AA vs OV Match Preview

In recent matches, the leading run-getter for Auckland Aces has been their skipper, Robert O'Donnell. This right-handed batter has scored 229 runs from his last nine innings with an average of 38.16. The former captain, Sean Solia, is also in good form, with 182 runs from his previous nine games at an average of 22.75. Another right-hander, Finn Allen, has scored 154 runs from his last three innings with an average of 77.00. The Auckland Aces management will look at these batters to score the top runs in this contest.

Louis Delport will lead the Auckland Aces bowling attack. This slow left-arm bowler has collected a haul of sixteen wickets from his last nine innings with an average of 12.81. Ben Lister has picked up twelve wickets from his last seven innings with an average of 13.25. The Auckland right-hand medium pacer Danry Ferns has picked up ten wickets from his last ten appearances for Auckland with an average of 24.80. These will be the go-to bowlers for Auckland in this contest.

The leading run-getter for Otago Volts has been Dean Foxcroft. This right-hander has scored 369 runs from his last twelve innings with an average of 36.90. Another Otago batter doing equally good work with the bat for Otago is Jake Gibson. He has scored 301 runs from eleven innings with an average of 30.10. The Volts opener, Hamish Rutherford, scored 198 runs from his last eleven innings with an average of 18.00. These three will once bat near the top of the order for Otago and the wickets to get for the opposition.

Travis Muller is a right-handed fast-medium bowler for Otago Volts. This bowler has picked up 13 wickets from his nine innings with an average of 18.46. The Volts’ right-hand medium pacer Matthew Bacon collected 13 wickets from nine games with an average of 19.69. Jake Gibson has also picked up nine victims from his last six outings, averaging 17.88. The Otago skipper will depend on these bowlers to pick up most of the wickets. The opposition will need to keep these bowlers at bay most of the time.

Weather Report

We expect bright and sunny conditions at Eden Park in Auckland for this game. The temperature during the game will be close to 24 degrees. There is no possibility of showers coming down during the match. Moderate winds will flow across the ground, especially in the evening.

Pitch Report

The venue of Eden Park Outer Oval is well-known for being batting-friendly. The bowlers will have little respite due to the shorter square boundaries. The teams batting second have a much better record on this venue. An average first-inning score here is 167 runs.

Notable stats

Louis Delport is bowling with an excellent strike rate currently.

Delport has picked up 16 wickets from his last ten games with a strike rate of 11.62.

Ben Lister is bowling with a top strike rate for Auckland.

Ben Lister is bowling with a strike rate of 11.75 from his last seven games.

Team News

There are no apparent injury worries for either of the teams at the moment.

AA vs OV Probable 11

AA Playing 11

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

OV Playing 11

  • Hamish Rutherford
  • Jake Gibson
  • Dean Foxcroft (C)
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Max Chu (Wk)
  • Dale Phillips
  • Llew Johnson
  • Ben Lockrose
  • Andrew Hazeldine
  • Travis Muller
  • Jacob Duffy
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 has fared much better in this competition so far. They are in second position in the points table and are looking good for more wins. The Volts are lying near the bottom of the points table in the second-last position. The Auckland team is playing at home. So, all in all, we expect Auckland Aces to win this contest.

Top Picks

Robert O'Donnell: The Auckland Aces skipper has scored 280 runs from his last ten matches with an average of 40.

Jake Gibson: Gibson did not have a good outing in his last game.  He is scoring runs with a strike rate 148 from his last ten games.

Louis Delport: Delport has picked up 16 wickets from his last ten games with a strike rate of 11.62.

Jake Gibson: Gibson has picked up eight wickets from his last five innings with a strike rate 12.75.

AA vs OV Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Chu

Batters: M Guptill, H Rutherford, F Allen (VC)

All-rounders: D Foxcroft, S Solia, J Gibson (C)

Bowlers: J Duffy, L Ferguson, B Lister, L Delport

AA vs OV Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction