NK vs AA Match Preview

The leading batter for Northern Knights has been Tim Seifert. This right-handed batsman has scored 239 runs in his last nine games with an average of 26.55. The Northern District’s skipper, Jeet Raval, scored 233 runs from his last ten appearances for NK with an average of 23.30. KAtene Clark is also doing a reasonable job for Northern Knights, scoring 221 runs from his last ten games with an average of 22.10. These three are the top batters for ND and will be expected to score most of the runs.

The top bowler for Northern Knights has been Neil Wagner. The left-arm medium-fast bowler has picked up 15 scalps from his last eight matches with an average of 14.66. Scott Kuggeleijn has also picked up thirteen scalps from his last ten appearances, averaging 19.61. Tim Pringle has picked up ten victims from nine innings with an average of 24.00. These three are the go-to bowlers for Northern Knights and will be expected to do well in this contest as well. Henry Cooper has bowled well in the last game as well.

The top batter for Auckland Aces has been Robert O'Donnell. This right-handed batsman has scored 194 runs from his last eight innings with an average of 32.33. Another right-hander in good form is Finn Allen. Allen has scored 154 runs in his previous three games for Auckland Aces with an incredible average of 77. The veteran Martin Guptill has also put together 139 runs from his last three appearances for Aces with an average of 69.50. These three will be the top candidates for the Auckland Aces to score big runs in this contest.

Louis Delport has been the leading wicket-taker for Auckland Aces. He has picked up fourteen wickets from eight matches with an average of 12.50. The left-arm fast-medium bowler Ben Lister has collected an 11-wicket haul from his last six games with an average of 13.81. The right-arm medium pacer Danru Ferns has also reasonably picked up nine wickets from his previous eight games with an average of 24.11. These are the top bowlers for Auckland Aces, and you can bet on them to emerge as the top bowlers again in this game.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Louis Delport has had an excellent bowling strike rate in recent games.

Delport is bowling with a strike rate of 11.62 in his last ten matches and is also bowling with an excellent economy rate.

Ben Lister is bowling with an excellent strike rate at the moment for Auckland Aces.

Lister is bowling with a strike rate of 11.18 in his last six games.

Team News

There are no injury updates available at the moment. So, you can expect the entire teams to be available for selection on 12th.

NK vs AA Probable 11

NK Playing 11

  • Henry Cooper
  • Jeet Raval (C)
  • Joe Carter
  • Katene Clarke
  • Kristian Clarke
  • Tim Seifert (Wk)
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Tim Pringle
  • Brett Hampton
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Frederick Walker

AA Playing 11

  • Finn Allen
  • Mark Chapman
  • Martin Guptill
  • Robert O'Donnell
  • Ryan Harrison
  • Sean Solia (C)
  • Cameron Fletcher (Wk)
  • Benjamin Lister
  • Danru Ferns
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Louis Delport
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 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.

Top Picks

Tim Seifert: Tim Seifert has scored 239 runs from his last nine matches with an average of 26.56 and a strike rate of 144.84.

Ben Lister: Lister has picked up eleven wickets from his last six games with a strike rate of 11.18.

Louis Delport: This Auckland Aces' bowler has picked up 16 wickets from his last ten games.

Neil Wagner: Wagner has picked up fifteen wickets from his last eight games with a strike rate of 12.

NK vs AA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Seifert

Batters: M Guptill, M Chapman, J Raval, F Allen (C)

All-rounders: S Kuggeleijn, M Santner (VC), B Hampton

Bowlers: D Ferns, B Lister, L Delport

NK vs AA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction