CK vs WF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 26, 2024

Wellington Firebirds will take on Canterbury Kings later tomorrow in the Elimination Final of the Super Smash competition for the 2024 season. This game will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The game will decide the finalist for this year's competition, where the Auckland Aces are waiting for the opposition. The rivalry between these two teams was evident during the competition’s group stages when Wellington Firebirds won the game at Hagley Oval. But the Canterbury Kings returned the favor by beating them at Basin Reserve.

Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds Volts Head-To-Head

The Canterbury and Wellington teams have played each other in 35 games, producing a result. The Canterbury Kings hold a slight edge 18-17 in these games.

Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game between the Firebirds and Kings is unavailable for Indian cricket enthusiasts on television. But this contest can be viewed on the FanCode website and app using live streaming. The New Zealand fans can watch this game on TVNZ.

CK vs WF Team Previews

Canterbury Kings

The 27-run defeat the Canterbury team had to face away from home was not an excellent start for the Canterbury team to the new edition of Super Smash. But the Canterbury team put up a good performance in the remaining matches. They were level in points with Auckland Aces at the halfway stage. One of the key players to watch out for has been Henry Nicholls. He has scored 274 runs with a strike rate of 150 and an average of 45. The skipper McConchie and Tom Latham have not succeeded in making a good impact.

However, the two made valuable contributions at vital junctures to guide Canterbury to a win. The brilliance displayed by Chad Bowes with the bat was against Northern Brave, but he has had a quiet season thus far. His batting form is one of the concerns for the Kings while going into the finals. The bowling department for Canterbury has performed better relatively. However, there is still room for improvement. The stats for William O’Rourke and Zakary Foukes are better, but the other bowlers have not been up to scratch.  

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Mitchell Hay, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, William O'Rourke, Zakary Foulkes, Bevon Jacobs.

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds, on the other hand, made an excellent start to their season. The first defeat for them came against Auckland Aces in their 4th game. They also made a comeback in their next couple of contests with a victory against the Kings. After playing seven matches in the competition, they were the table toppers with 22 points. They looked all set to end up in the top two, but they ended up losing their next three games with no further addition to their points tally. But they qualified for the next round of the competition with a better net run rate than Central Districts.

Wellington Firebirds has a good team that can work wonders against the Canterbury Kings in the final. The Dutch all-rounder Logan van Beek was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 14 wickets in the competition at a strike rate of 13.50. Peter Younghusband also troubled the batters with his leg spin. He picked up 13 wickets with a strike rate of 13.84. The absence of Tim Robinson near the top order has thrown off the Firebirds. Trying new combinations has caused problems. So, it will be interesting to see what blend they use for the Elimination final.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Gareth Severin, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Nick Kelly, Muhammad Arslan Abbas, Michael Bracewell, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Adam Milne, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears.

CK vs WF Toss Prediction

The helpful conditions for the batters will likely get the team to take to the field first here. Chasing an at-par or above-par score will be possible at this venue. However, a target over 200 runs might push the team batting second out of the game, even though these are excellent batting units.

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

Pitch and Conditions

This game will be played at the Seddon Park in New Zealand. It is a neutral venue, and both these outfits have an ordinary record on the ground. Firebirds have won six games and lost six, while Canterbury Kings have lost seven and won six. There is no clear advantage for either of the teams.

The weather forecast for these teams is of sunny conditions, generally speaking. The conditions might become cloudy in the afternoons with the winds getting stronger. The venue’s wicket will be excellent for batting, and there will likely be no weather interventions during this game.  

CK vs WF Betting Tips

The Wellington Firebirds are going into this game, losing three games in a row. This is likely to work against them in this game. Canterbury Kings have a much better winning record, having won the last couple of games. So, we will bet with Canterbury Kings to win this contest.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Henry Nicholls to score over 24 runs in the game.



You can bet on the in-form Henry Nicholls to score over 24 runs in the contest.

  1. 1xBet


    Wellington Firebirds to score over49 runs in their first six overs.



The Firebird's top-order batting will be keen to provide a great start to their innings, and most are in good nick. You can bet they will score over 49 runs from their first six overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Cole McConchie to score over 16 runs in the contest.



You can bet on the in-form Canterbury skipper to score over 16 runs in this all-important game.

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 1.80

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Who will win CK vs WF

Canterbury Kings 72.60% (53)
Wellington Firebirds 27.40% (20)
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