Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

The Ford Trophy is currently underway and the upcoming match will see the table-toppers Wellington Firebirds taking on the Canterbury Kings, who find themselves at the bottom of the table.

The Wellington Firebirds have played four games out of which they have won three games and the last game they played, they beat the Aukland Aces by 5 wickets. They are in great form and a win in this game will help them solidify their hold on the top spot in the standings.

The Canterbury Kings are in a bad spot in the tournament so far. They have played four matches of which, they have only won one game. Their previous game against the Otago Volts resulted in them slumping to a 53 run defeat. They will be looking to get things back on track with an upset victory over the Firebirds.

The match is scheduled to take place on the 4th of February, 2022 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings – Pitch Report

The pitch at the Basin Reserve, Wellington is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 11 matches is 253 runs. The pitch at the Basin Reserve, Wellington is a balanced one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings – Probable XI

Wellington Firebirds

Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell (c), Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Logan van Beek, Nathan Smith, Ben Sears, Peter Younghusband, Ollie Newton

Canterbury Kings

Tom Latham, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Daryl Mitchell, Cam Fletcher (wk), Cole McConchie (c), Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Blake Coburn, Todd Astle, Edward Nuttall

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings – Players to Watch

Finn Allen

The wicketkeeper-batsman has been a reliable opener for the Firebirds and is also one of the top scorers of the tournament with 117 runs from 4 games. He has a half-century to his name and he will be looking to add a lot more runs to his name as the game progress. The game against the Canterbury Kings will be a good hunting ground for Allen.

Michael Bracewell

Currently the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament, Michael has scalped six wickets from four matches and he will be looking to grab a few more as the tournament progresses. He has been instrumental in the success of the Firebirds this season.

Leo Carter

Despite the Canterbury Kings finding themselves at the bottom of the table, Leo has tried his best to salvage a result for his side in every game and as a result, he currently finds himself amongst the top-ten run-scorers in the tournament with 142 runs from three games. He will try his best to help his side get a result against the Firebirds.

Edward Nuttall

The Canterbury Kings have not been the most effective with the ball, but out of the lot, Edward has been the most impactful. He has scalped four wickets from three matches and he will be looking to get back into a killer rhythm.

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings – Fantasy Lineup No.1

Wicket Keeper – Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Finn Allen

Batsmen – Leo Carter, Daryl Mitchell, Chad Bowes

All-Rounders – Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell

Bowlers – Ollie Newton, Ed Nuttall, Blake Coburn

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings – Fantasy Lineup No.2

Wicket Keeper – Tom Blundell, Finn Allen

Batsmen – Leo Carter, Daryl Mitchell (vc), Chad Bowes

All-Rounders – Michael Bracewell, Cole McConchie, Henry Shipley (c)

Bowlers – Ed Nuttall, Ben Sears, Peter Younghusband

Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings – Predicted Winner

Despite the Kings attempting an upset victory, the odds are in the favor of the Wellington Firebirds who will most likely run away with the match.