Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Super Smash- Auckland Aces v Otago Volts
Auckland Aces are a more balanced side than Otago Volts and have won three of the last four matches against Volts.
However, the match will be played at Eden Park which is the home ground of Auckland Aces where the team has lost four of the last five matches.
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro at the top of the order provide explosive batsmanship to the Auckland Aces. Guptill has found some great rhythm and smashed an unbeaten 62 in the reverse fixture against Otago Volts. Glenn Phillips was also good in that match and is expected to play a big part.
As far as the bowling department is concerned, Mitchell McClenaghan will lead attack which also consists of William Somerville and Matthew Quinn. McClenaghan bagged a three-wicket haul against the Knights while Quinn has been the most economical bowler for the team.
Otago Volts will bank on Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen and Ben Raine to put up runs on the board. Kitchen has been the team's highest scorer with 127 runs from five matches. Rutherford also hit a half-century against Canterbury Kings.
With the ball, Jacob Duffy, Nathan G Smith and Ben Raine are the biggest threats. Duffy has been quite good with the ball and has pocketed eight wickets from five matches.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Auckland Aces- Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips (wk), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Robert ODonnell, Donovan Grobbelaar, Ronnie Hira, William Somerville, Mitchell McClenaghan, Matthew Quinn
Otago Volts- Hamish Rutherford, Ben Cox (wk), Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Ben Raine, Jacob Duffy (c), Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Josh Finnie, Brad Wilson, Nathan G Smith
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Auckland Aces
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Martin Guptill (Auckland Aces), Anaru Kitchen (Otago Volts)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell McClenaghan (Auckland Aces), Jacob Duffy (Otago Volts)
Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (Auckland Aces), Anaru Kitchen (Otago Volts)
Team Scores Batting First – Auckland Aces 145+, Otago Volts 130+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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