WF vs CS Dream11 Prediction, Super Smash Fantasy Cricket Tips, Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 22 of Super Smash 2023-24

The 22nd match of Super Smash 2023-24 is set to be a thrilling encounter between Wellington Firebirds and Central Stags at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday, January 13. The two teams enter this fixture with contrasting performances in the tournament so far.

Here is the table for the match information:

Match Information
TeamsWellington Firebirds vs Central Stags
Match Number22
TournamentSuper Smash
Date13 Jan 2024, Sat
Time8:30 AM IST
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington
Live StreamFanCode
Weather ReportClouds, 18.9°C, 83% Humidity

Team Performance:

Wellington Firebirds have been in exceptional form, securing victories in five out of their seven games. In their previous match against Canterbury Kings, they posted a formidable total of 184/5, thanks to Tim Robinson’s explosive 86 (46) and skipper Nick Kelly’s unbeaten 72 (48). Their bowlers successfully defended the total, restricting Canterbury Kings to 163/7 and clinching the match by 21 runs.

On the other hand, Central Stags have had a challenging season, managing to win only two out of seven games, with two matches being abandoned. In their last outing against Otago Volts, they set a target of 188 runs, courtesy of a brilliant century by Will Young (101* off 63) and Dane Cleaver’s half-century (50 off 33). The bowlers, led by Ajaz Patel’s four-wicket haul and Bevan Small’s three wickets, defended the total effectively, bundling out Otago Volts for 135.

Also Check: Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stag Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s WEL vs CS 22nd T20 Super Smash 2024

Injury and Availability News:

Wellington Firebirds will miss the services of Michael Bracewell and Tim Robinson due to a rehab plan and injury, respectively. Central Stags will be without the all-rounder Josh Clarkson, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury. Bayley Wiggins has also been dropped from the squad for this game.

Probable Playing XI

Wellington FirebirdsCentral Stags
Callum McLachlan (wk)Dane Cleaver (wk)
NF Kelly (C)TC Bruce (C)
Troy JohnsonWA Young
Nick GreenwoodJCT Boyle
Muhammad Arslan AbbasWilliam Clark
Gareth SeverinDAJ Bracewell
Logan van BeekBJ Small
Nathan SmithJoey Field
Jesse TashkoffBM Tickner
Michael SneddenAY Patel
Ian McPeakeJayden Lennox

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Basin Reserve has provided a balanced contest between bat and ball. The team winning the toss is likely to bat first, aiming to post a competitive total.

Player Picks:

Captains:

  • Tim Robinson (WEF | BAT – 7 CT): In excellent form, Robinson has accumulated 298 runs in six innings, making him a strong candidate for captaincy in your fantasy team.
  • Dane Cleaver (CS | WK – 8 CT): As the wicketkeeper-batsman for Central Stags, Cleaver has scored 159 runs in six innings, showcasing his ability to lead your fantasy team.

Top Picks:

  • Peter Younghusband (WEF | BAT – 7 CT): The Wellington Firebirds spinner has been effective, claiming 11 wickets, making him a valuable addition to your fantasy team.
  • Doug Bracewell (CS | ALL – 8.5 CT): Central Stags’ all-rounder has scored 139 runs and picked up two wickets, making him a top pick for your fantasy team.

Budget Picks:

  • Nathan Smith (WEF | BAT – 7 CT): Wellington Firebirds’ all-rounder has contributed with both bat and ball, scoring 62 runs and picking up 10 wickets.
  • Bevan Small (CS | BOWL – 8.5 CT): The highest wicket-taker in the tournament, Small has 12 wickets to his name, making him a budget-friendly choice for your fantasy team.

Avoid Having These Players in Your Fantasy Sports Team:

  • Nick Greenwood (WEF | BAT – 8.5 CT): Wellington Firebirds’ batter has struggled for form, scoring only 15 runs in four innings.
  • Tom Bruce (CS | BAT – 8.5 CT): Central Stags’ skipper has not lived up to expectations, managing 59 runs in five innings.

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction:

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Dane Cleaver
  • Batter: Nick Kelly, Tim Robinson, Will Young
  • All-rounder: Michael Bracewell, Nathan Smith, Peter Younghusband, Logan van Beek, Doug Bracewell
  • Bowler: Bevan Small, Ajaz Patel

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeeper: Dane Cleaver
  • Batter: Nick Kelly, Tim Robinson, Will Young
  • All-rounder: Michael Bracewell, Nathan Smith, Peter Younghusband, Logan van Beek, Doug Bracewell
  • Bowler: Bevan Small, Jayden Lennox
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