2020-21 Super Smash – Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds taking place? Friday 15th January, 2021 – 22:10 (UK)

Where is Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds taking place? Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Where can I get tickets for Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds? Ticket information for the Dream11 Super Smash can be found here

What channel is Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds on? This match will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE LOWDOWN

CANTERBURY KINGS

  • Canterbury Kings won a second match in a row last time out as after restricting the Northern Knights to just 150/7, they chased that total down with relative ease with six wickets and seven balls to spare to make it four wins from five.
  • The performance last time out had plenty of positives from a bowling perspective with Henry, Mitchell, Astle and McConchie leading the way but after losing three wickets with only 15 on the board, Daryl Mitchell and skipper Cole McConchie’s partnership will also have given them some confidence of more batsmen finding some form.
  • They have the same set of players at their disposal as they welcome the undefeated Wellington Firebirds and there is every chance that they will name the same line-up that beat the Knights last time out.

WELLINGTON FIREBIRDS

  • Wellington Firebirds made it five wins from five as they picked up yet another comfortable win over Otago Volts by five wickets and 21 balls to spare as they continue to dominate in their title defence.
  • Finn Allen was the star of the show once again as he smashed a stunning 92 from just 43 balls to bat through the innings and he now has scores of 53, 11, 91*, 75 and 92* in his five innings in the Super Smash to top the runscoring charts.
  • The likelihood is that they name an unchanged team once again for this game although they are able to rotate one of their positions among some of their younger players if they wish to do so.

THE PREDICTION

Canterbury Kings are the latest team faced with the task of trying to break the 100% winning record of the Wellington Firebirds who are looking simply unbeaten right now. The defending champions’ bowling is as good as anything in the competition and just like Devon Conway shone with the bat last year, it is Finn Allen who is on fire in this edition of the Super Smash. The Kings have good quality within their ranks themselves and a bowling attack that many would argue is on a par with the Firebirds. It is in the batting ranks however where the Firebirds have the significant advantage and for that reason, they have to be favoured to make it six from six.

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