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Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds, free match prediction 01 Jan 2021

01 Jan 2021 | 11:40 | Bay Oval, Tauranga, New Zealand
148/6 in 20.0 7.40
152/1 in 16.0 9.50 winner

Northern Knights Vs Wellington Firebirds betting odds

NK

2.05

WF

1.68

Toss Winner - Wellington Firebirds won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Wellington Firebirds beat Northern Knights by 9 wickets

Northern Knights look to stop the Wellington Charge

  • Wellington have 8 points from 2 matches while Northern Knights yet to open their account.
  • Anton Devcich (Northern Knights) scored the first century of this season in the last game.
  • All 5 Wellington bowlers picked up at least a wicket and gave runs at just 7 RPO in their last game.

Wellington will win hat-rick of matches

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Bay Oval, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bat

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 2 2 0 0 0 8 1.213
Central Stags 3 2 1 0 0 8 0.15
Canterbury Kings 1 1 0 0 0 4 3.05
Otago Volts 2 1 1 0 0 4 -0.4
Auckland Aces 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.386
Northern Knights 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2.226
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
8 1.213 2 2 0 0 0
8 0.15 3 2 1 0 0
4 3.05 1 1 0 0 0
4 -0.4 2 1 1 0 0
0 -1.386 3 0 3 0 0
0 -2.226 1 0 1 0 0
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nk vs wf Match Prediction & Analysis

It is time for a new year and a new dawn awaits for us as we step into yet another year. Northern Knights and Wellington will take on each other in the New Year match which takes place on Jan 1. This match will have a distinction of the very first match to be played as New Zealand will be on the countries where sun rises first. Wellington are continuing the title defense with dominating performance in their first two matches and winning both of them. Northern Knights lost their opening encounter against Central Districts and will look to get their first points on board in this encounter.

Teams Preview

Northern Knights Preview

Northern Knights batting unit faced a huge task of chasing a record 224 runs against Central Stags.  Their top order crumbled to 56/5 with 5 of the 6 batsmen ending up with a low score Skipper Anton Devcich continued his lone battle to score a century but he received no support from other end as they ended with 178/9.

On the bowling front Randell and Joe Walker fared better with 2 wickets each and gave runs at just 7-8 RPO. Scott Kuggleijn, Zak Gibson, and Mathew Fisher were taken for a lot of runs and they had combined bowling figures of 12-0-154-2 I the match.

Top players to bet on:

Anton Devcich – Devcich scored 102 runs off 49 balls with 7 boundaries and 9 sixes. He was in unbelievable touch with the bat as he kept attacking the bowlers on one end despite wickets falling at the other end.

Joe Walker – Walker claimed 2 important wickets in the 7th and 9th over to attack the opposition at the end of the power play. He ended with bowling figures of 4-0-30-2 in a big scoring contest.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing XI:

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

Northern Knights Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Devcich 97 47 6 9 206.38
S Kuggeleijn 18 12 2 1 150
J Walker 16 11 1 1 145.45
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Randell 4.0 0 34 2 8.5
J Walker 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 56 1 14
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Randell 4.0 0 34 2 8.5
J Walker 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 56 1 14

Northern Knights Actual Playing XI:

Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Brett Hampton, Henry Cooper, Zak Gibson, Tim Seifert, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, Joe Walker, Katene Clarke, FL Walker

Wellington Firebirds Preview

Wellington posted 175 runs on board against Central Districts batting first in the last game. Devon Conway guided the batting unit with his 67 runs in the 51 balls. Michael Bracewell (35 runs) and Jamie Gibson (20 runs) played some vital cameos in the middle order to help their team build partnerships.

Wellington bowlers brought their A-game in the last game as all bowlers gave less than 30 runs in their 4 overs last game. Hamish Bennett and Rachin Ravindra took 2 wickets each while the trio of Logan Van Beek, Peter Younghusband, and Jimmy Neesham chipped with a wicket each.

Top players to bet on:

Devon Conway – Conway announced his arrival with a superb fifty in the last game. Conway`s name has gained reputation the Kiwi circuit after his impressive showing in the recent T20I matches.

Hamish Bennett – Bennett has bowling figures of 1/28 & 2/20 in the two matches. His economy rate of 6 RPO despite bowling in power play and death overs is an impressive one.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

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

Wellington Firebirds Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Conway 67 51 5 2 131.37
M Bracewell 35 21 2 2 166.67
J Gibson 20 12 0 2 166.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Bennett 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
R Ravindra 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
L van Beek 4.0 0 28 1 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Bennett 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
R Ravindra 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
L van Beek 4.0 0 28 1 7

Wellington Firebirds Actual Playing XI:

Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Bennett, Devon Conway, Logan van Beek, Ben Sears, PY Husband, Jamie Gibson, Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen, Troy Johnson, James Neesham

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 22 0 mm. 3.18 k/h From: NNE 3%
03h 22 0 mm. 4.19 k/h From: N 3%
06h 20 0 mm. 3.47 k/h From: N 29%
09h 16 0 mm. 1.88 k/h From: SW 78%
12h 15 0 mm. 1.83 k/h From: SW 89%
15h 15 0 mm. 1.6 k/h From: S 100%
18h 15 0 mm. 1.23 k/h From: SSE 86%
21h 20 0 mm. 1.68 k/h From: ENE 61%

Weather Conditions

Tauranga has a slightly cloudy and overcast conditions on the match day. Rain and weather interruptions might make their appearances in this match.

Venue Details

Bay Oval Park is a flat track where batsmen will make merry scoring a lot of runs easily. New Zealand scored a massive 238 runs in their last completed T20I match splayed at this venue. We can expect a run feast in this match too.

Toss: To Bat

The pitch might slow down a little as the match progresses and bowlers might exploit the slowness on the track. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.

NK vs WF Winning Prediction

Northern Knights failed to put on a brave fight in the steep chase barring their skipper Anton Devcich last game. Their bowling unit really needs to look back at their performance last game and plug the run leaking holes effectively. Wellington has a well gelled unit with their batting and bowling units performing well in unison. Wellington have form, momentum, and confidence on their side in this crucial New Year match and we expect them to win this match.

Wellington will win hat-rick of matches

Author: Dhinesh Kumar