Canterbury vs Wellington Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 16, 2021
  • 03:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Hagley Oval - Christchurch, New Zealand
2021-01-16 03:40:00
Canterbury CAN Canterbury
Wellington Firebirds WEL Wellington Firebirds

Betting Tips

  • With Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Wellington have more quality in their batting.
  • The top order for Canterbury has failed in three consecutive matches which is a cause of concern.
  • Wellington are unbeaten in the tournament. Most of their players are in fine form.
Wellington Firebirds

Our Pick Wellington are favorites to win

Posted On 15th January 2021 04:37:08
Posted by Kavin

Canterbury vs Wellington, Super Smash 2020-21

Canterbury will take on Wellington in the 17th match of the Super Smash 2020-21. The game will be played on Hagley Oval and is scheduled to begin at 11:10 PM local time.

Canterbury vs Wellington will be the toughest assignment for Canterbury in this tournament. They made easy work of the Northern Knights in the last match but against Wellington, they’ll have to be on their toes if they want to get past the table toppers.

For Canterbury, their top order failed for the third consecutive match which is not a good sign. Once again it was Daryl Mitchell who played a brilliant knock of 69 and helped them get over the line. He got good support from Cole McConchie who remained not out on 56. 

Their batting still looks pretty decent but they’d love to see their top order getting runs from them.

In the bowling department, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Cole McConchie Todd Astle and Will Williams bowled well to restrict the Knights to an average 150-7. 

Wellington on the other hand are flying high and are yet to lose a game in the tournament. Finn Allen has been unstoppable and has scored 322 runs in 5 games at an average of 107.33.

Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell forms a pretty strong batting order.

The bowling has also been top class with Hemish Bennett, Logan van Beek, Jimmy Neesham, Peter Younghusband in decent form. The all rounders have also done a good job.

Both, Canterbury and Wellington have been the two best teams of the tournament and we expect this match to be a close encounter. However, Wellington looks a very balanced team with quality players from top to bottom and are our pick for this game.

CAN vs WEL Live Streaming 

Sky Sports will broadcast the tournament in New Zealand and Australia while Star Sports have the broadcasting rights in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives. If you’re from Pakistan, you can watch the match on PTV Sports. Willlow TV will stream the matches in United States while fans in South Africa can watch the games on SuperSport.

Live Streaming: Livestream of the tournament will also be available on Fox Sports, SuperSport, Willow TV, and Willow HD

CAN vs WEL Toss Prediction

It’s generally a high scoring ground and we think batting first is a good option here

Pitch Report

The pitch is very good for batting. Once set, there are plenty of run scoring opportunities. Also the boundaries are pretty short so a high scoring encounter is on the cards.

Weather Report

The weather looks good with no prediction of rain.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Canterbury vs Wellington, Super Smash 2020-21.

Canterbury Team News & Playing 11

CAN Team News

Canterbury will be playing back to back matches thus they’ll go in with the same squad that took on Northern Knights in their last game. There are few doubts about the participation of Ed Nuttal though.

CAN Key Players

  • Chad Bowes - Bowes started the tournament with two big knocks but have failed in his last three outings. We think that a big innings is due pretty soon.
  • Daryl Mitchell - Daryl Mitchell with his all round skills has been exceptional for Canterbury. He scored a brilliant 69 in the last match and picked up two wickets as well. 
  • Toss Astle - Astle picked up a couple of wickets in the previous game. He’s been very consistent with the ball and we think he can be a real threat for Wellington.

CAN Team Form

Apart from a loss against Central Stags, Canterbury have won all their matches in the tournament

Canterbury Predicted Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall 

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

Wellington too will go in with an unchanged squad in their next match of Super Smash 2020-21 at Christchurch. 

WEL Key Players 

  • Fin Allen - Finn Allen has been sensational in the tournament and is currently the second highest run getter of the tournament. He’s consistently got big scores and we’ll back him to come good in the next match as well.
  • Devon Conway - Conway has also batted well for Wellington. We think he’ll have to play a big role for his team in the next game.
  • Jimmy Neesham - Jimmy Neesham has been very good with the ball. He’s a top batsmen as well and if required he can be destructive with the bat. 

WEL Team Form

Wellington are in middle of a juggernaut and are yet to be defeated in the tournament.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell (wk), James Neesham, Michael Bracewell (c), Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett 

Canterbury vs Wellington Firebirds Team Form in Last Five Matches



CAN vs WEL Head to Head

Both teams have had fair share of wins and losses in the tournament.

CAN vs WEL Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played CAN Won WEL Won Tie No Result
25 13 12 0 0

Canterbury vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction

Both teams have been very good in the tournament but Wellington looks a much more balanced team. The form of their batsmen have made us go in favour of Wellington as the winner of this match.

Final Verdict

Wellington to beat Canterbury

CAN vs WEL Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Devon Conway at 10.0 is our preferred pick for the wicket keeper. Conway has been very good in the tournament and has played a couple of fine knocks 

  • Batsmen

    Chad Bowes at 9.5, Leo Carter at 8.5, and Finn Allen at 8.5 forms a strong batting order. Finn Allen has been top class in the tournament while Bowes and Carter have played some good knocks for Canterbury

  • All rounder

    Daryl Mitchell at 10.0, Jimmy Neesham at 10 and Rachin Ravindra at 9.0 will be our all rounders. Daryl Mitchell has been sensational both with the bat and ball while Jimmy Neesham has been consistently among the wickets. He’s a destructive batsmen too. Rachin Ravindra too have been good on occasions.

  • Bowlers

    Hemish Bennett at 9.0, Peter Younghusband, Logan van Beek and Matt Henry at 8.5 will complete our team. Bennett and Henry are the two lead pacers for their respective teams while van Book and Younghusband have been good with the ball throughout the tournament.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Daryl Mitchell is our pick for the skipper while Finn Allen can be selected as his deputy

CAN vs WEL Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Chad Bowes, Finn Allen(vc), Leo Carter

  • All Rounder:Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell©, Rachin Ravindra

  • Wicket Keeper:Devon Conway

  • Bowler:Hemish Bennett, Matt Henry, Logan van Beek and Peter Younghusband

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