NK vs OV Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Northern Knights vs Otago Volts – 2 January 2021 (Mount Maunganui). The Northern Knights are looking to avoid the hattrick of defeats.
Northern Knights will take on Otago Volts will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
The Volts registered a brilliant victory in their first game, whereas they lost convincingly in their second. Northern Knights have lost both of their games in the tournament so far. This match is going to be an important one for both teams.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 163 runs.
Total T20 Played: 11; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 8
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
Match Details :
Time:- 11:40 AM IST, Live on Fancode, Stadium:- Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Probable XI for both sides:-
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Katene Clarke, Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Brett Hampton, Henry Cooper, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, Matthew Fisher, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker.
Otago Volts – Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Mitchell McLenaghan, Matt Bacon, Dale Phillips.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, N Broom, H Rutherford, A Devcich, and J Duffy.
NK vs OV Team Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert (Price 9) will be our wicket-keeper. Seifert is a world-class player, whereas he was the highest run-scorer of the recent T20 series against Pakistan. He played a fine knock of 46 runs in the last game.
NK vs OV Team Batsmen
Hamish Rutherford (Price 10), Neil Broom (Price 9), and Nick Kelly (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Otago Volts. Broom scored 357 runs last season, whereas his average was 32.45. Kelly scored 398 runs at an average of 44.22 last season, whereas his strike-rate was 139.64. Rutherford has scored over 3500 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 145.15.
Dean Brownlie (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Northern Knights. Brownlie has scored over 1900 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 143.85. He is a wonderful player in the shortest format of the game.
NK vs OV Team All-Rounders
Anton Devcich (Price 9.5) and Scott Kuggeleijn (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Northern Knights. Devcich has scored over 3000 T20 runs, whereas he scored a brilliant hundred in the first game of the tournament. Scott is an international level bowler and has scalped a couple of wickets in the tournament, whereas he is a decent batsman too. Both of them are game-changers.
Michael Rippon (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Otago Volts. Rippon has scalped 57 T20 wickets, whereas his batting average is 26.31. He has scalped a couple of wickets in the tournament this season.
NK vs OV Team Bowlers
Jacob Duffy (Price 8.5) and Mitchell McLenaghan (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Otago Volts. Duffy scalped four wickets on his T20I debut, whereas he has scalped 84 T20 wickets overall. Mitch is a T20 veteran with 231 T20 wickets under his belt. Jacob has scalped a wicket this season, whereas Mitch has scalped a couple.
Brett Randell (Price 9) will be our bowler from the Northern Knights. Randall has scalped a couple of wickets in the tournament.
Match Prediction: Otago Volts are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Tim Seifert and Neil Broom
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Anton Devcich and Hamish Rutherford
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.