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Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • date Feb 05, 2023
  • Start Time 06:10 IST / 0:40 GMT
  • Stadium Name Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington Firebirds WEL
Auckland Aces AKL
110 (17.4)
119/8 (18)
Auckland won by 9 runs

WEL vs AKL Betting Tips

  • Tom Blundell hit 70 runs from 49 balls in the last game and the New Zealand international is our pick for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer against Auckland Aces. Nathan Smith has taken nine wickets in this campaign and the 24 year old is well worth backing as the Firebirds’ top wicket taker in this game.
  • Robert O’Donnell has a top score of 68 in this format but has been Auckland Aces’ highest run scorer in the tournament. He is our tip for their highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Kyle Jamieson has played in the IPL and is a top T20 bowler. He is a strong choice for Auckland Aces’ top wicket taker on Sunday.
  • As an international player who is very consistent across all formats, we recommend backing Tom Blundell to hit over 31.5 runs in this clash.

WEL vs AKL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Wellington Firebirds are favorites to win

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

Match 29 brings Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces together in the 2022-23 Super Smash on Sunday afternoon at the Basin Reserve. The Firebirds are in fifth place with 16 points with the Aces one place below them, bottom of the league with 12 points. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway in Wellington at 13:40 local time.

Wellington Firebirds won their first three games of the season but have not secured another victory since New Year’s Day. Confidence is very low in this format across the squad.

Auckland Aces have had a very disappointing season but did register a win over Wellington Firebirds in their last meeting. This will still be a tough fixture for the Aces.

Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces 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.

WF vs AA Match Toss Prediction

We have seen the captain win the toss and choose to bat first only four times in the tournament. Our prediction is that both skippers will want to field first in this game.

WF vs AA, Basin Reserve Pitch Report

The pitch in Wellington has done something for the quick bowlers throughout the competition and will do so again in this match, particularly with the overhead conditions. A par score will be no higher than 155.

Wellington Weather Report

There will be plenty of cloud cover and the conditions will be very humid from start to finish. Rain showers are forecast later in the day in Wellington but we expect the game to be completed by the time they arrive.

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

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Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WF Team News

There was a welcome return to the Super Smash for Tom Blundell in the last game. He had missed the entirety of the season up to that point due to New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan in late December and early January. We do not expect to see many changes to the team for this match.

WF Key Players

  • Tom Blundell- after hitting seven fours and one six in the last game, Blundell may well have to be the main run scorer again for the side in this game. He was batting on a different level to his team-mates in Match 22.
  • Michael Snedden- the 30 year old right arm medium fast bowler picked up the wickets of Chad Bowes and Leo Carter, both in the top two of Canterbury’s batting order.
  • Nathan Smith- the right arm medium fast bowler has been very consistent for the Firebirds and has only gone wicketless in one Super Smash game this season.

WF Team Form

Wellington Firebirds have not won any of their last six games in the Super Smash 2022-23.

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Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Devan Vivashka, Nick Kelly, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Jakob Bhula, Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden

WEL vs AKL Prediction
Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Match Prediction

Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11

AA Team News

With the last fixture abandoned without a ball being bowled, we expect Auckland Aces to select the same players for this match. Kyle Jamieson has added quality to the batting and bowling department and the team has no injury worries at the moment.

AA Key Players

  • Robert O’Donnell- the skipper was one of four of Auckland Aces’ top six batters to make a duck in the last match. He has hit nine half-centuries across his T20 career.
  • Kyle Jamieson- the tall all-format pace bowler is also a very handy big hitting lower order batter. He picked up the wicket of Henry Cooper in the last match.
  • Sean Solia- the experienced all-rounder is the leading wicket taker for Auckland Aces and has also produced some useful batting contributions in the middle-order.

AA Team Form

The Aces have won only one of their last eight matches but that was against Wellington Firebirds.

Auckland Aces Predicted Playing 11

George Worker, Cole Briggs, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell (c), Sean Solia, Ben Horne (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Danru Ferns, Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Matt Gibson

WEL vs AKL Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Head to Head

There was an excellent contest between the sides earlier this campaign with Auckland Aces coming out on top by two wickets with only three balls remaining. The Firebirds have won three of the last five.

WF vs AA Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played WF Won AA Won Tie NR
Overall 36 14 18 0 4
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Betting Odds

Both teams have had disappointing seasons with victories very rare. The bookmakers are backing Wellington Firebirds to win this clash.

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Who will win Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces T20 Match?

Kyle Jamieson makes Auckland Aces a far better team but Tom Blundell has the same effect for Wellington Firebirds. Overall there is more consistency in the bowling attack of the Firebirds and their team looks the stronger.

WF vs AA Top Team Batsmen

Tom Blundell, Troy Johnson and Nick Kelly are our batting choices for Wellington Firebirds. Blundell has hit nine half-centuries in T20 cricket and has also scored three Test centuries. Kelly has a top score of 85 in this format and has passed 50 on eight occasions.

We are backing Robert O’Donnell, Sean Solia and George Worker as our batting tips for Auckland Aces. Solia is a very handy batter across all formats and has a top score of 75 in T20 cricket. Worker has hit a century and over 3000 T20 runs.

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WF vs AA Top Team Bowlers

We recommend Nathan Jones, Michael Snedden and Peter Younghusband with the ball for Wellington Firebirds. Younghusband took 3-19 the last time the Firebirds took on the Aces in this competition. Snedden can be expensive but is always a wicket taking threat.

Kyle Jamieson, Adithya Ashok and Matt Gibson are our bowling picks for Auckland Aces. Ashok dismissed two of Northern Brave’s top three, Tim Seifert and Jeet Raval, in the last match. Gibson bowls with good pace and has been in good form in the Ford Trophy over recent days.

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🏆 Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Prediction

Because of poor weather and due to no team dominating the competition, Wellington Firebirds are still only six points off the top spot and four points behind third placed Otago. Auckland Aces have struggled throughout the campaign but will fancy their chances of securing the double over the Firebirds with a victory here. Our prediction is for a match with neither team dominating but Wellington Firebirds doing enough to get the win.

Posted On 4th February 2023 12:43:00 PM
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