AA vs NK Match Preview

The top run-getter for the Auckland Aces team has been Robert O'Donnell. The right-handed batter has scored 247 runs from his last ten games for Auckland with an average of 35.28. The southpaw Sean Solia scored 165 runs from his last ten games with an average of 18.33. Another right-hander doing well for Auckland Aces at the moment is Cam Fletcher. From his previous five Aces matches, he scored 156 runs with an average of 39.00. These three will be the go-to batters for Auckland in this contest.

The slow left-arm bowler Louis Delport has picked up 15 wickets from his last ten matches with an average of 15.20. The right-handed medium pacer Danru Ferns has also collected 15 victims from his ten games with an average of 20.20.  Ben Lister has also picked up 14 scalps from his last eight matches with an average of 13.00. The Auckland Aces team management will look at these bowlers again to do well in this contest and put the brakes on the scoring rate. Other support bowlers will also need to do well.

The best batter for the Northern Districts team this year has been Katene Clarke. This right-hander has scored 266 runs from his twelve innings with an average of 22.16. Another reliable bat in this ND line-up is their skipper, Jeet Raval. The southpaw has scored 262 runs from his last 12 innings with an average of 21.83. Tim Seifert scored 230 runs from his previous eight innings with an average of 28.75. These three are the top batters for the ND outfit. The team will look up to these batters to score the bulk of the runs.

The left-arm medium-fast bowler Neil Wagner has been the go-to bowler for Northern Districts in their last few games. He has picked up 16 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 17.81. Scott Kuggeleijn is another right-handed fast-medium bowler for Northern Districts. He has also done well to pick 14 scalps from his twelve innings with an average of 21.07. A slow left-arm bowler, Tim Pringle, has also picked up eleven wickets from his last eleven games with an average of 25.54.

Weather Report

We will likely get partially cloudy conditions during the afternoon in this game. This will be helpful to the bowlers. The temperatures during this game will be near 25 degrees. There are no chances of getting showers during this game. The relative humidity will be average for the most part.

Pitch Report

This Eden Park Outer Oval venue has a seating capacity of 42,000 people. The conditions here have always been loaded in favor of batters. Bowlers will have their work cut out in this match. Some bounce will be available from the surface, but it will be even and unlikely to cause too many flutters in the batters’ minds. You can expect a high-scoring game on the 20th.

Notable stats

Louis Delport has had an excellent strike rate with the ball in recent games.

Delport has done well for Auckland in recent games by picking up 15 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate 14.8.

Northern Districts lead the head-to-head in the last five games.

The Northern Districts team has won three out of their last five matches against this opposition. But Auckland has won the previous encounter between the two teams.

Team News

There are no injury worries at the moment. Both teams will be available at full strength for the selection. 

AA vs NK Probable 11

AA Playing 11

  • George Worker
  • Robert O'Donnell
  • William O'Donnell
  • Jock McKenzie
  • Ryan Harrison
  • Sean Solia (C)
  • Cameron Fletcher (Wk)
  • Cole Briggs
  • Benjamin Lister
  • Danru Ferns
  • Louis Delport

NK Playing 11

  • Henry Cooper
  • Jeet Raval (C)
  • Katene Clarke
  • Kristian Clarke
  • Peter Bocock (Wk)
  • Frederick Walker
  • Neil Wagner
  • Tim Pringle
  • Brett Hampton
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Flynn McGregor Sumpter
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

Despite their loss in their last outing, the Auckland Aces have fared a lot better in this competition than compared to Northern Districts. Auckland Aces have 24 points from their nine games, while Northern Districts have just eight and are languishing at the bottom of the points table. The Auckland team is also playing at home in this contest. All in all, we expect Auckland Aces to win this contest.

Top Picks

Katene Clarke: Clarke has picked up 235 runs from his last ten appearances for Northern Districts with a decent striker rate of 137.42.

Louis Delport: Louis Delport has picked up 15 wickets from his last ten contests with a strike rate of 8.

Neil Wagner: Wagner has been the leading bowler for ND, with 11 victims from his last eight matches.

Danru Ferns: Ferns has picked up 15 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate of 14.

AA vs NK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Fletcher

Batters: R Roux O'Donnell, J Raval

All-rounders: S Solia (VC), J McKenzie, S Kuggeleijn (C), B Hampton

Bowlers: D Ferns, T Pringle, B Lister, L Delport

AA vs NK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction