Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction – Super Smash 28th Match
Betting Tips for Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds, 28th Match
- Tom Latham leads with odds of 3.70 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.370) for Canterbury Kings in the team top batsman market. He is followed by Chad Bowes with odds of 4.25 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.425) BET NOW
- Chad Bowes has scored 131 runs in last 4 matches at this venue at an average of 32.75. BET NOW
- For the Firebirds, Michael Bracewell leads with odds of 3.80 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.380) in the team top batsman market. Devon Conway follows with odds of 3.95 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.395) in the same market. BET NOW
- Devon Conway has scored 177 runs in last 3 innings at an average of 59 and a strike rate of 156.71. BET NOW
- Kyle Jamieson has odds of 3.10 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.310) in the team top bowler market for Canterbury. While Matt Henry follows with odds of 3.90 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.390) BET NOW
- Kyle Jamieson picked 4 for 23 in the last match against Otago at this venue. He has picked a total of 9 wickets at this venue at an average of 12.11. BET NOW
- Jeetan Patel leads for Wellington in the team top bowler market with odds of 3.55 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.355). While skipper Hamish Bennet follows with odds of 4.45 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.445) BET NOW
- Jeetan Patel has been consistent in last couple of matches with figures of 2 for 26 and 2 for 29, while Bennet was expensive. BET NOW
Super Smash 28th Match Squad Comparison
The Kings defeated Otago Volts in their last match, registering their 1st win at home in Super Smash 2018-19 season. This was their second win of the season, despite their top batsmen Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls unavailable for the match. They were also missing 2 in-form bowlers as Matt Henry and Todd Astle were part of the NZ squad for the ODI series. However, these batsmen aren’t part of the T20I squad, and may return to play for the Kings in this last match of the season.
The team has been through ups and downs recently, while they put on a great chase at Napier against Central Districts, they were all-out for 122 at Christchurch against Auckland in the very next match. Chad Bowes (40) and Stephen Murdoch (64) were the top scorers for Kings in the last match as they put on 172 for 4 in 20 overs, batting first. This was Murdoch’s 4th match at this venue, and his highest score in this season. He has previously scored 0, 0 and 12. Skipper Cole McConchie hasn’t been consistent either, with scores of 7, 1, and 48 in last 3 innings, his innings of 48 being at Napier against Central Districts. McConchie has scored 47 runs at this venue at an average of 11.75 in 4 matches. Cam Fletcher at number 5 is one of the most consistent middle order batsmen who averages 42 at this venue in 4 matches.
Kyle Jameson leads the charts in the bowling department for the Kings. He was the star bowler in last match when he picked 4 for 23 against Otago Volts. In the match previous to the game against Otago, the Kings’ bowlers had nothing much to defend as the batsmen finished 122-8 batting first. While in their match against Central Stags at Napier they conceded 225 runs bowling first. If Matt Henry and Todd Astle join the Kings for this game, that would add to their bowling strength.
Wellington lost their last match against Central Stags at their home ground after a win over Otago at Dunedin. The Firebirds too, have been inconsistent in their recent performances with the bat. In their last match, Devon Conway (39), and Luke Woodcock (63), who played at number 5 were the only batsman with major contributions in the chase of 162. Along with opener Michael Bracewell, number 3 and 4 batsmen were also out for under 10 runs. To make matters worse, number 6 and 7 were out for a golden duck. Wellington’s win over Canterbury at their home ground saw Michael Bracewell and Adam Hose both score half centuries at number 2 and 3. While in their match against Otago at Dunedin, Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 105, while Tom Blundell, was out for 79, batting at number 3, as the Firebirds put a total of 221-3 in 20 overs.
Last few matches have been a mix of highs and lows for the Firebirds, though if their top order gets going, they will very likely build a solid innings to put up a very competitive score in 20 overs. Troy Johnson and Tom Blundell need to step up in times of need, when the team loses openers early in the innings. In the match against Auckland, Wellington were 68-2 in the 10th over, when Devon Conway (33) and Michael Bracewell (27) were both back in the hut. The innings finished 122-10 in the 19th over. This uncertainty with the middle order batsmen and their struggle to find form is a big concern for Wellington.
While their batting struggle continue, their bowling hasn’t disappointed as much. Rachin Ravindra, and Logan van Beek bowled picked 1 and 2 wickets respectively in the last match bowling at economy rate of 4.75 each. While Jeetan Patel picked 2 for 26 in his 4 overs, Hamish Bennet and Ollie Newton bowled at economies of above 10 r.p.o. While Rachin Ravindra, 19 year old, left-arm orthodox has bowled well in last 2 matches, and looks very promising, Ben Sears too has a good record bowling for the Firebirds. Overall, the Firebirds have a good bowling unit. Skipper Bennett has more options to rotate his bowlers for when a bowler is being taken for a ride, he could call in any of the available bowlers, and they can do the job for him.
Our Prediction for Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds
Canterbury Kings would win this match
While Canterbury have recently made a comeback, their top order looks good and back in form. The Kings’ batting is deep and the middle order has consistently scored runs, especially when the top order collapsed. While Wellington is very much depended on the top 3 batsman, with only Devon Conway being consistent. Firebirds’ hope in batting would be Conway, and Adam Hose, if he is included in playing XI. Wellington’s middle and lower order is comparatively weak. While Wellington’s bowlers are on a roll, Kings’ would be driving on the momentum from the last match with Ed Nuttall and Jamieson to be their wicket takers early in the innings.