Northern Knights vs Wellington Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 01, 2021
  • 11:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Bay Oval - Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2021-01-01 11:40:00
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights
Wellington Firebirds WEL Wellington Firebirds

Betting Tips

  • Northern Knights have a much better batting line up but they lack a quality bowler that can run through an opposition.
  • Wellington are coming back from back to back wins and will be very high on confidence. Most of their batsmen are in decent form which makes them favourites for this match.
  • Wellington looks a more balanced team with quality in their batting and bowling department.
Wellington Firebirds

Our Pick Wellington are favorites to win

Posted On 31st December 2020 01:23:47
Posted by Kavin

Northern Knights vs Wellington, Super Smash 2020-21

The Northern Knights vs Wellington is a very crucial encounter. Wellington have won both their previous matches thus a win in the next game will solidify their position in the tournament while Northern Knights, after a shocking defeat in the last match will look to get some points on board. The match will be played on 1st January 2021 and is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time.

Conceding 223 in their 20 overs and then getting restricted to 173 on a good batting wicket is not what we expected from Northern Knights. They do have a pretty solid team with players like Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Scott Kuggeleijn and Brett Randall. All of them are considered among the best T-20 players in New Zealand but their performance against Central Stags were very disappointing.

 However, we’d like to believe that it was just a one off day and Northern Knights are good enough to make a comeback against Wellington .  

Firebirds on the other hand have been terrific in their two games. They chased 176 against Auckland in the tournament opener and then backed it back by defending 175 against a strong Central Stags. 

Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen and Rachin Ravindra have been in top form of late and form a pretty solid batting line up. 

Hamish Bennett, Logan va Beek, Peter Younghusband, Jimmy Neesham and Rachin Ravindra were neat against the Stags, something we expect them to do consistently.

All in all, both teams have plenty of quality in their squad but Wellington has looked pretty composed in both their matches. The batting has been stable and the bowlers have backed their batsmen splendidly. 

Even though Northern Knights look a very stiff opposition, we expect Wellington to emerge victorious in the match. 

NK vs WEL 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 WEL Toss Prediction

The wickets offered in the tournament are brilliant for batting and Bay Oval is expected to play the same. 

Pitch Report

The wicket is an absolute belter. Once set, there is plenty to score on this wicket. 200 is just a par score here.

Weather Report

There is some rain around and might cause some interruption during the match

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

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

The Northern Knights have named an unchanged squad for their new year clash with Wellington. Frederick Walker was the only one that missed out in the last match thus we may see Knights giving him an opportunity in this game.

NK Key Players

  • Anton Devcich - Anton Devcich was arguably the best batsmen of the previous game from both sides. He smashed a magnificent 102 off just 49 deliveries and kept Knights in the hunt for the most part of the chase. He’s looks a million dollar player to us and we’ll back him to come good in the next match as well. 
  • Tim Seifert - Seifert failed to impress in the previous game we think no one will doubt his abilities with the bat. He a batsmen that can decimate an opposition on his own, something Northern Knights would expect from him in the next game.
  • Scott Kuggeleijn - Scott Kuggeleijn is regarded as one of the best T-20 bowler going around in world cricket. Also, he’s a very handy batsmen too. He’ll play a big role for the knights in the next game.

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

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 

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

Wellington too have announced their squad that’ll take on Northern Knights on the 1st of January. Ben Sears is the only new addition in the squad.’

WEL Key Players

  • Devon Conway- Devon Conway has been in some terrific form for New Zealand and started the Super Smash 2020-21 with a brisk 50. He’s a very crucial player for Wellington and can be backed to come good in the next match as well.
  • Michael Bracewell - The skipper looked good in the brief knock of 35 in the previous match. He’s the main stay of the Wellington batting will play crucial role with the bat against Knights
  • Hemish Bennett - 2-20 in the last game must have induced a lot of confidence in Bennett who’ll be eager to deliver another match winning performance.

WEL Team Form

Wellington has been in top form in the two matches they’ve played. First they chased 176 against Auckland in the first match and then defended 175 against the Stags.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell (c), Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett 

Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Team Form in Last Five Matches

NK : L W W W L


NK vs WEL Head to Head

Northern Knights have a 16-12 win loss record against Wellington.

NK vs WEL Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NK Won WEL Won Tie No Result
28 16 12 0 0

Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Odds

Wellington Firebirds are favourites on Bet365 as they’re getting odds of 1.80 on their win in comparison to Norther Knights 2.00. On Betway you can get odds of 1.66 and 2.15 on Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights respectively

Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction

In terms of quality both teams are on par with each other and we expect the match to be a very close affair. However, We’ll back Wellington in this match as they look a more stable team between the two. Most of their players are in decent form which tilts the match in their favour.

Final Verdict

Wellington to beat Northern Knights at 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.66 on Betway

NK vs WEL Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Tim Seifert at 9.0 is a great option. Tim Seifert is a top class player and is a must in your team.

  • Batsmen

    Devon Conway 10, Michael Bracewell at 9.5 and Troy Johnson at 8.5 are solid picks from this section.Conway scored a brilliant 50 in the last match while Bracewell too looked good with a breezy 35. Troy Johnson also have a half century to his name against Auckland.

  • All rounder

    Jimmy Neesham at 10, Anton Devcich at 9.5, Rachin Ravindra at 9.5 and Scott Kuggeleijn at 8.5 adds a lot of depth to the team.Jimmy Neesham is an international quality player that can win you games on his own while Devcich scored a scintillating 100 in the last game. Scott Kuggeleijn is one of the best New Zealand bowler in this format while Finn Allen can also be very handy with his all around skills

  • Bowlers

    Brett Randell at 9.0, Bennett at 9.0 and Peter ypunghusband at 8.5 will complete a strong team. Bennett and Younghusband bowled exceptionally well in the last game while Randell is the best bowler of Northern Knights.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Tim Seifert is our preferred captain while Jimmy Neesham will be the vice captain.

NK vs WEL Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Devon Conway(vc), Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell

  • All Rounder:Anton Devcich, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Scott Kuggeleijn

  • Wicket Keeper:Tim Seifert (c)

  • Bowler:Hemish Bennett, Peter Younghusband, Brett Randell

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