NK vs AA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 12, 2024

In the 21st game of the Super Smash for the 2023-24 season, Northern Districts will take on Auckland Aces. This day/night game will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on 12th January. In this article, we will examine the match prediction, pitch report, and betting tips for this contest.

Northern Knights vs. Auckland Aces Head-To-Head

The Northern Knights and Auckland Aces teams have played 31 games so far that produced a result. The Northern Knights team holds the edge by the margin of 18-13. 

Northern Knights vs Auckland Aces Live Streaming and Broadcast

The live telecast of this contest will not be available in India on TV. However, Indian sports and cricket enthusiasts can watch the match live via live streaming on the FanCode website and app. New Zealand cricket fans can view this match through TVNZ.

NK vs AA Team Previews

Northern Knights

The Northern Knights team has had to endure four losses in a row now in this year's Super Smash competition. They played their last game of the competition against Canterbury on 9th January. The Canterbury team batted first in this game to score 202 runs for the loss of three wickets from their quota of twenty overs. This big score was too much for Northern Districts as they could scramble 169 runs to lose nine wickets from their quota of 20 overs. The Canterbury team recorded a comfortable 33-run win over ND in the end.

None of the Northern Knights bowlers succeeded in picking up more than one wicket during the Canterbury inning. Tim Pringle, Henry Cooper, and Matthew Fisher picked up one wicket each. But apart from Henry Cooper and Tim Pringle, all the other bowlers went for many runs. The top run-getter for Northern Knights was Katene Clarke, who had 30 runs from 29 balls. Brett Hampton and Scott Kuggeleijn also scored 28 and 27 runs in the lower middle. But none of the batters could go on to record a big score for NK, and they were never in contention for a successful chase.

Northern Knights Playing 11

Henry Cooper, Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Joe Carter, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Peter Bocock, Kristian Clarke, Tim Pringle, Neil Wagner, Frederick Walker.

Auckland Aces

The Auckland Aces team has recorded several back-to-back victories in the Super Smash. So, they will go into this game riding high on the confidence level. They also played their last match against Canterbury on 7th January in Christchurch. The Canterbury team batted first to score 140 runs for losing five wickets from their quota of 20 overs. The Auckland team chased this mediocre target in 15.2 overs, losing just two wickets. Finn Allen was adjudged Player of the Match for 78 from 46 balls.

The pick of the bowlers in this game for Auckland Aces in this match was Louis Delport. He picked up some wickets for 20 runs from his quota of four overs. But the Auckland bowlers hunted in a pack, and several bowlers, such as Ben Lister, Lockie Ferguson, and Danru Ferns, picked up wickets. Louis Delport was also the most economical bowler on the scone for Auckland. The Auckland chase revolved around the whirlwind 78 from Finn Allen up front. He was supported by Mark Chapman, who hit 38 runs, playing cautiously at the other end.

Auckland Aces Playing 11

George Worker, Sean Solia, Cole Briggs, Cameron Fletcher, Robert O'Donnell, Ryan Harrison, Danru Ferns, Lockie Ferguson, Benjamin Lister, Louis Delport, William O'Donnell.

NK vs AA Toss Prediction

As many as 17 domestic T20 games have been played at the Bay Oval venue in Mount Maunganui. The team chasing a target has won eleven games, and the side batting first has won six. So, this is a clear indication that the team batting second holds an advantage at this venue. You can expect the skipper to win the toss to field first here.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The wicket on offer at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui is high-scoring. The spinners tend to do well on this surface in T20 games. Although there are some benefits of batting first on this track, the team batting second holds an advantage.

We are mostly expecting clear weather for this game in Mount Maunganui. Some partially cloudy conditions might be in the evening, but the skies will likely remain clear during the game. There is no chance of getting any rain during the match. 

NK vs AA Betting Tips

The Auckland Aces team is currently in second position in the points table with 16 points. The Northern Knights have had a terrible tournament and are languishing near the bottom of the points table. So, we expect Auckland Aces to come out trumps here and win this encounter.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Katene Clarke to score over 19 runs in the contest.



Clarke is consistently scoring big runs in the competition. He also did well in the last game. You can bet on him to score over 19 runs in this match.

  1. 1xBet


    Northern Knights to score over seven runs in the first over of their innings.



Most top-order batters go after the bowling from the word go. So, you can expect the Northern Knights’ top order to score over seven runs in their innings.

  1. Rajabets


    Jeet Raval to score over 21 runs in this contest.



Jeet Raval is one of the more consistent batters for his team. You can expect him to score over 21 runs in the game.

Today Match Prediction

Auckland Aces To Win the Match, 1.61

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Who will win NK vs AA

Northern Knights 48.72% (38)
Auckland Aces 51.28% (40)
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