December 27, 2018
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OTG vs WEL Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Team News & Playing 11

By Yash Mittal

OTG vs WEL Dream11 Prediction

Super Smash T20, 2018 | Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 05 Preview | OTG vs WEL Who Will Win

The fifth match of the 2018 Super Smash will see Otago Volts square off against Wellington Firebirds. It will be a rematch of the final of recently concluded Ford Trophy where Volts will be eyeing redemption of their heartbreaking defeat while the Firebirds will be vying for an encore as they search for their maiden win of the tournament.

Otago Volts kickstarted their Super Smash campaign with a comprehensive five-wicket win over Canterbury after they successfully chased down 185 thanks to pristine performances from their top-order with Hamish Rutherford leading the way via a sublime 29-ball-54.

The Firebirds’ opening encounter against defending champions Northern Knights ended in a 45-run defeat after they were bowled out for 170 while chasing 216 while the last game against the Aces got abandoned.

Match Details

Venue:- Basin Reserve, Wellington

Match Timing:- Friday, December 28, 2018, 08:30 AM IST

OTG vs WEL Team News

  • Otago Volts have named a 12-member touring party for tomorrow’s game.

  • The Firebirds have also named a 12-man unit for their home fixture.

OTG vs WEL Squad

Otago Volts

Hamish Rutherford, Nathan Smith, Christi Viljoen, Neil Broom, Matt Bacon, Ben Cox, Jacob Duffy, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon

Wellington Firebirds

Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Adam Hose, Jimmy Neesham, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Luke Woodcock, Peter Younghusband

OTG vs WEL Playing 11 (Probable)

Here’s how both sides might line-up:-

Otago Volts

Batsmen – Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks

Wicket-keeper – Mitch Renwick/Ben Cox

All-rounders – Michael Rippon, Anaru Kitchen, Nathan Smith

Bowlers – Jacob Duffy, Christian Viljoen, Jack Hunter

Wellington Firebirds

Batsmen – Devon Conway, Michael Pollard, Michael Bracewell, Peter Younghusband

Wicketkeeper – Tom Blundell

All-rounder – Jimmy Neesham, Luke Woodcock,  Malcolm Nofal

Bowlers – Hamish Bennett, Jeetan Patel, Ollie Newton

OTG vs WEL Dream11 Team

Batters + Wicket-Keeper

Neil Broom [32] and Hamish Rutherford [54] led the foundation for the match-winning total for Otago Volts in the last game. They will open the batting for my Dream11 team while Adam Hose, Jimmy Neesham and Anaru Kitchen will spearhead the middle-order.

Tom Blundell [20] will don the wicket-keeping gloves.


Apart from Neesham and Anaru Kitchen, Nathan Smith is another safe bet for the all-rounder’s spot.


Jacob Duffy, Viljeon [2-13], Oliie Newton, Jeetan Patel, and Hamish Bennett will spearhead the bowling department

Captain/Vice-Captain Picks

Jimmy Neesham, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, Christi Viljoen, Hamish Bennett

Team 01 & 02

This OTG vs WEL Dream11 prediction is based on our research from various sources, We advise you not to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.

Yash Mittal

Just a Cricket lover!!

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