Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds
McDonald’s Super Smash T20 — Match 25
New Zealand’s entertaining Twenty20 showcase in New Plymouth, Auckland and Hamilton
Dec 30, 2016 – at Seddon Park, Hamilton (night)
Match scheduled to begin at 19:10 local time (06:10 GMT | 11:10 PST | 11:40 IST | 12:10 BST)
Knights favorites to overcome Firebirds in round two
Northern Districts (Knights) will face Wellington Firebirds in the 25th fixture of the ongoing McDonald’s Super Smash 2016-17. Seddon Park, Hamilton will be the setting for this match to be played on December 30 with live action scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time. The Knights are set to be in action against Canterbury Kings a day before this match.
Seddon Park offers excellent batting conditions and plenty of big scores have been made here in recent times. Toss is going to be the key at this ground where the side batting first has emerged victorious in the last four matches. Northern Districts ended up winners the last three times they have batted first here, making them an attractive betting option if they bat first again.
Northern Knights Squad
Corey Anderson, James Baker, Peter Bocock, Jono Boult, Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter, Anton Devcich, Daniel Flynn, Zac Gibson, Tony Goodin, Brett Hampton, Nick Kelly, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ben Laughlin, Daryl Mitchell, Bharat Popli, Nathan Reardon, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Joe Walker, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson
Wellington Firebirds Squad
Brent Arnel, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Fraser Colson, Jade Dernbach, Grant Elliot, Evan Gulbis, Hamish Marshall, Matt McEwan, Iain McPeake, Stephen Murdoch, Ollie Newton, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Luke Ronchi, Matt Taylor, Anurag Verma, Luke Woodcock, Peter Younghusband
Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Head-to-Head
Northern Knights have trumped Wellington Firebirds 12 out of the 20 times they have played against them in the past including four times in their previous five attempts. In their past four meetings at the Seddon Park, the Knights have ended up winners on three occasions.
Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction
Northern Knights had edged out Wellington Firebirds by 7 runs when the two teams met for the first time at the start of this season. That match was the played at the Seddon Park and this will give the former a psychological boost since they will be taking on the Firebirds again at this very venue. The Knights have beaten Wellington Firebirds in their last three encounters and so the momentum is also going to be on their side. Add to this the home advantage, and they appear to be even more superior to Wellington Firebirds.