Wellington vs Canterbury : THE BIG FINALE || Super Smash 2021
Super Smash 2021 Final
Wellington vs Canterbury Match Prediction – Sat, 13th February
Wellington has been domineering throughout this Super Smash edition. They have lost just one match while triumphing nine games. The Firebirds were completed on top of the points table, which safeguarded them a direct entry into the finale.
Wellington has been reliable and will start as slight favourites ahead of this big match. Their only defeat came against Canterbury, who are their rivals in the final.
Possible playing XI: Devon Conway, James Neesham, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Tom Blundell (wk), Troy Johnson, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell (c), Hamish Bennett, Fraser Colson.
Can the Kings win the title?
Canterbury had a reverberating start to the campaign. They won five of their first six matches and looked to be on a roll. Nevertheless, their form fell off a cliff, and they survived just one win from the last four matches, although they did perform correctly to beat Central Districts in a close game in the recent Elimination Final.
Possible playing XI: Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Henry Shipley, Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie (c), Will Williams, Ed Nuttall.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The big final of the 2020-21 edition of the Super Smash T20 has arrived. The summit encounter wills witness Wellington Firebirds play against the Canterbury Kings at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The wicket at the Basin Reserve in Wellington is expected to be a good one to bat though there may be somewhat in it for the bowlers. The speedsters could find some movement with the fresh ball, and there may perhaps be some turn as well.
The average first innings total at this ground in this edition of the Super Smash is about 166. Four matches have been won by teams batting second, and the skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first even though this is a final.
Wellington and Canterbury have practically identical head-to-head accounts. Wellington has won 13 matches, while Canterbury has completed on the winning team 14 times. Wellington Firebirds start the game as the favourites with the exceptional odds of 1.55, while the Canterbury Kings are at 2.35. This difference was bound to occur owing to the dominance posed by Wellington throughout the season.
We reckon Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, and Hamish Bennett should be the players to watch out for. They have been in outstanding form and will prove worthy of the odds they carry. No doubt, these selections are based on in-depth and perceptive analysis of the players contributing to the game. Hence, incorporating a slew of factors before placing bets should be wise.