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Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • date Jan 20, 2023
  • Start Time 08:40 IST / 3:10 GMT
  • Stadium Name John Davies Oval - Queenstown, New Zealand
Auckland Aces AKL
Wellington Firebirds WEL
156/8 (19.3)
153/6 (20)
Auckland won by 2 wkts

AKL vs WEL Betting Tips

  • Cole Briggs hit 50 runs from 33 balls in the last match and he is well worth backing as Auckland Aces’ highest run scorer against Wellington Firebirds. Benjamin Lister has taken six wickets from his four T20 appearances in the Super Smash and he is our pick for Auckland Aces’ top wicket taker in this game.
  • Troy Johnson has hit unbeaten half-centuries in his last two innings and the batter is our tip for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer in this match. Adam Milne is one of New Zealand’s most experienced domestic T20 bowlers and he is a strong choice for Wellington Firebirds’ top wicket taker against Auckland Aces.
  • With wickets in all of the top T20 leagues, we are backing Adam Milne to take over 1.5 wickets in this clash.

AKL vs WEL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Wellington Firebirds are favorites to win

AA vs WF T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2023

Auckland Aces welcome Wellington Firebirds to the Eden Park Outer Oval in Match 19 of the 2022-23 Super Smash. The Aces are bottom of the table after winning only one of their opening six games of the tournament. The Firebirds are in second place with three victories so far. Read on as we preview this fixture. This match gets underway in Auckland at 16:10 local time.

Auckland Aces won their opening game of the competition on Boxing Day but have not picked up another victory since. They have not even been close to winning any of their four defeats.

Wellington Firebirds have seen their good early start to the tournament stumble a little over recent games. However, they still have excellent players in their side and will be very confident of returning from Auckland with a win.

Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Live Streaming

This match will be shown live on BT Sport, SKY Sports NZ and Hotstar.

Super Smash 2022 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Hotstar.

AA vs WF Match Toss Prediction

All the skippers have chosen to field first after winning the toss at this venue during this tournament. It would be a big surprise if either captain chose to bat first in this match.

AA vs WF, John Davies Oval Pitch Report

Although it is a lively surface and there is assistance for the pace bowlers, it is also a very good batting wicket in Auckland. We expect a par score to be over 180.

Queenstown Weather Report

Sunny and humid across late afternoon and early evening at the Eden Park Outer Oval. The temperature will be around 20 degrees throughout the match.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds, Super Smash 2023

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Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AA Team News

There is not a great deal of squad depth for Auckland Aces and we have not seen them ring the changes in spite of consistently poor results. The last game against Central Stags was decided with only three balls remaining and we expect to see the same XI from that match.

AA Key Players

  • Cole Briggs - The 25 year old hit eight boundaries in his half-century against Central Stags. He scores his runs at a good strike-rate at the top of the order.
  • Sean Solia - The all-rounder has been a valuable player for Auckland Aces this season. Overall it has been his bowling which has been the most impressive but he hit a useful 32 in the last match.
  • Benjamin Lister - The left arm medium pace bowler picked up a wicket with his second ball of the match and Central Stags’ second ball of their innings in the last game.

AA Team Form

It is now five games since Auckland Aces last won a match in the Super Smash 2022-23.

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Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

George Worker, Cole Briggs, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell (c), Sean Solia, Ben Horne (wk), Ross ter Braak, Louis Delport, Danru Ferns, Adithya Ashok, Benjamin Lister

AKL vs WEL Prediction
Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WF Team News

30 year old Michael Snedden made way for Adam Milne in the starting XI in the only change for Wellington Firebirds from the game against Northern Brave to the defeat against Otago Volts. Milne picked up a wicket in his first appearance since leaving the tour of Pakistan early with a minor injury.

WF Key Players

  • Troy Johnson - The 25 year old had a slow start to the 2022-23 Super Smash but has found his form over the last 10 days. He hit 78 not out in a Ford Trophy game and 57 not out in his last Super Smash match.
  • Nathan Smith - The 24 year old middle order batter has proved himself to be a handy contributor with bat and ball for the Firebirds. He has taken two wickets in two of the last three matches.
  • Adam Milne - The New Zealand international pace bowler has experience across some of the top T20 leagues and has 159 wickets in this format.

WF Team Form

Although one of the games ended as a no-result, Wellington Firebirds have not won any of their last three matches in the Super Smash.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Tim Robinson, Callum McLachlan, Adam Milne, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband (c)

AKL vs WEL Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Head to Head

Auckland Aces won the opening eight meetings against Wellington Firebirds and it was the 11th clash when the Firebirds eventually got their first win. However, the Firebirds have won five of the last seven.

AA vs WF Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played AA Won WF Won Tie NR
Overall 34 17 14 0 3
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Odds

Auckland Aces won the opening eight meetings against Wellington Firebirds and it was the 11th clash when the Firebirds eventually got their first win. However, the Firebirds have won five of the last seven.

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Who will win Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Match?

Although Wellington Firebirds have not won any of their last three games, they are favourites with the bookmakers to win this match over bottom of the table Auckland Aces.

AA vs WF Top Team Batsmen

We recommend George Worker, Cole Briggs and Robert O’Donnell as our batting tips for Auckland Aces. Worker got a recall to New Zealand’s international squad last year but is yet to make a big score in this tournament. Skipper O’Donnell has hit eight half-centuries in T20 cricket.

Troy Johnson, Rachin Ravindra and Devan Vishvaka are our batting picks for Wellington Firebirds. The left-handed Ravindra has not made a big score in the Super Smash since the opening match but is still one of the favourites ahead of this match. Johnson has the ability to dominate a bowling attack in all formats.

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AA vs WF Top Team Bowlers

Benjamin Lister, Ross ter Braak and Sean Solia are our bowling choices for Auckland Aces. ter Braak ended the last domestic season in strong form and the bookies expect him to be a threat in this match. Solia is having his most successful wicket taking season in the Super Smash.

We are backing Adam Milne, Logan van Beek and Peter Younghusband are our selections with the ball for Wellington Firebirds. Milne’s best bowling figures in this format are 5-11 and he has the top odds for his side. van Beek has four wickets in this Super Smash campaign.

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🏆 Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction

Auckland Aces produced a useful batting display in their last game and were unfortunate that the rain arrived at a time which allowed Central Stags to bat aggressively and win (DLS). Wellington Firebirds look a stronger side with Adam Milne back in the team and they will fancy their chances against the Aces. Overall, we expect a close match in Auckland and are backing Wellington Firebirds to get the victory

Posted On 19th January 2023 11:36:12 AM
Posted by Kavin

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