Super Smash T20, Match 12, Wellington vs Canterbury, Dream11 Fantasy

Super Smash T20 2018-19, Match 12: Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Wellington Firebirds will start as favourites but the game will not end without a real fight from the Canterbury Kings.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Wellington Firebirds will take on the Canterbury Kings on Sunday which will be one of the three Super Smash matches played in the day. The Firebirds had to wait until their 4th match to find the winning ways. They lost to Northern Knights by 45 runs while their second game was a washout. They lost to Otago by a one-run margin from a winning position before getting better of the Central Districts to end 2018 with a win. The Canterbury Kings, on the other hand, have won one and lost one thus far.

Their campaign started with a 5-wicket defeat to Otago but they began 2019 with a similar win over Auckland Aces. In the first T20 game of the new-year, Kyle Jamieson picked up six wickets for seven runs in his four overs to register the 3rd best bowling figures in this format and the best by a New Zealander. The Canterbury Kings ensured they didn’t make changes to their winning side. Wellington left Troy Johnson out of the squad to reduce it to a 12-man squad.

Match Details:

The 12th match of the Super Smash T20 2018-19 will be played between Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

The match starts at 4:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Basin Reserve has of late witnessed some thrilling games as the pitch here tends to behave oddly in the latter half of the second innings. In the previous five completed Twenty20s here, the teams batting first made over 170 runs only on one occasion. The Central Stags, who made 194 batting first against the hosts, won by a 29-run margin last year. In the other four matches, the chasing side Wellington won two and lost twice. Both those defeats came by a one-run margin.


Wellington Firebirds:

Hamish Bennett (C), Tom Blundell (WK), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Adam Hose, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Ben Sears, Logan van Beek, Luke Woodcock.

Canterbury Kings:

Cole Mcconchie (C), Jeremy Benton, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Cameron Fletcher (WK), Andrew Ellis, Stephen Murdoch, Kyle Jamieson, Tyler Lortan, Edward Nuttall, Henry Shipley, Will Williams.

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be updated when there is an update)

Power Picks:

The expectations will be high on Jamieson here on after considering his record. He has bagged 24 wickets in his 15-match T20 career and has the ability to contribute with the bat that he showed in the first match with an unbeaten 33.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The Canterbury Kings’ all-rounders Kyle Jamieson, Cole Mcconchie and Andrew Ellis are value for money picks and are worthy of multipliers as well. Other than this trio, the batsmen in form of Adam Hose and Devon Conway can be considered as well.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Tom Blundell

Batters – Adam Hose, Devon Conway, Chad Bowes, Michael Bracewell

All-Rounders – Kyle Jamieson (VC), Cole Mcconchie, Andrew Ellis (C)

Bowlers – Ollie Newton, Logan van Beek, Jeetan Patel

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tom Blundell

Batters – Adam Hose (C), Devon Conway, Chad Bowes, Stephen Murdoch

All-Rounders – Kyle Jamieson, Luke Woodcock, Andrew Ellis (VC)

Bowlers – Henry Shipley, Logan van Beek, Jeetan Patel


Expert Advice:

Tom Blundell and Cam Fletcher are in the wicketkeepers’ category for this game and will find a place in the playing XI. Neither of them is superior to the other given their batting positions and might not make any major difference.

Probable Winners:

Wellington Firebirds will start as favourites but the game will not end without a real fight from the Canterbury Kings.

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