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We are right at the midway mark in the Super Smash 2021 and things are getting exceedingly tight as far as the race to the next round is concerned. All six teams are still with pretty much a similar chance to finish among the top three and the next matches are going to be extremely crucial.
Up next in the competition, Otago Volts are set to take on Auckland Aces in what is a bottom-drawer contest. Both sides are played at the bottom of the points table, but the winning team here might well bounce back into the top half - such is the significance of this match. The upcoming match is to be played at John Davies Oval, Queenstown on Thursday, December 29th, 2021.
Otago Volts are currently placed at the bottom of the points table, but it would not be right to write them off just yet. So tightly packed is the points table that a win here will put Otago Volts back into the contention and that is exactly what they will be aiming for in this upcoming contest.
With just one win in six matches, Otago Volts have so far been dismal. Coupled with that, they also have a poor net run rate of -1.009, and that might prove to be a dampener if the Volts are able to match other sides on points. It's been three matches since Otago Volts last won a match and are likely to be running low on confidence. Not only that, all of their defeat have been high-margin losses, which just illustrates how poor they have been in the competition so far.
Most recently, they featured against Wellington Firebirds in a match that Firebirds won by five wickets. Batting first on a decent surface, Otago Volts never got going, and hadn't it been for solid contributions from Anaru Kitchen and Michael Rippon, they would have folded for a lot lesser. Coming in at number six, Kitchen contributed with a useful half-century, playing a vital role to take Otago Volts' total to 166.
Defending this total would never have been easy and a poor opening burst by their quick bowlers didn't help their cause. We saw them pick a few quick wickets at the back-end of the match, but that was too little for Volts to have any chance.
On paper, Otago Volts have a good number of talented players available in Nick Kelly, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, and Michael Rippon. They have lacked execution skills and haven't been able to close out crunch moments. Executing well will be important for them in their next few matches and if they are able to do that in the upcoming match, they should be in business big time.
Hamish Rutherford, Nick Kelly, Jacob Duffy, Angus McKenzie, Beckham Wheeler Greenall, Tasman Jones, Matthew Bacon, Max Chu, Neil Broom, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen.
Even though Auckland Aces are placed at the fifth spot on the ladder, they haven't been as poor as their position on the points table suggests. Unlike most of the other teams, they have played just four matches, which is at least one less than the number of matches all other teams have. Out of a total of four matches played, Auckland Aces have won two and lost two, aggregating eight points in total. Their net run-rate of -0.493, however, is something they'll dearly want to improve, considering how big a factor it can be, especially in the back-end of the league stage.
The Aces got off to a rather poor start to the tournament, losing both of their opening two matches, but have since then won both of their subsequent matches. Auckland Aces are coming into this match on the back of a couple of solid wins over Wellington Firebirds and Central Districts and are likely to be brimming with confidence.
Against Central Districts, Auckland Aces managed to just sneak in with a win in the last over. Chasing a total of 168, Auckland Aces got off to a rather poor start, losing George Worker, Mark Chapman, and Cole Briggs with not many runs on the board. Martin Guptill and Robert O'Donnell then set up a brilliant partnership two bring Aces back into the game before they finally sealed the deal with four wickets in hand and just one ball to spare.
On paper, Auckland Aces have a pretty good side that is well loaded with experience. The availability of Martin Guptill is proved to be a blessing for them and his form could be a factor in the upcoming match as well. Other than him, they have the likes of Lokie Ferguson, Mark Chapman, and George Worker who all can be match-winners on their own. All in all, the Aces have a terrific side and if they are able to play to their potential, beating them is going to be incredibly difficult.
George Worker, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Robert O'Donnell, Ben Horne, Sean Solia, William Somerville, Lockie Ferguson, Adithya Ashok, Benjamin Lister.
Even though the surface is expected to be a batting beauty, chasing here will be difficult. The scoreboard pressure is likely to be immense and the surface might well slow down a tad towards the end of the game. Also, there doesn't seem to be a lot of tangible advantage that the chasing team will get here. Considering that and the other factors, the captain winning the toss is expected to bat first.
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This would be the second match of the day at the venue and the match is expected to be played on the safe surface as the one used for the Women's game. Having said that, we don't expect the surface to change a lot and batting should still be easy. Spinners might well come into the picture a lot more, but the short boundaries will prevent them from giving the ball a whole lot of air. Having watched the first match, both sides will know the surface conditions and should be able to adapt well. Considering that, the team batting first should be looking to post a total of at least 185 runs on the board.
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The points table is very delicately poised at the moment and the win here would be game-changing for either of these two sides. Even though they are placed neck and neck on the ladder, the Volts and the Aces have played contrasting brands of cricket thus far. Auckland Aces have been more confident and assured and the results are there for them. On paper as well, Auckland Aces are a better side between the two. Considering those factors and the others stated above, betting on an Auckland Aces win should be the way to go here.
Martin Guptill has so far been in terrific form for Auckland Aces and his side will be desperately relying on him to produce a top-drawer performance in this upcoming match. He bats right at the top of the order and will have enough opportunity to get set and then go for the big ones. Also, he is certainly going to enjoy playing on this true surface. Given that and the form he is in, bet on Martin Guptill to score a fifty here.
This is a ground with short boundaries and both sides have some swashbuckling batsmen who will all enjoy batting on this surface. We expect both sides to adopt the slam, bang, and wallop approach, consequently producing a high-scoring game. All in all, considering the batting lineups of the two sides and the expected conditions, betting on the match total to exceed 320.5 runs is the way to go. This is certainly a lucrative bet even for those who like to play it safe.
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