Super Smash 2019-20 Match Prediction: Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds
Basin Reserve, Wellington
The 6th match of Super Smash 2019-20 will see Wellington Firebirds take on Central Stags on Wednesday.
Wellington Firebirds are coming on the back of a comfortable 6-wicket win over Canterbury Kings in their SS 2019-20 opener and will be hoping to continue their fine form when they welcome the Stags on December 18.
Central Stags, on the other hand, will be hoping to continue their dominance following a massive 120-run win over Northern Knights in their Super Smash 2019-20 opener.
Wellington Firebirds’s performance in Super Smash T20:
Wellington Firebirds bowlers set up the win for them with James Neesham and Jeetan Patel standing out in particular. While Neesham picked up 2 wickets, Patel claimed figures of 4-16-3 to bowl out Canterbury for just 129.
Ollie Newton and Logan van Beek will likely continue Wellington’s pace attack while Rachin Ravindra and James Neesham will handle the all-rounders’ duties.
Wellington will hope wicket keeper batsman Devon Conway, who failed to break his duck against Canterbury Kings, to provide them a quick start.
Central Stags’s performance in Super Smash T20:
Stags had an almost perfect performance in the Super Smash opener. The batsmen first guided them to 221 in 20 overs before the bowlers then folded Knights for just 101.
Openers, George Worker and Dane Cleaver gave Stags a brilliant start in their opener against Northern Knights and will shoulder the responsibility once again. Worker played a quickfire 42 off 20 balls while Cleaver scored 39.
Skipper Tom Bruce, Kieran Noema-Barnett and Josh Clarkson also made valuable contributions.
Noema-Barnett and Ajaz Patel picked up 3 wickets each.
Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags: Predicted XI
Devon Conway (wk), Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell , James Neesham, Malcolm Nofal, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Jeetan Patel, Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton.
Kieran Noema-Barnett, Seth Rance, George Worker, Ben Wheeler, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce, Ajaz Patel, Josh Clarkson, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Ryan Watson
Pitch Report for today's Super Smash T20:
It will be the first of the four 2019-20 Super Smash’s games to be played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.
4 of the 5 games of the SS 2018-19 played at the venue were won by the team batting first.
161 was the 1st innings average score during the 2018-19 Super Smash while 144 was the 2nd innings average score.
Of the 4 matches played so far in the 2019-20 Super Smash season, 3 have been won by the team batting first.
Today's T20 Match: Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Prediction
- Rachin Ravindra scored 38 runs in 27 balls and took a wicket, giving away 14 runs in 3 overs.
- Worker played a quickfire 42 off 20 balls in the Super Smash opener and would be keen to add to it.
- The Stags skipper Tom Bruce scored 38 runs at a strike rate of 180.95. His knock included just 1 four and 3 sixes.