Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 08, 2022
  • 06:10 IST / 0:40 GMT
  • Pukekura Park - New Plymouth, New Zealand
2022-01-08 06:10
Central Stags CS Central Stags
Wellington Firebirds WEL Wellington Firebirds
Betting Tips
  • Dane Cleaver has hit 343 runs in the competition, 100 more than any other player in the Super Smash. The keeper-batter is our tip for Central Stags’ highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, Seth Rance is the joint leading wicket taker and is a strong choice for Central Stags’ top wicket taker against Wellington Firebirds.
  • Finn Allen hit 68 from 32 balls in Thursday’s win over Otago Volts. The opener is a strong choice for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer against Central Stags. Logan van Beek has 7 wickets in this campaign and is our pick for Wellington Firebirds’ top wicket taker in this match.
  • With scores of 68 and 86 in two of his last three innings, Finn Allen looks to be back in the top form of last season. He is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Wellington Firebirds are favorites to win

Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2021-22

Central Stags and Wellington Firebirds go head to head at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth in the Men’s 2021-22 Super Smash fixture on Saturday afternoon. The Stags have played one more game than the Firebirds in the tournament and both sides have won three games so far. Read on as we preview this fixture. The match begins at 13:40 local time.

Central Stags have slipped down the table over the last couple of weeks but are still only four points from 2nd placed Canterbury Kings. They will see Wellington Firebirds as a beatable opposition.

Wellington Firebirds have won their last two games and were particularly impressive in the 8 wicket win over Otago Volts. With Finn Allen in good form, they will be very hard to beat.

Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Live Streaming

Spark Sports will show this game in New Zealand. BT Sport will show the match in the UK with Fox Sports providing live coverage in Australia. Willow Sports have the rights in USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.

Super Smash 2021-22 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match via the Fan code app

CS vs WEL Match Toss Prediction

Seven of the last eight games in the Super Smash have seen the toss winning captain choose to bat first. We expect both skippers to want to bat first in this fixture.

CS vs WEL Pitch Report

The last game at Pukekura Park saw both teams hit totals of over 200. We expect another surface which makes life difficult for bowlers.

Weather Report

Mostly sunny with a high of 22 degrees on Saturday afternoon in New Plymouth.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash 2021-22

CS vs WEL Prediction

Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

23 year old Ma’ara Ave made his Central Stags debut in the Super Smash in the New Year’s Eve defeat to Canterbury Kings. Although Ave only made 6 runs from 10 balls, it would be a big surprise to see him discarded from the XI after only one appearance.

CS Key Players

  • Dane Cleaver - The keeper-batter has hit 37 fours and 13 sixes in the tournament so far and is averaging 57.16 with the bat.
  • Greg Hay - Only Dane Cleaver has scored more runs in the Super Smash 2021-22 than Hay. He has hit 3 half-centuries in the competition.
  • Seth Rance - The medium pacer has been in excellent form this season and took 4-25 in a Ford Trophy fixture on Thursday.

CS Team Form

The Stags have won only one of their last five games with their bowling attack proving to be their weakness.

Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

Greg Hay, Ben Smith, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ma’ara Ave, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner.

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

Jakob Bhula made his Super Smash T20 debut in Thursday's win over Otago Volts. He conceded 17 runs from 2 overs with the ball and we expect him to get another opportunity in this match. There are no injuries at present in the Wellington Firebirds squad.

WEL Key Players

  • Finn Allen - The young keeper-batter had an exceptional breakthrough year last season and the runs are starting to flow again.
  • Jimmy Neesham - The batting all-rounder can be destructive with both bat and ball in this format. He took 2-17 in his first Super Smash appearance of the season.
  • Logan van Beek - The Dutch medium fast bowler is a very consistent operator in New Zealand conditions and regularly picks up wickets.

WEL Team Form

The Firebirds are back on track with successive victories after losing three straight games earlier in the tournament.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen (wk), Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Smith, Jakob Bhula, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek.

CS vs WEL Team Form in Last Five Matches

CS : L L L W L


Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Head to Head

The Firebirds have a small lead over the the Stags and beat them three times in a row before losing by 14 runs earlier in this tournament.

CS vs WEL Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played CS Won WEL Won Tie NR
Overall 30 13 16 0 1
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Odds

Wellington Firebirds are favourites with the bookies to win this match.

Who will win CS vs WEL T20 Match?

Dane Cleaver and George Hay are the big run scorers in the tournament so far and will both fancy their chances of adding to their tallies in this game.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Central Stags2.
Wellington Firebirds1.631.611.671.66

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Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Top Team Batsmen

For Central Stags, Dane Cleaver, Greg Hay and Ben Smith are our batting tips. Cleaver is still the only player to have hit a century in this season’s Super Smash.

For Wellington Firebirds, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham and Tim Robinson are our batting recommendations. Allen has immersed himself in global tournaments over the last 12 months and is now reaping the rewards.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Dane Cleaver5.113.753.503.75
Greg Hay4.683.503.603.75
Ben Smith6.544.754.505.00
Finn Allen4.333.203.193.20
Jimmy Neesham7.955.509.004.50
Tim Robinson8.205.505.004.75

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Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Top Team Bowlers

Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance and Blair Tickner are our bowling tips for Central Stags. Patel is feared by all batters after picking up 10 wickets in a recent Test innings against India.

Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek and Jimmy Neesham are our picks with the ball for Wellington Firebirds. We expect Neesham and van Beek to lead the bowling attack in this game.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Ajaz Patel6.004.754.324.00
Seth Rance5.
Blair Tickner5.
Hamish Bennett6.053.755.004.33
Logan van Beek6.864.004.324.33
Jimmy Neesham6.704.006.504.50

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Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction

We are backing Wellington Firebirds to return from New Plymouth with their third successive win in this year’s Super Smash. Central Stags are having no problems hitting big scores but their bowling continues not to be sufficient. Overall we are predicting a victory for the Firebirds.

Final Verdict

Wellington Firebirds are favourites to beat Central Stags at odds of 1.66

Posted On 7th January 2022 06:33:15
Posted by Kavin

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