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Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds, SS T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown, New Zealand

166/7 in 20.0

8.30

170/5 in 19.2

8.79 Star
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Toss Winner - Otago Volts won the toss and chose to bat first

Wellington Firebirds beat Otago Volts by 5 wickets

Wellington Firebirds have a 100% win record against Otago Volts in the last 5 matches.

  • Wellington’s batting has been shoddy of late and has resulted in their poor run.
  • Otago has suffered two heavy losses in their last two games.
  • Neil Broom will be the batsman to watch out for Otago.

Expect the Wellington Firebirds to clinch this game.

Tournament: Super Smash 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown, New Zealand | Toss: To Bat

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Name
CK
NK
CS
WF
AA
OV
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
5
3
2
0
0
12
0.885
5
3
1
0
0
12
0.577
5
3
2
0
0
12
0.262
5
2
3
0
0
8
-0.256
4
2
2
0
0
8
-0.493
6
1
4
0
0
6
-1.009

Otago Volts haven’t had the season they would have hoped for so far. They have only 1 win from 5 games along with 3 losses and a poor net run rate of -1.139. They will next play against Wellington Firebirds who have also managed just 1 win but from 4 games along with 3 losses at a net run rate of -0.436. They have suffered three consecutive losses and have to get things right before the season slips out of their hands. Wellington has a great record against Otago, which should give them a lot of confidence. 

Otago Volts Preview

Otago Volts have now lost two consecutive matches by big margins – by 53 runs against Central Stags and by 36 runs against Canterbury Kings. In their last match against Canterbury, they were chasing a target of 174 and could only muster 137-8. It was another poor batting show by Otago where apart from skipper Hamish Rutherford (62 off 48 balls), none of the other batters could make an impact. A lot is expected from Neil Broom and Nick Kelly but they have failed to deliver so far. Perhaps promoting Anaru Kitchen up the order might give them the necessary boost.

Otago’s main bowlers too have looked a little rusty in the last couple of games. Jacob Duffy and Matthew Bacon are regularly leaking runs. On the positive side, Kitchen keeps things steady while Angus McKenzie impressed with his spell of 2-28 from 4 overs in the last match. He is likely to be given a longer run in this bowling unit now.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Hamish Rutherford (c), Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Llew Johnson, Michael Rippon, Max Chu (wk), Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon, Angus McKenzie, JJ Tasman-Jones

Otago Volts Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2021-22

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
H Rutherford
62
48
7
1
129.17
N Kelly
22
16
2
2
137.5
M Rippon
16
21
0
0
76.19
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
A McKenzie
4.0
0
28
2
7
J Duffy
4.0
0
43
1
10.75
A Kitchen
4.0
0
33
1
8.25

Otago Volts Actual Playing XI:

Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Angus McKenzie, Neil Broom, Tasman Jones, Anaru Kitchen, Llew Johnson, Matthew Bacon, Hamish Rutherford, Max chu, Nick Kelly

Wellington Firebirds Preview

Wellington Firebirds have now lost three matches in a row and desperately need a win to get some momentum going in their campaign. In their last match, they were chasing a small target of 135 against Auckland Aces but could only manage 121-8. It was another poor batting performance where only skipper Michael Bracewell with his unbeaten 58 off 46 balls had a respectable score. Their top and middle order have consistently failed this season. The openers, Finn Allen and Tim Robinson, in particular, have been really struggling these last few matches. Troy Johnson had looked good earlier when he had smashed that 54 against Central Stags but hasn’t got going again. Maybe this will be the game where he gets his nick again.

Wellington’s bowling is in better shape. The likes of Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, and Ben Sears have done a good job so far. It was Sears’ spell of 3-22 off 4 overs that helped the team restrict Auckland for a low score. Leg-spinner Peter Younghusband has also been effective in keeping things tight during the middle overs. 
 

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

Finn Allen (wk), Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), Nathan Smith, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett

Wellington Firebirds Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2021-22

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Bracewell
58
46
3
2
126.09
T Johnson
24
22
3
1
109.09
T Robinson
9
7
2
0
128.57
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Sears
4.0
0
22
3
5.5
H Bennett
3.0
0
18
1
6
O Newton
3.0
0
26
1
8.67

Wellington Firebirds Actual Playing XI:

Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Nathan Smith, Finn Allen, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband, Michael Bracewell, Ben Sears, James Neesham, Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
14
7.95 mm.
1.53 k/h
From: S
100%
03h
14
0.41 mm.
0.99 k/h
From: SSW
98%
06h
15
0 mm.
1.94 k/h
From: NW
95%
09h
19
1.56 mm.
2.96 k/h
From: WSW
87%
12h
23
0 mm.
6.44 k/h
From: SW
76%
15h
19
1.16 mm.
0.94 k/h
From: SSW
66%
18h
15
0.46 mm.
2.96 k/h
From: E
51%
21h
14
0 mm.
1.85 k/h
From: ESE
44%

Weather Conditions

This will be the first T20 match played at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown. In the few ODIs played on the venue, it’s been seen that it’s an even surface that does tend to slow down a little. It will be interesting to see the kind of surface we get for this match.

The weather at Queenstown on the day of the match is likely to be cloudy. This should help the seam bowlers.
 

Venue Details

Since this will be a fresh wicket, the team batting first will be looking to set a target of around 180 runs. 

Toss: To Bat

Finn Allen (wk), Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), Nathan Smith, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett

Wellington Firebirds have won all the last 5 matches they have played against Otago Volts. But will they be able to continue their winning streak in this game as well given their poor show this season? If their batting unit can find their form, they can certainly do so. Otago has looked a little off-color in their last two games and one feels that Wellington will finally get back on track from this match.

Expect the Wellington Firebirds to clinch this game.

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