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Wellington vs Northern Knights Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 09, 2021
  • 07:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington Firebirds WEL Wellington Firebirds
VS
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights

Betting Tips

  • Jeet Raval and Mitchell Santner will be back for Northern Knights which will be a big boost.
  • Wellington have a very strong batting line up. Players like Devon Conway, Finn Allen have been in top form in the tournament.
  • There are few concern about the form of Northern Knights batsmen. Apart from Tim Seifert, none of the batsmen have batted well.
Wellington Firebirds

Our Pick Wellington are favorites to win

Posted On 8th January 2021 04:36:36
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Posted by Kavin

Wellington vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020-21

What a tournament this is turning out to be for Wellington. 3 wins in 3 games and they’re well on their way to the knockouts. However, there is still a fair bit of cricket left in the tournament thus any leniency can get them into trouble.

They’re up against Northern Knights who after 3 successive losses managed to pull of a good win against Central Stags.

Being the hosts, Wellington definitely has an edge do Northern Knights have something up their sleeves? Read our preview as Wellington and Northern Knights clash in the 12th match of the Super Smash. 

The match will be played at Basin Reserve and is set to get underway at 3:10 PM local time.

Wellington owe their success to their batsmen who’ve been very good in the tournament. Each and every batsmen have been played their roles to perfection.
Finn Allen has been exceptional with the bat. Same can be said about Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell.

Jimmy Neesham hasn’t got a lot of opportunities but we all know that he can be very destructive on his day. 

In the bowling department, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Jimmy Neesham, Peter Younghusband and Rachin Ravindra have brilliantly complemented their batsmen.

An excellent effort by the bowlers helped Northern Knights pick up an impressive win over Central Stags. 

Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Zak Gibson, Fredrick Walker and Joe Walker was outstanding with the ball. 

Wellington, if they can replicate their performance, they’ll be in with a great chance.

Their batting though looks a little vulnerable as most of their batsmen have been pretty disappointing. Their have been few performances from Tim Seifert and Anton Devcich but collectively, their batting has been a big failure.

Looking at both teams, Wellington looks a far better team in terms of skills and form thus are our favourites for this match.

WEL vs NK 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

WEL vs NK Toss Prediction

The surface will stay true throughut the match thus chasing won’t be that difficult. Captains might opt to bowl first.

Pitch Report

It’s a brilliant wicket to bat on. With short boundaries on either side, we expect the match to be a high scoring encounter.

Weather Report

Few clouds will cover the sky in Wellington but the good news is that no rain is predicted on the match day.

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

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

Wellington has announced their squad to take on Northern Knights in the next match. Troy Johnson, who missed the last two games due to injury is back along with Tom Blundell, who was the part of New Zealand’s Test squad against Pakistan

WEL Key Players

  • Fin Allen - Finn Allen has been in top form in the tournament. He’s two big knocks in the three matches and scored a brilliant 91 in the last game against the same opposition.
  • Devon Conway - Devon Conway top scored with 67 for Wellington against Central District. He missed out in the last game but he’s been in very good form of late and we back him to come good in the next match.
  • Rachin Ravindra - Rachin Ravindra has been very good with his all round skills. He batted well for his 40 in the last match and picked up 2 wickets. He’s another player to watch out for.

WEL Team Form  

Welling has been scintillating in the tournament and have won all the three matches they’ve played.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell(c), Jimmy Neesham, Troy Johnson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears.

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

Northern Knights will welcome Jeet Raval and Mitchell Santner in the squad for the next match against Wellington Firebirds in Super Smash.

NK Key Players

  • Tim Seifert - Tim Seifert is really looking in terrific knock. With scores of 46, 74 and 22 in his last three matches, it’ll be safe to assume that he’ll continue his good run in the next match
  • Anton Devicich - Anton Devcich started the tournament with a magnificent hundred but didn’t get much runs in the next 2 games. He looked good with a breezy 35 off 22 in the last match and we expect him to perform well in the next match.
  • Brett Hampton - Brett Hampton was in top form in the previous match and ended with match figures of 3-21 in his 4 overs. He’ll need to deliver similar performance in the next match if Northern Knights has to do well.

NK Team Form

Northern Knights lost their first three matches of the tournament but they picked up a crucial win against Central Stags in their last match.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert, Jeet Raval, Katene Clarke, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randall, Matthew Fisher, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker.

Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights Team Form in Last Five Matches

WEL : W W W W L

NK : W L L L W

WEL vs NK Head to Head

Northern Knights have a good record against Wellington in the Super Smash

WEL  vs NK Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played WEL Won NK Won Tie No Result
29 13 16 0 0

Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights Betting Odds

Wellington Firebirds are favourites on Bet365 with odds of 1.61 while Northern Knights can be backed at 2.30 at the same platform. On Betway both teams are getting odds of 1.66 and 2.10 respectively.

Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights Prediction

Wellington is far superior team in terms of skills and is in terrific form. For Northern Knights, even though they have a decent bowling attack, their batting looks a bit vulnerable. We’s like to go win Wellington as the winner of this match

Final Verdict

Back Wellington to beat Northern Knights at 1.61 on Bet365 and 1.66 on Betway

WEL vs NK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Devon Conway at 10.0 and Tim Seifert at 9.0 are top picks from this section. Conway scored a brilliant 67 against Central Districts and is in good form but Tim Seifert has been very consistent in the last few games.

  • Batsmen

    Michael Bracewell at 9.5, Katene Clark at 9.0 and Finn Allen at 8.5 forms a solid batting order. Finn Allen has been brilliant and scored a scintillating 91 in the last match. Katene Claek hasn’t quite fired in the tournament but he’s been one of the best batsmen for Northern Knights. Michael Bracewell too have few good knocks.

  • All rounder

    Anton Devcich at 9.5, Brett Hampton at 9.0 and Ravin Ravindra at 9.0 balances our team. Anton Devcich had a decent outing with the bat in the previous match. Brett Hampton was terrific with the ball and picked up three wickets against Central Stags. Rachin Ravindra was also brilliant with his all round performance.

  • Bowlers

    Peter Younghusband at 8.5, Hemish Barnett at 9.0 and Zak Gibson at 8.5 will complete out team. Bennet has been terrific for Wellington along with Peter Younghusband. Zak Gibson also bowled well in the previous game.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Tim Seifert is our preferred captain while Rachin Ravindra can be backed as his deputy

WEL vs NK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Finn Allen, Katene Clarke, Michael Bracewell

  • All Rounder:Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Rachin Ravindra (vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Tim Seifert (c), Devon Conway

  • Bowler:Hemish Bennett, Peter Younghusband, Zak Gibson

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