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Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Predictions & Tips - Firebirds backed for Super Smash title
- Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings predictions for Saturday’s Super Smash final
- The T20 will be played at the Basin Reserve at 02:10 GMT
- I am backing Finn Allen and Devon Conway to lead the Firebirds to the title
- Stats, preview, predictions & team news
Wellington Firebirds have won nine of their 10 matches this season (Getty images)
Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Predictions
The Wellington Firebirds have been very impressive this season with nine wins from their 10 matches. Finn Allen is the tournaments leading run scorer and is backed to take the Firebirds to victory
- Wellington Firebirds have won 9 of their last 10 matches.
- Wellington Firebirds’ Devon Conway scored 91 runs in his last match.
- Wellington Firebirds’ Finn Allen scored 73 runs in his last match.
- Wellington Firebirds Finn Allen has scored the most runs in the 2020/21 Super Smash
- Canterbury Kings’ Daryl Mitchell scored 88 runs in his last match.
Head to Head
The Canterbury Kings hold a narrow 14-13 lead over the Wellington Firebirds in 27 completed matches. Their last encounter saw the Firebirds win by seven wickets at the Basin Reserve earlier this season.
Wellington Firebirds Form
The Wellington Firebirds finished the Super Smash at the top of the table with nine wins from their 10 matches. Their only defeat came against the Canterbury Kings in mid-January 2021.
Opening batsman for the Wellington Firebirds, Finn Allen is the top run scorer on 496 this season while he has also hit the most sixes. In the Firebirds last match, Allen smashed 73 off 35 balls while Devon Conway scored 91 runs as they posted a mammoth 230-2 in 20 overs.
The Auckland Aces put huge pressure on in the chase at the Eden Park Outer Oval. In the end the Aces fell for 191 runs, 40 runs short of their target.
Wellington Firebirds Injuries & Team News
The Firebirds are firing on all cylinders and have a superb batting lineup filled with internationals. Any of Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell and James Neesham can produce big scores on any given day.
They are unlikely to make any changes to their side for the final.
Canterbury Kings Form
The Canterbury Kings won six of their 10 matches to finish third on the Super Smash table. That meant they had to play the second placed Central Stags for a place in the final.
The Stags batted first at the Eden Park Outer Oval and scored a very competitive 180 runs. It was always going to be a tough chase and at 38-4 the Kings looked dead and buried.
That is when Daryl Mitchell (88) and Cam Fletcher (72) came together to put on a 132-run partnership. The Kings eventually got home with one ball to spare.
Canterbury Kings Injuries & Team News
The Kings batsman have not been consistent but they do have match-winners in their side. Daryl Mitchell has proved his quality and Cam Fletcher is a rising star.
On the bowling front, Matt Henry and Todd Astle will certainly be a handful to deal with.
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The Wellington Firebirds have dominated this season's Super Smash with nine wins from 10 matches.
They are backed to claim the title while Finn Allen is tipped to score over 23.5 runs. Devon Conway can be looked at in the best batsman market for the Firebirds.
For the Canterbury Kings, I am backing Daryl Mitchell to top score after his 88 runs in the playoff match.
Best Bet: Firebirds Win Result @-163.93 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: Finn Allen Over 23.5 Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best Firebirds Batsman Tip: Devon Conway Best Firebirds Batsman @275.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Best Kings Batsman Tip: Daryl Mitchell Best Kings Batsman @400.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit