OV vs AA Match Preview

Dean Foxcroft is the most prolific batter in this competition for Otago Volts. The Otago captain has scored 325 runs from his last nine innings with an average of 40.62. Jake Gibson is another batter who has played well in recent games for Otago Volts. Llew Johnson has also scored 128 runs from his last nine innings. These top batters for Otago Volts will be looked upon to score the bulk of the runs for Volts. The Volts skipper Foxcroft, in particular, has been in great touch with the bat.

A right-arm medium pacer, Matthew Bacon, picked up 15 wickets from his last ten innings with an average of 20.13. A right-arm medium-fast bowler, Michael Rae, has also collected a haul of ten wickets from seven innings with an average of 22.10. Ben Lockrose has also picked up eight wickets from his last eight innings. These will be the go-to bowlers for Otago Volts in this year's competition. You can bet on them to pick up most of the wickets for their team. Matthew Bacon will lead the Otago bowling charge in this game.

The Auckland batting charge this year will be led by Robert O'Donnell. This right-handed batter has scored 241 runs in his last eight games with an average of 34.42. Cole Briggs has scored 164 runs from his previous seven innings with an average of 23.42. Another left-handed bat and all-rounder, Sean Solia, has also scored 142 runs from eight games with an average of 20.28. These are again likely to be the top batters this year in Super Smash. Some new faces are also expected to be blooded, but these experienced players will hold the reign of the batting order in this game.

Louis Delport has been the leading bowler for Auckland Aces in the competition. The slow left-arm bowler has picked up ten wickets from eight games with an average of 17.20. Sean Solia is a right-handed medium pacer and has picked up seven wickets from eight matches with an average of 25.42. Another left-arm fast-medium bowler, Ben Lister, has picked up six wickets from his last four innings with an average of 14.66. These will be the top bowlers for Auckland Aces this year as well.

Weather Report

The temperatures will likely remain close to 21 degrees on the match day. There is little chance of getting rainfall during the game. So, you can expect a complete game to be played at Molyneux Park without interruptions.

Pitch Report

The conditions on offer at Molyneux Park in Alexandra are suitable for batters and will generally help them, although there might be some assistance for the pacers early on. The skipper who wins the toss here will chase a target here.

Notable stats

Jake Gibson has a tremendous average-to-strike rate ratio in his last few matches for Otago Volts.

Jake Gibson has scored runs for Otago with an average of 45.33 and a strike rate of 153.67.

Dean Foxcroft also has a terrific average-to-strike rate combination.

Foxcroft is scoring runs with a strike rate of 143.01 and an average of 36.57.

Team News

There are no apparent injury updates at the moment. So, we assume the entire team to be available for this contest.

OV vs AA Probable 11

OV Playing 11

  • Hamish Rutherford
  • Jake Gibson
  • Dale Phillips
  • Dean Foxcroft (C)
  • Max Chu (Wk)
  • Llew Johnson
  • Ollie White
  • Ben Lockrose
  • Andrew Hazeldine
  • Matthew Bacon
  • Travis Muller

AA Playing 11

  • Martin Guptill
  • Finn Allen
  • Sean Solia
  • Robert O’Donnell (C)
  • James Neesham
  • Cam Fletcher (Wk)
  • Ryan Harrison
  • Danru Ferns
  • Louis Delport
  • Nikith Perera
  • Ben Lister
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

Generally speaking, Auckland Aces will start as favorites to win this encounter. They have a better side, man-to-man, and are in good nick now. Otago Volts have lost their last few games and are struggling for runs. They were bowled out for 47 runs in one of their recent games. We expect Auckland Aces to beat Otago in this game. 

Top Picks

Jake Gibson: Gibson has scored 272 runs in his last ten games with a strike rate of 153.67.

Matthew Bacon: Bacon has picked up thirteen wickets from his last nine games with a strike rate of 13.

Ben Lister: Ben Lister has picked up ten scalps from his last six matches with a strike rate of 12.

Dean Foxcroft: Dean Foxcroft is currently scoring runs with an average of 36.57.

OV vs AA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Fletcher , M Chu

Batters: M Guptill, H Rutherford, R Roux O'Donnell

All-rounders: J Neesham (C), D Foxcroft, J Gibson (VC)

Bowlers: M Bacon, D Ferns, B Lister

OV vs AA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction