

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Daryl Mitchell picked four wickets and gave 32 runs in his 4 overs in the Knights vs Otago Volts.
  2. Joe Carter scored 55 runs off 32 balls at a strike rate of 171.88 against the Volts. His inning included 2 fours and 4 maximums.
  3. Brett Randell picked three wickets while giving away just 29 runs in his 4 overs against Central Stags.
  4. Glenn Phillips scored the 1st and only century of the Super Smash 2019-20 season against the Stags in their Super Smash 2019-20 season opener.
  5. Michael Rippon picked up 2 wickets and gave away just 20 run in his 4 overs despite Auckland Aces leaking 197 runs.