WF vs CK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 22, 2024

We are arriving close to the end of the league stages of the Super Smash competition for the 2023-24 season, with the team scrambling for a birth in the competition’s knockout stages. In one of the last few games of the Group stages of the competition, Wellington Firebirds will take on Canterbury Kings on the 22nd. This day-night affair will be played at the Basin Reserve venue in Wellington. This post will examine this encounter's match prediction, betting tips, and pitch report.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Head-To-Head

The Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings had played against each other in 34 games before this, where a clear winner was possible. Both the teams are tied at 17 wins apiece. It is impossible to draw any conclusions from this.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Live Streaming and Broadcast

This contest between Canterbury Kings and Wellington Firebirds is unavailable on TV for Indian cricket enthusiasts. However, Indian fans can watch this game using the FanCode website and app. On the other hand, the Kiwi fans can view this contest on TVNZ.

WF vs CK Team Previews

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds team played their last game in the competition against Northern Districts on 15th January. This game in Wellington saw the hosts score 102 runs while batting first. Northern Districts quickly chased this modest total set by the Wellington Firebirds in 15.3 overs. They just lost three wickets in the process. This was an unexpected setback for the Wellington team, which had been doing well before the match. They are still in the second position in the points table but will try to grab the top spot by winning this encounter.

The Wellington Firebirds made a disastrous start to their innings and were 27 for six at one time from just 5.3 overs. Thanks to the efforts of the lower middle, Wellington reached a respectable figure. Nathan Smith scored 26 runs from 21 balls with three fours and a six. None of the other batters made much of an impact on the score. The Wellington bowlers did not have much of a target to defend here. Nathan Smith and Logan van Beek picked up one wicket each, while the only other successful bowler was Michael Bracewell, who also picked up one wicket.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Gareth Severin, Nick Kelly, Muhammad Arslan Abbas, Michael Bracewell, Troy Johnson, Callum McLachlan, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Adam Milne, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears.

Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury team also played their last game in the competition against Northern Districts. But in contrast to Wellington, they beat ND easily. Batting first in this game played on 18th January in Hamilton, Canterbury scored 228 runs from his twenty overs for losing six wickets. During the ND chase, the Canterbury bowlers were right on the money and restricted their opposition's batting charge to 138 for seven. The Canterbury team recorded an easy victory by a margin of as many as 90 runs.

William O'Rourke was adjudged Player of the Match for his bowling effort of four for 23. The Canterbury openers were in terrific touch and hammered 127 runs for the first wicket from just 11.2 overs. Chad Bowes hit 85 runs from 43 balls with five sixes and eight fours, while Tom Latham struck 62 from 39 balls. Bevon Jacobs hit some big blows towards the end of the innings to take the score to an imposing 228 runs. The Northern districts lost early wickets and were never in contention for reaching the target. O'Rourke was supported by Michael Rae, Michael Rippon, and Angus McKenzie, who picked up one wicket each.

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

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

WF vs CK Toss Prediction

We have seen as many as 39 domestic T20 games played at the venue Basin Reserve in Wellington. The teams batting first have won 21 games, while the side batting second has won 17. So, the skipper winning the toss here will look to field first.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The Basin Reserve is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in New Zealand. It has a seating capacity of nearly 12,000 people. The wicket on offer here appears green and looks like it is a part of the remainder of the field. The wicket will help the fast bowlers and gradually settle into being a batting-friendly track.

We are likely to get misty conditions during this game. The temperatures during the game will hover between 18 and 22 degrees. There will be moderate winds during the contest, and there is no chance of getting showers that can lead to interrupted play.

WF vs CK Betting Tips

Although the Wellington Firebirds lost their last contest badly to the lowly-ranked Northern Districts team, you can expect them to start this game as favorites. The Canterbury team is ranked two places below them in the points table. Wellington is also playing at home and will receive crowd support as well. We will bet with Wellington Firebirds to win this encounter.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Chad Bowes to score over 19 runs in the game.



Chad Bowes was on a rampage in his last outing for Canterbury. You can bet on him to keep up the excellent work.

  1. 1xBet


    anterbury Kings to score over 52 runs from their first six overs.



The Canterbury openers were in great touch in their last match. You can bet they will score 52 runs from their first six overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Nick Kelly to score over 20 runs in the game.



Nick Kelly has been batting consistently for a while now. You can bet on him to keep scoring more runs for his team in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match, 1.80

Bet Tip Here

Who will win WF vs CK

Wellington Firebirds 73.02% (46)
Canterbury Kings 26.98% (17)
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