A very crucial encounter is the Northern Knights vs Wellington. Wellington has won both their previous matches, so a victory in the next game will improve their place in the competition, while Northern Knights will look to get some points on board after a stunning loss in the last match.
On the other hand, the Firebirds were terrific in their two games. The tournament opener chased 176 against Auckland and then backed it back by defending 175 against a solid Central Stags.
Both teams in their squad have plenty of quality, but Wellington looked fairly composed in both their matches. The batting has been steady, and the bowlers have splendidly helped their batsmen.
Although the Northern Knights look very stiff, we expect Wellington to emerge victorious in the battle.
There is some rain around, and during the match, there may be some disturbance.
The wickets offered are brilliant for batting and Bay Oval is expected to play the same. An utter belter is a wicket. Once set, this wicket has plenty to score on. 200 here is just a par score.
Anton Devcich (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Katene Clarke, Dean Brownlie, Henry Cooper, Matthew Fisher, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, Brett Randell, Brett Hampton
Michael Bracewell (c), Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, James Neesham, Fraser Colson, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Jamie Gibson
Northern Knights vs Wellington Dream 11:
Tim Seifert (c&wk), Devon Conway, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hemish Bennett, Peter Younghusband, Brett Randell
Both sides are on par with one another in terms of consistency, and we expect the match to be a very close affair. We’ll get Wellington back in this match, as they seem like a more cohesive team between the two. Their players are in good form, tilting the game to their advantage. Let’s support your favourite cricket team at baji.live now!
Who will win the toss? – Wellington
Who will win? – Wellington
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Anton Devcich (Northern Knights), Devon Conway (Wellington)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Joe Walker (Northern Knights), Hamish Bennett (Wellington)
Most Sixes – Anton Devcich (Northern Knights), James Neesham (Wellington)
Player of the Match – Devon Conway
Team Scores Batting first – Northern Knights 170+, Wellington 185+
Match Handicap Wellington