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Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds, SS T20 2022, Today Match Prediction 28 January 2023

Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

Host Northern Knights eye a strong show against Wellington

  • Wellington lost their previous match against Cantebury
  • Northern Knights registered a comfortable win over Auckland in a game played at Bay Oval
  • Joe Carter, Tim Seifert and Neil Wagner put in excellent performances for Northern Knights in a match played against Auckland

Expect Northern Knights to register a thumping win over Wellington.

Tournament: Super Smash 2022-23 | Format: T20 | Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
CS
WF
CK
NK
OV
AA
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
8
4
3
0
1
16
-0.122
9
3
4
0
1
16
0.306
8
5
3
0
0
14
0.436
8
3
3
0
0
14
0.249
7
3
2
1
0
14
0.015
8
2
5
1
0
10
-0.813

Northern Knights will be looking to continue their decent form when they take on Wellington in the 24th match of 2022-23 Super Smash competition at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday.

Northern Knights registered a morale-boosting win over Auckland, courtesy excellent performances from Joe Carter, Tim Seifert and Neil Wagner. With this result, Knights keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition. The franchise will need to win their remaining fixtures in order to qualify for the playoffs

With no victories in their previous four outings, Wellington are lying at the bottom of the league table. Skipper Peter Younghusband will be hoping that the side can turn things around in this must-win encounter.

Northern Knights Preview

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of captain Jeet Raval, wicket-keeper Tim Seifert, opener Katene Clarke, Henry Cooper, Joe Carter and all-rounder Brett Hampton to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Joe Carter was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 76 runs off 41 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Tim Seifert and Henry Cooper, who produced scores of 47 and 21 respectively.

On the bowling front, the side will be depending on the likes of Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Hampton, Neil Wagner, Joe Walker and Frederick Walker to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, left-arm quick Neil Wagner was the pick of the bowlers for Knights and claimed 3 for 26 in his four overs. Besides Wagner, Joe Walker, Kristiane Clarke and Scott Kuggeleijn bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Joe Carter, Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kristian Clarke, Neil Wagner, Frederick Walker, Joe Walker

Northern Knights Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2022-23

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Carter
76
41
7
3
185.37
T Seifert
47
31
5
2
151.61
H Cooper
21
18
1
1
116.67
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
N Wagner
4.0
1
26
3
6.5
S Kuggeleijn
4.0
0
10
2
2.5
K Clarke
3.5
0
29
2
7.57

Wellington Firebirds Preview

The franchise will need to their remaining fixtures to keep their playoff hopes alive in the tournament.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, wicket-keeper Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Nathan Smith and Troy Johnston to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, wicket-keeper Tom Blundell played exceedingly well for Wellington and smashed 70 runs off 49 balls with the help of seven boundaries and one six. Besides Blundell, Nathan Smith scored 27 runs off 19 balls.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Logan Van Beek, Nathan Smith, Peter Younghusband, Rachin Ravindra and Michael Snedden to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Jakob Bhula, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden

Wellington Firebirds Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2022-23

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
T Blundell
70
49
7
1
142.86
N Smith
27
19
2
0
142.11
T Johnson
10
11
2
0
90.91
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
M Snedden
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
N Smith
3.5
0
30
1
7.83
R Ravindra
2.0
0
15
1
7.5
HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
5
0 mm.
6.9 k/h
From: SW
74%
03h
5
0.13 mm.
6.21 k/h
From: WSW
100%
06h
6
0 mm.
5.38 k/h
From: WSW
64%
09h
4
0 mm.
3.14 k/h
From: SW
50%
12h
1
0 mm.
2.12 k/h
From: SW
70%
15h
3
0 mm.
2.68 k/h
From: SSW
100%
18h
7
0 mm.
4.21 k/h
From: SSW
100%
21h
10
0 mm.
4.13 k/h
From: SSW
67%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Hamilton will provide assistance to the bowlers. The batsmen will need to show patience in the initial set of Powerplay overs. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be thundery showers with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Seddon Park in Hamilton is going to host the 24th match of the 2022-23 Super Smash competition between Northern Knights and Wellington. Earlier this season, Northern Knights registered a comfortable six-wicket win over Wellington.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and make use of the bowling friendly conditions. Average first inning score at Seddon Park, Hamilton is around 168 runs.

Host Northern Knights will be expected to start as favorites and win their game against Wellington. With the likes of Tim Seifert, Jeet Raval and Joe Carter in decent touch with the bat, Northern Knights will be looking to deliver another clinical batting performance in this fixture.

Expect Northern Knights to register a thumping win over Wellington.

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Author: Shoaib Z.