Northern Brave has registered 14 points from 7 games so far (3 wins, 1 NR) and is currently second last in the standings. Interestingly, a win can even bring them second in the table. They are being led by Tim Seifert on the batting end. Whereas Brett Hampton has been the pick from their bowlers, having taken 8 wickets at an economy of 7.55.
Wellington Firebirds also have 14 points and are just one place above Northern Brave in the standings. Having won 3 games out of the 7 played, Firebirds have been led by Trey Johnson (highest run scorer with 143) with the bat, and Nathan Smith has been their best bowler as he took 9 wickets at a bowling average of just 19.
NK vs WEL Win Probability
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Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash T20 Match Prediction
ND vs WF T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2023
Fourth-placed Wellington Firebirds are set to lock horns against the 5th-seeded Northern Brave in an epic battle on January 28, 2023, at Seddon Park, Hamilton. As one time might secure a berth in the Top 3 spots in the Super Smash 2022-23 standings, let us know all about the preview, prediction, and probable XI amongst more before the start of this encounter.
Northern Brave are heading into this contest after beating Auckland Aces in their previous showdown. Given that this team has the ingredients to challenge for the title, there is no doubt that they have been underperforming and have been inconsistent so far in the competition.
Wellington Firebirds head into this contest after securing just one win in their previous three games. After failing to do justice to their good start, this team hasn’t been able to bounce out of crunch situations.
Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Live Streaming
This match will be shown live on BT Sport 2, BT Sports App, SKY Sports NZ, and Fancode.
Northern Knights have already beaten the Wellington Firebirds previously in the 2022-23 season. This is why one captain will be looking to stamp his authority over the opposition, while the other would be looking for redemption. So, there is no doubt that the team who wins the toss will be looking to bowl first.
ND vs WF, Seddon Park Pitch Report
Since there will be moderate breeze during the game hours, bowlers can get the maximum benefit in the first innings. Which is why we could witness some unexpected bounce and turn.
Hamilton Weather Report
This ground in Hamilton has always been used well by the bowlers. Perhaps, with a moderate breeze and thundery showers around the corner, the temperature during the game hours is expected to be around 22 to 16 degrees. Humidity is expected to be around 90%. In simpler words, the batsmen will need to show patience in the initial powerplay overs.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds, Super Smash 2023
Since both Joe Carter and Neil Wagner were the two clear-cut best performers for this side, it is expected that the Brave will not make any changes to their lineup. Moreover, with no injuries, Northern Brave will head into this contest with utmost confidence with the same set of players.
ND Key Players
Joe Carter - He smashed 76 runs from just 41 balls in the previous game, which means that Carter will undoubtedly be amongst the most looked-out-for batsmen in this encounter.
Brett Hampton - He has been the leading wicket-taker for the Braves in the 2022-23 edition with a tally of 8 wickets. Most likely, he could pose the biggest threat to the opposition's batting lineup.
Neil Wagner - The left-arm pacer has clinched 3 wickets in the previous game and showcased just how dangerous he can be if he gets help from the pitch.
ND Team Form
Northern Brave heads into this game on the backs of a victory against Auckland Aces.
Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Joe Carter, Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kristian Clarke, Neil Wagner, Frederick Walker, Joe Walker
Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11
WF Team News
While there are no injuries hampering the trajectory of Wellington Firebirds, this team needs to win all of their remaining encounters to stand a chance at securing a berth in the playoffs. For which, they are most likely to play their best Xi in every game.
WF Key Players
Troy Johnson - In a batting attack that simply hasn’t fired, Try has scored team-high 145 runs at a strike rate of 105.
Rachin Ravindra - Another player who has contributed well with the bat is Rachin, who has scored 138 runs at a strike of 127 so far in the 2022-23 edition.
Nathan Smith - The right-arm medium fast bowler has taken 9 wickets and will undoubtedly be the go-to bowler now for the Firebirds from here on.
WF Team Form
Wellington heads into this contest after losing their most recent game against the Canterbury Kings.
Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Jakob Bhula, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden
NK vs WEL Team Form in Last Five Matches
NK : W W L L NR
WEL : L L L L W
Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds Head to Head
In the total tally of 30 matches played between these two mentioned teams, Northern Brave have won 17 matches and Wellington Firebirds have won 13 matches.
ND vs WF Head to Head Stats in T20's
Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Odds
There is no doubt in stating that Northern Brave head into this contest as the favorites for this contest. Being on the backs of two straight wins, it seems only likely that they could make the best use of this track against an unpredictable Firebirds side.
Joe Carter from the Northern Brave and Rachin Ravindra and Troy Johnson from the Wellington Firebirds will be the best batting options for your fantasy picks. Being some of the most unexpected pitches, either of these batsmen has the potential of scoring big runs. Furthermore, Tom Blundell and Tim Seifert should also be in the fantasy picks as they will have better chances of being involved in the wickets.
We recommend Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Pringle and Zak Gibson are our bowling choices for Northern Brave. Young left-arm spinner Pringle took 3-23 earlier in the tournament. Medium pacer Zak Gibson will enjoy the conditions in this game and took four wickets against Auckland Aces earlier in this month in the Ford Trophy.
Kyle Jamieson, Sean Solia and Ben Lister are our bowling selections for Auckland Aces. Jamieson is a strong and quick bowler who takes wickets across all formats of the game. Lister returned figures of 2-15 with a maiden from his four overs in Friday’s match.
Northern Brave are the predicted match winners of this contest for two major reasons. One is because of their form being exceptional, the other being, how miserable and inconsistent Firebirds have been. Expecting this to be a one-sided contest, our money is on Northern Brave to chase the top spot in the 2022-23 Super Smash STandings.
Northern Brave are favorites to beat Wellington Firebirds
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