Otago vs Auckland Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Dec 28, 2020
  • 08:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Molyneux Park - Alexandra, New Zealand
2020-12-28 08:40:00
Otago Volts OTG Otago Volts
Auckland Aces AUK Auckland Aces

Betting Tips

  • Glenn Phillips will be back in the Auckland team for the upcoming game which will further strengthen an already strong batting line up
  • The presence of quality all round options like Anaru Kitchen, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon adds a lot of depth to the Otago team.
  • Auckland seems to be a little weak in terms of bowling with Ben Lister and Danru Ferns not in the best of form. They seem to be a little short on wicket taking options.
Auckland Aces

Our Pick Auckland are favourites to win

Posted On 27th December 2020 07:30:22
Posted by Kavin

OTG vs AUK T20 Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2020

Playing their first game of the tournament, Otago will look to get a winning start to Super Smash 2020 as they host Auckland at the Molineux Park, Alexandra.  The match will be played on 28th December and is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM local time.

After being knocked out in the eliminator of the last season, Otago will be determined to get their hands on their third Super Smash title. They definitely have the team to do that.

Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherfort, Nick Kelly, Mitch Renwick and Dale Phillips forms a pretty formidable batting line up. Jocob Duffy, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Mitchell McClenaghan are terrific bowling options but they can be very handy with the bat too which adds a lot of depth to their team. 

Auckland on the other hand are coming back from a loss in their previous game but they’ll be happy seeing the way their batsmen performed against Wellington.  

Graeme Beghin, Sean Solia, William O Donnell, Robert ODonnell, all batted pretty well in the last game and can be backed to come good in the next match as well. The return of Glenn Phillips will further boost Auckland’s batting.

The bowling however, need some improvement. William Somerville, Robert ODonnell and Olly Pringle were the pick of the bowlers in the last match. Ben Lister and Danru Fens were pretty expensive though. Ben Lister is Auckland’s main bowler thus he needs to be at the top of his game against Otago. 

Overall, both teams have a pretty solid side on paper but we see Otago as a better balanced side with plenty of all rounders in their team. We expect Otago to prevail in this match.

OTG vs AUK 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

OTG vs AUK Toss Prediction 

Both captains would like to win the toss and bat first

Pitch Report 

It’s a brilliant wicket to bat on. We expect the match to be a high scoring encounter.

Weather Report 

It’s going to be a chilly day with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees. However, the bright sunshine will come to the player’s rescue.

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

Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11

OTG Team News

Otago have announced their 13 member squad for the game against Auckland. They’ve recently signed Mitchell McClenaghan for this season who’s also been named in the squad. He’s expected to lead Otago’s charge with the ball.

OTG Key Players

  • Nick Kelly - Nick Kelly had a fantastic 2019-20 season of the Super Smash and smashed 398 runs at an average of 44.78. He was the leading run scorer for Otago and is one their best batsman.
  • Neil Broom - Neil Broom is a top class T-20 player. He was Otago’s second top scorer in the previous season. He’s been in some good form of late and can be backed to start off the tournament with a big knock.
  • Mitchell McClenaghan - Mitchell McClenaghan is a fine bowler. Since he’s been named in the 13 member squad, we expect him to be in the playing XI as well. With his pace, he can cause a lot of trouble to Auckland batsmen.

OTG Team Form

Otago made it to the eliminators in the previous edition of the Super Smash with 5 wins and 4 losses. They'll look to get their hands on their third Super Smash title. The game against Auckland will be their first of the season.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11

Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherfort, Nick Kelly, Mitch Renwick(wk), Dale Phillips, Jocob Duffy©, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Mitchell McClenaghan, LLew Johnson

Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AUK Team News

While Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman and Kyle Jamieson are still missing from the Auckland squad for Super Smash 2020-21, Glenn Phillips has made it to the 13 man squad announced for this match. He’s almost certain to make a cut into the team.

AUK Key Players

  • Glenn Phillips - Glenn Phillips is back in the Auckland squad. He’s been in some terrific form for New Zealand of late and can be backed to carry it over in the Super Smash as well.
  • Sean Solia - Sean Solid played a brilliant knock of 75 in the previous game. He’s been fantastic over the last few years and is a key figure in this Auckland set up. We expect him to come good in the next match as well.
  • William Somerville - William Somerville was the pick of the Auckland bowlers in the last match and will be looking to deliver a similar sort of performance in the next match too.

AUK Team Form

The start of the 2020-21 season of the Super Smash has not been a good one for Auckland who suffered a big loss to Wellington in the tournament opener.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

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

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces Team Form in Last Five Matches



OTG vs AUK Head to Head

Auckland have dominated Otago in the history of the Super Smash

OTG vs AUK Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played OTG Won AUK Won Tie No Result
25 15 10 0 0

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces Betting Odds

Otago Bet365 Odds

  • OTG to win: Otago are 2.00 to win with Bet 365
  • OTG top team batsman: Hemish Rutherford is their top batsmen along with Neil Broom, Nick Kelly and Anaru Kitchen at 4.0, 5.0 and 5.0 respectively.
  • OTG top team bowler: Michael Rippon at 4.0, Jacob Duffy at 4.0, Matt Bacon at 4.5 and Anaru Kitchen at 6.0 are their best bowlers

Auckland Bet365 Odds

  • AUK to win: Auckland Aces are 1.80 to win
  • AUK top team batsman: Glenn Phillips at 3.5 is their best batsman followed by William O Donnell at 4.33, Sean Solia at 4.5 an Rober O’Donnell at 5.5

Otago Betway Odds

  • OTG to win: Otago Volts are 1.95 to win wit Betway
  • OTG top team batsman: Hemish Rutherfort, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Mitch Renwick at 3.50, 4.0, 4.0 and 6.00 are their best batsmen
  • OTG top team bowler: Mitchell McClenaghan at 3.5 can be backed as Otago’s best bowler along with Jacob Duffy at 3.6, Matthew Bacon at 4.0 and Anaru Kitchen at 6.5

Auckland Betway Odds

  • AUK to win: Auckland Aces are 1.80 to win with Betway
  • AUK top team batsman: Glen Phillips at 3.0 is the best Auckland batsmen. You can also place your bet on Graeme Beghin at 5.5, Robbie ODonnell at 5.5 and Sean Solia at 5.5
  • AUK top team bowler: At, 3.75, William Somerville is their topmost bowler while Ben Lister at 4.0, Olly Pringle at 4.0 and Danru Ferns at 4.0 are their next best performers.

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces Prediction

On paper, both teams look to be on par with each other but we see Otago as a better balanced side due to the presence of number of all rounders. We’d like to go in with Otago as the winner of this match

Final Verdict

Otago to beat Auckland at 2.0 on Bet365 and 1.95 on Betway

OTG vs AUK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Glenn Phillips at 10 is a top class pick. Phillips is coming bac from a solid show in the T-20 series against Pakistan and will be looking to start on a positive note

  • Batsmen

    Neil Broom and Nick Kelly at 9.0, William O’Donnell and Robert ODonnell at 9.0 will form a strong batting order. Both Neil Broom and Nick Kelly were the top two scorers for Otago in the previous season while Robert O’Donnell and William ODonnell had a decent game with the bat against Wellington

  • All rounder

    Anaru Kitchen at 9.5, Sean Solia at 9.5 and Danru Ferns at 9.0 will balance our team. Sean Solia is fresh from a brilliant 75 in the last game while Anaru Kitchen can be very handy with his all round skills. Ferns was a little expensive in the last match but he’s a quality all rounder and is expected to perform better in the next match.

  • Bowlers

    Jacob Duffy, William Somerville and Mitchell McClenghan at 8.5 form a strong bowling unit. Jacob Duffy has been exceptional for Otago over the years while Somerville was terrific in the last game against Wellington. McClenaghan is back in the Otago squad and will lead their pace attack.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glenn Phillips is our preferred captain while Sean Solia can be backed as his deputy

OTG vs AUK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Robert ODonnell, William ODonnell

  • All Rounder:Sean Solia(vc), Anaru Kitchen, Danru Ferns

  • Wicket Keeper:Glenn Phillips (C)

  • Bowler:Mitchell McClenaghan, Jacob Duffy, William Somerville

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