NK vs WF Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds – 1 January 2021 (Mount Maunganui). The defending champions Firebirds would like to complete a hat-trick of victories.
Northern Knights will take on Wellington Firebirds will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
The Firebirds won the competition last year, whereas they have won both of their games this season. Northern Knights started their campaign with a defeat in the last game. Wellington Firebirds are expected to dominate in this game as they have some world-class players.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 164 runs.
Total T20 Played: 10; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 7
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.
Wellington Firebirds – Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Troy Johnson, Fraser Colson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, D Conway, A Devcich, H Bennett, and D Brownlie.
NK vs WF 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 has been at his very best in the year 2020.
NK vs WF Team Batsmen
Devon Conway (Price 10) will be our batsman from the Wellington Firebirds. Conway was the highest run-scorer of last season, whereas he has scored a brilliant half-century in the previous game. He is a world-class player and should not be dropped.
Dean Brownlie (Price 9) and Katene Clarke (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Northern Knights. He has scored 1955 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 143.85. Brownlie is a wonderful player in the shortest format of the game. Clarke has an average of 32.77 in List-A cricket, whereas he played a fine knock in the game against Pakistan-A. Both of them failed in the last game, but they are fine players.
NK vs WF 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 last game. Scott has scalped 107 T20 wickets, whereas his batting strike-rate is 130.31. Both of them are game-changers.
Jimmy Neesham (Price 10) and Finn Allen (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Wellington Firebirds. Neesham has scored 1838 T20 runs, whereas he has scalped 118 wickets in his bowling. He bowled well in the last game against the Stags. Allen is a youngster and scored a brilliant half-century as an opener in the first game of the tournament.
NK vs WF Team Bowlers
Hamish Bennett (Price 9) and Logan van Beek (Price 9) will be our bowlers from the Wellington Firebirds. Bennett was the highest wicket-taker of last season, whereas he has scalped three wickets this season. Beek also scalped a couple of wickets in the last game.
Matthew Fisher (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Northern Knights. Fisher has scalped 31 T20 wickets, whereas he scalped a wicket in the last game.
[Alternate Changes: Jimmy Neesham and Matthew Fisher Out; Rachin Ravindra and Brett Randell In]
Match Prediction: Wellington Firebirds are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Tim Seifert and Devon Conway
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Anton Devcich and Jimmy Neesham
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