OTG vs NK Dream11 Prediction
The 2019/20 Super Smash is under full swing and we have already completed 13 matches in the tournament so far. We have witnessed some thrilling matches and it has been Wellington who is currently occupying the top spot with 3 wins from 4 matches. Otago who has currently won a couple of matches will look to occupy the top spot and it will be possible if Otago beats the Northern Knights in the 14th match of the competition.
Otago has played some impressive brand of cricket in the tournament so far. It has largely been possible on the back of consistent performances from their batters. However, the bowling department has lacked the hostility and that is an area of concern for them. On the other hand, the Northern Knights got off to the worst possible start by losing their first couple of matches. However, they have got back to winning ways after registering their first victory of the tournament.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
We could be in for a good battle between bat and ball. The pitch in Alexandra has been predominantly on the slower side and run-scoring hasn’t been easy at this surface. The spinners will definitely have an impact on the outcome of this match and they should be licking their lips ahead of the 14th match of the competition. The team winning the toss might be tempted to chase.
Probable Playing XI’s
Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Dean Foxcroft, Anaru Kitchen, Nathan G Smith, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (C), Max Chu (WK), Michael Rae
Tim Seifert (wk), Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Daryl Mitchell, Dean Brownlie (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Daniel Flynn, Joe Carter, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Brett Randell
Super Smash 2019/20
Match 14: Otago vs Northern Knights
Date and Time: 29th December, 08:40 am IST
Venue: Molyneux Park in Alexandra
Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon
Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich, Ish Sodhi, Daryl Mitchell
Top 4 batting order
Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie
Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Daryl Mitchell
Neil Broom, Dean Foxcroft
Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich
Tim Seifert will be the first pick in our dream XI team. He is a fantastic talent and can smash the ball a long way. His power-hitting skills was on display against Auckland when he smashed a sensational 49 balls 75 to help Northern Knights win their first game of the tournament.
Neil Broom and Hamish Rutherford will be the first two picks in the batsmen category. Broom has been in superb touch and has been scoring runs pretty consistently in the tournament so far. He started off the tournament with a sensational 93 of a mere 57 deliveries which included 7 fours and 6 sixes. Rutherford has also looked in good touch and has chipped away with vital contributions.
Dean Brownly and Nick Kelly will round of our batsmen segment in our dream XI team. Kelly looked in sensational touch in the previous encounter and in the process smashed a quickfire 85 against Wellington. Hence he will be a sensible pick in the dream XI team. Brownly has also done a good job for his team and will look to continue the good work.
Darly Mitchell and Dean Foxcroft will be the first two picks in our all-rounder’s category. Mitchell has been a star performer for whichever team he has played so far. Foxcroft has also looked in a great rhythm with the bat as he smashed 18 balls 36 in the previous encounter. He has been among wickets as well.
Scott Kuggeleijn will be the next pick in our dream XI team. He has been a useful campaigner for his national team and is a wicket-taking option. He can also chip in with some crucial runs lower down the batting order.
The first two bowlers in our dream XI team will be Ish Sodhi and Anurag Verma. Sodhi has been a pivotal member of his team and is a wicket-taking option for his skipper. He has been pretty consistent so far. On the other hand, Anurag Verma has also been among wickets in the tournament. He has bagged 6 wickets in the last 3 matches and has been one of the best picks for his team.
The last name in our dream XI team will be Michael Rae. He is also a sensible pick in our dream team given the fact that he is a wicket-taking option.
Captain and Vice-captain
Neil Broom will be the captain of the day and Tim Siefert will be the vice-captain of the day.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match 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.