WF vs NK Dream11 Prediction: Up next in the Dream11 Super Smash 2020-21 is match no 12, which will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The last time these two collided in this season took place at the Bay Oval, the Firebirds registered comprehensively 9 wickets.
The Firebirds have had a dream start to their campaign as they have managed to register 3 wins out of 3 and heading the points table with authority. On the other hand, the Knights have so far struggled to get going with 3 losses and a solitary win from 4 games. However, their only win came in the last fixture as they defeated the second-placed Central Stags by 6 wickets. That win would have given them a lot of confidence which they would carry into this game. A pulsating clash is definitely on the cards, despite Knights struggling to get going.
Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights
Dream11 Super Smash T20
Date: 09th January 2020
Time: 07:40 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Last result at this venue: Auckland Aces 176/3 (20 Ov) lost to Wellington Firebirds by 178/6 (19.1 Ov) by 4 wickets
The last game played at this venue saw over 350 runs scored. The surface has got a lot of bounce and the batsmen relish their opportunities to bat here. A high-scoring game is definitely on the cards. From the bowling point of view, the seamers can get some good carry through to the wicket-keeper.
Where to watch the match live: Watch live cricket streaming on the FANCODE app and Star Sports Network
Injury update, unavailability: Keeper batsman Tom Blundell is back in the squad for this Dream11 team prediction game. The likes of Ian McPeake and Fraser Colson have been omitted from the squad.
Expected changes and team combination: The table-toppers have named a 12-man squad for this fixture. With Tom Blundell back into the side, it looks like Jamie Gibson will make way for him. The former will be opening the innings alongside Finn Allen.
CS Playing 11 (probable):
Logan van Beek
Injury update, unavailability: The Knights have strengthened their squad with the inclusion of left-hand opener Jeet Raval. The rest of the squad is the same.
Expected changes and team combination: After a convincing win in their previous encounter, no changes in the eleven are expected to take place. However, with Jeet Raval in the squad, Dean Brownlie is expected to make way.
OV Playing 11 (probable):
Dean Brownlie/Jeet Raval
The Firebirds are easily the favorites to win this encounter. Their position on the points table speaks a lot about their booming form and confidence. Therefore, we are expecting Wellington Firebirds to register a win in this fixture of WF vs NK Today Match Prediction and keep their table-top position intact.
Anton Devcich: The Knights skipper has been in a devastating form with 160 runs from 4 innings. He has already scored a ton in this season and striking ferociously at 177.77.
Tim Seifert: Knights' dashing opener has amassed 153 runs so far from 4 innings, which includes a top-score of 74.
Finn Allen: The young Firebirds' opener has amassed 155 runs from 3 innings and has looked extremely brutal with the bat. He has been scoring at a staggering strike-rate of 191.35.
Devon Conway: From just 2 innings so far, Conway has amassed 80 runs at a decent strike-rate of 121.21 and has a fifty against his name.
Brett Hampton: Knights' all-rounder has done decent with both bat and ball so far. From 4 innings so far he has scored 52 runs and scalped 3 wickets as well.
WK: Tom Blundell, Tim Seifert
BAT: Michael Bracewell, K Clarke, F Allen
ALL: S Kuggeleijn/J Neesham, B Hampton, Anton Devcich
BWL: H Bennett, Logan van Beek, Z Gibson