WF vs OV Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 21, 2023

In the second game of the Super Smash for the 2023-24 season, Wellington Firebirds will take on Otago Volts on 21st December. This game will be played at Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand. This post will check out this game's betting tips, match preview, and pitch report. This is the first game in the competition this season for both these teams. 

Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts Head-To-Head

The Wellington Firebirds and Otago Volts have played in 25 matches since the inception of Super Smash. The Wellington Firebirds lead this head-to-head 15-10.

Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game between Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds is not available to Indian fans on TV. But the game can be watched through live streaming on FanCode. New Zealand cricket enthusiasts can view this game on TVNZ.  

WF vs OV Team Previews

Wellington Firebirds

One of the top batters for Wellington Firebirds during the last season was Troy Johnson. This right-handed batsman scored 163 runs last year from eight innings with an average of 27.16. Another batter expected to do well in Super Smash is Rachin Ravindra. This left-hander had a terrific ODI World Cup and is expected to do well in the tournament. Last year, he scored 142 runs from eight matches with an average of 20.28. Another significant inclusion would be that of Finn Allen, who will not play for Wellington this year.

Nathan Smith will lead the Wellington Firebirds bowling attack. This right-arm medium-fast bowler has picked up ten wickets from his last eight innings with an average of 19.90. Another successful bowler last year for Wellington was Logan van Beek. he collected eight wickets from his previous eight innings. He picked up his wickets at an average of 31.00. The only other bowler of note last year was Peter Younghusband. He picked up seven wickets from his previous eight games with an average of 21.14.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

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

Otago Volts

Dean Foxcroft was the leading run-getter for Otago Volts in last year's edition of Super Smash. This right-handed batter has scored 424 runs in his last ten games with an average of 47.11. Another batter who played well last year is the right-hander, Jake Gibson. He scored 266 runs from his previous nine innings with an average of 33.25. Llew Johnson has scored 156 runs from his final ten innings with an average of 17.33. These are again the usual suspects this year to get top runs in the competition.

The right-arm-medium fast bowler Michael Rae was the leading wicket-taker for Otago Volts last year. He picked up 16 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 16.18. He will not be available to Otgao this year. Matthew Bacon also collected 13 wickets from his last ten games the previous year, averaging 23.23. Dean Foxcroft also demonstrated his utility with his off-break bowling and picked up nine wickets from as many games with an average of 20.66.  

Otago Volts Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Jake Gibson, Dean Foxcroft, Max chu, Dale Phillips, Llew Johnson, Ollie White, Ben Lockrose, Andrew Hazeldine, Matthew Bacon, Travis Muller.

WF vs OV Toss Prediction

As many as 20 T20 games have been played at the Basin Reserve venue in Wellington. The side batting first here has won 20 matches, while the team batting second has won seventeen games. One match ended in a tie.  So, you can expect the captain who wins the toss to bat first here.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The wicket on offer at the Basin Reserve in Wellington will favor the batters. The ground has some good facilities for T20 cricket, making for a terrific experience for players and spectators alike. The team batting first will be looking to score 160 runs, at least as an at-par score.

We will likely get partially cloudy conditions at this venue on the matchday. The evenings, on the other hand, will be bright and sunny. The temperatures during the game will hover close to 18 degrees. There is no possibility of getting showers during the match. 

WF vs OV Betting Tips

The Wellington Firebirds team is playing at home and will be well aware of the conditions on offer at this venue. This is the first game of the new season for both of these outfits, and they will be looking to start the new season on a positive note by winning this game. We will bet with Wellington to win this game and open their account.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Wellington Firebirds openers to score over six runs in the first over of their innings.



The Wellington Firebirds openers did a fair job near the top order last year. You can expect them to score over six runs from their first over of the innings.

  1. Rajabets


    Wellington Firebirds to win this contest.



Although this is the season’s first game for both teams, Wellington has a better-balanced squad and will likely win this contest to open their account.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match, 1.80

Bet Tip Here

Who will win WF vs OV

Wellington Firebirds 83.06% (103)
Otago Volts 16.94% (21)
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