The 20th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Northern Knights and Wellington at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The match starts at 4:10 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST). The live stream for Super Smash in India will be available on Hotstar. Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD will also telecast the match live.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Northern Knights and Wellington will lock horns for the second time in three days in the match 20 of the ongoing Super Smash 2019-20 season. The Knights, languishing at the fifth position in the points table, defeated the Wellington in the previous face-off. Thanks to Daryl Mitchell’s half-century, they chased down 162 with one over and five wickets to spare. Ish Sodhi and Brett Randell also bowled well in the game.
As far as the Wellington are concerned, they have a great chance to top the table with a win in this game. They currently have 16 points to their name, only two points behind the table-toppers Otago, with four wins and a couple of losses. Moreover, playing at home will be beneficial for them and despite losing the previous game, Wellington enter this encounter as the favourites.
The dark clouds will hover over Wellington for the whole day on Friday. Showers are predicted around 6 PM and it might continue to pour since then. It could either be a very much shortened game or a no result if the forecast is considered. The temperature will hover around 17-19 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
Last time Wellington played at the Basin Reserve, James Neesham pulled off an improbable victory for them by delivering an exceptional last over. He defended six runs in the final over and conceded only four runs to snatch victory from jaws of defeat. It was an high-scoring affair and though two games so far have been won by the teams batting first, the side winning the toss is expected to bowl with the rain in the forecast.
Average first innings score: 183 (In two Super Smash 2019-20 matches)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 2
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Probable Playing XIs:
Devon Conway (WK), Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell (C), James Neesham, Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Malcolm Nofal, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Hamish Benett.
Bench – Ian McPeake, Peter Younghusband
Anton Devcich, Tim Seifert (WK), Dean Brownlie (C), Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton, Joe Carter, Daniel Flynn, Scott Kuggeliejn, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Brett Randell.
Bench – Peter Bocock, Jake Gibson
Devon Conway continues to be the top pick in Dream11 Fantasy team with 262 runs to his name in six outings. Tim Seifert too with 183 runs is catching up with his explosive batting. Ollie Newton has been the top bowler for Wellington with 12 wickets so far and even he will be an interesting pick. Neesham has been just about doing enough to keep the Dream11 Fantasy users to pick him in their team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – James Neesham, Tim Seifert, Anton Devcich
Vice-Captain – Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Dean Brownlie
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (VC)
Batters – Michael Bracewell, Dean Brownlie, Michael Pollard
All-Rounders – James Neesham (C), Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers – Ollie Newton, Brett Randel, Anurag Verma
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Devon Conway (VC)
Batters – Michael Bracewell, Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter, Fraser Colson
All-Rounders – Scott Kuggeleijn, Anton Devcich (C)
Bowlers – Logan van Beek, Hamish Benett, Ish Sodhi.
Rain is expected to come down soon after the first innings ends. To accumulate maximum points, pick the players who will make maximum impact in the first innings.
Wellington is expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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