NK VS WEL: A fresh edition of Super Smash T20 commences on Sunday at Seddon Park with Northern Knights and Wellington Firebirds fighting it out in the curtain-raiser. Wellington had an excellent run in the recently concluded Ford Trophy where they piped Otago Volts in the final. The Firebirds will here a confident side and would want to take the momentum into the shortest format of the game. With recent form and the likes of Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham and Tom Blundell in the ranks, the Firebirds certainly have an opportunity to go the distance.
Northern Knights, the reigning champions, would look to start their title defence with a win. The Knights did not have a great Ford Trophy 2018 and want to make amends with a strong show in the competition. However, Northern Knights did gain some momentum towards the end of the competition and would take confidence out of it coming here.
Northern Kinghts vs Wellington PLAYING 11
WEL Playing 11: Hamish Bennett (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel
NK Playing 11: Dean Brownlie(c), Anton Devcich, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Brett Hampton, Brett Randell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Peter Bocock
NK VS WEL SQUADS
Northern Knights SQUAD: Dean Brownlie(c), Anton Devcich, Brett Randell, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Daniel Flynn, Peter Bocock, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert and Mitchell Santner.
Wellington Firebirds SQUAD: Hamish Bennett (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Adam Hose, Troy Johnson, Jimmy Neesham, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Ben Sears and Luke Woodcock.