Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Super Smash- Wellington Firebirds v Canterbury Kings

Jeetan Patel
Jeetan Patel
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This will effectively be a match up between the batting of Wellington and the bowling of Canterbury. Canterbury comprehensively defeated Wellington Firebirds in the last encounter between the two teams.

Openers Michael Bracewell and Devon Conway are the backbone of the batting lineup of Wellington Firebirds. The two stitched a 94-run partnership in the last game against Central Stags to take the team to victory. Tom Blundell is also a bankable batsman in the middle order.

Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton and Hamish Bennett are their most skillful pacers while Jeetan Patel takes care of the spin. The Wellington bowlers would have to step up in the absence of Jimmy Neesham who has been included in the New Zealand ODI side.

Chad Bowes, Stephen Murdoch and skipper Cole McConchie will be the leading figures in the batting lineup of Canterbury Kings. McConchie scored an unbeaten 47 to take the team to a win against Auckland Aces.

When it comes to bowling, Kyle Jamieson is the biggest threat. The pacer is currently the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He returned with eye catching figures of 6-7 against Auckland Aces. Apart from Jamieson, the team also has Andrew Ellis and Ed Nuttall.


Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Wellington Firebirds- Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell, Adam Hose, Malcolm Nofal, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Pollard, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Jeetan Patel, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett (c)

Canterbury Kings- Andrew Ellis, Chad Bowes, Stephen Murdoch, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Tyler Lortan, Kyle Jamieson, Ed Nuttall , Henry Shipley, Jeremy Benton


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Wellington Firebirds

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Devon Conway (Wellington Firebirds), Chad Bowes (Canterbury Kings)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jeetan Patel (Wellington Firebirds), Kyle Jamieson (Canterbury Kings)

Most Sixes – Devon Conway (Wellington Firebirds), Chad Bowes (Canterbury Kings)

Team Scores Batting First –Wellington Firebirds 165+, Canterbury Kings 155+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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