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NB vs WF Today Match Prediction, Match 26, Super Smash, Cricket Betting Tips, 16th January 2022


  • Match- Northern Braves vs Wellington Firebirds
  • Date- 16th January 2022
  • Match Format- T20
  • Venue- Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei
  • Time- 06:10 AM IST
  • Weather Forecast- Cloudy, 16-24 °C

NB vs WF Today Match Prediction, Match 26, 16th January

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Northern Brave

Northern Brave is currently leading the table with 22 points as they have won five and lost one match so far. The Brave triumphed in their previous outing against Central Stags, winning the contest by 19 Runs. They’ve won five Super Smash 2021-22 games in a row.

After being asked to bat first the Braves posted a target of 176 Runs on board where Colin de Grandhomme starred with the willow scoring 86 off 45 including five sixes. In return, the Stags Batters failed to chase the given target by the end of 20 overs despite a brisk effort by Ben Smith’s half-century.

The bowlers didn’t provide enough room to the batters to score runs and kept their lengths on point. Anurag Verma and Mitchell Santner picked two scalps each while Joe Walker picked the wicket of Smith in his single over conceding just 2 Runs.

Top Batsmen for Northen Brave-

  • Joe Carter– 174 Runs in 3 matches, 107.40 Strike Rate
  • Colin de Grandhomme- 164 Runs in 6 matches, 169.07 Strike Rate

Top Bowlers for Northern Brave-

  • Anurag Verma– 11 Wickets in 6 Matches, 7.08 Economy
  • Joe Walker– 8 Wickets in 5 Matches, 6.86 Economy

Wellington Firebirds

After a shaky start to their campaign in the tournament, Wellington Firebirds are off on a winning track again as they won their last three fixtures and certainly would be booming with confidence with things going their way. They are currently placed in the 3rd spot on the points table with 16 points.

They faced Central Stags in their last outing and emerged victoriously, beating the latter by a margin of 2 wickets. Chasing a massive total of 227 Runs Michael Bracewell played a captain’s knock, completely annihilating the Stags bowling attack as he scored 141 runs in 65 balls which included 11 sixes.

They have a deep-seated batting line-up with the likes of Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, and Jimmy Neesham. The Brave need to be at their absolute best to stop the Firebirds’ progress.

Top Batsmen for Wellington Firebirds

  • Michael Bracewell– 265 Runs in 6 Matches, 157.73 Strike Rate
  • Finn Allen-181 Runs in 7 Matches, 201.11 Strike Rate

Top Bowlers for Wellington Firebirds-

  • Ben Sears– 9 Wickets in 6 Matches, 8.76 Economy
  • Logan van Beek- 7 Wickets in 7 Matches, 8.15 Economy

Venue Stats

STATS – T20 Domestic

Total matches1
Matches won batting first1
Matches won bowling first0
Average 1st Inns scores172
Average 2nd Inns scores172
Highest total recordedNorthern Districts 172/8
Lowest total recordedNorthern Districts 172/8

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be cloudy in Whangarei as we can see a dip in temperature early morning. It is expected to get a bit warmer as the day progresses. There are very slight chances for rain to play spoilsport while the temperature will hover around 16-24 °C.

  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Wind: 32 km/h

Pitch Report

The pitch at Cobham Oval (new) Whangarei is a high-scoring surface. It will provide assistance to both batters and bowlers. The batters can play their strokes freely as the new ball comes nicely onto the bat. The surface is expected to get slower as the game progresses.

NB vs WF Today Match Prediction, Playing 11

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

Northern Braves Playing 11-

Jeet Raval (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Brett Hampton, Joe Carter, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Cooper, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher

Wicketkeeper- Tim Seifert

Batsmen- Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Henry Cooper,

All-Rounder- Colin de Grandhomme Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Hampton

Bowlers- Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11-

Finn Allen (wk), Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Nathan Smith, Ben Sears, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett

Wicketkeeper-  Finn Allen

Batsmen- Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell

All-Rounder-  James Neesham, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Jamie Gibson

Bowlers-  Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears

NB vs WF, Match 26, Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction

Northern Braves is expected to win against Wellington Firebirds.

Both teams are on the same boat at the moment and will be booming with confidence with their recent wins in the league. They will be looking to garner some points to extend their lead further. However, Northern Braves looks a bit more balanced side than Wellington Firebirds on paper with their key players included and are favorites to win this fixture.

Given the past five encounters between these two has been kind of a mixed affair where Wellington has emerged on top of Braves on three occasions.

Popular Betting Odds for NB vs WF, Match 26, Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips

Top Batsman for Northern Braves- Joe Carter 

Joe Carter is currently the leading scorer for the Braves. He is a decent player at the top of the order and has smashed 174 Runs in six matches including a high score of 75* that came against Auckland. Although he couldn’t do much in the last match against Stags but his hitting abilities at the top cannot be neglected as he can prove to be vital in this match.

Top Batsman for Wellington Firebirds- Finn Allen

Finn Allen has been in solid form with the bat in this edition, having mustered 181 runs at a strike rate of 201.11. He scored 68 against Otago while returning to the pavilion scoring just 4 runs in the last match against Stags. He is a decent player at the top order and his hard-hitting abilities cannot be neglected. Allen is a safe pick here for this contest or you can alternate him with Michael Bracewell whose heroics in the last match has been historic (145 off 65).

Top Bowler for Northern Braves- Anurag Verma

Verma is currently at the pinnacle of his form in the current edition of Super Smash as he picked three scalps in the last match against Auckland and restricted them to a mere total of 92 Runs. He conceded just 14 Runs in the same with a career-best economy of 4.66. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for Braves after bagging 11 wickets in 7 matches with an impressive 7.08 economy figure.

Top Bowler for Wellington Firebirds- Ben Sears

Sears is a safe pick here as he was the only bowler who showed some economical bowling in the last high-run chase affair against the Central Stags. He picked two scalps in his last match and has bagged a total of nine wickets in six games he played.

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