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Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • date Jan 07, 2023
  • Start Time 06:10 IST / 0:40 GMT
  • Stadium Name Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington Firebirds WEL
Central Stags CD

WEL vs CD Betting Tips

  • Nick Kelly hit 58 in the reverse fixture earlier in the tournament and he is our pick for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer against Central Stags. With the ball, Logan van Beek has four wickets from four Super Smash fixtures and he is well worth backing as Wellington FIrebirds’ top wicket taker in this game.
  • Ross Taylor hit four sixes in his 50 runs from 40 balls against Auckland Aces in the last match. The number four batter is our tip for Central Stags’ highest run scorer against Wellington Firebirds. Raymond Toole took 3-23 in the win over the Aces and he is a strong choice for Central Stags’ top wicket taker at the Cello Basin Reserve.
  • Raymond Toole comes into this game in excellent form and we recommend backing him to take over 1.5 wickets in this game.

WEL vs CD Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Central Stags are favorites to win

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

Wellington Firebirds and Central Stags go head to head on Saturday afternoon in Match 14 of the 2022-23 Super Smash at the Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington. The Firebirds lost their last game but are top of the table with three wins. The Stags are level with the leaders on 12 points. Read on as we preview this match. The game gets underway at 13:40 local time.

Wellington Firebirds do not look anywhere near as strong a batting line-up without Finn Allen at the top of their batting order. This will be a very tough match against Central Stags.

After losing their opening game of the tournament to Wellington Firebirds, Central Stags have been very impressive. They will fancy their chances of getting revenge in this match.

Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags 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 CS Match Toss Prediction

19 of 36 Super Smash games at this venue have been won by the team batting first and we predict that both teams will want to bat first in this match.

WF vs CS Pitch Report

We expect a par score to be around 150 in this game. The pitch will offer assistance to both the pace bowlers and the spinners.

Weather Report

The forecast is for wind and rain across Saturday afternoon in Wellington. However, no more than light rain is expected so there is a chance that the game will not be interrupted.

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

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Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WF Team News

There were plenty of changes for the Firebirds ahead of their defeat to Northern Brave on Wednesday with Finn Allen’s absence a big miss. He is now in Pakistan preparing for the white ball series and Devan Vishvaka has replaced him in the XI.

WF Key Players

  • Nick Kelly - The 29 year old left-handed opener hit three half-centuries from the end of November to the end of December and has a top score of 85 in this format.
  • Rachin Ravindra - The batting all-rounder made only two runs in the last game but hit 67 at the Cello Basin Reserve on Christmas Eve.
  • Logan van Beek - The Netherlands international has been a consistent wicket taker in this Super Smash 2022-2023 and his best figures came at this venue two weeks ago.

WF Team Form

After three successive victories, Wellington Firebirds were beaten by Northern Brave by six wickets in their last match.

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Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Devan Vishvaka, Nick Kelly, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson, Nathan Smith, Ollie Newton, Tim Robinson, Callum McLachlan (wk), Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband (c)

WEL vs CD Prediction
Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags Match Prediction

Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

There was one change for Central Stags from their three wicket win over Northern Brave to their four wicket win over Auckland Aces. In came Liam Dudding for his first Super Smash appearance of the campaign with Brett Johnson dropping out of the XI.

CS Key Players

  • Ross Taylor - The former New Zealand international has hit 80 runs from his last two matches and has a top score of 111 not out in this format.
  • Josh Clarkson - The middle order batter hit 55 runs from 25 balls the last time he played against Wellington Firebirds. He has a strike-rate of 200 in this tournament.
  • Raymond Toole - The 25 year old left arm medium pacer has taken three wickets in each of his last two appearances and will get movement off the pitch in this game.

CS Team Form

Central Stags have won four of their last five Super Smash games and are targeting their fourth successive win.

Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

Greg Hay, Ben Smith, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Brett Randell, Jayden Lennox, Raymond Toole, Liam Dudding 

WEL vs CD Team Form in Last Five Matches


CD : W W W L W

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Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags Head to Head

The Firebirds have a five match lead over the Stags after 32 Super Smash games. Over recent seasons, and including earlier in this campaign, the Firebirds have dominated and have won five of the last six.

WF vs CS Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played WF Won CS Won Tie NR
Overall 32 18 13 0 1
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags Betting Odds

Although Wellington Firebirds are the home side in this fixture, Central Stags come into the game as narrow favourites with the bookmakers.

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Who will win Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags T20 Match?

There is plenty of talent on both teams with bat and ball but we think the depth and quality in the batting line-up of Central Stags will be sufficient to win this match.

WF vs CS Top Team Batsmen

Nick Kelly, Devan Vishvaka and Troy Johnson are our batting tips for Wellington Firebirds. Kelly and Vishvaka have the top odds ahead of this match although Kelly has the better record in this format. Johnson has a top score of 54 in T20 cricket.

We recommend Ben Smith, Ross Taylor and Josh Clarkson are our batting recommendations for Central Stags. Smith is the favourite with the bookies and has a top score of 80 in this format. Clarkson is the second highest run scorer in the tournament so far.

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WF vs CS Top Team Bowlers

For Wellington Firebirds, Ollie Newton, Logan van Beek and Peter Younghusband are our bowling choices. Newton got the big wicket of Tim Seifert against Northern Brave and has the backing of the bookies ahead of this game. Captain Younghusband has best T20 figures of 2-16.

For Central Stags, Brett Randell, Jayden Lennox and Raymond Toole are our bowling picks. Randell has the best odds from the bookmakers and has picked up a wicket in three of his four appearances in this season. Lennox has dismissed six players in the tournament and is yet to go wicketless in any fixture.

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🏆 Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags Prediction

This should be an excellent and entertaining fixture in Wellington with the top two teams fighting over the right to be top of the Super Smash table. The Stags come into the game in the better form and their batting line-up has been particularly impressive over recent games. The Firebirds lost their last match and out prediction is for another Central Stags victory in this fixture.

Posted On 6th January 2023 02:35:00 PM
Posted by Kavin

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