The Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds are set to lock horns against each other in the Match 19 of the Super Smash League. The WF vs OV encounter is scheduled to take place at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on Thursday, January 6th. Wellington Firebirds started their campaign on a positive note with a 27-run win over Canterbury Kings, but they lost their next 3 matches on the trot by a comprehensive margin. A win over Otago Volts in their previous game would have boosted their confidence.
Otago Volts, on the other hand, is going through a bad phase in this tournament. They have lost 4 matches on the trot, including a defeat against Wellington Firebirds. They must win their remaining 3 matches to give themselves the slightest of chances of finishing in the top 3 spots.
Match: Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds, Game 19
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Date & Time: January 6th, 7:10 AM IST, 2:40 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
WF vs OV Dream11 prediction
The Wellington Firebirds will be walking into the field with a slight edge over their opposition given the fact that Otago is at the brink of being knocked out of the tournament.
The wicket generally here at Basin Reserve favors the batters. There will even bounce and the batters can play their shots on the rise. Given it is a day game and there are no real chances of dew, the idea should be to bat first and put as many runs on the board as possible. Anything North of 170 would favor the team batting first.
Probable Playing XIs for Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts:
Finn Allen (wk), Tim Robinson/Jakob Bhula, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), Jimmy Neesham, Jamie Gibson, Nathan Smith, Peter Younghusband, Logan Van Beek, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett
Hamish Rutherford (c), Josh Tasman Jones, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Llew Johnson, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Max Chu (wk), Angus McKenzie, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon
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Top Dream11 Fantasy Picks for WF vs OV Match:
Top Picks: Batter
Hamish Rutherford: OV– Hamish Rutherford is the top performer with the bat for Otago Volts so far in this tournament. The Otago Volts’ skipper has scored 182 runs in 6 innings at an average of 30.33 and a strike rate of 135.82.
Top Picks All-Rounder
Anaru Kitchen- OV: Anaru Kitchen has proven to be the frontline all-rounder for the Otago Volts this season and has been impeccable with the ball and bat. In 7 matches in this tournament, he has scalped 6 wickets and has also scored 125 runs with the bat in 6 innings.
Top Picks: Bowler
Matthew Bacon- OV: Bacon has been consistently providing the goods for Otago and is expected to be of great significance in this do-or-die match for the Volts.
Top Picks: Wicketkeeper
Finn Allen- WF: Finn Allen has been destructive with the bat for the Wellington Firebirds and has been firing on all cylinders. He has an impeccable strike rate of 198 in the 5 matches he has played in and has bagged 233 Dream11 Fantasy Points as well.
Playing XI No.1 for WF vs OV Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Finn Allen, Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Michael Bracewell, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Jimmy Neesham, Logan Van Beek, Matthew Bacon, Ben Sears, Nathan Smith
Captain: Finn Allen
Vice-captain: Anaru Kitchen
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Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WF vs OV Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Finn Allen, Hamish Rutherford, Michael Bracewell, Troy Johnson, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Logan Van Beek, Tim Robinson, Hamish Bennett, Matthew Bacon, Jacob Duffy
Captain: Nick Kelly
Vice-captain: Michael Bracewell