WF vs CS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 18, 2019

WF vs CS Match Prediction - Dec 18, 2019

While most of New Zealand's cricket stars are away across the Tasman Sea, in Australia, on international duty, there are plenty of players who are looking to make a mark in Super Smash, New Zealand's premier domestic T20 competition. For the players, the ultimate reward will be a selection in the limited-overs team for New Zealand's tour to India and consequently in the World T20. New Zealand's tour of India will begin within a week of conclusion of Super Smash so strong performances in the tournament are likely to be rewarded. For team, however, the focus will be completely on winning the competition.

Central Districts and Northern Knights are set to lock horns in an upcoming encounter, which is to be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Wednesday, 18th December. The two teams are coming off contrasting results into this match, but as these are still early days in the tournament, the momentum is unlikely to play a vital role. We expect both the sides to come out all guns blazing in this important contest and a nail-biting encounter is certainly on the cards.

WF vs CS Team Previews

Wellington Firebirds

Wellington Firebirds are one of the only three teams that started this tournament with a win. With a win to their name in the only match played, they are placed at the third spot on the ladder with four points and a net run-rate of 0.514 to their name.

Wellington Firebirds are coming off a convincing win in their first match, which they played against Canterbury Kings at Christchurch. While their batsmen chased the total down with considerable ease, it were their bowlers, who set up the win for the Firebirds. Canterbury Kings looked in a decent position at the end of the first innings powerplay, but the way Wellington Firebirds pulled things back is commendable.

Just when the Kings were looking to up the ante, Jimmy Neesham picked up the wicket of Stephen Murdoch to stall things for the Kings. Jeetan Patel and R Ravindra strangled Canterbury Kings in the middle-overs and that resulted in a flurry of wickets, from which the Kings could never recover. Jeetan Patel and R Ravindra were both exceptional as they returned with the impressive figures of 16 for 3 and 14 for 1 in the four and three overs respectively.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Malcolm Nofal, Jamie Gibson, Ollie Newton, Jeetan Patel, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek.

Central Districts

Only two teams have played two matches in the tournament so far and one of those is Otago Volts. The Volts are at the top of the ladder and right below them are Central Districts, who have better net run-rate the Volts and another win will push the Districts to the top of the ladder.

Central Districts played their first match against Northern Knights wherein the former completely outplayed the Knights in a single-sided encounter. Batting first, the Districts racked up a towering total of 221 on the board and that total proved too much to handle for the Knights. It was an interesting game as far as batting goes for the Districts. None of their batsmen played a big knock, with the highest individual score being 47 by Kieran Noema Barnett, and they still scored a mammoth total. That was primarily because of the contribution from almost everyone in their batting order. Not only did almost all their batsmen scored, they all scored at a pretty good rate.

Defending such a tall shouldn't have been difficult for the kind of bowling they have and it didn't prove that either. Thanks to excellent spells from Kieran Noema Barnett, Ajaz Patel, and Seth Rance, Central Districts kept chipping away with the wickets at regular intervals. Patel and K Noema Barnett both returned with three wickets to their name at the expense of 21 and 10 runs respectively. Considering the form both their batting and bowling are in, beating them is going to take some work, even for Wellington Firebirds.

Central Districts Playing 11

George Worker, Dane Cleaver, Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, KN Barnett, Willem Ludick, Ben Wheeler, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance.

WF vs CS Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup prediction for the 6th Super Smash match between Wellinton Firebirds and Central Districts

WF vs CS Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • Dane Cleaver
  • Batsmen:
    • Josh Clarkson
    • Tom Bruce
    • Michael Pollard
  • All-rounders:
    • Kieran Noema Barnett (C)
    • Rachin Ravindra
    • George Worker
    • Jimmy Neesham (VC)
  • Bowlers:
    • Jeetan Patel
    • Seth Rance
    • Logan van Beek

Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.

WF vs CS Betting Tips

The two teams are pretty evenly matched on all accounts. Considering that they both are coming of spectacular wins in their respective matches, confidence would not be an issue for either of them. Also, they both are stand neck-and-neck on paper. While the upcoming contest can swing either way, Central Stags have a considerable advantage. They bat deep without compromising on variety in bowling without due to presence of capable all-rounders in their lower middle-order. For that reason and the fact that almost each of their players got a chance to bat in the middle, we think that Central Districts are better placed to emerge on top in this encounter on Wednesday.

Today Match Prediction

Central Districts To Win the Match, 1.62

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Who will win WF vs CS

Wellington Firebirds 48.5% (411)
Central Districts 51.5% (437)
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