WF vs CS Match Preview

Tim Robinson is the leading run-getter for Wellington in the last few games. The right-hand batter has scored 311 runs from his previous eight innings with an average of 44.42. Nick Kelly is the second-highest run-getter for the Firebirds in recent matches. He has scored 200 runs from his last ten innings with an average of 25.00. Another batter doing well in recent games is Tom Blundell. He has scored 141 runs in his previous three games with an average of 47.00. These will be the top batters the Wellington management will be looking at to score big runs in this game.

The best bowler for Wellington in recent matches has been Nathan Smith. In his last ten appearances for Wellington, he has picked up 17 wickets with an average of 14.47. Peter Younghusband has also picked up 14 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 15.71. Another bowler who is doing well for the Firebirds is Logan van Beek. He has picked up 14 wickets from his right-arm medium fast bowling from ten recent games. These will be the bowlers the Wellington skipper will turn to for wickets.

In recent games, the most successful batter for Central Districts has been Will Young. From his last ten appearances for Central Districts, Will Young has scored 304 runs with an average of 33.77. Tom Bruce scored 203 runs from his nine innings with an average of 29.00. The right-hand bat Dane Cleaver scored 186 runs from his last seven innings with an average of 31. These three will be the top batters for Central Districts in this game as well. The skipper will be expecting them to get crucial breakthroughs.

The slow left-arm bowler Jayden Lennox has picked up 18 scalps from his last ten innings with an average of 15.11. Bevan Small has also collected 14 wickets from his last eight innings with an average of 15.50. Apart from these two top bowlers for CD, Ajaz Patel is also a valuable contributor to the CD bowling unit. He has picked up ten wickets from his last ten appearances with an average of 24.80. These are the top bowlers for Central Districts, and the skipper will turn to them for vital wickets.

Weather Report

Although there is some possibility of getting showers on Saturday morning in Wellington, things will likely clear up by the afternoon. We are expecting clear and sunny weather during the game. There will not be any rain interruptions during the contest.

Pitch Report

We are expected to get a pitch with some grass on it. So, some assistance will be available to the bowlers and pacers. There will not be too much help to the batters from this track. But it might be a good idea to bat first here due to the even bounce.

Notable stats

Bevan Small is currently bowling with a superb strike rate.

Small has picked up 14 wickets from his last eight games with a strike rate 10.85.

Wellington leads the recent head-to-head between these two teams.

Wellington Firebirds are leading 3-1 in the recent head-to-head between the two teams. They have also won three out of the last four games, with one ending in no result due to rain.

Team News

There are no injury worries for the Wellington or CD teams.

WF vs CS Probable 11

WF Playing 11

  • Muhammad Arslan Abbas
  • Nick Greenwood
  • Nick Kelly (C)
  • Tim Robinson
  • Logan van Beek
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Nathan Smith
  • Peter Younghusband
  • Callum McLachlan (Wk)
  • Ian McPeake
  • Michael Snedden

CS Playing 11

  • Tom Bruce (C)
  • Will Young
  • William Clark
  • Bayley Wiggins
  • Dane Cleaver (Wk)
  • Ajaz Patel
  • Blair Tickner
  • Jayden Lennox
  • Bevan Small
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Josh Clarkson
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 have been the top side of the competition this year. They have won five games out of the seven they have played and lost just one. On the other hand, the Central Districts team has played eight matches and has won just three. So, the home team will be the clear favorite for this contest. We will bet with Wellington Firebirds to win this contest.

Top Picks

Tim Robinson: Tim Robinson has scored 311 runs in his last eight matches for Wellington with a solid strike rate of 176.7.

Tom Bruce: Tom Bruce has scored 203 runs from his last nine matches for CD with a strike rate of 151.49.

Jayden Lennox: Lennox has been a consistent bowler this year for CD, picking up 15 wickets from his last nine games.

Nathan Smith: Smith has picked up 17 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate of 13.47.

WF vs CS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Cleaver

Batters: T Bruce, N Kelly, T Robinson, W Young

All-rounders: D Bracewell, L van Beek (VC), N Smith (C), M Bracewell

Bowlers: B Small, J Lennox

WF vs CS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction