Northern Knights vs Otago Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 02, 2021
  • 11:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Bay Oval - Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2021-01-02 11:40:00
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights
Otago Volts OTG Otago Volts

Betting Tips

  • Northern Knights have lost both their matches and are really struggling with none of their batsmen in form.
  • Otago have a very strong batting line up with players like Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Hemish Rutherford and Llew Johnson in terrific form
  • Otago is an overall more balanced team. They have plenty of all round options that add a lot of depth in their team.
Otago Volts

Our Pick Otago are favorites to win

Posted On 1st January 2021 06:37:36
Posted by Kavin

Northern Knights vs Otago, Super Smash 2020-21

Two matches, two big losses, Northern Knights haven’t got the desired start in the Super Smash 2020-21. They desperately need a win now but they’re up against a dangerous Otago team. 

Will they be able to end their losing streak? Read on as we preview Northern Knights vs Otago match. The game will be played on 2ndt January 2021 and is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time.

There were so many expectations from Northern Knights who look a pretty decent team, atleast on paper, but their performance has been below par in their first two games. 

After losing to Central Stags by 45 run, Northern Knights suffered a 9 wicket loss to Wellington in their previous game. Nothing seem to be working for them right now.

Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich, Katene Clark, Dean Brownlie are quality batsmen but they’ve failed to live up to their reputation. Same is the case with their bowling who’s looked off colour in both the matches.

However, there is enough quality in the team and it’s just a start of the tournament so we can expect that Knights will get better as they play more matches.

 Otago on the other hand have a big win and big loss to their name. They thrashed Auckland by 45 runs but lost to Canterbury by a massive margin of 61. 

In Hemish Rutherfort, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Matt Renwick, they have a solid batting while Jacob Duffy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Michael Rippon and Matthew Bacon completes a strong team. 

We see Otago as a very strong team and would like to believe that they  had an off day against Canterbury and will be back to their very best when they take on the field against Northern Knights. 

NK vs OTG Live Streaming

Sky Sports will broadcast the tournament in New Zealand and Australia while Star Sports have the broadcasting rights in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives. If you’re from Pakistan, you can watch the match on PTV Sports. Willlow TV will stream the matches in United States while fans in South Africa can watch the games on SuperSport.

Live Streaming: Livestream of the tournament will also be available on Fox Sports, SuperSport, Willow TV, and Willow HD

NK vs OTG Toss Prediction

It’s a brilliant wicket to bat thus both skipper might want to put runs on the board. 

Pitch Report

It’s a brilliant wicket to bat and once set, batsmen will have plenty of opportunities to get big runs.

Weather Report

There is some prediction of rain on the match day. The temperatures will hover around 15 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Northern Knights vs Otago, Super Smash 2020-21.

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

At the time of writing, there is no update on the squad for Norther Knights that’ll take on Otago. Now since they’re playing back to back games, we don’t see them making any changes in the squad.

NK Key Players

  • Anton Devcich - Anton Devcich failed to back up his century with another good knock as he was dismissed for 19. However, he’s in good form and we back him to come good in the next match. 
  • Tim Seifert - Seifert played a pretty strange knock against Wellington and scored 46 off 46 deliveries. Hardly we’ve seen Seifert bat at a strike rate of 100 in T-20 cricket. However, he had a decent hit in the middle thus will have an idea about the pace and bounce of the wicket. We expect him to perform well against Otago.
  • Scott Kuggeleijn - Scott Kuggeleijn is a very clever bowler. He’s a specialist in this format of the game. Also, he’s very handy with the bat. He is expected to have a good game against Otago.

NK Team Form 

Northern Knights haven’t started the 2020-21 Super Smash well. They were thrashed by Central Stags by 45 runs in their opening encounter and then went down to Wellington by 9 wickets.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert (wk), Katene Clarke, Dean Brownlie, Henry Cooper, Anton Devcich (c), Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, Brett Randell, Matthew Fisher 

Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11

OTG Team News

Otago have names an unchanged squad to take on Northern Knights on second January. Otago might want to consider bringing in Dale Phillips and Travis Muller in the playing XI

OTG Key Players

  • Neil Broom- Neil Broom batted well for his 41 in the last match and we expect him to continue his good run against Northern Knights too.
  • Nick Kelly - Nick Kelly is another batsmen who’s in pretty decent touch. He couldn’t score much in the last game and will be eager to perform well in the next game.
  • Mitchell McClenaghan - He’s one of the best T-20 bowers and can trouble the opposition with his extra pace. We expect him to come good in the next match.

OTG Team Form

Otago had contrasting result in the two matches they’ve played. They hammered Auckland by 45 runs and then got thrashed by Canterbury by 61 runs

Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Mitch Renwick (wk), Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Matthew Bacon, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jacob Duffy (c) 

Northern Knights vs Otago Volts Team Form in Last Five Matches

NK : L L W W W


NK vs OTG Head to Head

Otago has been brilliant against Northern Knights in the Super Smash

NK vs OTG Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NK Won WEL Won Tie No Result
25 10 15 0 0

Northern Knights vs Otago Volts Betting Odds

Both teams are getting same odds of 1.90 on Bet365 

Northern Knights vs Otago Volts Prediction

Otago has a very good team with quality players in their batting and bowling department. Northern Knights on the hand have been pretty poor in their two matches. At the moment, Otago are big favourites to win the match.

Final Verdict

Otago to beat Northern Knights at 1.90 on Bet365

NK vs OTG Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Tim Seifert at 9.0 is a great option. He’s a batsmen that can play real big innings. With some runs in the last match he’s expected to play well in the next match.

  • Batsmen

    Neil Broom and Nick Kelly , Ketene Clarke at 9.0 and Llew Johnson at 8.0 forms a strong batting order.
    Neil Broom and Nick Kelly are two best players for Otago while Llew Johnson is also in some fine form. 
    Ketene Clarke is also a top class batter. Even though he hasn’t done much in the two opportunities, he's too good to miss out on three consecutive games.

  • All rounder

    Anaru Kitchen at 9.5, Anton Devcich at 9.5,  and Scott Kuggeleijn at 8.5 adds a lot of depth to the team. Devicich scored a hundred against Auckland and looked good against Wellington as well. Scott Kuggeleijn and Anaru Kitchen have also been decent for their respective teams.

  • Bowlers

    Brett Randell at 9.0, Jacob Duffy at 8.5 and Mitchel McClenaghan at 8.5 will complete a strong team. All the above mentioned bowlers are wicket taking options thus we have selected them in our team.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Tim Seifert is our preferred captain while Anton Devcich will be the vice captain.

NK vs OTG Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Llew Johnson, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Ketene Clarke

  • All Rounder:Anton Devcich(vc), Anaru Kitchen, Scott Kuggeleijn

  • Wicket Keeper:Tim Seifert (c)

  • Bowler:Jacob Duffy, Brett Randell, Mitchell McClenaghan

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