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Cricket Free Tips| Super Smash T20 2020-21, Match 29: Otago vs Northern Knights

The match 29 of the Super Smash 2020-21 will be held at the University Oval in Dunedin, played between Otago and Northern Knights. The match will be kicked off on 6th February (Saturday) at 08:10 (GMT+6). 

Otago lost their previous game against Auckland, because they failed to chase the opposition’s 184 run target. In addition, out of their 9 games they played in the tournament, they have lost 7 and are rooted in the points table with just 8 points under their name.

On the other hand, the Northern Knights have had an up and down season. By chasing down the total of 162 runs in the 20 overs allocated, they won their previous match against Auckland. In addition, Otago defeated the Northern Knights in their last meeting. With 16 points on their account, they are placed at the 4th position in the points table.

Weather
The weather is expected to be partially cloudy, and there is very little chance of rainfall. The temperatures will stay around 16 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch
The University Oval’s  track looks like a batting-friendly one, where batsmen have enjoyed batting on this pitch. To contain the flow of runs, bowlers have to reach the right line and length.

Average first innings score: 175 (Out of the 2 games played at this venue)
Chasing Teams Records: 1 Wins, 1 Lost, 0 Tied

Probable Playing XIs

Otago:
Jacob Duffy (c), Max Chu (wk), Nick Kelly, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Michael Rae, Josh Finnie,  Nathan Smith, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Northern Knights:
Anton Devcich (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Kane Williamson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Katene Clarke, Anurag Verma, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.

Otago vs Northern Knights Dream11:
Tim Seifert (C), Mitchell McClenaghan (VC), Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Kane Williamson, Matthew Rippon, Anaru Kitchen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anton Devcich, Anurag Verma, Trent Boult

It is advisable to select Mitchell McClenaghan as your Dream11 team’s vice captain. In any kind of match situation, he can provide the breakthrough. It is predicted that the Northern Knights will win this match!

 

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