Captain Michael Bracewell top scored with 54 not out from 44 balls on Thursday and is our pick for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Hamish Bennett returned his best figures of the tournament against Auckland Aces and is well worth backing as Wellington Firebirds’ top wicket taker against Northern Brave.
Keeper-batter Tim Seifert hit 88 not-out from 62 balls on Friday and is a strong choice for Northern Brave’s highest run scorer in this game. Trent Boult is a fantastic bowler at all stages of a T20 innings and is our tip for Northern Brave’s top wicket taker against Wellington Firebirds.
We are backing Trent Boult to be at his best and to take the Player of the Match Award.
WF vs NK Win Probability
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Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Brave Super Smash T20 Match Prediction
WF vs NB T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2022
The final group stage match of the 2021-22 Super Smash sees Wellington Firebirds and Northern Brave go head to head at the Basin Reserve, Wellington. The Firebirds are 3rd with five wins from nine games. Brave are top with seven wins from their nine group games so far.. Read on as we preview this fixture. This match begins at 14:40 local time.
Wellington Firebirds had an impressive 8 wicket win over Auckland Aces last time out, reaching their target with 35 balls to spare. They are playing their best cricket of the tournament at the moment.
Northern Brave have been in exceptional form since early December in the Super Smash. They beat Wellington Firebirds last time and will be confident of doing the same in this match.
Wellington vs Northern Brave T20 Live Streaming
Spark Sports will show this game in New Zealand. BT Sport will show the match in the UK with Fox Sports providing live coverage in Australia. Willow Sports have the rights in the USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.
Captains have chosen to bat first in games at the Basin Reserve throughout this year’s Super Smash and we expect both skippers to do the same if they win the toss in this match.
WF vs NB Pitch Report
A par score on this pitch will be around 150. We expect the seam, swing and pace bowlers to have the most success on the wicket.
Cloudy with a high of 22 degrees throughout the game in Wellington.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Wellington vs Northern Brave, Super Smash 2022
Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11
WF Team News
Michael Bracewell’s side are in excellent form with their captain leading the way after a century and a half-century in his last three matches. Northern Brave are the only team to have defeated them in recent weeks so expect to see the Firebirds at full strength in this match.
WF Key Players
Michael Bracewell- the captain and middle-order batter has hit 334 runs in the tournament with only Dane Cleaver hitting more runs so far.
Devon Conway- the New Zealand international had an incredible 2020 and 2021 and his return from injury is a huge boost to the Firebirds.
Hamish Bennett- the medium fast right-arm bowler has 9 wickets in the competition and has an economy rate of 8.12.
WF Team Form
The Firebirds have won four of their last five games in the Super Smash 2022 and are one of the form sides.
Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Jimmy Neesham. Rachin Ravindra, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett
Northern Brave Team News & Playing 11
NB Team News
Northern Brave’s first game of the tournament was washed out by the weather and they then lost their next game to Otago Volts. Since then, they have been unstoppable and with all their international players back in the side, they have their strongest line-up of the competition.
NB Key Players
Tim Seifert- the New Zealand keeper-batter hit his highest score of the tournament in the last game and is averaging 33.66 in the 2021-22 Super Smash.
Colin de Grandhomme- the experienced batting all-rounder has hit 137 runs over the last three Super Smash matches and been not-out in his last two.
Trent Boult- the left-arm pace bowler dismissed Leo Carter and Henry Shipley in the match against Canterbury Kings on Friday
NB Team Form
Northern Brave have won seven matches on the bounce in the competition.
Northern Brave Predicted Playing 11
Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Cooper, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Joe Walker, Trent Boult
WF vs NK Team Form in Last Five Matches
WF : W L W W W
NK : W W W W W
Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Brave Head to Head
The sides have been well matched over the years with Northern Brave currently having a three game lead.
WF vs NB Head to Head Stats in T20's
Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Brave Betting Odds
Northern Brave are favourites to make it eight consecutive victories
Who will win WF vs NB T20 Match?
There are some international stars on show in this match but it is the uncapped Michael Bracewell who comes into the game in the best batting form.
Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Brave Betting Rate
With both sides in such good form, this should be an excellent match played at a high standard. Wellington Firebirds will be desperate to beat Northern Brave after being defeated by them a week ago but we are predicting another victory for Northern Brave.
Northern Brave are favourites to beat Wellington Firebirds at odds of 1.72