2019-20 Super Smash – Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings taking place? Tuesday 17th December, 2019 – 03:10 (UK)

Where is Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings taking place? Hagley Oval, Christchurch

What is the expected weather for Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings? 19c with a risk of rain showers affecting play

What channel is Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings? Ticket details for his match can be found here!

THE TEAM NEWS

AUCKLAND ACES

  • Auckland Aces come into their second match of this Super Smash campaign from a 13-run loss against Otago Volts as despite Glenn Phillips’ stunning 106* from 61 balls, they fell short of the Volts’ impressive total of 210/6.
  • The team will take plenty of positives from that performance despite the defeat as their batting was excellent on the whole though they will aim to bowl much better so they will look to experienced campaigners like Will Somerville and Mitch McClenaghan to tighten things up.
  • They have named the same set of players for this match and they will expect fireworks from their star internationals such as Colin Munro, Martin Guptill and Corey Anderson to get a win on home turf.

CANTERBURY KINGS

  • Canterbury Kings were also defeated in their opening game but they will have been particularly disappointed with their display having been bowled out for 129 by Wellington Firebirds who knocked the run chase off with relative ease.
  • The batting was the clear weakness in that opening defeat as they went from 52/1 from 6.4 overs to 129 all out and while several players made solid starts to their innings, it was only opener Jack Boyle (35) who surpassed 21 and they need one or two batsmen to score big.
  • Skipper Cole McConchie was the star man with the ball taking 3/18 from his four overs and they will look to him for inspiration with bat and ball here though they do need other players to step up and contribute.

THE PREDICTION

Auckland Aces were stunned in their opening match by Otago Volts but they will expect to bounce back here and get their first win of the new Super Smash campaign. They face a Canterbury side that also lost their opening match, but were relatively poor in that game. Their batting in particular was below par and they will have to remedy that fast if they are to have any chance against the Aces. The home side have some big-name internationals in their ranks, and they will hope Munro, Guptill and Anderson can lead them to victory as they should comfortably have too much firepower with the bat for the Auckland outfit.

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