New Zealand Domestic One Day Trophy 2021/22 – Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more
The Central Stags are all set to take on the Wellington Firebirds in the 27th game of the New Zealand Domestic One Day Trophy, scheduled to be held on the 20th of February, 2022 at the Pukekura Park, New Plymouth.
Central Stags beat Wellington Firebirds in their previous meeting by 43 runs via the infamous D/L method. They are still unbeaten in this tournament and currently placed at the top of the standings with 27 points. They are just one win away from confirming their final ticket and they will try to make this game the one.
Wellington Firebirds on the other hand need to win this match to keep their final hopes alive. With 4 wins, 2 losses, and 3 no results, they are at 2nd spot in the standings with 23 points.
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds – Pitch Report
The batters will definitely enjoy batting on this wicket. The scores of more than 300 runs are always on the card. It’s tricky to chase here and hence batting first is a preferable option.
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds – Probable XI
Bayley Wiggins (wk), Ben Smith, Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Adam Milne, Brad Schmulian, Seth Rance, Joey Field, Jeydon Lennox
Finn Allen (wk), Luke Georgeson, Jakob Bhula, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Smith, Logan Van Beek, Ben Sears, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett (c)
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds – Players to Watch
The New Zealand veteran has been in sublime touch for the Central Stags and in the last game against the Wellington Firebirds, he scored a mammoth 111 runs from 51 deliveries and remained unbeaten. He still knows how to play those big knocks and looking at his form against the Firebirds, he will be a safe choice for your fantasy lineup.
He has had a good, stable tournament thus far, having amassed 143 runs in the four games that he has played. He is a reliable batsman and a stable pick for your fantasy lineup.
He led a valiant fight back against the Central Stags, where he scored 93 runs from 42 balls. He is a key player for the Firebirds and we expect him to hammer some big runs against the Firebirds as he will seek to get one over the Stags in the upcoming game.
He has been great at providing great starts to the Firebirds, as a result of which, he has scored an impressive 234 runs from 6 games. The Firebirds will need a huge start against the Stags and we expect him to get some good runs on the board.
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds – Fantasy Lineup No.1
Wicket Keeper – Finn Allen
Batters – Troy Johnson, Ross Taylor (vc), Luke Georgeson, Will Young
All-Rounders – Doug Bracewell, Michael Bracewell (c), Logan van Beek
Bowlers – Seth Rance, Nathan Smith, Jayden Lennox
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds – Fantasy Lineup No.2
Wicket Keeper – Finn Allen (c), Bayley Wiggins
Batters – Troy Johnson, Ross Taylor, Ben Smith
All-Rounders – Josh Clarkson, Michael Bracewell, Logan van Beek (vc)
Bowlers – Adam Milne, Nathan Smith, Ollie Newton
Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds – Predicted Winner
With the current run of form, we expect the Central Stags to grab a victory against the Wellington Firebirds.