The top two teams will collide for an epic encounter in the Super Smash League 2019. Auckland Aces are set to host the Northern Knights at Outer Oval. Both the sides will take on the each other for the second time in this season. Northern Knight emerged victorious in that close encounter by 2 runs.

Northern Knights are at the top of the ladder with 28 points to their name. They have only lost a single game while won 7 in their 8 outings this season. Knight have to win this game to retain their top spot in the table. In their last game against Central Districts, they registered a thumping victory of 131 runs.

Auckland Aces are currently at the third spot in the points table with 20 league points. They have won 4 games and lost a couple of games while two games were abandoned. The home side must be high on confidence after beating the Kings by 9 wickets in their previous encounter.





Date: Saturday, February 02, 2019.

Time:  08:40 AM IST

Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland

League: Super Smash League 2018-19

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar




Team News


  • Colin Munro is back to join the squad, which will be a huge boost for Auckland Aces.


  • Knights have named a 13-man set-up which includes leg-spinner, Ish Sodhi.




Auckland Aces 

Craig Cachopa(c), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Graeme Beghin, Donovan Grobbelaar, Roneel Hira, Mark Chapman, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Robbie O’Donnell, Will Sommerville, Matt Quinn, Glenn Phillips.


Northern Knights

Dean Brownlie(c), Corey Anderson, Kyle Abbott, Peter Bocock, Daniel Flynn, Ish Sodhi, Tarun Nethula, Tim Seifert, Neil Wagner, Nick Kelly, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton.



Probable Playing XI


Auckland Aces

  1. Craig Cachopa
  2. Roneel Hira
  3. Donovan Grobbelaar
  4. Robbie O’Donnell
  5. Mitchell McClenaghan
  6. Colin Munro
  7. Will Sommerville
  8. Glenn Phillips
  9. Matt Quinn
  10. Daniel Bell-Drummond. (Doubt:  Graeme Beghin)
  11. Mark Chapman


Northern Knights

  1. Daniel Flynn
  2. Tarun Nethula
  3. Neil Wagner
  4. Dean Brownlie
  5. Kyle Abbott
  6. Corey Anderson
  7. Tim Seifert
  8. Brett Hampton
  9. Ish Sodhi
  10. Scott Kuggeleijn
  11. Daryl Mitchell. (Doubt: Nick Kelly)