WFI vs OVO 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for Match 19 of New Zealand Men’s T20

WFI vs OVO 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for Match 19 of New Zealand Men’s T20

Otago Volts must win this match to stay alive in the contest.

Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Preview:

Wellington Firebirds will take on Otago Volts in the 19th match of the New Zealand Men’s T20. Both sides are placed at the bottom half of the table and will be under all sorts of pressure to win their remaining matches. Wellington Firebirds have beaten Otago Volts by 5 wickets in their last meeting. With 2 wins and 3 losses, Firebirds are placed at the fifth spot in the standings with 8 points.

Otago Volts, on the other hand, have managed to win only one game so far in this tournament, which came against Northern Brave by 3 wickets. The batting has been below par and one can’t win matches if their batters aren’t scoring runs. Their chances of finishing at the top 3 spots are minimal.

Match Details:

Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts, Match 19

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Date & Time: January 6th at 7:10 AM IST and 2:40 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report:

Basin Reserve has hosted 3 matches in this tournament. It’s not that easy to chase more than 150 runs on this surface. Batting first is a good option here.


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Probable Playing XIs WFI vs OVO:

Wellington Firebirds

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

Otago Volts

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 Picks for WFI vs OVO 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

All eyes will be on Jimmy Neesham who has featured in only one game in this tournament where he picked up 2 wickets and scored 4 runs with the bat. He has to perform well in this match.

Finn Allen is an impressive young batter who is the 2nd leading run-scorer for Wellington in this competition with 109 runs in 5 matches, with the best score of 57.

Anaru Kitchen has done well for Otago Volts despite the losing cause. The 37-year-old all-rounder has picked up 6 wickets and has also scored 125 runs with the bat.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WFI vs OVO 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Finn Allen (c), Hamish Rutherford (vc), Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Troy Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Jimmy Neesham, Logan Van Beek, Hamish Bennett, Matthew Bacon, Nathan Smith

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WFI vs OVO 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Finn Allen, Hamish Rutherford, Josh Tasman Jones, Michael Bracewell (c), Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen (vc), Jimmy Neesham, Logan Van Beek, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett, Nathan Smith


Captain and Vice-Captain Options:

Captain Options: Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell

Vice-Captain Options: Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.