Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Super Smash 2020-21 - Wellington vs Auckland - Match 1
The 1st match of the Super Smash 2020-21 will be played between Wellington and Auckland at the Basin Reserve, Wellington in New Zealand.
Auckland Aces finished the last season of the Super Smash as runners up after 4 wins and 4 losses from 10 games.
Martin Guptill was the top scorer for Auckland Aces in 2019 with 403 runs at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 142. Mark Chapman also scored 225 runs at an average of 28.
In the absence of Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson, the onus with the ball will be on Will Somerville.
Wellington Firebirds finished the last season of the Super Smash as champions with a 22-run victory against Auckland.
Devon Conway was the top scorer for Wellington Firebirds in 2019 with 543 runs at an average of 67 and a strike rate of 145.
With Hamish Bennett injured, Ollie Newton was Wellington Firebird's top wicket-taker last year with 16 scalps.
Here's a look at the squads of both teams:
Auckland Aces - Graeme Beghin, Jamie Brown, Mark Chapman, Louis Delport, Danru Ferns, Ben Horne, Ben Lister, Matt McEwan, Colin Munro, Robbie O’Donnell, Will O’Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Ollie Pringle, Sean Solia, Will Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Martin Guptill
Wellington Firebirds - Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell, Fraser Colson, Andrew Fletcher, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns, Troy Johnson, Iain McPeake, Ollie Newton, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Michael Snedden, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Jimmy Neesham
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Wellington
Who will win? – Wellington
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Martin Guptill (Auckland), Devon Conway (Wellington)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Will Somerville (Auckland), Ollie Newton (Wellington)
Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (Auckland), James Neesham (Wellington)
Player of the Match – Devon Conway
Team Scores Batting first – Auckland 170+, Wellington 185+
Match Handicap Wellington
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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