WF vs NK Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights – 9 January 2021 (Wellington). The Firebirds are on a streak of three successive wins.
Wellington Firebirds 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.
Wellington Firebirds are the defending champions, whereas they have won all three of their games this season. The Northern Knights have won just one of their four games in the tournament so far. However, the Knights will welcome some of their International players in this game. This game can be a very close one.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 159 runs.
Total T20 Played: 24; Bat 1st Won: 15; Bat 2nd Won: 9
Match Details :
Time:- 7:40 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Basin Reserve, Wellington.
Probable XI for both sides:-
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.
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randall, Matthew Fisher, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, D Conway, J Neesham, R Ravindra, and H Bennett.
WF vs NK Team Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert (Price 9) and Devon Conway (Price 10) will be our wicket-keepers. Seifert has scored 153 runs in four games, whereas Conway has scored 80 in a couple of matches. Both of them are world-class players.
WF vs NK Team Batsmen
Finn Allen (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Wellington Firebirds. Allen has scored 155 runs in the tournament at an average of 77.50. He cannot be dropped in this game.
Jeet Raval (Price 9) and Katene Clarke (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Northern Knights. Raval has scored 676 T20 runs at a strike-rate of 126.82, whereas he will open in this game. Clarke has an average of 32.77 in List-A games, whereas he batted well against Pakistan A.
WF vs NK Team All-Rounders
Anton Devcich (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Northern Knights. Devcich has scored 160 runs in the tournament at an average of 53.33, whereas he has scored a century as well.
[You can pick Mitchell Santner instead of Devcich, as Anton is not bowling]
Jimmy Neesham (Price 10) and Rachin Ravindra (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Wellington Firebirds. Neesham has scalped three wickets in the tournament, whereas he is a world-class batsman. Rachin has also scalped three wickets, whereas he has scored 44 runs too with the bat. Both of them are brilliant all-rounders.
WF vs NK Team Bowlers
Hamish Bennett (Price 9) and Logan van Beek (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Wellington Firebirds. Bennett has scalped four wickets in the tournament, whereas Been has scalped a couple. Both of them bowled well in the last season as well, whereas Bennett was the highest wicket-taker.
Zak Gibson (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Northern Knights. Gibson has scalped four wickets in the tournament so far.
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 + Jimmy Neesham and Rachin Ravindra
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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.