AA vs NK Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights – 17 January 2021 (Auckland). The Big Guns Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, and Colin de Grandhomme are back for this game.
Auckland Aces will take on Northern Knights will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
Northern Knights have lost five of their six games, whereas the Aces have lost all five of their games. The players like Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson will be back for this game. This game is very important for both sides.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 174 runs.
Total T20 Played: 23; Bat 1st Won: 8; Bat 2nd Won: 15
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
Match Details :
Time:- 7:40 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Probable XI for both sides:-
Auckland Aces – Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Glenn Phillips, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Horne, Will Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Kyle Jamieson, Ben Lister, Danru Ferns.
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Jeet Raval, Anton Devcich, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Carter, Brett Hampton, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, G Phillips, M Guptill, T Boult, and Kyle Jamieson.
AA vs NK Team Wicket-Keeper
Glenn Phillips (Price 10) and Tim Seifert (Price 9) will be our wicket-keepers. Seifert has scored 207 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 34.50. Phillips is not in very good form, but he performed brilliantly in the International summer. Both of them are world-class players.
AA vs NK Team Batsmen
Martin Guptill (Price 10) and William O’Donnell (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Auckland Aces. Guptill scored 403 runs last season at an average of 44.78, whereas his strike-rate was 142.20. Donnell has scored 130 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 43.33. Both of them are genuine run-scorers.
Jeet Raval (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Northern Knights. Raval has scored 80 runs in two games this season, whereas he has a strike-rate of 123.07. He scored a brilliant half-century in the last game.
AA vs NK Team All-Rounders
Anton Devcich (Price 9.5) and Scott Kuggeleijn (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Northern Knights. Devcich has scored 203 runs in the tournament at an average of 40.60, whereas Scott has scalped seven wickets in bowling. Anton is batting at a strike-rate of 172.03.
[You can also take Colin de Grandhomme instead of Anton Devcich]
AA vs NK Team Bowlers
Trent Boult (Price 9) and Tim Southee (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Northern Knights. Southee was the highest wicket-taker in the T20Is against Pakistan, whereas Boult scalped 25 wickets in IPL 2020. Both of them are world-class bowlers.
Kyle Jamieson (Price 9) and William Somerville (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Auckland Aces. Somerville has scalped 20 T20 wickets in 27 games prior to Super Smash, whereas he has scalped six wickets this season. Jamieson is coming in the back of a very good International form, whereas he scalped eight wickets in six games last season.
Match Prediction: Auckland Aces are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Glenn Phillips and Anton Devich/Colin de Grandhomme
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.