Auckland vs Northern Knights Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 17, 2021
  • 07:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Eden Park - Auckland, New Zealand
2021-01-17 07:40:00
Auckland Aces AUK Auckland Aces
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights

Betting Tips

  • The return of Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will boost the Northern Knights.
  • Auckland have a better batting line up but apart from Glenn Phillips and Sean Solia, none of the batsmen is in form.
  • Northern Knights have plenty of depth in their team with players like Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggeleijn and Mitchell Santner. They bat deep and have plenty of good bowling options too.
Northern Knights

Our Pick Northern Knights are favourites to win

Posted On 17th January 2021 10:46:21
Posted by Kavin

Auckland vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020-21

Auckland will take on Northern Knights in the 18th match of the Super Smash 2020-21. The game will be played on Eden Park and is scheduled to begin at 3:10 PM local time.

Both Auckland and Northern Knights have been the two worst performers of the tournament. Auckland have lost all their matches in the tournament and are placed at the bottom of the points table. Northern Knights, on the other hand picked up a surprise win over Central Stags but overall, they’ve been pretty poor too.

On paper, we see Auckland as a very good team with players like Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Glenn Phillips, William O Donnell, Robert O Donnell leading charge of their batting department. Unfortunate, they’ve failed to deliver a collective performance.

The bowlers have done a decent job but they’ve always been short of few runs. Kyle Jamieson has returned to the Auckland squad and will boost their bowling line up.

Northern Knights on the other hand are not too different from Auckland. They themselves boast of a quality team with Jeet Raval, Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich, Joe Carter in their batting department but the players have not lived up to the expectations. 

Tim Seifert has played few good knocks but the rest of the batsmen have been disappointing. 

Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn and Brett Hampton add a lot of depth in the team but you need runs from the top order to give your team a fair shot.

With Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme back in the team, the bowling looks pretty good now.
Overall, both teams have plenty of match winners in their team but Northern Knights have a very strong bowling and we think that Auckland batsmen will struggle against them. 

AUK vs NK 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

AUK vs NK Toss Prediction

It’s generally a high scoring ground and we think batting first is a good option here

Pitch Report

The pitch is very good for batting. The boundaries are pretty short so a high scoring encounter is on the cards.

Weather Report

The weather doesn’t look good with over 80% chances of rain on the match day.

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

Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AUK Team news

Kyle Jamieson returns to the Auckland squad for their next match against Northern Knights.

AUK Key Players

  • Martin Guptill - The big man still not fired in the Super Smash 2020-21 but he’s a match winner on his day and Auckland will hope he can be at his best against Northern Knights.
  • Sean Solia - Sean Solia is having an exceptional tournament with the bat. He’s the highest run getter for Auckland in the tournament and played a good knock of 55 in the last match. 
  • Kyle Jamieson - Kyle Jamieson is back in the Auckland team and will lead their bowling attack. He had a decent series against Pakistan and would want to get off to a good start.

AUK Team Form

Auckland have been poor in the tournament and are yet to win a game.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Robert ODonnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), William O Donnell, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Louis Delport, Ben Lister/Kyle Jamieson, Danru Ferns 

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

Northern Knights will be boosted by the return of Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

NK Key Players

  • Jeet Raval - Jeet Raval made an immediate impact and smashed a magnificent 70 in the last match. We expect him to play another big knock.
  • Tim Seifert - Tim Seifert is the highest run getter for the Knights. He’s played few good knocks and is one of their main assets with the bat. Knights will expect another big innings from him.
  • Trent Boult - The ace New Zealand pacer is back and will pose a stern challenge to the Auckland batsmen. 

NK Team Form

Northern Knights too have been very poor and have only managed to win a single game against Central Stags. 

Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich (c), Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Mitchell Santner, Brett Hampton/Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggeleijn, Peter Bocock (wk), Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Frederick Walker 

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Team Form in Last Five Matches


NK : L L W L L

AUK vs NK Head to Head

Both teams have had fair share of wins and losses in the tournament.

AUK vs NK  Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played AUK Won NK Won Tie No Result
26 13 13 0 0

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Betting Odds

Both teams are getting the odds of 1.90 on Bet365. On Betway you can back the teams are 1.83 each.

Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Prediction

Both teams have struggled in the tournament but we think that the return of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme will strengthen the Northern Knights.

Auckland too have plenty of match winners in their team the bowling of Northern Knights looks too good now. We expect Auckland to struggle against their quality bowling.

Final Verdict

Northern Knights to beat Auckland at 1.90 on Bet365 and 1.83 on Betway.

AUK vs NK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Glen Phillips at 10 and Tim Seifert at 9.0 are top picks from this section. Seifert is the highest run scorer for the Knights while Phillips have played a couple of decent knocks as well.

  • Batsmen

    Martin Guptill at 10, Jeet Raval at 9.0,  William O Donnell at 9.0 and Joe Carter at 8.0 will be our batsmen. Guptil is a big player and a match winner on his day thus we’ve picked him. Raval and O Donnell scored 50’s in the last match while Carter is selected to manage the credits.

  • All rounder

    Sean Solia and Colin de Grandhomme at 9.5 will be our all rounders. Solia scored a 50 in the last match and is the top run getter for Auckland. Granhomme is a class player and we back him to start well.

  • Bowlers

    Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson at 9.0 and Fedrick Walker at 8.0 will form a top class bowling attack. Boult and Jamieson are one of the best bowlers going around while Walker picker up a 3-fer in the last match.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Tim Seifert is our pick for the skipper while Sean Solia can be selected as his deputy

AUK vs NK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Jeet Raval, Martin Guptill, William O Donnell, Joe Carter

  • All Rounder:Sean Solia, Colin de Grandhomme

  • Wicket Keeper:Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips

  • Bowler:Trent Boult, Kyle Jamison, Fredrick Walker

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