WF vs NK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 15, 2024

In the 24th game of the Super Smash competition in New Zealand, we have an exciting match between Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights. This 24th tournament game will be played on the grounds of Basin Reserve in Wellington. This article will examine the pitch report, match prediction, and betting tips for this encounter.

Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights Head-To-Head

The Wellington Firebirds team had played against Northern Knights on 34 occasions before this game in the Super Smash competition, where a clear mandate was achieved. Northern Knights hold the edge by a margin of 19-15 in these encounters.

Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Knights Live Streaming and Broadcast

This contest between Northern Knights and Wellington Firebirds will not be available on TV in India. But you can access the game through live streaming on the FanCode website and app. But New Zealand cricket enthusiasts can view the game on TVNZ.

WF vs NK Team Previews

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds team played their last game in the competition against Central Districts earlier today. The Firebirds side batted first to score 147 runs from their stipulated 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets. The Central Districts team lost four wickets during the chase, but they were never afflicted and got through in 16.5 overs. The victory was achieved with 19 balls and six wickets to spare. The Wellington team did not start well and were quickly reduced to 21 for three in 4.3 overs.

It was left to Muhammad Abbas to stage a partial recovery for Wellington. He scored 35 runs from 29 balls. But the real impetus to the Wellington innings was provided by Logan van Beek. He scored 41 runs from 24 balls with two sixes and three fours. This total raised by Wellington was never going to be enough. During their bowling effort, four bowlers picked up one wicket each. These include Logan van Beek, Michael Snedden, Peter Younghusband, and Jesse Tashkoff. Smith and Younghusband were economical in their bowling effort as well. But this effort was not enough to win a victory for the top-ranked team in the competition on the day.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Rachin Ravindra, Nick Greenwood, Nick Kelly, Muhammad Arslan Abbas, Michael Bracewell, Jesse Tashkoff, Callum McLachlan, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Iain McPeake.

Northern Knights

The Northern Districts are having a nightmare in this tournament. They have played six matches and lost five so far in the competition. They played their last game in the competition against Auckland Aces yesterday. Batting first, Northern Districts put together 121 runs from their overs. The Auckland Aces outfit quickly chased this target in 16.3 overs while losing just two wickets. Batting first, the Northern Knights’s batting order ran into troubled waters up front.

After losing their top four wickets quickly, it was left to Joe Carter and Brett Hampton to do the resurrection job for ND. Joe Carter was the top batter for Northern Knights with 48 runs from 39 balls with two sixes and four fours. But after these two were dismissed, the rest of the lower middle order and the lower order collapsed to record a mediocre score of 121 in 19 overs. It was too small a total to defend for the ND bowlers. Although Kristian Clarke and Scott Kuggeleijn picked up a wicket apiece, they never threatened to bowl out the opposition. 

Northern Knights Playing 11

Henry Cooper, Katene Clarke, Jeet Raval, Zak Gibson, Brett Hampton, Peter Bocock, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Pringle, Kristian Clarke, Frederick Walker, Matthew Fisher.

WF vs NK Toss Prediction

Thirty-nine domestic T20 games have been played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. We have seen the team batting first score 21 victories while the team batting second has won 17 games. So, it might be a good idea to bat first here and raise a big total for the toss-winning captain.

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

Pitch and Conditions

Drizzle is expected during this game in Wellington. The temperatures during this contest will be close to 17 degrees. The conditions are likely to be humid during the day. There is every possibility of having a cloud cover during the match. The D/L equation may come into the picture.

This venue has a reputation for producing sporting surfaces. Although the batters have enjoyed playing on this track, bowlers have not done too poorly over the years either. There will be some life on the track for the bowlers. You can expect a close contest between bat and ball.  

WF vs NK Betting Tips

The Wellington Firebirds had to endure an unexpected loss in their last contest. They are still ranked numero uno in the points table despite this loss. On the other hand, the Northern Districts are having an entirely forgettable tournament and are unlikely to provide much of a contest to the table-toppers. We will be with the Wellington Firebirds to win this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Wellington Firebirds to score over 58 runs in their first eight overs.



Wellington Firebirds have good firepower in their top order. You can bet on them to get off to a flier and score over 58 runs in their first eight overs.

  1. 1xBet


    Northern Knight to score over 42 runs in the first six overs of their innings.



This is a T20 game, and the top Northern Knights batters can be expected to score more than 42 runs in their first six overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Nick Kelly to score over 23 runs in this game.



Nick Kelly has been batting consistently during this season. You can bet on him to score over 23 runs in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match, 1.50

Bet Tip Here

Who will win WF vs NK

Wellington Firebirds 74.55% (41)
Northern Knights 25.45% (14)
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