NK vs AA Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Northern Knights vs Auckland Aces – 29 January 2021 (Hamilton). The Northern Knights would want to get their third win on the trot.
Northern Knights will take on Auckland Aces will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
Auckland Aces have won one of their seven games, whereas the Knights have won three of their eight games. Northern Knights are in good form lately because of the arrival of their star players, whereas Ish Sodhi will also return in this game. The Aces registered their first win in the last game, and they would want to build momentum.
Pitch Report –The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 164 runs.
Total T20 Played: 32; Bat 1st Won: 19; Bat 2nd Won: 13
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
Match Details :
Time:- 7:50 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Katene Clarke, Kane Williamson, Anton Devcich, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.
Auckland Aces – Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Horne, Will Somerville, Kyle Jamieson, Ben Lister, Louis Delport, Ross ter Braak.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, K Williamson, T Southee, M Chapman, and G Phillips.
NK vs AA Team Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert (Price 9) will be our wicket-keeper. Seifert has scored 245 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 30.62. He is a world-class batsman.
NK vs AA Team Batsmen
Martin Guptill (Price 10), Robert O’Donnell (Price 9), and Mark Chapman (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Auckland Aces. Chapman has scored 98 runs in two games at an average of 49.00, whereas Donnell has scored 171 at an average of 34.20. Guptill scored 403 runs last season at an average of 44.78, whereas his strike-rate was 142.20. He is not in good form, but he is a T20 veteran. All three of them are genuine run-scorers.
Kane Williamson (Price 10) will be our batsman from the Northern Knights. Williamson does not need any stats to prove his class, and he is an obvious pick for this game.
NK vs AA Team All-Rounders
Scott Kuggeleijn (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Northern Knights. Kuggeleijn has scalped 11 wickets in the tournament, and he is the highest wicket-taker of the side.
Glenn Phillips (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from the Auckland Aces. Phillips played a brilliant knock of 68 runs against the Knights, whereas he has scalped three wickets in bowling. Phillips is a world-class player, but he is not in great form.
NK vs AA 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, and they are in decent form too.
William Somerville (Price 8.5) and Ross ter Braak (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Auckland Aces. Somerville has scalped ten wickets this season, whereas Braak has five scalps in five games. Both of them are wicket-takers.
[Alternate Changes: Martin Guptill & Ross ter Braak Out; Anton Devcich & Kyle Jamieson In]
Match Prediction: Northern Knights are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson and Tim Siefert
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Glenn Phillips and Martin Guptill
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