OV vs NK Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Otago Volts vs Northern Knights – 6 February 2021 (Dunedin). Kane Williamson is a doubt for this game due to his elbow injury.
Otago Volts will take on Northern Knights in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
Northern Knights have won four of their nine games, whereas the Volts have won two of their nine games. Both teams are out of the tournament, and they are playing for respect.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in Super Smash this season is 195 runs.
Total Games Played: 2; Bat 1st Won: 1; Bat 2nd Won: 1
Match Details :
Time:- 7:40 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- University Oval, Dunedin
Probable XI for both sides:-
Otago Volts – Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Dale Phillips, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith, Max Chu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jacob Duffy.
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Katene Clarke, Kane Williamson/Jeet Raval, Anton Devcich, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, A Kitchen, K Williamson, Neil Broom, and Mitchell McClenaghan.
OV vs NK Team Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert (Price 9) will be our wicket-keeper. Seifert has scored 258 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 28.66. He is a world-class batsman.
OV vs NK Team Batsmen
Kane Williamson (Price 10) will be our batsman from the Northern Knights. Williamson has scored 113 runs in just a couple of games, whereas his strike-rate has been 137.80. He is a world-class player.
Nick Kelly (Price 9) and Neil Broom (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Otago Volts. Broom has scored 245 runs this season, whereas Kelly has scored 195 runs. Both of them scored 300+ runs in the last season.
[If Kane doesn’t play, pick Hamish Rutherford in place of him]
OV vs NK Team All-Rounders
Michael Rippon (Price 9.5) and Anaru Kitchen (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Otago Volts. Rippon has scalped 10 wickets in the tournament, whereas his economy has been 7.27. Kitchen has scored 192 runs at a strike-rate of 142.22, whereas he has scalped four wickets in bowling.
Anton Devcich (Price 9.5) and Scott Kuggeleijn (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Northern Knights. Devcich has scored 211 runs this season at an average of 30.14, whereas his strike-rate has been 163.56. Kuggeleijn has scalped 11 wickets in the tournament, and he is the highest wicket-taker of the side.
OV vs NK Team Bowlers
Trent Boult (Price 9) and Tim Southee (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Northern Knights. Southee was the highest wicket-taker in the T20Is against Pakistan, whereas Boult scalped 25 wickets in IPL 2020. Both of them are world-class bowlers, and they are in decent form too.
Mitchell McClenaghan (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Otago Volts. McClenaghan is a veteran T20 player, and he has scalped 11 wickets in the tournament so far.
Match Prediction: Northern Knights are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson/Tim Seifert and Anaru Kitchen
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Neil Broom and Tim Southee
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
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.