AA vs CK Match Preview

The Auckland Aces team will try to put up a better show this year in Super Smash after a dismal showing in their last season. They could manage just three victories from ten matches. This year, the Auckland outfit is being led by Sean Solia, and they are missing the services of some key players, such as Finn Allen, who are playing for the national team. Even the presence of James Neesham is not certain as he has been named in the Kiwi team for their T20I series against Bangladesh. The skipper, Sean Solia, will need to do well if the team is to perform better this year.

Although Sean Solia has had a good Super Smash over the years, he was not at his best last year. He managed just 168 runs last year. But he can also contribute to the team's efforts through his bowling. Another player looking forward to improving his figures this year is Robert O’Donnell after an indifferent last season with 210 runs from eight games. Ben Lister is one of the key bowlers for Auckland. He did not do too well last year, either. He picked up just 11 wickets from his ten games.

Unlike Auckland Aces, the Canterbury Kings team played super cricket last year to reach the finals. But the team went down to Northern Knights in the previous game of the season last year. They will also miss some of their key players, such as Daryl Mitchell and Henry Nicholls, due to the series against Bangladesh. But it also means the youngsters can show their metal on the big stage. The other significant players who will miss the Super Smash for Canterbury are Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, and Ish Sodhi.

Chad Bowes is one of the critical Canterbury team members this season. He was instrumental in Canterbury reaching the finals last year. He scored over 300 runs last year in the competition with four fifties. We are expecting another similar showing in this year's competition as well. Leo Carter also put together over 300 runs for the side. The top wicket-taking bowler for Canterbury was Henry Shipley. He picked up 18 victims from his last eleven games and will look to replicate this showing this season.

Weather Report

There are some possibilities of getting rain in Auckland during the match. These overcast conditions may help the fast bowlers. But apart from this, the track will remain true for the entire game. If the batters can see off the first few overs, they can play through the line later.

Pitch Report

This is the first game at this venue after a long break. So, it will likely offer some juice for the speedsters early on. However, the ball coming onto the bat nicely also allows the batters to play their shots freely. The short boundaries on the ground are also a massive bonus for the batters.

Notable stats

Angus McKenzie has an excellent bowling average for Canterbury in his last eight games for Canterbury.

McKenzie has picked up twelve scalps for Canterbury from his last eight games with a strike rate of 11.83.

Chad Bowes has had an exceptional strike rate in recent games.

Chad Bowes has scored runs with a strike rate of 159.78 in his last ten games for Canterbury.

Team News

Although there are no injury updates, several players from both teams will miss the contest due to their international duties for New Zealand.

AA vs CK Probable 11

AA Playing 11

  • Sean Solia (C)
  • Cole Briggs (Wk)
  • Robert O'Donnell
  • William O'Donnell
  • Danru Ferns
  • Louis Delport
  • Matthew Gibson
  • Adithya Ashok
  • James Neesham
  • Yahya Zeb
  • Ben Lister

CK Playing 11

  • Cole McConchie (C)
  • Chad Bowes
  • Ken McClure
  • Leo Carter
  • Mitchell Hay (Wk)
  • Henry Shipley
  • Zakary Foulkes
  • Angus McKenzie
  • Matt Henry
  • Michael Rae
  • Ed Nuttall
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Auckland Aces team did not play good cricket in their last season, although they did manage to win a few games. They are also missing the services of top players playing for the country. Canterbury Kings have a good record at this ground and a solid batting line-up. It will likely be a close match, but we expect Auckland Aces to come out of trumps here as they play at home.

Top Picks

Chad Bowes: Chad Bowes has scored 302 runs in his last ten matches for Canterbury with an average of 33.56 and a strike rate of 159.78.

Angus McKenzie: McKenzie has picked up 12 wickets from his last eight matches for Canterbury with an incredible strike rate of 11.83.

Leo Carter: Carter has scored 278 runs from his last ten matches with an average of 46.33 and a strike rate of 121.39.

Zakary Foulkes: Foulks has picked up 12 wickets from his last seven games with a strike rate 12.5.

AA vs CK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Briggs

Batters: R Roux O Donell, L Carter, C Bowes

All-rounders: J Neesham (C), C McConchie (VC), S Solia

Bowlers: M Henry, H Shipley, B Lister, L Delport

AA vs CK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction