CK vs WF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 11, 2024

Wellington Firebirds will go up against Canterbury Kings in the 20th game of the Super Smash competition for the 2023-24 season. This contest will be held at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 11th January. This post will examine match prediction, betting tips, and pitch reports for this contest.

Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds Head-To-Head

The Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings have played against each other in 33 games before this encounter. The Canterbury team holds the edge in these games, 17-16. But, there is nothing much to choose from in the head-to-head.

Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds Live Streaming and Broadcast

Even Indian fans cannot view this game on their TV sets; they can access the live coverage using live streaming. This will be available on the app and FanCode site. For the Kiwi fans, this encounter can be viewed on TVNZ.  

CK vs WF Team Previews

Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury team played their last game in the competition against Northern Districts in Christchurch earlier today. Batting first in this contest, the Canterbury side scored 202 runs from their quota of 20 overs to record this big score for the loss of just three wickets. The Northern Knights replied with 169 runs from their 20 overs for losing nine wickets. The Canterbury team won this game with a reasonable margin of 33 runs. The Canterbury batter Mitchell Hay scored 73 runs from 31 balls to pick up the Player of the Match trophy.

The Canterbury openers, Chad Bowes and Tom Latham, did not contribute much to the team score. But the real impetus to their innings was provided by Henry Nicholls first and then by Mitchell Hay. Nicholls scored 76 runs from his 50 balls with ten fours and a six while Hay hit six sixes and four fours in his innings. Michael Rae was the most successful bowler for Canterbury, picking up three wickets for 44 runs from his four overs. The Canterbury opening bowlers Zakary Foulkes and William O'Rourke also picked up two wickets each.

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Mitchell Hay, Michael Rippon, Bevon Jacobs, Angus McKenzie, Fraser Sheat, William O'Rourke, Zakary Foulkes.

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington team played its last game of the competition against Central Districts in Napier yesterday. Wellington recorded a comprehensive victory in this match by a margin of four wickets with five balls to spare. The Central Districts side batted first in this game to score 158 runs for the loss of seven wickets. The Firebirds team chased this target by losing six wickets in 19.1 overs. Muhammad Abbas from Wellington was awarded the Player of the Match trophy for his 72 from 38 balls.

During the CD innings, the Wellington Firebirds' opening ball bowlers were in fine touch and picked up the crucial top and middle-order wickets. Smith returned with figures of two for 33 from his four overs, while Logan van Beek returned with figures of three for 24 from his four overs. The Wellington chased did not get off too well, with the openers back into the pavilion with nothing much on the board. But Abbas and skipper Nick Kelly first and then with Michael Bracewell ensured that the team got comfortably across the line.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Nick Greenwood, Tim Robinson, Nick Kelly, Muhammad Arslan Abbas, Michael Bracewell, Callum McLachlan, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Iain McPeake, Michael Snedden.

CK vs WF Toss Prediction

As many as 38 domestic T20 contests have been held at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The record of teams batting first and second is nearly identical. So, the toss will not be too significant, and the skipper winning it will likely go with the modern trend of fielding first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The wicket at the Hagley Oval tends to offer balanced conditions for both batters and bowlers. The deck provides even bounce and pace for pacers, but they must bowl a good line and length to avoid punishment. True bounce also means that batters can play through the line.

We are likely to get clear and sunny conditions during the match. There are no chances of getting rainfall during the game. The conditions will not be too windy either. The temperatures during this game will be close to 27 degrees. This means there is no help from the bowlers or the weather god.  

CK vs WF Betting Tips

The Wellington Firebirds team is currently ranked in the numero uno position in the points table. They have won four games and lost just one match, while one of their games ended with no result. The Canterbury team is in third position with three wins from seven games. We reckon Wellington will be the favorite going into this game. They have played more consistently and look like a top contender for the title this year.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Muhammad Abbas to score over 17 runs in the contest.



Muhammad Abbas was among the runs in the last game played by his team. So, you can expect him to continue on a good run and score over 17 runs in this game.

  1. 1xBet


    Wellington Firebirds to score over 48 runs in their first six overs of the inning.



The batters are expected to have a go at the bowling right from the word go in T20 games. So, you can expect the Wellington batters to score over 48 runs from their first six overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Tom Latham to score over 22 runs in this game.



Tom Latham is a dependable batter who is always among runs in any format. You can bet on him to score over 22 runs in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match, 1.95

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CK vs WF

Canterbury Kings 61.73% (50)
Wellington Firebirds 38.27% (31)
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