Auckland vs Canterbury Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 03, 2021
  • 07:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Eden Park - Auckland, New Zealand
2021-01-03 07:30:00
Auckland Aces AUK Auckland Aces
Canterbury CAN Canterbury

Betting Tips

  • Auckland are looking down and out after three losses in a row. They do have a solid batting line up but their batsmen have failed to convert their starts into big knocks.
  • Auckland bowling also looks pretty weak and have conceded two 200+ scores in their last two matches.
  • Canterbury is a batter all round team with plenty of quality in their batting and bowling department. 

Our Pick Canterbury are favourites to win

Posted On 3rd January 2021 10:35:16
Posted by Joy

Auckland vs Canterbury, Super Smash 2020-21

Auckland have hit a hattrick of losses and desperately need to win to stay alive in the tournament. They're up against a strong Canterbury side who're coming back from a massive win over Otago.
Can Auckland put a brake on this losing streak. Read as we preview Auckland Vs Canterbury match. The game will be played at the Eden Park and is scheduled to get underway at 3:00 PM local time 

Auckland will be very disappointed with the way things have transpired for them in the tournament. They've lost 3 back to back games and their future in the tournament look really gloomy now. 

They've conceded 219 and 226 in their previous two games which is big concern. Also the batting has been pretty disappointing.  

Players like Dean Solia, Graeme Beghin, Robert O Donnell, William O Donnell, Glen Phillips have scored some runs but none of them have stayed long enough to get a big score.

Once you're in, it's your responsibility to get your team to a solid total but the casual approach from the batsmen have cost Auckland three crucial matches. 

In the bowling department, Ben Lister and William Somerville have been good but the support bowlers have been far too expensive.

Auckland somehow needs to find a way to stop  this flow of runs. If they can restrict their opponents to around 180, we think Auckland have a good enough batting to chase the score. They can also try to bat first and put a decent total. 

Canterbury put up a powerful performance against Otago in their previous match and look a real force with player like Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Cole McConchie, Leo Carter and Cam Fletcher. All of their batsmen looked composed and batted with great control. 
The bowling was also top class with Ed Nuttall, Cole McConchie, Todd Astle and Will Williams bowling splendidly well. 

Overall, Auckland do have a decent batting but their bowling is a big cause of concern. Canterbury on the other hand showed great composure against Otago and are our favourites for this match.

AUK vs CAN Live Streaming 

Sky Sports will broadcast the tournament in New Zealand and Australia while Star Sports have the broadcasting rights in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives. If you’re from Pakistan, you can watch the match on PTV Sports. Willlow TV will stream the matches in United States while fans in South Africa can watch the games on SuperSport.

Live Streaming: Livestream of the tournament will also be available on Fox Sports, SuperSport, Willow TV, and Willow HD

Toss Prediction 

The wicket will be brilliant for batting so both captains would like to bat first and put big runs on the board.

Pitch Report 

The surface offered will be a batting friendly and short boundaries will make life difficult for the bowlers.

Weather  Report

The weather prediction is not good with plenty of rain around on the match day. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Auckland vs Canterbury, Super Smash 2020-21.

Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AUK Team News

Mark Chapman and Louis Delport have been added to the Auckland squad for their clash against Canterbury. 

AUK Key Players

  • Sean Solia - Sea Solia is a top class batter and have a couple of good knocks to his name in the Super Smash 2020-21. He missed out in the last match but will be eager to do well for his team in crucial game against Canterbury.
  • Glenn Phillips - Glen Phillips scored a fiery 42 off 22 against Otago. He is one of the finest Kiwi batsmen and will play a big role for Auckland in the upcoming game. 
  • William Somerville - If you leave Somerville's performance against Otago, he's been very good in the other two games. We back him to come good in the next match as well. 

AUK Team Form

Auckland have now lost three back to back matches and desperately need a win to stay alive in the tournament. 

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

Graeme Beghin, Sean Solia, William O Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Robert ODonnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), Bradley Rodden, William Somerville, Olly Pringle, Danru Ferns, Ben Lister 

Canterbury Team News & Playing 11

CAN Team News

Fraser Sheet has been added to the Canterbury squad as a replacement to Matt Henry who's been called to represent New Zealand against Pakistan in place of the injured Neil Wagner.

CAN Key players

  • Chad Bowes - He's one of the most exciting upcoming Kiwi cricketer and started the Super Smash 2020-21 with a brilliant 72 against Otago. We expect him to continue his form against Auckland.
  • Ken McClure - Ken McClure too looked good in a quick fire knock of 40. Canterbury will hope he can give them another brisk start. 
  • Ed Nuttall - Ed Nuttall was exceptional in the last match with figures of 3-18 in his 4 overs. He bowed with great control and created a lot of trouble for the Otago batsmen. He'll lead Canterbury's charge in the absence of Matt Henry.

CAN Team Form

Canterbury had a great start to the Super Smash 2020-21 as they thrashed Otago in their opening encounter.

Canterbury Predicted Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matthew Hay, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall 

Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Team Form in Last Five Matches



AUK vs CAN Head to Head

Canterbury has been sensational against Auckland in the Super Smash.

AUK  vs CAN Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played AUK Won CAN Won Tie No Result
28 20 8 0 0

Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Betting Odds

Auckland are getting odds of 2.00 on Bet365 while you can back Canterbury at 1.80 on the same platform. On Betway, the odds are 2.05 and 1.72 on Auckland and Canterbury respectively.

Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Prediction

Auckland have a very strong batting lineup but all their players have been very inconsistent. Also, their bowling is a major cause of concern. Canterbury on the other hand were neat in their last match and look a pretty balanced team.

Final Verdict

Canterbury to beat Auckland at 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.72 on Betway.

AUK vs CAN Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Glen Phillips at 10 and Cam Fletcher at 9.0 are the two best options from this category. Glenn Phillips has been terrific form of late and is fresh from a brisk 42 in the last match. Cam Fletcher too batter well for his 35.

  • Batsmen

    Chad Bowes at 9.5, William ODonnell, Robert ODonnell at 9.0 and Ken McClure at 8.5 form a strong batting order. Chad Bowes had a fantastic outing in the previous match and scored a scintillating 59.
    McClure was also in top form in a solid knock of 61. William O Donnell and Robert O'Donnell have been very consistent and batted well in the last game.

  • All rounder

    Cole McConchie and Sean Solia at 9.5 will balance our team. Sean Solia has two good knocks for Auckland in three games while McConchie is a quality all rounder and we back him to come in the next match.

  • Bowlers

    Ben Lister at 9.0, Ed Nuttall at 8.5 William Somerville at 8.5 complete a strong team. Ben Lister and Ed Nuttall picked up 3 wickets each in their last outing while Somerville has been very consistent for Auckland.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glenn Phillips is our preferred captain while Sean Solia will be the vice captain.

AUK vs CAN Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Rober O Donnell, William O Donnell, Ken McClure, Chad Bowes

  • All Rounder:Cole McConchie, Sean Solia (VC)

  • Wicket Keeper:Glen Phillips(C) Cam Fletcher, Chad Bowes, 

  • Bowler:Ed Nuttall, William Somerville, Ben Lister

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