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Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • date Jan 20, 2022
  • Start Time 06:10 IST / 0:40 GMT
  • Stadium Name Eden Park - Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Aces AKL
Wellington Firebirds WEL

AKL vs WEL Betting Tips

  • New Zealand international Mark Chapman hit a half-century the last time these sides met. He is our pick for Auckland Aces’ highest run scorer against Wellington Firebirds. With the ball, Adithya Ashok took 3-33 against Canterbury Kings on Tuesday. He is a strong choice for Auckland Aces’ top wicket taker in this match.
  • Opener Finn Allen has hit 2 half-centuries across all white ball formats so far this month and is our tip for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer in this game. Rachin Ravindra took 2-16 against Northern Brave on Sunday and is well worth backing as Wellington Firedirds’ top wicket taker against Auckland Aces.
  • Adithya Ashok has picked up 5 wickets across his last two Super Smash fixtures. He is our prediction for the Player of the Match Award.

AKL vs WEL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Auckland Aces are favorites to win

Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2021-22

Auckland Aces and Wellington Firebirds meet in the Men’s 2021-22 Super Smash on Thursday afternoon at the Kennards Hire Community Oval, Auckland. Both teams have won four and lost four of their eight games with the Aces in 4th and the Firebirds in 3rd. Read on as we preview this fixture. This Super Smash group stage match begins at 14:40 local time.

Auckland Aces last lost two of their last three Super Smash games but will fancy their chances in this match as they beat Wellington Firebirds the last time they met.

Wellington Firebirds were beaten by Northern Brave on the weekend but they have been playing a high standard of cricket in recent weeks. They will certainly be competitive in this match.

Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Live Streaming

Spark Sports will show this game in New Zealand. BT Sport will show the match in the UK with Fox Sports providing live coverage in Australia. Willow Sports have the rights in the USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.

Super Smash 2021 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match via the Fan code app.

AUK vs WEL Match Toss Prediction

Auckland Aces have fielded first in their last two games with Wellington Firebirds choosing to bat first on Sunday. Whoever wins the toss, we expect to see the Firebirds batting first.

AUK vs WEL Pitch Report

The pace bowlers have generally had more success on this wicket than the spin bowlers in the Super Smash. We expect a par score to be in the region of 180-190.

Weather Report

Plenty of cloud cover and the chance of rain with the temperature at 23 throughout.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash 2021-22

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Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AUK Team News

Top order batting runs have been an issue for Auckland Aces over recent games but we think there is enough quality in the players for this to be just a blip in form. Lower order runs have come from Robert O’Donnell and Lockie Ferguson, it may be that both get promoted up the order. There are no injuries in the Auckland Aces squad.

AUK Key Players

  • Mark Chapman - The 27 year old batting all-rounder hit 105 on New Year’s Day against Wellington Firebirds in the Ford Trophy.
  • Robert O’Donnell - The Auckland Aces captain produced a much needed 56 from 37 balls on Tuesday. He hit 8 fours in the innings.
  • Adithya Ashok - The all-rounder picked up valuable wickets against Canterbury Kings. He dismissed Daryl Mitchell and Cole McConchie.

AUK Team Form

With two defeats in their last three games, the Aces need to get a win to get back on track.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

George Worker, Sean Solia, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Robert O’Donnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), William Somerville, Lockie Ferguson, Ross ter Braak, Adithya Ashok, Ben Lister.

AKL vs WEL Prediction
Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

The Firebirds had a bad day at the office at the Cobham Oval, Whangarei against Northern Brave on Sunday with Jimmy Neesham and Rachin Ravindra the only players to put in good performances. Devon Conway is expected to return for his first domestic game of the season.

WEL Key Players

  • Finn Allen - The young keeper-batter has been very efficient behind the stumps. He is yet to hit the heights of last season with the bat but has still contributed useful runs.
  • Jimmy Neesham - The batting all-rounder has been delivering with both bat and ball in the Super Smash 2021-22 so far. He has 2 international centuries to his name.
  • Logan van Beek - The medium fast bowler has gone off the boil in the last few games but will be looking to return to the form we saw at the start of the tournament when he took wickets in four successive matches.

WEL Team Form

Wellington Firebirds put in a timid display against Northern Brave but had been in strong form over recent weeks.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen (wk), Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell (c), Troy Johnson, Rachin Ravindra, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett.

AKL vs WEL Team Form in Last Five Matches

AKL : L W L W W

WEL : L W W W L

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Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Head to Head

Auckland Aces won the first nine Super Smash meetings between the sides and have a four game lead overall against Wellington Firebirds.

AUK vs WEL Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played AUK Won WEL Won Tie NR
Overall 33 17 13 0 3
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Odds

The bookies are expecting a close game with Auckland Aces coming out on top.

Who will win AUK vs WEL T20 Match?

The batting line-ups on both teams did not fire in their last games. We expect to see some of the youthful hitters like Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips make amends in this match.

Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Auckland Aces1.841.801.941.80
Wellington Firebirds 1.861.951.892.00
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Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Top Team Batsmen

For Auckland Aces, George Walker, Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman are our batting tips. All three failed on Tuesday but they are all excellent white ball batters.

For Wellington Firebirds, Finn Allen, Devon Conway and Jimmy Neesham are our batting recommendations. Conway hit 2 centuries for New Zealand.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
George Walker (AUK)5.954.254.004.00
Glenn Phillips (AUK)4.403.254.004.00
Mark Chapman (AUK)4.843.604.324.33
Finn Allen (WEL)3.883.003.403.40
Devon Conway (WEL)--3.503.50
Michael Bracewell (WEL)4.403.254.504.50
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Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Top Team Bowlers

Lockie Ferguson, Adithya Ashok and Ben Lister are our bowling tips for Auckland Aces. Ferguson has taken 19 wickets across formats in his last seven games.

Logan van Beek, Hamish Bennett and Jimmy Neesham are our picks with the ball for Wellington Firebirds. van Beek picked up 3 wickets against Auckland Aces in the Ford Trophy earlier this month..

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Lockie Ferguson (AUK)5.263.253.003.00
Adithya Ashok (AUK)8.904.504.504.50
Ben Lister (AUK)7.564.004.504.50
Logan van Beek (WEL)7.484.334.324.33
Hamish Bennett (WEL)7.844.334.324.33
Jimmy Neesham (WEL)9.905.004.504.50
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🏆 Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction

With the teams having an identical record so far in the 2021-22 Super Smash, we are expecting a very close game in Auckland. The return of Devon Conway will give the Firebirds a big boost but we are backing Auckland Aces to get the win in a tight contest.

Posted On 20th January 2022 09:51:16 AM
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