CS vs WF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 08, 2024

In the 17th game of the Super Smash for the 2023-24 season, Central Districts will take on Wellington Firebirds on 8th January. This contest will be held at McLean Park in Napier. Here in this post, we will closely examine the betting tips, match prediction, and pith report for this game.

Central Districts vs Wellington Firebirds Head-To-Head

The Wellington Firebirds and Central Districts teams have played against each other in 31 games when a clear mandate was possible in Super Smash. The Wellington outfit holds the edge 18-13 in these matches.

Central Districts vs Wellington Firebirds Live Streaming and Broadcast

There is no live telecast of the match available in India. But this game between Wellington Firebirds and Central Districts can be watched on the FanCode website and app by using the live streaming medium. New Zealand cricket enthusiasts can watch the game live on TVNZ.

CS vs WF Team Previews

Central Districts

The Central Districts team was scheduled to play against Canterbury in their last match yesterday. They were in trouble when the rain came down and stopped play. The game never resumed as there was more rain later. Central Districts were 21 for four in 4.5 overs when the stoppage forced the game to be abandoned. The Central Districts team played their match before this against the same opposition of Canterbury. They lost this match to Canterbury by a margin of 33 runs.

Almost all the bowlers from the Central Districts team were taken to the cleaners by the Canterbury batters. Bevan Small was the pick of the bowlers for the Central Districts team with three wickets. But he gave away 46 runs from his four overs. Doug Bracewell was the only bowler to escape the punishment when he picked up one wicket for 23 runs from his four overs. Central Districts lost their openers early, but Dane Cleaver steadied their ship somewhat with 47 runs from 36 balls. Some other batters, such as Josh Clarkson, William Clark, and Doug Bracewell, made small contributions, but the overall effort was not sufficient to get CD the victory.

Central Districts Playing 11

Bayley Wiggins, Will Young, Dane Cleaver, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, William Clark, Bevan Small, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Jayden Lennox.

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds played their last game against Auckland Aces on 4th January. Auckland registered a win in this game by a margin of 53 runs. The Auckland Aces team batted first in this game to score 192 runs from their twenty overs for losing six wickets. This score was made possible with the efforts of the veteran Martin Guptill. Ben Sears led the Wellington bowling charge in this game. He picked up two wickets for 32 runs from his three overs. Some other bowlers who contributed to the bowling efforts of Wellington Firebirds were Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, and Michael Bracewell, who picked up one wicket apiece.

The Wellington batters were never in control of the chase. After losing early wickets, Mohammad Abbas and Tim Robinson steadied the ship a bit. But the Wellington team kept losing wickets regularly. Nathan Smith also hit some big blows towards the end of the innings. But it was too late as Wellington crashed to their first-season defeat.  

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

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

CS vs WF Toss Prediction

The surface on offer at McLean Park in Napier is a batting paradise. It is one of the high-scoring venues in New Zealand. However, fast bowlers might get assistance from the track in early overs. But it might be a good idea for the captains to bat first after winning the toss.

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

Pitch and Conditions

As usual, the pitch on offer at the McLean Park ground will favor batters. There is a tendency for the surface to slow down as the match progresses. So, batting first after winning the toss will be a serious consideration in the captains’ minds.

We are likely to get clear and sunny conditions during this match. The temperatures during the game will be close to close to 19 degrees throughout the contest. Things might become cloudy in the evening, but there is no possibility of getting showers during the match.

CS vs WF Betting Tips

These two teams have had a contrasting time in the Super Smash this year. Wellington is currently in the top position in the points tally, while Central Districts are in fourth place. But the Wellington Firebirds had to endure their first-season loss in their last outing. But we will bet with Wellington to win this contest and consolidate their position in the leaderboard.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Central Districts to score over 62 runs in their first eight overs.



The Central Districts side has some solid batters near the top area of their batting line-up. You can bet on these batters to score more than 62 runs in their first ten overs.

  1. 10CRIC


    Muhammad Abbas to score a fifty.



Muhammad Abbas was in good nick in his last appearance for his team and put together some valuable runs. You can bet on him to score a fifty in this game.

  1. Rajabets


    Tim Robinson to score over 21 runs in the encounter.



Tim Robinson played an outstanding innings early in the competition when he scored a hundred. You can expect him to score over 21 runs in this contest.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CS vs WF

Central Districts 57.89% (55)
Wellington Firebirds 42.11% (40)
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