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Wellington Firebirds vs Central Districts, free match prediction 31 Jan 2021

31 Jan 2021 | 07:10 | Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
170/2 in 16.2 10.41 winner
164/7 in 20.0 8.20

Wellington Firebirds Vs Central Districts betting odds

WF

1.80

CS

1.95

Toss Winner - Central Stags won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Wellington Firebirds beat Central Stags by 8 wickets

Wellington look to seal the direct spot in the finale

  • Wellington have 28 points from 8 matches while Central Districts has 20 points from 8 matches so far.
  • Wellington has won all the 4 matches they played at this venue this season.
  • Central Districts lost to Wellington by 39 runs in their previous encounter this season.

Wellington will win the match

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 9 8 1 0 0 32 1.446
Canterbury Kings 9 6 3 0 0 24 0.153
Central Stags 9 5 4 0 0 20 0.48
Northern Knights 9 4 5 0 0 14 -0.718
Otago Volts 8 2 6 0 0 8 -0.974
Auckland Aces 8 1 7 0 0 4 -0.967
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
32 1.446 9 8 1 0 0
24 0.153 9 6 3 0 0
20 0.48 9 5 4 0 0
14 -0.718 9 4 5 0 0
8 -0.974 8 2 6 0 0
4 -0.967 8 1 7 0 0
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wf vs cs Match Prediction & Analysis

Super Smash League has been pretty one sided this season with three teams comfortably three other teams and sealing their spot in the knockouts with 2-3 games remaining. Wellington and Central Districts the two teams in contention in this match assured of their place in the knockouts. Wellington are sitting pretty at the top and will look to seal the first place in the table so that they can directly go into the finals. Central Districts have an outside chance to top the table if they can beat Wellington and go ahead in the points table and NRR. We expect a cracking contest between two quality teams vying for a direct place in finals.

Teams Preview

Wellington Firebirds Preview

Devon Conway (50 runs) and Tom Blundell (62* runs) lead the chase for the Wellington last night against the Canterbury to win by 7 wickets. Finn Allen and Devon Conway feature among the top-10 run scorers for this season and have done the bulk of coring so far.

Hamish Bennett and Ben Sears lead the bowling charge with 5 wickets between themselves and combined figures of 8-0-66-5. Van Beek and Younghusband bowled economically and gave just 42 runs in their 7 overs. Their bowling unit has performed well as a unit with 3-4 bowlers maintaining the pressure on the opposition consistently.

Top players to bet on:

Finn Allen – Allen is having a dream season with 357 runs at a superb strike arte of 186 in the 8 matches played so far. His aggressive start at the top will put the opposition bowlers on the back foot early in the match.

Hamish Bennett – Bennett has 10 wickets at an economy rate of just 7 RPO. He is one of the top bowlers of the season in terms of wicket taking ability and restricting the run flow effectively.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

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

Wellington Firebirds Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Blundell 62 42 6 1 147.62
D Conway 50 40 7 0 125
T Johnson 24 22 2 0 109.09
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Sears 4.0 0 34 3 8.5
H Bennett 4.0 0 32 2 8
M Bracewell 3.0 0 25 1 8.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Sears 4.0 0 34 3 8.5
H Bennett 4.0 0 32 2 8
M Bracewell 3.0 0 25 1 8.33

Wellington Firebirds Actual Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Logan van Beek, Ben Sears, Fraser Colson, Hamish Bennett, PY Husband, Jamie Gibson, Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Troy Johnson

Central Districts Preview

Central Districts put on a spirited fight in the 200-run chase despite losing 3 wickets inside the powerplay. Tom Bruce (52 runs), Will young (37 runs), and Doug Bracewell (32* runs) kept scoring runs despite the fall of wickets at the other end but finished with 182 runs in 20 overs to lose by 17 runs.  

Bracewell, Blair Tickner, and Josh Clarkson picked up 2 wickets each in the match. Their bowlers were taken for a lot of runs as Ajaz patel, Clarkson, and Joey field gave runs at over 10 RPO to give 199 runs in their 20 overs.

Top players to bet on:

George Worker – Worker leads the runs chart with 369 runs at a strike arte of 145 so far. He will look to score more runs and maintain his form going ahead into the business end of the tournament.

Doug Bracewell – Bracewell had bowling figures of 4-0-22-2 and scored 32 runs off just 14 balls in the match to give an all-round performance. He has 155 runs and 10 wickets in this season so far.  

Central Districts Predicted Playing XI:

George Worker, Dane Cleaver (wk), Will Young, Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Joey Field, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner

Central Districts Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Bruce 52 35 7 1 148.57
W Young 37 29 0 3 127.59
D Bracewell 32 14 2 3 228.57
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Bracewell 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
B Tickner 4.0 0 32 2 8
J Clarkson 4.0 0 46 2 11.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Bracewell 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
B Tickner 4.0 0 32 2 8
J Clarkson 4.0 0 46 2 11.5

Central Districts Actual Playing XI:

Ross Taylor, Dane Cleaver, Josh Clarkson, Ajaz Patel, George Worker, Jayden Lennox, Doug Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Joey Field, Tom Bruce, Will Young

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0 mm. 1.23 k/h From: W 0%
03h 19 0 mm. 0.49 k/h From: WNW 0%
06h 17 0 mm. 1.9 k/h From: NNW 0%
09h 14 0 mm. 2.61 k/h From: NNE 0%
12h 14 0 mm. 4.27 k/h From: NE 0%
15h 14 0 mm. 4.01 k/h From: NNE 1%
18h 13 0 mm. 3.06 k/h From: NNE 1%
21h 17 0 mm. 2.07 k/h From: N 1%

Weather Conditions

Wellington has a bright and sunny weather with less to no chances of rain on the match day. The rains on the previous two days might dampen and store a little moisture under the pitch to help the bowlers early in the match.

Venue Details

Wellington is one of the lively pitches with good balance between bat and ball and the pitch slightly in favour of the batsmen. We expect the average scores to be around 150-170 runs and any score above it will be considered as par.

Toss: To Bowl

Early moisture and 3-1 win-loss record chasing at this venue this season will tempt both the captains to bowl first at this venue.  

WF vs CS Winning Prediction

Central Districts have a strong batting line-up with 4 of their players in top-15 run scorers and will pip Wellington marginally.  Wellington`s bowling unit performs well as a unit and is hunting as a pack whereas Central Districts suffer as their bowlers leak way too many runs more often. Wellington looks strong on paper considering both the departments with form and momentum on their side. We expect Wellington to win this match.

Wellington will win the match

Author: Dhinesh Kumar