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Otago Volts vs. Auckland Aces, 6th Match- Match Prediction

by  Shashi Shukla  •  Last updated on 2022-12-29 02:00:32


On Thursday at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown, the sixth game of the Super Smash 2022-23 will be Otago Volts (OV) against Auckland Aces (AA). After losing their first match to the Welsh Firebirds, the Otago Volts' last match was a devastating seven-wicket loss to the champion Northern Districts. In their opening game, Auckland Aces defeated Canterbury Kings by four wickets after successfully pursuing a 148-run target.

Otago Volts have had difficulty in this competition in previous years and have not been likely to contend at the top this year. The team of Hamish Rutherford has suffered two straight defeats. In their most recent match against the Northern Knights, they batted poorly and lost by 7 wickets. The team would want to move past these defeats and score their first points of the year. As they take on a strong club in this game, Rutherford will want to see a valiant effort from his team.

The Auckland Aces will travel to Queenstown with great confidence for this encounter. The team under William O'Donnell is off to a strong start this year. The team put on a strong performance in their final match against the Canterbury Kings, which they won by a margin of 4 wickets. The captain wants his team to maintain the same momentum and win this game for their second victory of the year. They should be too powerful for the Otago Volts because they have a team full of talented players at this level.

Match Prediction:

Auckland Aces are the favorites to win this match as well because they defeated the Volts in four of their opening five games. The Otago Volts were outplayed in both matches this season. The team needs runs from the top to win this game because their batting order appears to be under pressure. Auckland Aces arrive with a lot of assurance. They have a more strong bowling attack than their rivals, which will boost their confidence and position them as favorites.


Otago Volts vs. Auckland Aces, 6th Match- Match Preview

Match: Otago Volts vs. Auckland Aces, Match 6- Super Smash

Venue: John Davies Oval in Queenstown

Date: 29 December 2022(Thursday)

Time: 7:10 AM IST

Live Streaming: BT Sport, SKY Sports NZ, and Hotstar

Weather Report

The conditions in this match will be similar to those from the match on Wednesday. There are a lot of clouds and a constant 22-degree temperature.


Toss Prediction

Considering the previous match on the same pitch, the team who wins the toss will choose to field first and restrict the opponents to a small score. If the batters can't do well, the defending team will be in trouble.

Pitch Report

The pitch is well suited for the power hitting batters and excellent bowlers who can swing their bowls well.

Team Otago Volts

Playing 11:

Hamish Rutherford(c), Thorn Parkes (wk), Dean Foxcroft, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Llew Johnson, Jake Gibson, Ben Lockrose, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae

Team Auckland Aces

Playing 11:

George Worker, Max O'Dowd, Mark Chapman, Cole Briggs, William O'Donnell (c), Sean Solia, Ben Horne (wk), Louis Delport, Adithya Ashok, Lockie Ferguson, Benjamin Lister


Team Otago Volts:

Andrew Hazeldine, Hamish Rutherford (c), Dale Phillips (wk), Dean Foxcroft, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Llew Johnson, Jake Gibson, Ben Lockrose, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae, Thorn Parkes (wk)

Team Auckland Aces:

Graeme Beghin, Jamie Brown, Robbie O'Donnell (c), Mark Chapman, Louis Delport, Danru Ferns, Ben Horne (wk), Ben Lister, Matt McEwan, Colin Munro, Will O'Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Ollie Pringle, Sean Solia, Will Somerville, Ross Braak, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson