OVO vs AUC 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for Match 16 of the New Zealand Men’s T20

Martin Guptill can be a good player to bank on for this game.

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Hamish Rutherford of the Volts. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)


Otago Volts and Auckland Aces will lock horns with each other for the Match 16 of the New Zealand Men’s T20. The former lost their previous match against Wellington by five wickets. The team posted the target of 167 for the opposition which they chased down comfortably. The team is placed at the bottom of the points table with one victory from six games.

Auckland Aces on the other hand emerged triumphantly in the last game against Central Districts. They chased down the target of 169 to secure victory by four wickets. They are currently placed at the fifth position of the points table with two victories from four matches.

Match Details:

Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces, Match 16

Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown

Date and Time: December 29 at 7:10 AM IST

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report:

The pitch is expected to provide good assistance to both the batters and the bowlers. Putting runs on board first can be a good alternative on this surface.

Probable Playing XIs for OVO vs AUC:

Otago Volts

Hamish Rutherford (c), JJ Tasman-Jones, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Max Chu (wk), Angus McKenzie, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon

Auckland Aces

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

Top Picks for OVO vs AUC 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Anaru Kitchen hit a half-century in the previous game against Wellington. He will be determined to continue his good form further in the league. He can be a good pick for this match.

Skipper Hamish Rutherford will have a lot of hopes pinned on him to perform for the side. His contributions to the top order will be crucial for the team. He has smashed 171 runs from six matches in the mega event so far.

Martin Guptill is one of the pivotal cogs of Auckland’s wheel. He played a belligerent unbeaten knock of 79 runs in the last encounter. He can be a good player to bank on for this match.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OVO vs AUC 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Max Chu, Ben Horne, Cole Briggs, Hamish Rutherford, Martin Guptill, Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen (c), Michael Rippon (vc), Adithya Ashok, Benjamin Lister, Matthew Bacon

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OVO vs AUC 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Ben Horne, Hamish Rutherford (vc), Martin Guptill (c), Mark Chapman, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Sean Solia, Benjamin Lister, Matthew Bacon, Lockie Ferguson, Adithya Ashok

Captain and Vice-Captain Options:

Captain Options: Anaru Kitchen and Martin Guptill

Vice-Captain Options: Michael Rippon and Hamish Rutherford

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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