Super Smash 2021 Predictions

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The Men’s Super Smash, or the currently named Dream11 Super Smash, is a Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand.

It’s a domestic cricket league representing New Zealand’s answer to the current domestic Twenty20 cricket league craze circling the globe. New Zealand had to have one of its own with so many similar leagues in countries like Pakistan, Czechia, Sri Lanka, and more.

This doesn’t mean that Super Smash is a new league, but it has witnessed some changes and expansions recently, most notably after introducing the Women’s Super Smash from the 2018/19 season onward.

Due to this and the noticeable popularity of the league, we wanted to give you a full detailed page where we’ll present you with all the latest Super Smash predictions. We’ll cover the matchups, weather conditions, key players, match predictions, schedules, some betting tips, and so much more.

With so much information in one place, we hope that you’ll have more than enough tips and knowledge that will help you make better and more lucrative bets.

Men’s Super Smash

The Men’s Super Smash was founded in 2005, the first season being the 2005/06 one. Since then, it’s been held every season, even though many of the key players sometimes do not participate because of the New Zealand international summer that occurs at the same time.

 

The names of the league have changed over the years for various reasons, including sponsorships as of late:

 

  • New Zealand Twenty20 Competition — 2005/06 season only
  • State Twenty20 — From 2006/07 season to 2008/09
  • HRV Cup — From 2009/10 to 2012/13
  • HRV Twenty20 — 2013/14 only
  • Georgie Pie — 2014/15 and 2015/16 (this change starts the sponsorship name period)
  • McDonald’s — 2016/17 only
  • Burger King — 2017/18 and 2018/19
  • Dream11 — From 2019/20 until 2026, when the sponsorship contract expires

 

The league currently has six teams in total. Here’s a list of all together with their wins and 2nd places (ending with the 2020/21 season):

    • Auckland Aces from Auckland — 4 wins and 4 second places
    • Wellington Firebirds from Wellington — 4 wins and 1 second place
    • Central Stags from the Central Districts — 3 wins and 3 second places
  • Otago Volts from Otago — 2 wins and 3 second places
  • Northern Brave from the Northern Districts — 2 wins and 2 second places
  • Canterbury Kings from Canterbury — 1 win and 3 second places

 

Super Smash is a long tournament, usually starting in December and ending in February. This, of course, changes depending on various circumstances, like the pandemic in the last two years. For instance, the 2021/22 season started on 26 November 2021 and will end on 29 January 2022.

The length comes mainly from the double round-robin format, meaning that every team plays against every other team twice. In other words, each team plays a total of ten matches.

After the group stage, the top three ranked teams advance to the playoffs. The second and the third-placed teams play against each other (the Preliminary Final), and the winner advances to the finals to compete against the first-ranked team. Naturally, the winner of the finals is the champion for the season. Wellington Firebirds won their fourth title in the 2020/21 season.

Super Smash News

If you want to start placing bets on Super Smash matches, you should keep up-to-date with the news. Why? For the simple reason that staying on top of the latest developments in the league and among the players will enable you to make better predictions.

With the latest news on what’s happening in Super Smash, you’ll be better prepared to place the right wagers with good odds that have a higher chance of passing. You’ll have the insights you need to find the types of bets that have the highest chances of passing in your favour.

That’s precisely why we’ll aim to keep you informed of the latest news concerning the league right in this section. Naturally, we’ll constantly review the area to remove older and no longer relevant news to punters. We’ll also double-check everything we post, so you can always get the correct information.

Super Smash Match Predictions

Many punters, even the experienced ones, want to check predictions from time to time, especially on matches they are unsure of. We advise you to do the same, which is why we’ll make sure to include the latest match predictions in this section.

Our team of experts with decades of betting experience in cricket will make sure the predictions are as good as they can be.

Naturally, you shouldn’t use the predictions as gospels, but you should use them as a helping hand for making better wagering decisions. They can be powerful insights into what might happen, especially if you are a complete beginner.

Match Details

In this section, we’ll give you the basics:

 

  • The teams getting ready to duke it out
  • The exact date and time of the match
  • The venue of the match
  • Updates if games are cancelled or postponed

 

You won’t even have to look for other places to find out about these details, as we always make sure to have it ready before or as soon as the bets become available.

Preview

In the preview section, we’ll provide the necessary info on the teams about to play. We’ll note their history within the league and the previous encounters they’ve had, especially if they’ve already played one game against each other in the current season.

For instance, the Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings have already played a match this season, so you should be aware that the Firebirds have won by 27 runs and that they are already on a roll trying to defend their last year’s title.

You’ll also learn about the latest performance ratings on the players and the entire squad’s performance in the past few matches. With only six teams in the league, information like this will be essential for placing good wagers.

Pitch Report

As a fan of the sport, you already know that the state of the pitch is incredibly important. More so than in the majority of other sports. Some players fare better on specific pitch types, like batsmen playing better on flat ones.

Things like these point out that home pitch advantage is a significant factor in the match’s outcome. That’s why we’ll analyse the pitch and give you insights into how it will affect the teams.

Weather Conditions

Cricket is one of those sports where the weather conditions affect the game considerably. The weather changes can affect the ball speed, the pitch state, and even a team’s overall performance.

Some Indians might not be aware, but the Super Smash is played in the middle of New Zealand’s summer. This is during December, January, and February, i.e. India’s pre-winter and winter seasons.

In other words, the warm summer weather will make most matches quite pleasant for the players, but sudden changes can damage their performance.

Possible Playing XIs and Key Players

Of course, the main factors that determine the outcome of a match are not the pitch, the weather, nor the home terrain — it’s the line-ups and the players in them.

Naturally, this information will not be available way ahead of the match. Still, thanks to the previous matches and the current plans of the teams, we can be pretty close with our predictions on the starting XIs and the notable players that are likely to play.

We’ll always make sure to update the section if changes occur, so check the latest news and this part to know if changes that can affect your wagers have transpired.

Probable Winners

Of course, most casual punters want to know who the favourite is, so we always make sure to give our choice for the upcoming match. When placing an easy wager, just check this section for the likely winner of the game.

Best Super Smash Odds

Once you gather all the useful insights from the previous few sections, you are ready to place your wager(s). You’ll want to head over to a betting site, but as always, not all of them will feature the Super Smash League.

What’s more, they’ll likely have different odds of the ones that do. If you want to save time on research, you can simply check this section, as we’ll always recommend the best bookies with the most lucrative Super Smash odds.

Super Smash Schedule

A regular Super Smash season consists of 32 matches — 30 round-robin matches, the Preliminary Final, and the Finals. The same was true for the 2020/21 season, and it remains for the current 2021/22 season.

The pandemic hasn’t changed the format, and the full schedule is already here, but that doesn’t mean unfortunate and unexpected changes won’t happen. That’s why we advise you to check this section regularly, and we’ll do our part to update it as soon as we get the news of a schedule change.

Super Smash Scoreboard

If you cannot watch any Super Smash match live for whatever reason, you can still use this section to follow the live score. The scoreboard will show the current score, including stats that can help you place some lucrative live bets if that’s what you’re into.

Latest Predictions

Northern Brave VS Auckland Aces

Super Smash 2021-22: Match 8 NB vs AA: Preview Playing XI & Predictions17 Dec 2021 - 11:10 am

NB vs AA Preview

Northern Brave will be locking horns with Auckland Aces in the upcoming match of the Super Smash 2021-22. The match will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton on December 17, Friday at 11:10 AM IST. Brave need to win this match to progress to the next round.

Northern Brave

  • Brave had a dismal start to the Super Smash 2021 -22 season.
  • Almost lost the opening game against Otago Volts before rain gods interfered.
  • Eventually lost to Volts in their second game of the season by 3 wickets.
  • They are sitting at fifth place in the points table.

Auckland Aces

  • Auckland Aces are finally set to take the field, having sat and watched the rest of the Super Smash sides ever since the tournament began on November 26.
  • Will Somerville, Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Phillips are unavailable for the Aces, having recently returned from the BLACKCAPS’ Test tour of India.
  • However, the explosive Martin Guptill is expected to start against the Brave.
  • Auckland didn’t have a good 2020-21 season with only 2 wins from 10 games. The Aces would want to put a better show this season.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportScattered Showers

    Temp22°C

  • VenueSeddon Park

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average170

    1st Innings166

Seddon Park Hamilton, Pitch Report

The Seddon Park in Hamilton has produced a couple of low-scoring games in the Super Smash last season. However, the 22-yard surface at Seddon Park is a good one to bat on.

There is something in it for the pacers early on, and spin doesn’t play much part. More of the same could be expected for this game too.

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for December 16 predicts scattered showers at the Seddon Park, Hamilton with the precipitation chances around 50 percent. 

The temperature will hover around 22 degrees celsius with humidity and wind speed at 65 percent and 32 km/h. The fresh breeze is likely to assist the fast bowlers.

NB vs AA Probable Playing XI

Northern Brave:

Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Henry Cooper, Colin de Grandhomme, Peter Bocock, Trent Boult, Anurag Verma, Ish Sodhi, Frederick Walker, Matthew Fisher

Auckland Aces: 

Cole Briggs, Mark Chapman, Louis Delport, Lockie Ferguson, Danru Ferns, Martin Guptill, Ben Horne (wk), Ben Lister, Robert O’Donnell (c), Sean Solia, George Worker

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
NB 4 1
AA 1 4

 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for NB vs AA

Northern Brave are yet to win a match in this year’s Super Smash. The team needs significant contribution from Tim Siefert at the top and the middle order also needs to step up their game especially, Colin de Grandhomme.

The Brave have meanwhile received a big boost as BLACKCAPS Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi return to the team after completing home isolation following the ICC T20 World Cup in India.  The Brave’s bowling line-up looks well settled but the batters need to score big runs to stay alive in the tournament.

Auckland Aces, on the other hand, would want to start their campaign on a winning note. The batting will be strengthened with the inclusion of George Worker who moved from Central Stags. However, Martin Guptill will hold the key for the Aces. The Kiwi international has to deliver upfront. Mark Chapman also had a good T20I series against India. He scored a half-century in the first T20I at Jaipur.

Lockie Ferguson is expected to lead the attack alongside Louis Delport. He will be coming fresh off an injury he sustained in the T20 WC.

Although the online odds are in favour of Nothern Brave, we predict Auckland Aces to win the encounter.

Northern Brave to score less than 73.5 Innings #1

Northern Brave is expected to score less than 73 runs in the first 10 overs of the batting innings. With pitch assisting the pacers early, it is unlikely that the likes of Tim Seifert and Katene Clarke can attack from the onset.

Recent Form (L to R)

NB: W L L W L

AA: L W L W L

Winner - Full Time

Best Odds Available

Northern Brave
Auckland Aces

Otago Volts VS Northern Brave

Super Smash 2021-22: Match 6 OV vs NB: Preview Playing XI & Predictions12 Dec 2021 - 06:10 am

OV vs NB Preview

The Otago Volts will lock horns with Northern Brave in the sixth match of the Men’s Super Smash 2021-22. The fixture will be played at University Oval in Dunedin on December 12, Sunday.

Otago Volts

  • Otago Volts did not have a great start to the tournament.
  • Volts lost their opening game against Central Districts by 5 wickets, despite scoring 184.
  • And their second game against Northern Brave was washed out due to rain.
  • They were in a good position having reduced Brave to 106/6 before the rain gods interrupted.

Northern Brave

  • After a long wait, Northern Brave will play their second fixture.
  • Brave was saved by rain gods in their opening fixture.
  • Last season, they finished fourth in the points table with 5 wins and 5 losses.
  • They haven’t managed to qualify for knockout stages since 2019.

Playing conditions

  • VenueUniversity Oval

    Pitch ReportGood

University Oval, Dunedin, Pitch Report

University Oval is one of the best batting grounds in New Zealand. We can expect a plethora of runs and fireworks from both sides. The last time a game was played here, more than 370 runs were scored across the two innings. At this venue, the average first innings score in the last 5 matches has been around 190.

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the sixth Super Smash match between Otago Volts and Northern Brave suggests clouds. The temperature will be around 20 degrees celsius with the humidity around 64 percent.

The precipitation chances are at 7 percent. The clouds can help the seamer fetch some assistance from the deck and make an impact in the match.

OV vs NB Probable Playing XI

Otago Volts:

Hamish Rutherford (c), Llew Johnson, Jacob Duffy, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Dale Phillips, Matthew Bacon, Max Chu (wk), Neil Broom, Jake Gibson, Josh Finnie

Northern Brave:

Katene Clarke, Jeet Raval (c), Joe Carter, Henry Cooper, Colin de Grandhomme, Peter Bocock (wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Zak Gibson, Matthew Fisher

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
OV 3 1
NK 1 3

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for OV vs NB

Otago Volts were unlucky not to have a win under their belt especially after having Northern Brave under the pump. They will definitely go into the fixture with a lot of confidence and hope to get the unfinished business done and dusted this time around.

Volts’ batting order looks pretty solid led by their skipper Hamish Rutherford. The southpaw scored a superb 82 (47) in Volts’ first game against Central Districts. He is expected to score big in this game as well. Meanwhile, Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen, and Nick Kelly all played their part.

Michael Rippon had an excellent game against Brave. The South-African-born left-arm unorthodox spinner registered match figures of 3/32. He will play another key role in a batting paradise.

The Northern Brave, on the other hand, led by Jeet Raval started their campaign on a soggy note. Colin de Grandhomme and Jeet Raval will have to play a major role if the Brave is to go past the Volts. Scott Kuggeleijn will have to bring his international experience to the fore.

Given how the how teams fared last time around, we predict Otago Volts to come out victorious once again.

Otago Volts To Score High In 1st 10 overs

Otago Volts are expected to score big in the first 10 overs of their batting innings. The pitch is favourable for batsmen so Volts with a strong batting unit are likely to score above 83 runs in the first 10 overs.

Recent Form (L to R)

OV: L L L W L

NB: W W L L W

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Best Odds Available

Otago Volts
Northern Brave

Canterbury Kings VS Central Stags

Super Smash 2021-22: Match 5 CK vs CS: Preview Playing XI and Predictions10 Dec 2021 - 11:10 am

CK vs CS Preview

The Canterbury Kings will take on the Central Stags in the 5th match of the Super Smash. The encounter will unfold at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on December 10, Friday.

Canterbury Kings

  • After a long wait, the Kings are set for their second fixture.
  • Kings lost their opening game against Wellington Firebirds on Friday, November 26
  • Kings were the last season’s runner’s up. They lost the final against Firebirds by 5 wickets.
  • The emphasis will be on the batters to go big and hit a big score.

Central Stags

  • Going forward, the Central Stags have definitely established themselves as the team to beat.
  • They won their opening game against Otago Volts and backed it up with a win against defending champions, Wellington Firebirds.
  • They racked up scores of 185/5 and 190/4 across the two games.
  • New Zealand internationals Will Young and Ajaz Patel are still unavailable as they were part of the recent Test series against India.

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, Pitch Report

The pitch at the Hagley Oval looks to be a neutral one. Batters will have to be patient and dig in. As the game progresses, it is expected to become slower and start assisting the spinners as well.

The average first innings score at Hagley Oval has been around 155. The teams prefer chasing at the ground and the captain winning the toss is likely to field first.

Weather Forecast

The players are likely to encounter partly cloudy weather as Canterbury Kings will have a go at Central Stags in the fifth match of the Super Smash. There is a forecast of slight rain as well.

The temperature is likely to be around 16 degrees celsius. Humidity can be recorded at 80% with a wind speed of 24 Km/ph. Notably, the presence of clouds will assist the seamers.

CK vs CS Probable Playing XI

Canterbury Kings

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Sean Davey, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Central Stags

Greg Hay, Bayley Wiggins, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ben Smith, Tom Bruce (c), Christian Leopard, Doug Bracewell, Ben Wheeler, Jayden Lennox, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
CK 2 3
CS 3 2

 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for CK vs CS

Last season’s finalists, Canterbury Kings got off to a dismal start in the Super Smash 2021-22. They lost the opening game against Wellington Firebirds by 27 runs. The bowling unit looks in good shape with Matt Henry and Ed Nuttall among the seam of things. However, the batters need to step up and post a big score on the board. Captain Cole McConchie will have to lead the batting unit in absence of Daryll Mitchell.

Central Stags, on the other hand, will be oozing confidence after back-to-back wins, especially the one against title contenders, Wellington Firebirds. The batting unit of Stags looks pretty solid. Dane Cleaver scored a match-winning century against Otago Volts while the duo of Tom Bruce 69* (48) and Josh Clarkson 71*(32) dismantled the Firebirds bowling unit in their last game.

However, their bowlers need to stop leaking runs. Stags conceded 360 runs across the two games they have played so far. They will once again depend on Seth Rance and Doug Bracewell who have been the pick of the bowlers in the season so far. Pace bowler Blair Tickner needs to give Rance and co good company.

The team is likely to continue its winning momentum as we predict Central Stags to win and proceed further in the tournament. 

Toss Winner

Central Stags’s captain Tom Bruce lost both the tosses so far. While Canterbury Kings captain Cole McConchie won the toss in their opening game. However, the coin can flip in favour of any captain this time around.

Recent Form (L to R)

CK: L L W L W

CS: W W L W L

 

Winner - Full Time

Best Odds Available

Canterbury Kings
Central Stags

Wellington Blaze Women VS Central Hinds Women

Super Smash 2021-22: WB (W) vs CH (W): Preview Playing XI and Predictions05 Dec 2021 - 03:40 am

WB (W) vs CH (W) Preview

Wellington Blaze women will take on Central Hinds women in match 6 of the Women’s Super Smash 2021-22. The match will be played at Basin Reserve Wellington on December 5, Sunday.

Wellington Blaze

  • The last season’s runners-up started their 2021 campaign with a bang.
  • They redeemed themselves by beating last season’s champion, Canterbury Magicians by 44 runs.
  • Last season they finished in 3rd position and would to better that record and finish in the top two, this time around.
  • They are the most successful team in Women’s Super Smash history.

Central Hinds

  • Central Hinds have already played a game this season against Otago Sparks on Sunday, 28th November 2021.
  • Central Hinds lost their opening game by 8 runs and sit at 4th position in the points table.
  • Central Hinds finished at the bottom of the points table last season. They could win only 2 matches out of 10 in the tournament.
  • It is a must-win game for Hinds to stay alive in the tournament. They are up against a strong Blaze unit.

Basin Reserve, Wellington, Pitch Report

The pitch is going to be flat and good for batting and so the bowlers are going to have to work quite hard. However, it may offer some assistance to the pacers with the new ball. A score of around 130 should be seen as par.

Weather Forecast

The conditions in Wellington are a bit gloomy but we should be able to get most of the game in. The weather will be on the cooler side with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees celsius. The humidity is likely to be around 84 percent while the wind speed will be 37 km/hr.

WB vs CH Probable Playing XI

Wellington Blaze

Jessica McFadyen (wk), Maddy Green (c), Rebecca Burns, Georgia Plimmer, Caitlin King, Amelia Kerr, Thamsyn Newton, Leigh Kasperek, Xara Jetly, Maneka Singh, Natasha Codyre

Central Hinds

Emily Cunningham, Georgia Atkinson, Natalie Dodd (wk), Cate Pederson, Hannah Rowe (c), Kerry Anne Tomlinson, Jess Watkin, Claudia Green, Melissa Hansen, Monique Rees, Mikaela Greig.

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
WB 5 0
CH 0 5

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for WB vs CH

Wellington Blaze is the clear favorite going into this match. They have defeated Canterbury Magicians quite comfortably in the opening game after posting 145 batting first. They have also won all their last five encounters against Central Hinds. This is a significant level of superiority and domination, in a format known for its volatility.

Amelia Kerr had the perfect outing in her previous encounter. While batting, she took four wickets and scored 71 runs. There wasn’t much else for the rest of the team to do, but the presence of several experienced players like Kaspersk, Plimmer, and Newton in the lineup suggests there is decent amount of depth as well.

When Central Hinds takes on Wellington Blaze, they will be up against history. They wouldn’t have much confidence coming into this match after five straight losses, but this sport hasn’t been played in history. In comparison to the Wellington Blaze, we believe the batting is a little weaker.

Players like Atkinson, Watkin, and Tomlinson are going to have to step up and perform above and beyond what we have seen from them so far. Similarly, the bowling seems to lack teeth and may have trouble containing the Wellington Blaze batters.

Best Batter

As far as the best batter during the match is concerned, it is safe to bet on Amelia Kerr. She scored 71 runs in Blaze’s first match against Magicians at an impressive S/R of 130. She is expected to have another good match with the willow and set up another victory for the Blaze. She is a key figure to Wellington Blaze’s success in the tournament.

Recent Form (L to R)

WB:  W  L  W L W

CH:   L W L L  L

 

Winner - Full Time

Best Odds Available

Wellington Blaze Women
Central Hinds Women

Wellington Firebirds VS Central Stags

Super Smash 2021-22: Match 4 WF vs CS: Preview Playing XI and Predictions05 Dec 2021 - 07:10 am

WF vs CS Preview

The fourth match of the Super Smash 2021-22 will see defending champions, Wellington Firebirds play host to Central Stags. The Basin Reserve at Wellington will see the epic encounter unfold on December 5, Sunday.

Wellington Firebirds

  • Wellington Firebirds played the opening game of the season against Canterbury Kings on Friday, November 26, 2021.
  • They comfortably won the game by 27 runs.
  •  Firebirds would like to continue with the winning momentum and stay at the top of the points table.
  • They not only won the tournament last year but also topped the points table with 9 wins from 10 games.

Central Stags

  • They have also played a game this season against Otago Volts on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
  • They won the match by 5 wickets.
  • They are currently at the second spot in the points table owing to Wellington’s superior NRR.
  • Stags came close to their 3rd title shot last season. But were defeated by Canterbury kings in the elimination final.

Basin Reserve, Wellington, Pitch Report

This pitch at this venue is a neutral one. On this pitch, both the batters and the bowlers must be at their best. As the game progresses, it is expected to become slower and start assisting the spinners as well.

Weather Forecast

Conditions will be cloudy, but there is a minimum chance of rain. The temperature will be around the 20-degree Celsius mark.

WF vs CS Probable Playing XI

Wellington Firebirds

Finn Allen (wk), Luke Georgeson, Nick Greenwood, Michael Bracewell (c), Tim Robinson, Jamie Gibson, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett

Central Stags

Greg Hay, Bayley Wiggins, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ben Smith, Tom Bruce (c), Christian Leopard, Doug Bracewell, Ben Wheeler, Jayden Lennox, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
WF 3 3
CS 2 3

 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for WF vs CS

Wellington Firebirds, the defending champions, got off to a winning start in the Super Smash against Canterbury Kings. And it was unexpectedly last year’s tournament top scorer Finn Allen who did the damage. He scored 57 from 30 balls to help the Firebirds set up a winning total of 171/7 batting first.

The bowlers had a superb outing as they restricted Kings to 150/9. Skipper Michael Bracewell was the pick of the bowlers with 3/22 in his allotted four overs. Hamish Bennett chipped in with a couple of wickets. Bennett will once again be key to Firebirds’ success in the match against Central Stags.

Central Stags made a big statement in their first Super Smash match, chasing down 185 runs with an over to spare to beat Otago Volts. This was largely due to Dane Cleaver’s brilliant unbeaten 114. Much will also depend on the experienced Greg Hay who scored 56 of 46 balls in the last match against Volts.

The bowling unit had a tough outing against Volts. They would like to make the most of seaming conditions at the Basin Reserve and make early inroads. Pace bowler Blair Tickner is expected to have a good game.

Top Bowler

As far as the best bowler during the match is concerned, it is safe to bet on Hamish Bennett. The right-arm speedster has taken the most wickets (12) among current players in head to head between these two teams.

Bennett had a good outing against Canterbury kings as he registered match figures of 2/30. The Basin Reserve in Wellington will provide assistance to bowlers early on. So he is expected to make early inroads. He is as good a bowler at death with plenty of variations up his sleeve.

Recent Form (L to R)

WF: W W W W W

CS:   W L W L L

 

Winner - Full Time

Best Odds Available

Wellington Firebirds
Central Stags

 

Northern Brave VS Otago Volts

Super Smash 2021-22: Match 3 NB vs OV: Preview Playing XI and Predictions03 Dec 2021 - 03:30 am

NB vs OV Preview

The third match of the Super Smash 2021-22 sees Northern Brave take on Otago Volts. The Seddon Park in Hamilton will host the highly anticipated encounter on 3rd December, Friday.

Otago Volts:

  • Otago Volts have already played a game this season against Central Districts on Sunday, 28th November 2021.
  • Otago Volts lost their first game by 5 wickets and thus are sitting at second from the bottom of the points table.
  • Ahead of the second game against Northern Knights, they would look to earn their first points in the tournament.
  • Otago finished at the bottom of the points table last season. They could only win 2 matches out of 10 in the tournament.

Northern Brave:

  • Northern Brave will be playing their first game of the tournament against Otago Volts on Friday.
  • Northern Brave are one of the most successful teams in the history of the tournament. They won the title twice in 2013-14 and 2017-18. Besides, they have also finished runners-up twice.
  • They won 5 out of 10 games last season and therefore finished at number five at the end of the league stage.
  • Tim Siefert will don the wicket-keeping gloves.

NB vs OV Probable Playing XI:

Northern Brave:

Katene Clarke, Henry Cooper, Dean Brownlie, Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich, Scott Kuggelejin, Brett Hampton, Brett Randell, Joe Walker, Mathew Fisher, Zak Gibson

Otago Volts:

Hamish Rutherford (c), Josh Finnie, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Dale Phillips, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Max Chu (wk), Jacob Duffy, Jake Gibson, Matthew Bacon

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
NB   1   4
OV   4   1

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for NB vs OV

Otago Volts fared poorly last season, finishing at the bottom of the table. Add to that, they have begun Super Smash 2021-22 campaign with a 5-wicket defeat at the hands of Central Districts. Riding on a sensational 82-run knock from skipper Hamish Rutherford, Otago Volts notched a 184-run total in the first innings. The middle-order comprising of Neil Broom (30 off 26), Nick Kelly (24 off 20), and Kitchen (25 off 14) also came up with valuable contributions.

The bowlers, however, couldn’t defend the total as Dane Cleaver (114 off 54) wreaked havoc in the second innings. Volts’ premier spinner, Michael Rippon (o for 50 in 3 overs) was hit all around the park, while the likes of Jacob Duffy and Anaru Kitchen also went for more than 8 runs an over. Ahead of the next game against Northern Bravo, the Volts would be hoping for a better bowling performance.

Northern Brave, on the other hand, will be playing their first game of this season on Friday. They finished at the fifth position last season. Northern Brave are one of the most successful teams in the tournament’s history, having won the title twice.

The fans would be hoping for a solid performance this year. As for the batting, Northern Bravo would be banking on the likes of Katene Clarke, Henry Cooper and Tim Seifert to name a few. Scott Kuggelejin’s experience should come in handy in the bowling department, which also comprises the likes of Brett Randell, Joe Walker, and Zak Gibson etc.

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Wellington Firebirds VS Canterbury Kings

Super Smash 2020-21, Final: Wellington vs Canterbury Kings13 Feb 2021 - 04:00 am

Super Smash 2020-21, Final: Wellington vs Canterbury Kings – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

Wellington will be looking to win back to back Super Smash titles when they take on Canterbury in the final at Basin Reserve, Wellington. The match is all set to get underway at 8:30 AM IST (3:00 AM GMT) ( 4:00 PM local)

 Preview

The final of the Super Smash will be played between Wellington and Canterbury; the two best teams of the tournament. Wellington is in middle of a juggernaut and looks good to defend their title. Finn Allen has been in sensational form and is leading the charts with 496 runs at an average of 62 and a strike rate of 196. He’s been on a rampage and will be very hard to stop. Along with him, Devon Conway and Tom Blundell are turning on the heat. Jimmy Neesham, Troy Johnson and Michael Bracewell forms a brutal batting line up. The bowling is also second to none and comprises of quality bowlers like Hemish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Jimmy Neesham and Peter Younghusband.

Canterbury has a massive task on their hand but they’re the only team to have defeated Wellington in Super Smash 2020-21. The problem with Canterbury is that they are riding on the performance of just two players; Cole McConchie and Daryl Mitchell. Other batsmen have been very inconsistent. Canterbury’s bowling looks good with Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall, Will Williams, Daryl Mitchell, Todd Astle but it’ll be up to the batsmen to put big runs on the board. If they play well, Canterbury will pose a stern challenge to Wellington.

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 Pitch Report

It’s a very good wicket to bat on. There might be some extra bounce with the new ball but once set, there are plenty of runs on offer.

AVERAGE FIRST INNING SCORE

161 (Last 5 matches on this venue)

RECORD OF THE TEAM CHASING

Won – 4, Lost 1 Tie – 0

WF vs CK Probable XI

Wellington Firebirds

Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell (wk), Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Fraser Colson

Canterbury Kings

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Expected Top Players

Finn Allen -Finn Allen has been in top form in the tournament and is the leading run scorer with 496 runs at an average of 62 and a strike rate of 196. The kind of form he’s in, he can single handedly bat Canterbury out of the game

Devon Conway – Another batsman that’s been in red hot form. Conway smashed a magnificent 91 in the previous game and is the second highest run getter for Wellington. If he gets going, it’s game over for Canterbury

Daryl Mitchell – Canterbury will rest their hopes on Daryl Mitchell who’s been their best player. He’s scored 339 runs in 9 games at an average of 38. In the last match against Central Stags, he played a match winning knock of 88 of just 58 balls.

Our Betting Tips

Wellington have a very strong all round team while Canterbury is over-dependent on Daryl Mitchell and Cole McConchie. We expect Wellington to continue their winning run.

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Predicted Winner

For us, Wellington are the favourites to win the match.

Central Stags VS Canterbury Kings

Super Smash 2020-21, Elimination Final: Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings10 Feb 2021 - 04:00 am

Super Smash 2020-21, Elimination Final: Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

Canterbury will take on Central Districts in the elimination final of the Super Smash. The match will be played at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland and is set to get underway at 4:30 AM IST (11:00 PM GMT) (12:00 PM local time)

Preview

Central Stags played two matches against Canterbury in the Super Smash 2020-21 and won both of them. They’ll take so much confidence from these wins and will go in this crunch elimination final as the favourites. George Worker has been in fine form and is the second leading run scorer of the tournament with 420 runs in 10 games. Josh Clarkson is another batsman that has been very good with the bat.

Stags will be pleased to see Ross Taylor back among the runs as the destructive Kiwi stroked a magnificent 65 of 36 in the last match. Coming to the bowling, Dough Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel, Joey Field and Jayden Lennox will pose a stern challenge to the opposition.

Canterbury rest their hopes on Daryl Mitchell and Cole McConchie, who’ve been their best batsmen of the tournament. The other players like Chad Bowes, Ken McClure and Jack Boyle can be dangerous but they’ve not been consistent. You’d feel that if Stags can get McConchie and Mitchell early, they’ll be ahead in the game.

They do have a decent bowling line up in Ed Nuttall, Matt Henry, Will Williams, Todd Astle and Daryl Mitchell but they’ve failed to restrict the Stags in both their match. They’ll need a much better performance from their bowlers if they’re to stand a chance in the match.

Pitch Report

Auckland have always produced good batting wickets. Also it’s not a big ground thus the match could be a high scoring game.

 AVERAGE FIRST INNING SCORE

161 (Last 5 matches on this venue)

RECORD OF THE TEAM CHASING

Won – 3, Lost 2, Tie – 0

CS vs CK Probable Playing XI

Central Stags

Will Young, George Worker Dane Cleaver (wk), Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Jayden Lennox

Canterbury Kings

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Expected Top Players

George Worker has been in top form and is the second leading run scorer of the tournament with 420 runs in 10 matches at an average of 42. An unfortunate run out cost him his wicket in the last match but he can be backed to come good in the next game.

Ross Taylor brings in a lot of experience which can come in handy in these knock out games. His form was a cause of concern for the Stags but a match winning 65 of 36 in the last match must have induced a lot of confidence in him. If gets going, he can single handedly win the game for his team.

Daryl Mitchell has played a crucial role in Canterbury’s success in the tournament. He’s scored 251 runs in 8 game at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 128. He’s been pretty decent with the ball as well. He has scores of 75 and 35 in the two matches he played against the Stags.

Our Betting Tips

While both teams have had a decent tournament Stags look a lot more balanced than Canterbury. Also, they’ve defeated them twice in the league matches. We would like to Stick with Stags as the winner of this match

 Predicted Winner

For us, Central Stags are the favourites for this match.

Super Smash 2020-21, Match 30: Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

It’s a match of two teams that are placed at the opposite poles of the points table. Auckland is having a miserable tournament and have lost 7 off their last 9 matches while Wellington is in middle of a juggernaut, winning 8 and losing just 1 game. Who’ll prevail in this last league game of the Super Smash ? Read as we preview Auckland vs Wellington that is set to take place at the Eden Park in Auckland

Preview

The reason for Auckland’s miserable performance has been their batting that’s looked complete off colour. A lot of their batsmen get starts but they fail to convert it into big score, As a result, they’re always short of few runs. Auckland bowlers dismissed Otago for 80 in their last match and will be looking to replicate their performance in the next game. However, against a strong Wellington batsmen, it won’t be that easy. Finn Allen and Devon Conway are in top form for Wellington. Players like Tom Blundell, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell can also be dangerous on their day.

Pitch Report

Auckland have always produced good batting wickets. Also it’s not a big ground thus the match could be a high scoring game.

AVERAGE FIRST INNING SCORE

157 (Last 5 matches on this venue)

RECORD OF THE TEAM CHASING

Won – 2, Lost 3, Tie – 0

AC vs WF Probable Playing XI

Auckland Aces

Sean Solia, William O Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Robert ODonnell (c), Ben Horne (wk), Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville, Danru Ferns, Louis Delport, Ross ter Braak

Wellington Firebirds

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell (wk), Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), Jamie Gibson, Fraser Colson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett

Expected Top Players

Finn Allen has been in top form in the tournament. He’s settled at the helm of the table for most runs with 423 runs in 9 games at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 194.

Devon Conway has also been terrific with the bat. He’s Wellington’s second highest run scorer and played a match winning knock of 69 in the last match against Central Districts.

Glenn Phillips is another player to watch out for. He’s a batsmen that can decimate a bowling attack. He’ll be looking to play a big knock and fetch a victory for his team

Our Betting Tips

Wellington are at the top of their game. They have more quality in their team and are our preferred pick for the match.

Predicted Winner

For us, Wellington Firebirds are the favourites for this match.

 

Super Smash 2020-21, Match 29: Otago Volts vs Northern Knights – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

It’s been a miserable tournament for Otago Volts as they’ve lost 7 of their previous 9 matches. In the last league game of the Super Smash 2020-21, can they pull off an upset victory and end the tournament on a high? Read on as we preview Otago Volts vs Northern Knights that is set to take place at the University Oval, Dunedin.

Preview

Otago Volts defeated Northern Knights in their previous clash but Northern Knights have gone through a massive transformation. Players like Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Tim Southee are a part of the playing XI and getting past them won’t be easy. Kane Williamson has been in top form and has scored 4 fifties in the last 6 games. Tim Seifert has also been brilliant and is the leading run scorer for the Knights. In the bowling department, Knights will have the services of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner and Kuggeleijn thus Otago batsmen will be under big pressure.

Pitch Report

The surface will be flat and good for batting. It’s not a very big ground either thus we expect the match to be a high scoring game 

AVERAGE FIRST INNING SCORE

174 (Last 5 matches on this venue)

RECORD OF THE TEAM CHASING

Won – 4, Lost 1, Tie – 0

OV vs NK Probable Playing XI

Otago Volts

Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Max Chu (wk), Nathan Smith, Jacob Duffy (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Michael Rae 

Northern Knights

Tim Seifert (wk), Katene Clarke, Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Anton Devcich (c), Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Anurag Verma, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Expected Top Players

Kane Williamson has been in fine form in the tournament and has scored 4 fifties in the last 6 games. He scored a magnificent 79 in the previous game and took Northern Knights home

Tim Seifert will be another player to watch out for. He’s a batsman that can decimate a bowling attack on his day. He’s been in good form in the tournament and is the leading run scorer for the Knights with 258 runs in 9 games at a strike rate of 113.

Neil Broom is the player we think can help Otago Volt post a big score. He’s scored 245 runs in 9 matches for the Volts and look to end the tournament on a high.

Our Betting Tips

Northern Knights have plenty of quality in their team. The kind of form Volts are in, they don’t pose much threat to the Northern Knights.

Predicted Winner

For us, Northern Knights are the favourites for this match.

Super Smash 2020-21, Match 27: AA vs OV– Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 27th match of the Men’s Super Smash league will take place on 1st February 2021, between the Auckland Aces and the Otago Volts.

The match will begin at 11:40 AM (Local Time) and 4:10 AM(IST). The match will be streamed live on Fancode in India.

Preview

The fifth-placed side and the sixth-placed side will take on each other in the 27th match of the Super Smash league, as Otago Volts and Auckland Aces will lock horns tomorrow. While Otago have won just 2 games out of the 8 they have played thus far, the Aces are still worse, having triumphed in just a solitary game out of the 8 that they have played.

Both the sides lost their respective previous encounters. While the Volts were beaten by 6 wickets in their last game against the Canterbury Kings, the Aces were beaten by 3 wickets by the Northern Knights in their previous encounter.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Auckland is one that will favor the batsmen. In all the 3 games that have been held thus far, the bat has dominated the ball. Expect another high scoring encounter tomorrow as well.

Average first Innings Score

The average first innings score in the only match that lasted the full 20 overs is 199 (the other 2 games did not last the full quota of 20 overs)

Record of Chasing Teams

The chasing team has won 2 out of the 3 games that have been held at this venue this year.

Aces vs Volts Probable Playing XI

Otago Volts:

Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Anaru Kitchen, Dale Phillips, Michael Rippon, Mitchell McCleneghan, Nathan Smith, Max Chu, Jacob Duffy(c)

Auckland Aces

Martin Guptill, Sean Solia, Glenn Philipps, Mark Chapman, Robert O’ Donnel(c), Ben Horne, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville, Danru Ferns, Louis Delport, Ross ter Brakk

Probable Top Performers

Neil Broom

Neil Broom top-scored for his side in the previous match against Canterbury, scoring a 37 ball 48. Broom is also the highest run-scorer for the Otago side in this tournament and has aggregated 245 runs thus far at an average of 30.62 and a strike rate close to 140(137.64).

Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman played a superb innings in Auckland’s previous encounter against Northern Knights. The left-hander scored a 51 ball 69 and helped his side to post a total of 162 runs on the board. In the 3 innings that Chapman has played in this tournament thus far, he has plundered 167 runs at an average of 55.66 and a colossal strike rate of 170.40.

Danru Ferns

Danru Ferns picked up 3 wickets for his side in their previous match against Northern Knights. Ferns ripped through the Knights’ middle order, scalping the important wickets of Colin De Grandhomme and skipper Anton Devcich. Ferns has so far picked up 10 wickets in this tournament. Expect him to come up with another solid performance against the Volts.

Our Betting Tips

The Auckland Aces batsmen have fired in the last 2 games. If they can impose themselves against the Volts’ bowlers tomorrow, then the Aces can fancy their chances of a win.

Predicted Winner

Auckland Aces are expected to win this match.

Super Smash 2020-21, Match 1: WF vs AA – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 1st match of the Super Smash 2020-21 will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces at Basin Reserve in Wellington.

This match will start at 6:10 AM IST (1:40 PM local time). This tournament will be streamed live on Fancode.

Preview

The Super Smash 2020-21 will kick start on Thursday when the Wellington Firebirds host the Auckland Aces at the Basin Reserve. Interestingly, it was the Wellington team which won the last season that too by defeating Auckland in the final. The hosts, Wellington team will be led by Michael Bracewell while Robert O Donnell will be leading the Auckland Aces in this fixture.

Pitch Report

Basin Reserve does favour batsmen at times and the team batting first scored more than 180 in first three games of the last season.

Average first innings score:

172 (Six matches played at the venue in Super Smash 2019-20)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 1; Lost – 5

Predicted XIs for WF vs AA:

Wellington Firebirds

Fraser Colson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (C), Rachin Ravindra, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Lauchie Johns/Finn Allen (WK), Hamish Bennett, Ian McPeake, Michael Snedden, Peter Younghusband.

Auckland Aces

Robert O Donnell (C), Sean Solia, Graeme Beghin, Ben Horne (WK), Ryan Harrison, William O Donnell, Bradley Rodden/Danru Ferns, Ben Lister, Olly Pringle, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak.

Expected Top Players

Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra scored 186 runs at a strike-rate of 144.18 in the last season and also picked eight wickets after delivering 36 overs.

Hamish Bennett

Hamish Bennett is a pretty good bowler when it comes to Super Smash as he picked 17 wickets last season in 11 matches at a brilliant strike-rate of 10.8.

Ben Lister

Ben Lister bagged 21 wickets in the T20 format across 19 outings at an economy rate of 8.27 while bowling the death overs.

Our Betting Tips

Wellington Firebirds have got a line-up which suits to the T20 format better compared to the Auckland Aces due to the availability of the players.

Predicted Winner

Wellington Firebirds will win this cricket match.

Schedule & odds

  • Sun 16/01

  • 06:10 am

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    Northern Brave

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    2.14WF