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Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • date Jan 23, 2023
  • Start Time 07:10 IST / 1:40 GMT
  • Stadium Name Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington Firebirds WEL
Canterbury Kings CNTBRY
148 (19.2)
152/5 (19.5)
Canterbury won by 5 wkts

WEL vs CNTBRY Betting Tips

  • Troy Johnson has hit a half-century for his side in this tournament and we are backing him to be Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer against Canterbury Kings. Skipper Peter Younghusband took 3-19 against Auckland and he is our tip for the Firebirds’ top wicket taker in this game.
  • Chad Bowes has scored 169 runs in the competition so far and the top order batter is our pick for Canterbury Kings’ highest run scorer against Wellington Firebirds. With the ball, Zakary Foulkes took 4-23, including all of the top three, in the last game and he is a strong choice for Canterbury Kings’ top wicket taker in this match.
  • Chad Bowes and Ken McClure are far more consistent than the Wellington openers. We recommend backing Canterbury Kings to have the highest opening partnership.

WEL vs CNTBRY Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Canterbury Kings are favorites to win

WF vs CTB T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2023

Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings go head to head in Match 22 of the 2022-23 Super Smash on Monday afternoon at the Cello Basin Reserve. The Firebirds have 14 points from seven games and are in third place in the table. Kings are in fifth with 12 points from five games. Read on as we preview this fixture. This match gets underway in Wellington at 14:40 local time.

After a positive start to the season, Wellington Firebirds have struggled over recent games. There is a real lack of confidence, particularly with the bat, in the team.

With Zakary Foulkes taking wickets for fun, Canterbury Kings look like a new team. They have some good experience in their batting line-up and will be expecting to come away from this match with another victory.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings 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.

WF vs CTB Match Toss Prediction

The captain winning the toss has chosen to field first in both completed games at this venue. We predict that both teams will choose to bowl first ahead of this match.

WF vs CTB, Basin Reserve Pitch Report

There is good pace, bounce and carry at the Cello Basin Reserve which normally makes for an entertaining contest. Any score of 165+ will be very hard to chase down.

Wellington Weather Report

Consistent whether from the start to the end of this game in Wellington. Sunny with a high temperature of 18 or 19 degrees

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings, Super Smash 2023

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Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WF Team News

Adam Milne and Tim Robinson were both notable absentees for Wellington Firebirds as they made two changes from their defeat to Otago Volts in Match 18 to their clash with Auckland Aces in Match 19. Milne has been called up to New Zealand’s tour of India and will miss the next run of games.

WF Key Players

  • Troy Johnson- the middle-order batter has the most runs for Wellington Firebirds in the tournament. The top order has failed on many times and Johnson is often the man to get the innings back on track.
  • Logan van Beek- the Netherlands international has impressed with the ball but produced a half-century with the bat in the last game. He will be useful in both innings on this wicket in Wellington.
  • Peter Younghusband- the skipper was at his best with the ball in the last match. He dismissed both openers for Auckland Aces, George Worker and Cole Briggs, before getting the dangerous all-rounder, Sean Solia.

WF Team Form

Wellington Firebirds are now without a win from any of their last four games.

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Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Jakob Bhula, Logan van Beek, Callum McLachlan, Ollie Newton, Peter Younghusband (c), Michael Snedden

Canterbury Kings Team News & Playing 11

CTB Team News

Left arm quick bowler, Ed Nuttall, was left out of the side ahead of the win against Northern Brave with Fraser Sheat coming in as the only change from the 14 runs (DLS) victory against Auckland Aces. With the wins now coming, we do not expect any changes for this match.

CTB Key Players

  • Chad Bowes- the opener hit another five fours at the top of the order before being dismissed against Northern Brave in the last game, Match 16.
  • Leo Carter- the 28 year old left-hander has been up and down with his returns in the tournament. However, he hit a score of 88 not out earlier in the competition and bowlers are always wary of his abilities.
  • Zakary Foulkes- the 20 year old right arm medium fast bowler has brought wickets and a fresh attitude to the Kings’ bowling attack. He has five wickets from his two Super Smash appearances.

CTB Team Form

The Kings are playing excellent cricket and looking to make it three wins from their last three games.

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie (c), Cam Fletcher (wk), Zakary Foulkes, Mitchell Hay, Todd Astle, Angus McKenzie, Fraser Sheat, William O’Rourke

WEL vs CNTBRY Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Head to Head

Wellington Firebirds came out on top by eight wickets, with 49 balls remaining when they last met on New Year’s Day. That win levelled the overall head to head score at 16-16.

WF& vs CTB Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played WF Won CTB Won Tie NR
Overall 36 16 16 0 4
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Betting Odds

The bookmakers are expecting a very close game in Wellington for Match 22 of the tournament. The visitors, Canterbury Magicians, are narrow favourites to win.

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Who will win Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings T20 Match?

Both Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings have good bowling attacks but it is the batting department where Canterbury Kings clearly have an advantage ahead of this game.

WF vs CTB Top Team Batsmen

Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson and Jakob Bhula are our batting tips for Wellington Firebirds. Skipper Ravindra has been in good form in the Ford Trophy and needs to bring that into this game to help solve the top order runs issue. Bhula hit 35 not out in the last match.

We are backing Chad Bowes, Ken McClure and Leo Carter with the bat for Canterbury Kings. McClure is an excellent longer format player and hit 100 not out in the Ford Trophy earlier this month. Bowes began the tournament with successive sixes and is an aggressive player at the top of the order.

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WF vs CTB Top Team Bowlers

Our choices are Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek and Peter Younghusband with the ball for Wellington Firebirds. Smith has eight wickets in the tournament and took 3-13 from four overs in the last match. van Beek’s best figures in this campaign are 2-31.

Zakary Foulkes, Fraser Sheat and Angus McKenzie are our bowling selections for Canterbury Kings. Sheat picked up his first T20 wicket in only his second appearance in the format in the last game. McKenzie has taken wickets in each of his last four matches

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🏆 Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Prediction

Although Wellington Firebirds are currently above Canterbury Kings in the table, the form of both teams suggests that will not be the case for too much longer. The Firebirds have not been able to score consistent runs in this format over recent games and the loss of Adam Milne leaves a big gap in their bowling unit. Canterbury Kings are enjoying their run and have young bowlers taking wickets. We are backing the Kings to win this match.

Posted On 22nd January 2023 12:37:00 PM
Posted by Kavin

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