CK vs WF Match Preview

The Canterbury skipper Cole McConchie has scored 267 runs from his last eleven games with an average of 29.66. The right-handed bat is the Canterbury skipper and will be their most potent batter. There is a lot expected from another batter, viz Chad Bowes. This right-handed batsman has scored 243 runs from his last 12 innings with an average of 22.09. Leo Carter scored 208 runs from his previous eight innings with an average of 34.66. These will be the most dependable batters for Canterbury this year.

Zakary Foulkes has picked up 19 wickets from his last eleven appearances for Canterbury with an average of 14.73. Angus McKenzie has also picked up twelve wickets from his last ten matches with an average of 23.08. Another significant right-hand fast-medium bowler in this line-up is William O'Rourke. He has picked up 12 wickets from eleven games with an average of 23.58. These are once again the go-to bowlers for Canterbury this year. You can bet on them to pick up vital breakthroughs during the Canterbury bowling effort.

The right-handed batter Tim Robinson has succeeded in scoring 225 runs from his last seven innings with an average of 37.50 for Wellington. Tom Blundell scored 141 runs for Wellington from his previous three innings with a solid average of 47.00. Muhammad Abbas has also made an excellent start to the season with 129 runs from his last four innings with an average of 32.25. These are the most reliable batters for the Wellington Firebirds this year and will be expected to score the bulk of the runs during the Wellington innings.

The best bowler in this competition for Wellington has been Nathan Smith. The right-arm fast-medium bowler has picked up 17 wickets from his last nine games with an average of 12.29. Another bowler doing well for Wellington is Peter Younghusband. He has collected 13 wickets from his previous nine games with an average of 14.69. Logan van Beek has picked up 12 wickets from his nine matches with an average of 20.91. These will be the top bowlers the Wellington skipper will look at to get them breakthroughs.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Tim Robinson has an excellent strike rate in recent games.

Tim Robinson is scoring runs with a strike rate of 167.39 in his last eight games.

Henry Nicholls has a terrific average in his last six games for Canterbury.

In his last six games for Canterbury, Henry Nicholls has scored 172 runs with an average of 57.33.

Team News

There are no apparent injury worries for either of the teams. So, the entire team will be ready for selection on 11th January.

CK vs WF Probable 11

CK Playing 11

  • Bevon Jacobs
  • Chad Bowes
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Cole McConchie (C)
  • Michael Rippon
  • Zakary Foulkes
  • Mitchell Hay
  • Tom Latham (Wk)
  • Angus McKenzie
  • Michael Rae
  • William O'Rourke

WF Playing 11

  • Muhammad Arslan Abbas
  • Nick Kelly (C)
  • Tim Robinson
  • Logan van Beek
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Nathan Smith
  • Peter Younghusband
  • Callum McLachlan (Wk)
  • Devon Conway
  • Ian McPeake
  • Michael Snedden
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

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.

Top Picks

Cole McConchie: the Canterbury skipper is scoring runs with a strike rate 144.23 in his last ten games.

Tim Robinson: Robinson hit a solid hundred in one of the earlier games in the competition. This year, he is scoring runs with a strike rate of 167.39.

Nathan Smith: Smith has picked up 17 wickets from his last team games with a strike rate of 13.11.

Zakary Foulkes: Foulkes has picked up ten victims from his last eight contests for Canterbury. You can bet on him to do well again in this game.

CK vs WF Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Latham , D Conway

Batters: H Nicholls, N Kelly, T Robinson

All-rounders: M Rippon, M Bracewell, L van Beek, D Mitchell (C), C McConchie (VC)

Bowlers: M Henry

CK vs WF Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction