NK vs WF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 02, 2024

We have Northern Knights going up against Wellington Firebirds in the 11th game of the Super Smash competition on the second of January 2024. This 2023-24 season match will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. This post will examine the match prediction, match preview, and betting tips for this contest.

Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Head-To-Head

Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights have played against each other on 33 occasions before this in matches that produced results. The Northern Knights hold an advantage of 19-14 in these contests.

Northern Knights vs Wellington Firebirds Live Streaming and Broadcast

This contest between Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights will not be available to Indian cricket fans on TV. However, Indian sports enthusiasts can watch the competition live through live streaming on the FanCode website and app. New Zealand cricket enthusiasts can view this match through TVNZ.

NK vs WF Team Previews

Northern Knights

The Northern Knights team played their last game in the competition against Central Districts in Palmerston North on 27th December. Batting first, Central Districts scored 206 runs from their twenty-over quota, losing five wickets. The Northern Districts team could not reach the target and were bundled out for 150 runs from 19.2 overs. The ferocious attack launched by Doug Bracewell in the Central Districts' middle order was too much to handle for the ND bowling unit, and the target proved too much.

Scott Kuggeleijn was the outstanding bowler for Northern Districts. He picked up two wickets from his quota of four overs while giving away just 20 runs. He was the only bowler who escaped punishment from Doug Bracewell's bat. Three other bowlers from Northern Districts succeeded in picking up a wicket apiece. They were Tim Pringle, Matthew Fisher, and Frederick Walker. Walker also bowled reasonably economically, and Kuggeleijn was one of the bowlers who did an excellent job of containment on the opposition. Kuggeleijn was also the top run-getter for Northern Knights, along with Neil Wagner. 

Northern Knights Playing 11

Tim Seifert, Katene Clarke, Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Pringle, Frederick Walker, Neil Wagner, Matthew Fisher.

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds team played their last game against the Otago Volts. Their bowlers practically destroyed the Otago Volts team in a thumping victory by nine wickets with 93 balls to spare. Batting first, they bowled out the Otago outfit for a paltry total of 47 runs from 12.3 overs. Their opening ball bowlers, Nathan Smith and Logan van Beek, were right on the money from the word Go. Smith picked up four victims from his four overs, giving away just five runs, while van Beek picked up three from his 3.4 overs.

Other Wellington bowlers such as Ian McPeake and Peter Younghusband were also among wickets, picking up one and two wickets, respectively. The chase for the Wellington Firebirds team was a small one and hardly provided any challenge for their top-order batters. Tim Robinson remained not out with thirty runs from 16 balls, and Nick Greenwood was the only wicket to go down in this chase. The Wellington skipper Nick Kelly remained not out on 11 runs. These are the go-to batters for Wellington in the game as well.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Tom Blundell, Tim Robinson, Nick Kelly, Muhammad Arslan Abbas, Jesse Tashkoff, Callum McLachlan, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Iain McPeake.

NK vs WF Toss Prediction

As many as 14 domestic T20 games have been played at the Bay Oval ground in Mount Maunganui. The team batting second has recorded a successful chase in ten games. So, the skipper winning the toss is likely to field first here.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Bay Oval venue in Mount Maunganui has a seating capacity of 10,000 people. This surface is likely to assist the bowlers. It has small boundaries of 60 to 70 meters so that the batters can enjoy these conditions. But you can expect low-scoring affairs at this venue.

We will likely get partially cloudy conditions during the afternoon session of this match. These clods will clear up by the evening. The temperatures during the game will remain close to 18 degrees. The relative humidity will be average, close to 65%, and there aren’t any chances of getting rain interruptions.

NK vs WF Betting Tips

Northern Districts team lost their last match in the competition, while the Wellington Firebirds inflicted a crushing defeat on their opposition. So, we reckon the in-form team of Wellington Firebirds is more likely to win this contest. So, we will bet with the Wellington Firebirds to win this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Wellington Firebirds to win this contest.



Wellington Firebirds are doing a great job now and are more likely to win this contest.

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    The first ball of the game to be hit for a boundary.



The team's best batters are usually positioned on the opening spot in T20 cricket. So, you can expect these batters to hit a four right up front on the first ball of the innings.

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    First ball of the match to be his for one run.



You can bet on the first ball of the contest to be pushed around for one run as batters try to score runs even early on in the T20 format.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match, 1.73

Bet Tip Here

Who will win NK vs WF

Northern Knights 56.15% (73)
Wellington Firebirds 43.85% (57)
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