CK vs AA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 26, 2022

CK vs AA Match Prediction - Dec 26, 2022

Tournament: Super Smash 2022-23.

Date: December 26, 2022.

Format: T20

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Time: 04:30

This is the first game of the season for the Canterbury Kings at home. Kings will take on Auckland Aces in the 3rd match of the Super Smash 2022-23 tomorrow. The Canterbury side has made a good beginning to the season with a victory over Northern Knights in their first encounter. This is the first match of the new season for the Auckland Aces outfit. They will be keen to make a good beginning to the season after having struggled in the last couple of seasons. The Canterbury side has won the last 4 matches between these two teams played over the last couple of seasons. This is bound to have them in a better frame of mind for this game to be played at home. Most of their players will be aware of the conditions for this match. Auckland Aces have notoriously been poor starters and they will have to overcome a poor track record to come up with a good show for this match.

CK vs AA Team Previews

Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury team led by Cole McConchie got off to a fine start to the season. The Kings bowlers appeared to be in fine touch in the first match and their batters fairly destroyed the Knights' bowling attack. This game saw the Kings romping home to a 9-wicket victory against the Northern Knights in a game affected by rain. Cole McConchie will be looking to ride the momentum in this game and take another win to strengthen their position in the points tally. One of the batters that looked in good touch was Chad Bowes who will look to make another good beginning in this match.

Bowes will be opening the innings with Matthew Boyle. As far as the Canterbury middle order is concerned the management will be expecting big contributions from the bats of the skipper Cole McConchie, Cam fletcher, and Leo Carter in this match. The lower middle order of the Canterbury side is a pretty decent one with players such as Henry Shipley, Angus McKenzie, and Mitchell Hay being the players in charge of scoring some quick runs lower down the order. The Canterbury Kings had a terrific outing against Northern Knights with the ball.

Kings will be hoping for a repeat performance from their bowlers. They will be keen to get some tight spells from their bowlers including the new ball bowlers such as Henry Shipley and Ed Nuttall. In their last match, McKenzie and Todd Astle looked in good shape. The team will be hoping for a repeat performance from the bowlers and for their good form to continue. Blake Coburn will add to the bowling strength of the Kings' side. The Canterbury team is going into this match with a much better record than their recent matches. They have won 3 out of their last 5 matches.

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Matthew Boyle, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie, Cameron Fletcher, Mitchell Hay, Henry Shipley, Angus McKenzie, Todd Astle, William O'Rourke, Ed Nuttall.

Auckland Aces

The Auckland Aces team will be looking to shed all the cobwebs from their performance in the last couple of seasons of Super Smash. The side led by Robert O'Donnell will be looking to set aside the upsets they faced in the last couple of seasons. Their players have not risen to the expectations in their last 2 seasons and they will have to perform well together as a unit to have any hopes of a good performance in this match. They are going up against a confident and strong outfit. All the Aces players will have to put in a spirited effort to win this match.

One of the experienced campaigners for Auckland Aces is Martin Guptill. He will have to bring all his experience into play. Guptill will be eying a huge opening wicket partnership with Sean Solia to get the Aces off to a flier. One thing is certain, the Auckland team will miss the services of Cole Briggs and Glenn Phillips in this match. These are two big shoes to fill. The responsibility of scoring big runs lies with the likes of William Somerville, Ben Horne, and Mark Chapman. This batting strength will be bolstered by the likes of Ryan Harrison, and Robert O'Donnell lower down in the middle order.

As far as the Auckland Aces bowling attack is concerned, the team will be looking to get early breakthroughs from people like Ross ter Braak and Louis Delport. They will have their mind on the fact that the Kings batters will be confident in this game after doing well in the opening match. The top bowlers such as Danru Ferns and Ryan Harrison will be looking to keep the run rate on the lower side, especially in the middle overs. Robert O'Donnell and William Somerville will need to do well in the form of a supporting role to aid the team's chances.

Auckland Aces Playing 11

George Worker, Max O Dowd, Mark Chapman, Cole Briggs, William O'Donnell, Sean Solia, Ben Horne, Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Lockie Ferguson, Benjamin Lister.

CK vs AA Toss Prediction

If you take a look at the recent history of matches played at the venue you will find that on 4 out of 5 occasions the team batting first has won the match. The surface on offer at this venue will be helpful to the batters. Chasing large targets will be tough on this surface because the wicket tends to get slower as the game progresses to the second innings. So, we think that the team winning the toss will opt to bat first on this ground.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The Hagley Oval cricket ground in Christchurch is smallish and has short square boundaries. This is a massive advantage to the batters that are looking to play their shots. Early on in the innings, you will find that there is some assistance for the quicker bowlers. However, this is a challenging surface for the spinners to bowl on. The pitch does not offer a lot of spin and bounce to the bowlers. It is expected that we will get cloudy skies for this game at Christchurch on 26th December. It is also expected that speedsters from both sides will enjoy these conditions far more than the spinners. But, all-in-all the surface is a great one for batters where the ball will come onto the bat nicely. The team that bats first will have to put on at least 180 runs on the board for feeling safe on the surface.

CK vs AA Betting Tips

Auckland Aces will need to remove the monkey from their backs if they are to deliver some good performances in this edition of Super Smash. Their team members have not been in the best of forms in their last couple of forays in the competition and it adds a lot of pressure to the side. The Canterbury Kings team got off to a terrific start with all their top players doing well in their opening match. In addition to that, they are playing at home and are better accustomed to the conditions than Auckland Aces. This makes the Canterbury Kings the favorite to win this match.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Chad Bowes to emerge as the leading run-getter for Canterbury Kings.



Chad Bowes is looking good for the Canterbury side and was in superb touch in the opening game of the season. You can bet on him to continue his good work and score the highest number of runs for Canterbury.

  1. Betway


    Martin Guptill to score the highest number of runs in the game.



Martin Guptill is a world-class performer and has played several match-winning innings for his different teams. He bats at the top of the order and can score big runs in big games.

  1. Betway


    Henry Shipley to become the top bowler for Canterbury Kings.



Henry Shipley bowled a superb spell in the first match to pick up 2 wickets for just 5 runs from 2 overs. He is in top form with the ball and can be relied on to be the top bowler for Canterbury again.

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 2.00

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Who will win CK vs AA

Canterbury Kings 77.73% (192)
Auckland Aces 22.27% (55)
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