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Canterbury Kings vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

15 Jan 2021 | 07:50 | Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
152/4 in 18.5 8.07 winner
150/7 in 20.0 7.50

Canterbury Kings Vs Northern Knights betting odds





Toss Winner - Northern Knights won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Canterbury Kings beat Northern Knights by 6 wickets

Survival challenge for Northern Knights against Kings

  • Northern Knights have won only one game out of the five they have played this season and look in poor frame of mind
  • Canterbury Kings have won three out of their four games and their bowling attack has troubled opponents
  • Northern Knights’ Top 5 have lacked consistency and this is a major problem for the side

Canterbury Kings to win

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bat

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 5 5 0 0 0 20 2.04
Central Stags 6 4 2 0 0 16 1.124
Canterbury Kings 5 4 1 0 0 16 0.803
Otago Volts 5 2 3 0 0 8 -0.97
Northern Knights 6 1 5 0 0 2 -1.328
Auckland Aces 5 0 5 0 0 0 -1.638
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
20 2.04 5 5 0 0 0
16 1.124 6 4 2 0 0
16 0.803 5 4 1 0 0
8 -0.97 5 2 3 0 0
2 -1.328 6 1 5 0 0
0 -1.638 5 0 5 0 0

ck vs nk Match Prediction & Analysis

Canterbury Kings would be looking to continue with their domination as they battle it out against the Northern Knights in the 16th game of the season. The Kings won their third game of the season against the Auckland Aces and they look in good form right now. The Knights come here after a big loss against the Wellington Firebirds and will have to pull up their socks in this game. 

It has been an extremely bad season for the Northern Knights so far where most of their players have been in poor form. Regular changes made to the side in the five games haven’t helped the cause either. With Canterbury Kings looking in great form for now it would be interesting to see if the Knights are able to make a strong comeback in this game and keep their hopes alive for a place in the knockout stages. 

Teams Preview

Canterbury Kings Preview

Cole McConchie would be proud of the efforts of his bowlers who successfully defended a mediocre total in the last game against the Auckland Aces winning it by 6 runs in the end. They have three wins in four games and have played well as a unit.  McConchie would be aware of Knights’ struggle and look to exploit it in this game. 

Chad Bowes and Ken McClure need to convert their starts as they have failed to do so in the last few games. Their middle order is looking great at the moment with the likes of Daryl Mitchell, Jack Boyle and McConchie doing well. Leo Carter played as great knock in the last game and together with Cam Fletcher adds strength to the lower middle order. 

Ed Nutall was expensive in the last game and he will look to improve his stats here. Matt Henry and McConchie bowled with lot of determination in the game and look good at the moment. The side would also be expecting good show from Todd Astle and Mitchell who did well in the last game. Will Williams makes this bowling attack formidable ahead of the next game. 

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Cole McConchie (c), Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Daryl Mitchell, Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Canterbury Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Boyle 44 34 2 0 129.41
L Carter 42 28 1 2 150
K McClure 17 14 2 0 121.43
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Mitchell 3.0 0 21 2 7
E Nuttall 3.0 0 31 1 10.33
M Henry 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Mitchell 3.0 0 21 2 7
E Nuttall 3.0 0 31 1 10.33
M Henry 4.0 0 26 1 6.5

Canterbury Kings Actual Playing XI:

Will Williams, Cole McConchie, TD Astle, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Nuttall, Matt Henry, Ken McClure, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Jack Boyle, Cameron Fletcher

Northern Knights Preview

After a win against Central Stags that raised some hopes, Anton Devcich’s side suffered yet another crashing defeat against the Wellington Firebirds in the last game. They were bowled out for mere 105 runs losing the game by 80 runs. The side now has four losses in five games and needs to win this one by a big margin to grab points and improve their net run rate. 

Tim Seifert has been consistent at the top but he will need support from his opening partner Katene Clarke who has failed in most games. Their middle order has been inconsistent and in the last game only Jeet Raval could reach double digit score. Devcich would have to hold the middle order together and expect good support from Joe Carter and Mitchell Santner. Brett Hampton and Scott Kuggeleijn shall need to contribute down the order in this game. 

Their bowlers have been all over the place in most games and allowed the opponents to put up huge scores on the board. Matthew Fisher and Kuggeleijn will have to make good use of the new ball. Santner has to use his experience and guide the likes of Zak Gibson, Hampton and Joe Walker to challenge Canterbury Kings’ strong batting line-up. 

Northern Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Anton Devcich (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Katene Clarke, Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Mitchell Santner, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher

Northern Knights Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Seifert 53 41 1 3 129.27
J Raval 10 10 2 0 100
Z Gibson 9 8 1 0 112.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 36 2 9
J Walker 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
M Fisher 3.0 0 28 1 9.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 36 2 9
J Walker 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
M Fisher 3.0 0 28 1 9.33

Northern Knights Actual Playing XI:

Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Joe Carter, Jeet Raval, Peter Bocock, Tim Seifert, Scott Kuggeleijn, Anurag Verma, Mitchell Santner, Joe Walker, FL Walker

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 22 0 mm. 4.8 k/h From: ENE 73%
03h 21 0 mm. 6.7 k/h From: ENE 19%
06h 19 0 mm. 7.04 k/h From: ENE 13%
09h 16 0 mm. 6.61 k/h From: ENE 1%
12h 16 0 mm. 6.48 k/h From: ENE 7%
15h 15 0 mm. 6.14 k/h From: ENE 26%
18h 16 0 mm. 6.07 k/h From: ENE 49%
21h 18 0 mm. 6.16 k/h From: ENE 90%

Weather Conditions

There would be clear skies with odd cloud cover over Christchurch on January 15 and there might be some movement for the fast bowlers early on in the game. The ball would come on to the bat nicely on this surface. Batting first a side would need a score of around 180 runs to defend it successfully.

Venue Details

Hagley Oval, Christchurch is one of the smallest grounds in New Zealand with short boundaries around the square region. Batsmen have always enjoyed batting on this surface as the ball comes on to the bat nicely. Fast bowlers do well here but it is challenging venue as far as the spinners are concerned.

Toss: To Bat

In the two games played so far at this venue the side batting first has gone on to win both the games. The pitch has been a good one to bat on and there hasn’t been much support for the bowlers early on in the game. Thus we expect the side winning the toss in this game to bat first.

CK vs NK Winning Prediction

Northern Knights find themselves in deep trouble at the moment. Things aren’t working for them and the side has so far not seen contributions from its key players. It would require a lion hearted effort from the side to win this game. Canterbury Kings on the other hand have all their bases covered and playing at home they would start favorites in this contest.

Canterbury Kings to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee