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Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts, SS T20 2022, Today Match Prediction 24 December 2022

Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand

152/8 in 20.0

7.60 Star

144/7 in 20.0

7.20
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Otago Volts won the toss and chose to bowl first

Wellington Firebirds beat Otago Volts by 8 runs

Host Wellington Firebirds eye a strong start against Otago Volts

  • Last season, Wellington Firebirds suffered defeat at the hands of Canterbury in the Elimination game played at Dunedin.
  • Wellington Firebirds have good head-to-head record against Otago Volts in the history of Super Smash competition.
  • Otago failed to qualify for the playoff of the competition last season.

Expect Wellington Firebirds to register a comfortable win over Otago Volts.

Tournament: Super Smash 2022-23 | Format: T20 | Venue: Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand | Toss: To Bat

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Name
CK
WF
AA
CS
OV
NK
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
1
1
0
0
0
4
0.779
1
1
0
0
0
4
0.4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
-0.4
1
0
1
0
0
0
-0.779

Host Wellington Firebirds will be looking to start their campaign on a positive note when they will face Otago Volts in the second match of the Super Smash competition at Basin Reserve on Saturday.  

Wellington Firebirds will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Otago Volts will be looking to put on a decent show in this fixture.

Wellington Firebirds Preview

Four-time Champions Wellington Firebirds will be looking to field their best combination for this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell and Rachin Ravindra to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Ollie Newton, Ben Bears, Logan van Beek, Michael Bracewell and Michael Snedden to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

Michael Bracewell (captain), Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Nicky Kelly, Troy Johnson, Ollie Newton, Ben Sears, Michael Snedden, Logan van Beek.

Wellington Firebirds Actual Playing XI:

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

Otago Volts Preview

On the other hand, Otago will be looking to field their strongest XI for this opening contest.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Hamish Rutherford, Glenn Phillips, Llew Johnson, Dale Phillips, Dean Foxcroft and Jacob Duffy to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last season, Hamish Rutherford topped the batting charts for Otago Volts and accumulated 229 runs in 10 inning at a strike rate of 131.60.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae, and Michael Bacon to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Hamish Rutherford (c), Llew Johnson, Dean Foxcroft, Glenn Phillips, Dale Phillips, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Max Chu (wk), Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae

Otago Volts Actual Playing XI:

Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Benjamin Lockrose, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae, Joshua Finnie, Hamish Rutherford, Jake Gibson, Llew Johnson, Dale Phillips, Michael Rippon

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
18
0.39 mm.
1.71 k/h
From: NNW
100%
03h
19
0.14 mm.
3.02 k/h
From: NNW
95%
06h
18
0 mm.
4.79 k/h
From: N
83%
09h
17
0 mm.
4.99 k/h
From: NNE
92%
12h
16
0.11 mm.
5.19 k/h
From: NNE
93%
15h
15
0 mm.
4.87 k/h
From: NE
79%
18h
16
0 mm.
4.39 k/h
From: NE
63%
21h
17
0 mm.
3.81 k/h
From: NNE
64%

Weather Conditions

The pitch prepared for the game is going to be belter of wicket with little assistance for the spinners. The weather forecast for Saturday is going to be light rain showers with a fresh breeze.

Venue Details

The Basin Reserve, Wellington is going to host the 2nd match of the 2022-23 Super Smash competition between Wellington Firebirds and Otago Volts.

Wellington Firebirds will take heart from the fact that they have won their six matches against Otago Volts.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss will be looking to bat first and put runs on the board on this surface. Average first innings score at Wellington is around 160 to 165 runs.

Given the recent performances, Host Wellington Firebirds will be favorites to win their game against Otago Volts because they are playing in their backyard. With likes of Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra and James Neesham in their ranks, Wellington Firebirds will be keen to bring their A-game to the table in this fixture

Expect Wellington Firebirds to register a comfortable win over Otago Volts.

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Author: Shoaib Z.