Otago vs Auckland Elimination Final Prediction

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 08:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • University Oval - Dunedin, New Zealand
Otago Volts OTG Otago Volts
Auckland Aces AUK Auckland Aces

Betting Tips

  • Otago Volts have the home advantage on their side but they have lost four of their last six matches at this ground.
  • Auckland Aces have beaten Otago Volts nine times in the past eleven meetings between them in the tournament.
  • Auckland Aces have a lot more strength in their batting with the likes of Munro, Guptill and Chapman at the top.
Auckland Aces

Our Pick Auckland are favorites to win.

Posted On 16th January 2020 06:21:30
Posted by Joy

Who will win Otago vs Auckland Elimination Final, Super Smash 2020?

The league stage is done and dusted and the tournament now enters its knockout phase. The Elimination Final of the Super Smash 2019-20 will see Otago Volts face-off against Auckland Aces at the University Oval in Dunedin. This penultimate game of the tournament will be played on January 17 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 4:10 PM local time.

Otago are coming into this match having lost to Canterbury Kings by six wickets at Christchurch. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, they posted 167 on the board but a brilliant innings of 95 from Chad Bowes all but ensured their defeat. Auckland, on the other hand, registered a convincing six-wicket victory in their last game against Wellington Firebirds. After being set a target of 166, they were reduced to 33-3 in the fifth over but blazing half-centuries from Mark Chapman and captain Craig Cachopa bailed the team out of trouble and took them over the line with two overs to spare.

OTG vs AUK, Super Smash 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, ATN Cricket Plus, Astro Cricket HD, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV, Ten Sports Pakistan

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OTG vs AUK Toss Prediction

Both the completed matches played at the University Oval this season have been won very comfortably by the side batting second. And since the pitch will remain good for batting across the forty overs, the toss-winning captain will most likely prefer to chase here.

OTG vs AUK Weather Report

It should be bright and sunny throughout the game with absolutely no chance of rain. Temperatures are expected to fluctuate between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius while humidity could be around 70%.

OTG vs AUK Pitch Condition

Central Stags just weren't good enough with the bat in the last game at this ground as they managed to score only 139 in their innings. Otago Volts then showed that there were no demons in the pitch and that it was actually very good to bat on as they chased down their target without breaking a sweat. Even the earlier game between Otago and Wellington here saw both the teams scoring over 160. So one can expect another batsman-friendly track.

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

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces

Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11

OTG Team News

Otago Volts are carrying no injuries with them into this match and all of their players are looking in good physical condition. They have fielded the same bunch of eleven in their last two matches and we expect them to remain unchanged for this Eliminator Final. Nick Kelly smashed a half-century after being promoted to number three last time out against Canterbury Kings and he is likely to bat at that position again. Anaru Kitchen will continue to lead Otago's bowling attack.

OTG Key Players

Neil Broom: He is currently the third-best batsman in this Super Smash season having blasted 346 runs in 10 innings. The opener has hit three fifties - 93 against Auckland, 66 against Wellington and 57 in the last game against Canterbury.

Nick Kelly: He too has shown impressive form with the bat, scoring 338 runs at an average of 42.25. Otago's number three has smashed three half-centuries which includes the 43-ball 62 last time out. Kelly has three big scores in his last five innings.

Jacob Duffy: The skipper has been the standout performer with the ball for his team. The pacer has taken 10 wickets in as many matches this season at a pretty decent economy of 7.92. Duffy had a good game last time, picking 2-27 from 3.5 overs.

OTG Team Form

Otago Volts have finished second on the Super Smash 2019-20 points table with five wins, four losses and a no-result from ten league-stage matches. After making an impressive start to their campaign with four wins in their first five completed matches, they fell off track and ended up losing three of their last four matches. The Volts played their last game against Canterbury Kings a couple of days ago at Christchurch where they suffered a six-wicket defeat.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11

Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Dean Foxcroft, Michael Rippon, Mitch Renwick (wk), Jacob Duffy (c), Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae

Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AUK Team News

Auckland Aces had made two changes to their line-up for the last match against Wellington Firebirds - they left out Corey Anderson and Ben Lister to bring in batsman Robert O'Donnell and off-spinner William Somerville. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will continue to open the innings while Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman will bat at number three and four respectively. William Somerville and Mitchell McClenaghan shared the new ball at the Basin Reserve and the duo could be made to bowl in the powerplay again.

AUK Key Players

Martin Guptill: He has been the most consistent batsman for Auckland this season, scoring 300 runs in 8 innings at an average of 42.85 and strike-rate of 150.75. The opener had blitzed an unbeaten 83 on New Year's day against Canterbury Kings.

Colin Munro: He is another danger man at the top of the order and can take the game away from Otago if he gets going. The left-handed batsman has scored 64 runs in the last two games.

Ronnie Hira: With 12 wickets at an economy rate of 8.03, Ronnie Hira has been the pick of the bowlers for the Aces this season. The left-arm spinner took a three-wicket haul against the Knights last week and returned economical figures of 4-0-29-1 in the last game against Wellington.

AUK Team Form

Auckland Aces have ended the league stage of the tournament as the third-placed team on the leaderboard with four wins and as many losses. Earlier in the season, they had to share points with Canterbury Kings and Otago Volts in back-to-back games as both had to be called-off due to rain. The Aces will be going into the Elimination Final on the back of three wins in their last four Super Smash matches which includes Sunday's six-wicket win over Wellington Firebirds.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Robert O'Donnell, Ben Horne (wk), Ronnie Hira, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell McClenaghan, William Somerville

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces Team Form in Last Five Matches



OTG vs AUK Head to Head

Otago Volts and Auckland Aces have played 29 matches against each other in the New Zealand domestic twenty20 tournaments with the former winning 10 of them and the latter 14 while 5 have ended in no results.

Auckland Aces have won nine of their last eleven completed matches against Otago Volts in the tournament and have beaten them thrice in the last four completed meetings at this venue.

The two teams faced each other twice earlier in the ongoing Super Smash season. The first of those encounters was played at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland where Otago secured a 13-run victory while the next one which was played at this very ground ended in a wash out.

OTG vs AUK Head to Head Stats

Matches Played OTG Won AUK Won Tie No Result
29 10 14 0 5

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces Betting Odds

Auckland Aces walk into the Elimination Final as favorites to win at 1.57 with Betway, 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.52 with 10CRIC. Otago Volts, despite playing at their home ground, find themselves as the bookmakers' underdogs and they are being offered at a higher price of 2.30 on Bet365 and 2.25 on Betway and 10CRIC.

OTG Betway Odds

  • OTG to Win the Match: Otago are 2.25 underdogs with Betway to win the Elimination Final.
  • OTG Top Batsman: Hamish Rutherford and his opening partner Neil Broom are 3.60 and 3.75 respectively with Betway to be the top batsman for Otago in this match. Nick Kelly has been priced at 4.33.
  • OTG Top Bowler: Jacob Duffy is being offered at a price of 4 with Betway to be the top bowler for Otago Volts. Matthew Bacon and Michael Rae are both at odds of 4 with the bookmaker.

AUK Betway Odds

  • AUK to Win the Match: Auckland are 1.57 favorites with Betway to win this match.
  • AUK Top Batsman: Martin Guptill is 2.87 with Betway to score the most runs for Auckland in this match. Colin Munro is 3.25 while Glenn Phillips is up at 4.75.
  • AUK Top Bowler: Kyle Jamieson is 3.20 with Betway to finish with the best bowling figures for Auckland on Friday. Mitchell McClenaghan has been priced at 3.25 while Ronnie Hira is 3.60.

OTG Bet365 Odds

  • OTG to Win the Match: Otago are 2.30 underdogs with Bet365 to beat Auckland in this match.
  • OTG most sixes: Otago Volts are 2.30 with Bet365 to hit more sixes than Auckland Aces in this match.

AUK Bet365 Odds

  • AUK to Win the Match: Auckland are favorites at odds of 1.61 with Bet365 to win this match.
  • AUK most sixes: Auckland Aces are 1.85 with Bet365 to hit more sixes than Otago Volts in this match..


  • OTG to Win the Match: Otago are underdogs at 2.25 with 10CRIC to win this game.
  • OTG highest opening partnership: Otago are 2.05 with 10CRIC to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.


  • AUK to Win the Match: Auckland are favorites at 1.52 with 10CRIC to beat Otago Volts.
  • AUK highest opening partnership: Auckland are 1.68 with 10CRIC to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces Prediction

Otago Volts will have the benefit of playing at their home ground. However, they will be wary of the fact that they have suffered four defeats here in their last six matches. Also, their performance has dipped in the past few matches while Auckland Aces are coming off three wins in their last four matches. Auckland have the upper hand in terms of the head-to-head count. They have had plenty of success against the Volts in recent times and have beaten them three times in their previous four attempts at this ground. Compared to Otago, Auckland possesses a lot more firepower in the batting department which is why we feel the scales are tipped heavily in their favor.

Final Verdict

Back Auckland Aces to beat Otago Volts at 1.57 with Betway, 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.52 with 10CRIC.

OTG vs AUK Dream11 Prediction

Our Dream11 team for this Super Smash Elimination Final match has five players from Otago Volts and six from Auckland Aces.


Glenn Phillips recently hit a half-century in the third test match against Australia in Sydney and looked good in his knock of 22 against the Knights last week. He is available for 9 credits and we have picked him as the wicketkeeper in our Dream11 team.


Martin Guptill has been among the runs and he has been Auckland's best batsman this season. Although Guptill has been priced at 10.5 credits, we recommend picking him in the team. We have also included his opening partner Colin Munro at 9.5. Neil Broom (10 credits) and Nick Kelly (9 credits) are two other batsmen in our team.


Michael Rippon and Mark Chapman are both available for 9 credits and we have picked them both in our Dream11 team. The latter has smashed a couple of half-centuries this season and has taken five wickets at a healthy economy of 6.26.


Jacob Duffy has been the most successful bowler for Otago this Super Smash and he seems a good pick at 8.5 credits. We have also picked Mitchell McClenaghan who is available for the same price. Michael Rae (8 credits) and Ronnie Hira (9 credits) are two other bowlers in our team.


We have picked Martin Guptill as the captain of our Dream11 team.


We have picked Mark Chapman as the vice-captain of our Dream11 team.

OTG vs AUK Elimination Final Dream11 Team

Neil Broom Michael Rippon Glenn Phillips Jacob Duffy
Nick Kelly Mark Chapman (vc)   Michael Rae
Martin Guptill (c)     Ronnie Hira
Colin Munro     Mitchell McClenaghan

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