Wellington vs Canterbury T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 25, 2021
  • 07:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
2021-01-25 07:40:00
Wellington Firebirds WEL Wellington Firebirds
Canterbury CAN Canterbury

Betting Tips

  • Table-topping, defending champions Wellington Firebirds will look to continue their good form in the Super Smash when they take on Canterbury Kings.
  • Victory over Otago Volts last time out was Wellington’s sixth in seven games so far as they moved clear at the top of the table again.
  • Canterbury Kings, who sit third with five wins in seven games, are the only team to have beaten them so far however.
Wellington Firebirds

Our Pick Wellington Firebird are favourites to win

Posted On 12th February 2021 04:36:17
Posted by Kavin

Wellington vs Otago, Super Smash 2020-21

Aferr moving clear at the top of the Super Smash 2020-21 table once more, defending champions Wellington Firebirds are now out to avenge their only defeat of the season so far when they take on Canterbury Kings. The match, at Wellington’s Basin Reserve, takes place on January 25 and the live action starts at 15:10 local time.

The Firebirds have won six of their seven games so far, getting back to winning ways last time out against Otago Volts as Ben Sears (4-21) led a fine bowling effort. Set 138 to win, Michael Bracewell top-scored with 47* to seal a four-wicket win.

It meant they bounced back from their only loss so far, which happened to come against the Kings. Cole McConchie was the all-round star in that game, but the Kings were bowled out for 118 in their next match and sit third in the table – four points behind the Firebirds – as a result.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings (Super Smash 2020-21): Where to watch/Live streaming

WEL vs OTG Live Stremaing

Live streaming: Spark Sport, FanCode

TWEL vs OT oss Prediction

Wellington Firebirds won the toss and elected to field in their most recent match at Basin Reserve.

Weather Report

Monday will be cloudy in Wellington, with plenty of wind, but there is no threat of rain.

Pitch Condition

Basin Reserve has something for the bowlers and the batsmen.

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

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

Wellington Firebirds could be unchanged from their win against Otago Volts in their first of these two back-to-back matches, which would mean no Jimmy Neesham again.

WEL Key Players

  • Michael Bracewell: Has bowled well at Basin Reserve so far this season and his tidy batting last time out secured victory.
  • Ben Sears: Starred with 4-21 last time out as he put a quiet start with the ball firmly behind him. It could be a turning point for the 22-year-old.
  • Devon Conway: Not at his best so far this season but there is no question that remains one of the most dangerous batsmen in this tournament.

WEL Team Form

The Firebirds have won six of their seven matches so far this season. Their lone defeat was against Canterbury Kings, when they failed to defend 154/7 in Christchurch, but they bounced back last time out with Ben Sears claiming 4-21 in a four-wicket win against Otago Volts.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

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

Canterbury Team News & Playing 11

CAN Team News

Ed Nuttall was the only player to come into the Canterbury line-up last time out and he cannot be blamed for defeat. Canterbury might therefore stick with the same team and hope they get back to the form they showed against the Firebirds when they last met.

CAN Key Players

  • Cole McConchie: Starred when these teams last met as he took 2-14 and hit 48* with the bat, following up his 1-29 and 56* in the previous game.
  • Daryl Mitchell: The all-rounder has hit 195 runs in five innings and taken seven wickets too, including two half-centuries so far.
  • Matt Henry: The New Zealand international has not hit best form so far and yet still has nine wickets in six appearances.

CAN Team Form

Canterbury Kings won three matches in a row, including their victory against Wellington Firebirds, but they were poor last time out against Northern Knights. In wet conditions, they folded for just 118 on their way to an eight-wicket loss.

Canterbury Predicted Playing 11

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

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Team Form in Last Five Matches



WEL vs CAN Head to Head

Canterbury Kings are the only team to have beaten Wellington Firebirds this season after Cole McConchie’s all-round form last time out. The Kings chased 155 in 19.4 overs to claim a four-wicket win – McConchie hitting 48* after his previous 2-14. In the previous three seasons, they have each won one game apiece, however, so the Firebirds are due this one.

WEL  vs CAN Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played WEL Won CAN  Tie No Result
26 12 14   0

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Betting Odds

Wellington Firebirds might have lost when these teams last met but their overall form shows exactly why they are big favourites for this one.

Wellington Firebirds Bet365 Odds

  • Wellington Firebirds to win : Wellington Firebirds are 1.72 favourites to win with Bet365.
  • Wellington Firebirds top team batsman: Should he return to top form, Devon Conway is 3.40 to be Wellington Firedbirds’ top team batsman with Bet365. Tom Blundell is 3.75 and Michael Bracewell is 6.00 after top-scoring in the most recent match.
  • BWellington Firebirds top team bowler: Hamish Bennett is 4.00 with Bet365 to be Wellington’s top team bowler, while Logan van Beek and Peter Younghusband are both 4.50. Michael Bracewell is 5.00, while Ben Sears is the same price after his four wickets last time out.

Canterbury Kings Bet365 Odds

  • CAN to CANn:Canterbury Kings are 2.10 outsiders with Bet365.
  • CAN top team batsman: Sunil Amris at 4.5 is the best batsmen along CANth Joshua de Silva at 5. You can also place your bet on Jason Mohammed at 5.50, Andy McCarthy at 5.50 and Rovman Powell at 6.0.
  • CAN top team bowler: Alzarri Joseph at 3.75 is the best bowler followed by Akeal Hosein at 4.50, RA Reifer at 4.5 and Chemar Holder at 4.50

Wellington Firebirds Betway Odds

  • BWellington Firebirds to win: Wellington Firebirds are 1.72 favourites to win with Betway.
  • BWellington Firebirds top team batsman: Devon Conway is 2.87 to be Wellington Firebirds’ top team batsman, while Finn Allen is 3.75 and Rachin Ravindra is 4.75. Tom Blundell can be backed at 5.00 with Betway and Michael Bracewell – top scorer last time out – is 8.00.
  • BWellington Firebirds top team bowler: Hamish Bennett is 3.60 favourite with Betway to be Wellington’s top team bowler, while Logan van Beek is 3.75 and Ben Sears is now 4.50 after his five wickets last time out. Michael Bracewell is as high as 6.50 with Betway.
  • CAN to winn: Canterbury Kings are 2.05 outsiders to win with Betway.
  • CAN top team batsman:  Chad Bowes is 3.50 with Betway to be Canterbury’s top team batsman, while Daryl Mitchell is 3.75 and Jack Boyle and Ken McClure are both 4.50. Cole McConchie is 6.50 after starring when these teams last met.
  • CAN top team bowler: McConchie is one of several bowlers at 5.00 with Betway to be Canterbury’s top team bowler too. Mitchell is 4.50, as is Will Williams. Matt Henry is favourite at 3.75 with Betway.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Prediction

McConchie is one of several bowlers at 5.00 with Betway to be Canterbury’s top team bowler too. Mitchell is 4.50, as is Will Williams. Matt Henry is favourite at 3.75 with Betway.

Final Verdict

Wellington Firebirds to beat Canterbury Kings at 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.72 with Betway. 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.72 with Betway.

WEL vs CAN Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keepers

    evon Conway has not hit his usual best form so far, but even at ten credits he is worth the gamble if this is the game in which he fires.

  • Batsmen

    Michael Bracewell should be down as an all-rounder and he is worth picking at 9.5 credits, while Chad Bowes is the same price. Finn Allen is 8.5 credits, meanwhile, and has already racked up 501 points so far to prove his value.

  • All rounder

    Daryl Mitchell is ten credits and Cole McConchie can be picked up for 9.5 credits. Both all-rounders are key and well worth selecting, especially with Neesham not playing. Rachin Ravindra has 301 points so far, meanwhile, so is worth selecting at nine credits.

  • Bowlers

    Logan van Beek is 8.5 credits, as is Ben Sears – the latter having taken four wickets last time out. Matt Henry and Will Williams are also both 8.5 credits to ensure a good spread of players.

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Daryl Mitchell has already found form with bat and ball in his five games so far and he looks a good pick as captain. Finn Allen has been in good points-scoring form, meanwhile, but Michael Bracewell’s form last time out makes him a tempting choice for vice-captain instead.

WEL vs CAN Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell (vc), Chad Bowes

  • All Rounder:Daryl Mitchell (c), Cole McConchie, Rachin Ravindra

  • Wicket Keeper:Devon Conway

  • Bowler:Logan van Beek, Ben Sears, Matt Henry, Will Williams

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