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After a long tussle, the big finale of Super Smash is finally here. The grand finale will see Canterbury Kings take on the Wellington Firebirds in the winner takes it all match. The match is to be played at Basin Reserve, Wellington on 13th February 2021.
Going by what we have seen in the tournament, Wellington Firebirds have been the more dominant side. However, the Kings defeated the Firebirds once in the tournament before and they will be looking to do that again. With the title at stake, both sides are going to come in hard and a cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards.
The Firebirds have undoubtedly been the better side of the two so far and that is evident by the position they finished at on the points table. They qualified directly for the finals and have had a good break, which is certainly going to be of massive help for the players.
Wellington Firebirds last played a match on 7th February and registered a massive win over Auckland Aces in that match. Prior to that, they had a three-match win streak, which got extended to four. Leading up to the finale, the Firebirds lost just one match and won nine in their ten. They had a net run-rate of 1.516, which was the best among all teams at the end of the league stage.
Against Aces as well, all of them looked fresh and in pristine touch with the bat as well as the ball. Finn Allen and Devon Conway both smashed a fifty each as they added 105 runs for the first wicket. Conway carried the bat through and was ably assisted by Tom Blundell who scored 46 off just 23 balls. The Firebirds eventually finished with 230 runs on the board and that total proved to be more than enough for the Aces. Even though their bowlers looked a tad expensive, they all picked up wickets as Aces managed to score just 191 runs.
On paper, the Firebirds have a team that is second to none. They have the optimal amalgamation of experience and exuberance, both of which have paid rich dividends thus far. Given the form their players have been in and the balance the Firebirds have, beating them again would be a colossal task for the Kings.
Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Finn Allen, Troy Johnson, Jamie Gibson, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, PY Husband, Ben Sears.
Even though the Kings stayed pretty much in the top half of the points table, it wouldn't be wrong to say that they've had a roller-coaster ride thus far. They defeated and got defeated by numerous teams during their quest to qualify for the finale. During the league stage, they won six matches and were defeated in four, finishing third on the points table separated by Central Stags only by net run-rate.
The Kings never had the star-power in their team, but the way they fought their way to the finale was incredible. They were helped by a few moments of brilliance here and there, but it was a team effort that eventually pushed them. They are coming off a terrific win over Central Stags and would be brimming with confidence. Another thing that'll add to their confidence is that they are the only team that managed to get past Wellington Firebirds in the tournament before.
The Kings are heavily reliant on their bowling lineup and that is what has got them this far. The likes of Matt Henry and Ed Nuttall are as experienced guys you can get. In addition to them, Tedd Astle lends immaculate balance to the side and we expect him to thrive on the surface of Wellington.
Even though they do not have star names in the batting lineup, the likes of Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, and Cole McConchie have done incredibly well in the tournament so far. Having said that, the key figure for the Kings will be Daryl Mitchell, who also scored a match-winning fifty in the qualifier. If he gets going against the Firebirds, the Kings will certainly be in with a strong chance.
Cameron Fletcher, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Ken McClure, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie, TD Astle, Will Williams, Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall, Henry Shipley.
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The finale of any tournament is a high-pressure game and it is going to be nothing different this time around as well. We expect the experience to play a key role and the Firebirds have that in plenty. Besides, Wellington Firebirds were a better side in the league stage and we expect them to use the momentum to their advantage. Keeping all those factors in mind, betting on a Firebirds' win should be the way to go here.
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