The 23rd match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Otago and Wellington at the University Oval in Dunedin.
The match starts at 4:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST). The live stream for Super Smash in India will be available on Hotstar. Live telecast is available on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
This will be the second meeting of Wellington and Otago in Super Smash 2019-20. And, the former would be eager to avenge for the loss of their previous game. Also, both the teams are in great form and are the favourites to qualify for the semi-final in the ongoing tournament.
In batting Wellington have Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra and James Neesham, who have certainly regained their form and have started piling big runs against the opponents. The formidable trio is one of the main reasons behind the recent success of their side. On the other hand, they boast a strong bowling line-up that comprises of Hamish Bennett and Ollie Newton, who have given impressive performances so far in the ongoing tournament and the same would be expected in the match between Otago and Wellington.
Otago is currently ranked 2nd in the league table and has a great chance to grab the top position by winning the next match. They have a formidable batting line up that is playing in its top-notch form. And, Otago will certainly bank over their top order, who are compiling runs with their wooden sword in the ongoing tournament. Also, their bowlers are needed to compliment well against strong-looking Wellington.
The chances of rain are quite high throughout the match day and it might abandon the high voltage clash between the two heavyweights. Also, the temperature is expected to deviate between 9 and 12 Degree Celsius throughout the day with wind expected to blow at a rate of 30 km/hr according to Accuweather.
The track at University Oval is quite slow and low where batsmen find it difficult to play against the bowlers. The spinners will play an important role in the outcome of the match as they are expected to get much help from the wicket. However, the side winning the toss will look to bat first as far as the conditions of the ground are concerned.
Average first innings score: 185 (In the games played at this venue in the previous season of Super Smash)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 1; NR- 2
Matthew Bacon has replaced Nathan Smith in Otago 13 man squad for the clash against Wellington.
Wellington has announced an unchanged 13 man squad for the game against Otago.
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
Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Dean Foxcroft, Anaru Kitchen, Dale Phillips/Travis Muller, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (C), Max Chu (WK), Michael Rae.
Bench: Dale Phillips/Travis Muller, Mathew Bacon.
Devon Conway is in red hot form with the bat and has mustered 273 runs in his seven appearances in Super Smash 2019-20. He will be a vital pick for any Dream11 Fantasy Side. Nick Kelly has also given valuable contribution with the bat for his side and mustered 263 runs with two half-centuries in the ongoing tournament. Also, he will be a wise pick in any fantasy side. Ollie Newton and Jacob Duffy will be important bowlers, who cannot be neglected while picking Dream11 team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Devon Conway, Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford
Vice-Captain –James Neesham, Michael Pollard, Nick Kelly
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Devon Conway (C)
Batters – Michael Bracewell, Michael Pollard, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom (VC), Nick Kelly
All-Rounders – James Neesham, Michael Rippon
Bowlers –Ollie Newton, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Devon Conway
Batters – Michael Pollard, Hamish Rutherford (C), Josh Finnie, Jamie Gibson
All-Rounders – James Neesham (VC), Anaru Kitchen, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers –Ollie Newton, Jacob Duffy, Logan van Beek
It will be preferable to pick the top order of Otago that is successfully compiling runs for their side in a consistent fashion. They should be picked in any of the Grand League Side for the match between Otago and Wellington.
Note: 30% of the users have picked Nathan Smith who has not been included in the squad of Otago for the game against Wellington. So don’t make a mistake picking him in your fantasy team.
Otago is expected to win this match against Wellington.
*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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