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Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • date Dec 27, 2022
  • Start Time 07:10 IST / 1:40 GMT
  • Stadium Name Fitzherbert Park - Palmerston North, New Zealand
Central Stags CD
Wellington Firebirds WEL
212/7 (20)
214/6 (20)
Wellington won by 1 run

CD vs WEL Betting Tips

  • Dane Cleaver hit 369 runs at an average of 46.12 in the 2021-22 Super Smash season and the keeper-batter is our pick for Central Stags’ highest run scorer in this game. Seth Rance was the only player to take a 5-wicket haul last year and he is a strong choice for Central Stags’ top wicket taker against Wellington Firebirds.
  • Rachin Ravindra hit 67 runs from 45 balls in the win over Otago Volts and the batting all-rounder is our tip for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Adam Milne began this campaign with 2-24 and the tall international pace bowler is well worth backing as Wellington’s top wicket taker against Central Stags.
  • Adam Milne is a top short format bowler and we have selected him as our recommendation to take over 1.5 wickets in this match.

CD vs WEL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Wellington Firebirds are favorites to win

CS vs WF T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2022

Central Stags take on Wellington Firebirds in Match 4 of the 2022-23 Super Smash on Tuesday afternoon at Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North. The Stags finished in fourth place last season with four wins from 10 fixtures. The Firebirds beat Otago Volts by eight runs in Match 2 on Christmas Eve. Read on as we preview this fixture. The game gets underway at 14:40 local time in Wellington.

Central Stags were in the mix for a successful campaign last year before falling away badly in the final rounds of the group stage. They still have the bulk of the same players and will not be an easy team to beat.

Wellington Firebirds got their season off to a winning start on Friday but it was not the most convincing performance against Otago Volts. They got the win though and will fancy their chances of making it two out of two.

Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Live Streaming

This match will be shown live on BT Sport, SKY Sports NZ and Hotstar.

Super Smash 2022 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Hotstar.

CS vs WF Match Toss Prediction

There has only been one previous Super Smash game at this venue and we saw the team batting second winning. Our prediction is for both teams to want to field first.

CS vs WF Pitch Report

There is always good pace in this wicket in Wellington and we expect the quick bowlers to enjoy bowling on the surface. A par score will be around 160

Weather Report

Sunny throughout with no chance of rain interrupting this match. The temperature will be a very pleasant 23 degrees across the game.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds, Super Smash 2022

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Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

The Stags will be without pace bowler Blair Tickner, top order batter Will Young and spinner Ajaz Patel who are all part of New Zealand’s squad for the Test series in Pakistan. However, former international Ross Taylor will be available for the entire campaign.

CS Key Players

  • Ross Taylor - The former New Zealand skipper has hit a century and 32 other scores of 50+ in T20 cricket. He is able to bat a quick rate or play the supportive role if required.
  • Dane Cleaver - Only Michael Bracewelll scored more runs than Cleaver in the 2021-22 Super Smash. He hit his first T20 century in this tournament last year.
  • Seth Rance - the experienced pace bowler enjoyed his campaign last season with 10 wickets at an average of 22.26 and a strike-rate of 14.4.

CS Team Form

The Central Stags won their final game of the 2021-22 Super Smash season but had lost five successive matches prior to that.

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Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

Greg Hay, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Ross Taylor, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Brad Smulian, Brett Randell, Brett Johnson, Ray Toole, Seth Rance

CD vs WEL Prediction
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WF Team News

There were two ducks in the batting line-up for Wellington Firebirds with Troy Johnson (four balls) and Tim Robinson (five balls) both eating up balls in their innings’. We expect both to be picked again in this game but another low score from a higher number of balls will not be tolerated.

WF Key Players

  • Rachin Ravindra - The batting all-rounder could count himself unfortunate to not be in the New Zealand Test squad for the current series in Pakistan but hit three fours and three sixes in his excellent knock in Match 2.
  • Finn Allen - Although the opener was dismissed for 21 runs against Otago Volts in the opening match, he hit his runs from 11 balls and he will always have a high strike-rate in this format.
  • Adam Milne - The 30 year old New Zealand international got off to an excellent start in this campaign by dismissing Dean Foxcroft and Michael Rippon in Wellington on Saturday.

WF Team Form

The Firebirds ended last season with successive defeats but have now won two of their last four games in the Super Smash.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen, Nick Kelly, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Tim Robinson, Callum McLachlan (wk), Adam Milne, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden

CD vs WEL Team Form in Last Five Matches

CD : W L L L L


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Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Head to Head

Although the Firebirds have won four of the last five matches, it is the Stags who have won eight of the last 14 games between the sides. The Firebirds won by two wickets in the last clash earlier this year in January.

CS vs WF Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played CS Won WF Won Tie NR
Overall 31 13 17 0 1
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Betting Odds

The bookies can not separate Central Stags and Wellington Firebirds ahead of this match. We are also expecting a close contest but are backing the Firebirds to win.

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Who will win Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds T20 Match?

Although Central Stags produced some brilliant performances in the 2021-22 season, they also lost their way spectacularly in the final few matches. The Firebirds are already up and running this year and this could be key.

CS vs WF Top Team Batsmen

Greg Hay, Dane Cleaver and Ross Taylor are our top batters for Central Stags. Hay has the top odds with the bookmakers in spite of never really transferring his strong red-ball skills to the white-ball formats. Taylor is still one of the best batters across all formats and can easily win this match on his own.

Our batting picks are Finn Allen, Nick Kelly and Rachin Ravindra for Wellington Firebirds. The bookies have Allen as the favourite to hit the most runs and he looked to be in good form in their season opener. Kelly hit 66 in a white ball fixture earlier this month.

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CS vs WF Top Team Bowlers

For Central Stags, we recommend Seth Rance, Doug Bracewell and Brett Randell with the ball. Rance can be expensive but the bookmakers recognise his strike-bowling potential ahead of this game. Bracewell took 14 wickets across last year’s tournament.

Adam Milne, Logan van Beek and Peter Younghusband are our bowling picks for Wellington Firebirds. Milne is a very experienced bowler in this format and the bookies have recognised this with his odds ahead of the game. Captain, spinner Younghusband, has best T20 figures of 2-16.

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🏆 Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction

The bookmakers are not able to separate the teams ahead of this match and equally we expect to see a very close game between the sides. The Stags have plenty of ability but the Firebirds have already produced the goods with bat and ball this season. Our prediction is for a Wellington Firebirds win.

Posted On 26th December 2022 11:52:00 AM
Posted by Kavin

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