OV vs WF Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds – 14 January 2021 (Dunedin). The Firebirds are in search of their fifth straight win.
Otago Volts 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.
Wellington Firebirds have won all of their four games, whereas the Volts have won two of their three games. The Firebirds are flying in the tournament, whereas the Volts need to step up in their game.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 166 runs.
Total T20 Played: 14; Bat 1st Won: 15; Bat 2nd Won: 9
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
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, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Mitchell McLenaghan, Matt Bacon, Michael Rae.
Wellington Firebirds – Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Troy Johnson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
D Conway, F Allen, N Kelly, M Rippon, and J Neesham
OV vs WF Team Wicket-Keeper
Devon Conway (Price 10) will be our wicket-keeper. Conway has scored 125 runs this season, whereas his average has been 41.66. He was the highest run-scorer of last season too.
OV vs WF Team Batsmen
Michael Bracewell (Price 9.5) and Finn Allen (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Wellington Firebirds. Allen is in outstanding form and has scored 239 runs in the tournament at an average of 76.66. Bracewell surprised everyone by scalping four wickets in the last game.
[You can also take Logan van Beek (Bowler) or Tom Blundell (Wicket-Keeper) instead of Bracewell]
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. Both of them aren’t in good form, but Kelly scored a brilliant half-century in the last game.
OV vs WF Team All-Rounders
Michael Rippon (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Otago Volts. Rippon has scalped five wickets in the tournament so far, whereas he can bat as well. He has been the 2nd best bowler of the side this season.
Jimmy Neesham (Price 10) and Rachin Ravindra (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Wellington Firebirds. Neesham has scalped six wickets in the tournament, whereas he is an outstanding T20 batsman. Rachin has scalped four wickets, whereas he has scored 53 runs too with the bat. Both of them are brilliant all-rounders.
OV vs WF Team Bowlers
Hamish Bennett (Price 9) will be our bowler from the Wellington Firebirds. Bennett has scalped six wickets in the tournament, whereas he was the highest wicket-taker of the last season.
Mitchell McClenaghan (Price 8.5) and Matt Bacon (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Otago Volts. Bacon has been bowling well and has scalped eight wickets this season, whereas McClenaghan has scalped four. Both of them are wicket-takers.
[Alternative Changes: Michael Bracewell and Neil Broom Out; Hamish Rutherford and Logan van Been/Tom Blundell In]
Match Prediction: Wellington Firebirds are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Devon Conway and Finn Allen
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jimmy Neesham and Matt Bacon
Note: For Updated teams after the lineup announcement, join The SportsRush Premium on our mobile app.
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.