Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Super Smash- Wellington Firebirds v Central Districts

Jeetan Patel
Jeetan Patel
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Central Districts, who finished as runners up in the last season of Super Smash, are just one win away from sealing a place in the playoffs.

Wellington Firebirds are four points short of them but have gained some momentum of late by scoring a record total of 221 in the match against Otago Volts. The last time that they faced Wellington, the latter came out victorious on the back of explosive batting from opener Michael Bracewell and chased down the 149 target with almost five overs remaining.

Wellington Firebirds would be affected by the call up of Jimmy Neesham for the ODI series against India as it would need them to bring in two players to cover up for the all-rounder.

The Wellington batting is led by Devon Conway who smashed an unbeaten century against Otago Volts. Michael Bracewell, who has three half centuries in the tournament, will open the innings along with him. The two will be followed by Tom Blundell.

Among the bowlers, Ollie Newton has been doing well and has bagged 10 wickets from seven matches. They also have two quality spinners in Jeetan Patel and Rachin Ravindra. Ravindra picked up three wickets in the last match.

Central Districts would be boosted by the return of Doug Bracewell who is a real all-round talent. Tom Bruce will shoulder the responsibility of the batting line up along with Dean Foxcroft and William Young. Along with Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler and Seth Rance will form their bowling lineup.


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


Wellington Firebirds- Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Troy Johnson, Luke Woodcock, Rachin Ravindra, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Jeetan Patel, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett

Central Districts- George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce, Doug Bracewell, Bayley Wiggins, Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Seth Rance, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Central Districts

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Devon Conway (Wellington Firebirds), Tom Bruce (Central Districts)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jeetan Patel (Wellington Firebirds), Blair Tickner (Central Districts)

Most Sixes – Devon Conway (Wellington Firebirds), Tom Bruce (Central Districts)

Team Scores Batting First –Wellington Firebirds 150+, Central Districts 165+

*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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