OV vs AA Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces – 28 December 2020 (Alexandra). The Aces would like to bounce back after a defeat, whereas the Volts are playing their first game of the season.
Otago Volts 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 are the finalists of last season, whereas they started this season with a defeat. They need to make a comeback in this game. The Volts lost in the semi-final last year and, they have some star players in their ranks. Glenn Phillips makes his comeback, but many players are still missing for the Aces.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 153 runs.
Total T20 Played: 7; Bat 1st Won: 2; Bat 2nd Won: 5
Match Details :
Time:- 8:30 AM IST, Live on Fancode; Stadium:- Molyneux Park, Alexandra
Probable XI for both sides:-
Otago Volts – Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Mitchell McLenaghan, Matt Bacon, Travis Muller.
Auckland Aces – Graeme Beghin, Sean Solia, Glenn Phillips, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Horne, Will Somerville, Olly Pringle, Ross ter Braak, Ben Lister, Danru Ferns.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
N Broom, N Kelly, G Phillips, J Duffy, and M McLenaghan.
Note:- The overall stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash 2020-21.
OV vs AA Team Wicket-Keeper
Glenn Phillips (Price 10) will be our wicket-keeper. Phillips has four T20 hundreds under his belt, whereas his average is 32.04. He is a T20 superstar and cannot be dropped.
OV vs AA Team Batsmen
Robert O’Donnell (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Auckland Aces. He has scored 595 runs in 34 T20 games, whereas his average has been 49.58. He is the best batsman on this side and scalped a wicket too in the last game.
Neil Broom (Price 9) and Nick Kelly (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Otago Volts. Broom scored 357 runs last season, whereas his average was 32.45. Kelly scored 398 runs at an average of 44.22 last season, whereas his strike-rate was 139.64. Both of them are genuine run-scorers on this side.
OV vs AA Team All-Rounders
Anaru Kitchen (Price 9.5) and Michael Rippon (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Otago Volts. Kitchen has scored 1935 T20 runs, whereas he has scalped 21 wickets in his bowling. Rippon has scalped 55 T20 wickets, whereas his batting average is 26.31.
Sean Solia (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Auckland Aces. Solia has scored 345 runs in 27 T20 games, whereas he has scalped nine wickets as well. He scored a brilliant half-century in the first game of the season.
OV vs AA Team Bowlers
Ben Lister (Price 9) and William Somerville (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Auckland Aces. Lister has scalped 21 wickets in 19 T20 games, whereas Somerville has scalped 20 in 27 games. Somerville scalped a couple of wickets in the last game.
Jacob Duffy (Price 8.5) and Mitchell McLenaghan (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Otago Volts. Duffy scalped four wickets on his T20I debut, whereas he has scalped 83 T20 wickets overall. Mitch is a T20 veteran with 229 T20 wickets under his belt. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Otago Volts are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Glenn Phillips and Nick Kelly
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Robert O’ Donnell and Anaru Kitchen
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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.