Firebirds off to Winning Start

After defeating the Knights in their Burger King Super Smash opener, the Wellington Firebirds will take the same squad to Dunedin to play the Volts on Sunday.

Much has been made of the Firebirds’ start to the last Super Smash, and coach Bruce Edgar is happy to have come out of the blocks strong this year,

“We learnt a lot during that run at the start of last season and it’s really pleasing to see the guys put that in to practice and get the result against the Knights.

“That being said, we are well aware just how close this competition can be and the Volts offer a new challenge in Dunedin.”

As reported earlier this week, Grant Elliott is taking some time away from cricket to spend with his family. That means he won’t feature for the Firebirds in the Super Smash.

The match against the Volts starts at 4:10pm on Sunday 17 December and will be screened live on Sky Sport.


The Firebirds’ squad is:

Hamish Marshall (Captain)
Hamish Bennett
Tom Blundell
Michael Bracewell
Iain McPeake
Stephen Murdoch
Jeetan Patel
Samit Patel
Matt Taylor
Logan van Beek
Anurag Verma
Luke Woodcock