Super Smash T20, 2018 | Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 01 Preview | NK vs WEL Who Will Win
The 14th edition of New Zealand’s premier T20 league the Super Smash league T20 is on the verge of its start. The six teams namely Auckland Aces, Canterbury Kings, Central Stags, Northern Knights, Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds will contest in a two-month long tournament for the ultimate glory.
In the opening match of the season, the reigning champions Northern Knights will square off against Wellington Firebirds who had a disappointing last season as they managed only 3 wins from their 10 games and finished 5th.
northern knights, on the other hand, were the winners of the last season after they defeated the Central Stags in the final in a one-sided affair by 9 wickets. Chasing a modest total of 100 runs in 20 overs Knights wrapped up the game in just 8.5 overs courtesy Anton Devcich’s unbeaten 51 off 24 deliveries.
Both teams will look for a winning start and carry forward the momentum they gain from this game.
Venue:- Seddon Park, Hamilton
Match Timing:- Saturday, December 22, 2018, 11:30 AM IST
Northern Knights: Dean Brownlie(c), Anton Devcich, Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Brett Randell, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Daniel Flynn, Peter Bocock, Daryl Mitchell.
Wellington: Michael Pollard, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Hamish Bennett, Devon Conway, Adam Hose, Jimmy Neesham, Ollie Newton, Malcolm N Ofal, Jeetan Patel, Ben Sears, Luke Woodcock.
Here’s how both sides might line-up:-
Wicketkeeper- Tom Seifert
Batsmen- Dean Brownlie (c), Daniel Flynn, Peter Bocock
All-rounder- Anton Devcich, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggeleijn (Doubt: Brett Hampton)
Bowlers- Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Brett Randell, Zak Gibson
Wicketkeeper – Tom Blundell
Batsmen – Devon Conway, Adam Hose, M Pollard, Michael Bracewell
All-rounder – Jimmy Neesham, Luke Woodcock (Doubt: M Nofal)
Bowlers – Hamish Bennett, Jeetan Patel, Ollie Newton, Ben Sears
Northern Knights: For Knights in the batting department, Tom Seifert, skipper Dean Brownlie and seasoned campaigner Daniel Flynn would be the key.
Among the bowlers and all-rounders, the impetus would be on Mitchell Santner who is coming after an injury lay-off, Anton Devcich who was one of the cornerstones of Knights success last season.
Among others, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi are safe bets.
Wellington Firebirds: Tom Blundell would be one of the batting mainstays of this side along with Adam Hose and Devon Conway.
All-rounders department would be led by Jimmy Neesham who is one of the stalwarts of this side. Amon the bowlers, Hamish Bennett and Jeetan Patel would be the key.
Disclaimer– This NK vs WEL Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 as per your discretion from the squad listed above basis NK vs WEL Team News.