The 15th match of the George Pie Super Smash will see Otago Volts going head on with Wellington Firebirds at the University Oval in Dunedin on Thursday, January 14.
On one hand, the defending champions have been on a roll, winning all their four matches so far and that too in commanding ways, and, on the other, Otago Volts have had a mixed start to their campaign so far. The Volts have won two out of their four matches and this will be their first encounter against Wellington Firebirds in this ongoing season of the Super Smash. Volts have a massive task up their sleeves and they will have to be on top of their game in order to outshine this red-hot- Firebirds side. While these two sides prepare for this all-important clash on Thursday morning, why dont you take a look at the markets I have accumulated for you to bet on from this particular fixture!
The 22-year old young striker from Auckland has made quite an impact with the bat for Wellington Firebirds in the ongoing season of the Super Smash. It might be hard for you to believe but it is what it is - Finnley Allen is the second highest run scorer of this ongoing edition of the Super Smash with 230 runs to his name at a jaw-dropping average of 76.66 (remember he has played only four matches). He is brand new to this T20 circuit and has played just 7 matches in his career scoring 268 runs at an average of just above 44.0, which again is considered to be extremely healthy in this particular format of the game. His scores this season - 75, 91, 11 and 53 - proves the prowess he possesses and if you look at these numbers closely, he even has scored three fifties in four games so far. He has maintained an average of 58.75 while playing on the New Zealand soil in T20 cricket. Sportsbet.io has offered the best of odds for Allen to score at least 24 runs against Otago Volts on Thursday and that should be the order of the day.
I am not talking about just another batsman here - I am talking about someone who has been the leading run scorer with 543 runs at an average of 67.87 in the previous season of the Super Smash - ladies and gentlemen - presenting Devon Conway! This attacking left-hander is the second highest run getter for the Firebirds after Allen this season with 125 runs in three matches at an average of 41.66. 45, 13 and 67 are his scores this season so far and he has plenty of games left in his kitty to add to those numbers. He has played 31 matches for Wellington Firebirds so far and has racked up 1196 runs at an incredible average of 52.0. Conway has played 5 matches against the Volts and has recorded 316 runs at an average of 316.0, which means he was dismissed only once against this opponent. Believe it or not, he even has two centuries against Otago Volts in Super Smash. Therefore 30 runs should be a piece of cake for this man on Thursday morning and therefore I need you to place your bets from Sportsbet.io, who are offering odds of 1.85.
Last but not the least, Otago Volts Nick Kelly was my last choice for this piece as, Volts have multiple scorers but this Australian-born New Zealand lads consistency has been the key. Quite unsurprisingly, Kelly is the leading run scorer for Otago Volts in this ongoing edition of the Super Smash with 117 runs to his name at an average of 29.75. In the previous season of the Super Smash, Kelly was the third highest run getter with 398 runs under his belt at an average of 44.22. His fiery knock of 75 from 54 balls in the last game against Central Districts got him back to form. The New Zealander has played 8 matches against Wellington Firebirds and has 161 runs at an average of 26.83. Kelly has played 7 matches at the University Oval in Dunedin and has 152 runs at an average of 38.0. SPortsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Nick Kelly to score at least 23 runs against Wellington Firebirds on Thursday morning when they collide in Dunedin.
Finn Allen to score over 23.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Devon Conway to score over 29.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Nick Kelly to score over 22.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)