Wellington Firebirds are still in the hunt for the third spot and they are up against the side holding on that spot, Central Stags. It’s a do or die encounter for the Firebirds, while a win for the Stags will mean they will be in the top three.
The Firebirds have left it too late. As of now, they have recorded only three wins from their eight Super Smash T20 games so far in this edition of the competition.
On the other hand, Central Stags have managed to win half of their encounters to stand a chance of top three. With two games remaining in the league stage, the Stags would look to go for the encore and ensure top 3 here.
Where – Basin Reserve, Wellington
When – 08:30 AM IST, February 01
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Central Stags – 3, Wellington Firebirds – 2
Form guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Central Stags – L W W W NR
Wellington Firebirds – W L L W W
Bayley Wiggins has been named in Central Stags’ squad and can make a debut. Allrounder Doug Bracewell and Seth Rance also return to the squad.
Jimmy Neesham will miss out for Wellington Firebirds.
CD Playing 11: Tom Bruce, Doug Bracewell, Dean Foxcroft, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Will Young, Josh Clarkson
Doubtful – Ajaz Patel, Bevan Small
Central Stags Squad: Tom Bruce (c), Doug Bracewell, Josh Clarkson, Dean Foxcroft, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Bevan Small, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Bayley Wiggins (wk) and Will Young
WEL Playing 11: Jeetan Patel, Hamish Bennett, Luke Woodcock, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell, Ollie Newton, Rachin Ravindra, Troy Johnson
Doubtful – Ben Sears
Wellington Firebirds Squad: Hamish Bennet (c), Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Troy Johnson, Ollie Newton, Malcolm Nofal, Jeetan Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Logan Van Beek and Luke Woodcock.
Make CD vs WEL Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.