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Last updated: 24 Jan 2024
Ralph Staniforth 24 Jan 2024
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  • Canterbury vs Wellington tips for Friday’s Super Smash clash
  • Henry Nicholls has scored 76*, 41 & 52 runs in his last 4 innings
  • Can Wellington break their string of 3 losses on the bounce?
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Canterbury vs Wellington Tips


Canterbury earned their home-ground advantage in this Eliminator by beating Wellington in their final group match of the Super Smash and winning three of their last four matches. 
  • Canterbury vs Wellington Tips
  • Head-to-Head
  • Canterbury Form
  • Wellington Form

Wellington’s superb season crumbled as they slipped into third place behind Canterbury after losing their last three matches. 

  • Canterbury’s Henry Nicholls (274 runs) is 3rd in the Super Smash runs list.
  • Canterbury’s Tom Latham has scored 44, 62 & 60 in his last 3 innings.
  • Wellington’s Nick Kelly has scored 23, 72* & 28 in his last 5 innings.
  • Wellington’s Gareth Severin top-scored with 41 in the loss to Wellington.

Head-to-Head


Canterbury have won three of the last five matches between the two sides, with Wellington picking up two wins. The last group match for both sides was their clash on 22 January, which Canterbury won by 18 runs to secure second spot on the table and home-ground advantage in the Eliminator.

Canterbury Form


Canterbury made it three wins from four when they beat Wellington by 18 runs.

Canterbury racked up 178/4 off their 20 overs, Tom Latham (60) and Henry Nicholls (52) laying the foundation for the innings.

Wellington’s batters couldn’t get a handle on the Canterbury bowlers as they struggled along to 160/9. Zakary Foulkes (2/23) was the pick of the bowling.

Wellington Form


Wellington slipped to their third loss in a row when they lost their last group match to Canterbury by 18 runs.

Wellington’s bowlers worked hard but couldn’t prevent Canterbury from cracking 178/4 off their 20 overs. Logan van Beek (2/21) knocked over Canterbury’s two top-scorers.

Wellington struggled to stay in touch with the asking rate, ending on 160/9 off their 20 overs to lose by 18 runs. Gareth Severin top-scored for Wellington with 41 off 36 balls.

Verdict

I am backing Canterbury to win. I am also backing Henry Nicholls to top score for Canterbury.

Nick Kelly is a good bet to top score for Wellington.
     
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