Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Super Smash- Northern Knights v Auckland Aces

Dean Brownlie
Dean Brownlie
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Northern Knights are sitting at the top of the points table with two wins from three matches. They have dominated against the Auckland Aces, winning all of the last three encounters between the two teams.


The Northern Knights have a top-quality batting lineup with Anton Devcich, Tim Seifert and captain Dean Brownlie taking the first three spots. Brownlie is currently the highest run-getter with 144 runs against his name. While Seifert slammed a century, Devcich scored a 50 in the last season against Auckland. Daryl Mitchell has also shown sparks of brilliance.

The batting lineup features the hard-hitting allrounder Corey Anderson. With Ish Sodhi missing out due to national duty, Mitchell Santner and Anton Devcich will lead the bowling attack of the Knights.

Auckland Aces will miss the services of opener Martin Guptill who was added to the New Zealand ODI squad and smashed a century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. The team would look towards James Vince, Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman to come good with the bat along with skipper Craig Cachopa.

In the bowling department, William Somerville, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ben Lister would be the main threats.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.

 

Northern Knights- Tim Seifert (wk), Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie (c), Brett Hampton, Corey Anderson, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Daniel Flynn, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Brett Randell

Auckland Aces- James Vince, Sean Solia, Glenn Phillips (wk), Mark Chapman, Craig Cachopa (c), Robert O'Donnell, Ronnie Hira, William Somerville, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Lister, Matthew Quinn

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Northern Knights

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Glenn Phillips (Auckland Aces), Anton Devcich (Northern Knights)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell McClenaghan (Auckland Aces), Mitchell Santner (Northern Knights)

Most Sixes – Glenn Phillips (Auckland Aces), Anton Devcich (Northern Knights)

Team Scores Batting First – Auckland Aces 150+, Northern Knights 160+

*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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