Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds Preview & Prediction
When is Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds taking place? Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds will take place on Sunday 16th January, 2022 at 00:40 (UK)
Where is Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds taking place? Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds will take place at Cobham Oval in Whangarei
What is the expected weather for Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds? 24c and a chance of rain showers in the morning which could disrupt the start of play, but dry with sunny intervals in the afternoon
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What TV channel is Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds on in the UK? Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirdswill be televised live on BT Sport
Where can I stream Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds? BT Sport subscribers can stream Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds live on the BT Sport Player & app
THE TEAM NEWS
- Northern Brave made it five Super Smash victories in a row this past Friday, beating Central Stags by 19 runs with a smashing knock of 86 from just 45 balls by Colin de Grandhomme leading the Brave to 176/7 batting first, ultimately a winning score.
- Mitchell Santner returned to the side against the Stags and despite being dismissed for 0 with the bat, managed to take two wickets at an economy rate of just 6.25 runs per over, so will likely keep his place in the side with Brett Hampton once again missing out.
- Wellington Firebirds are riding the crest of a wave following their incredible chasing down of 228 runs against Central Stags last time out with two wickets and a ball to spare, following Michael Bracewell’s spectacular 141 not out from 65 balls, the highest individual score in a T20 match in New Zealand.
- Despite conceding 227 runs from their 20 overs, it would be no surprise if Wellington opted not to alter the bowling line-up for this one, particularly with the Firebirds having now won their last three games.
Two teams in fantastic form should lead to an exciting encounter here at Cobham Oval. When taking into the account the strength-in-depth both sides possess on the batting front, a high scoring encounter is in prospect. The performance of the respective bowling units will ultimately determine the outcome here and Northern Brave appear to boast the more rounded attack, especially with them having taken 36 wickets across their last four Super Smash games, restricting their opponents to scores of 92, 107, 145/8 and 157/8 over the course of those matches. When taking this into account, backing Northern Brave to make it five straight victories is to be seriously considered.