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Central Districts vs Canterbury Kings, Super Smash 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

05 Feb 2021 | 11:40 | McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand
183/6 in 20.0 9.15 winner
153/7 in 20.0 7.65

Central Districts Vs Canterbury Kings betting odds

CS

1.76

CK

1.95

Toss Winner - Canterbury Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Central Stags beat Canterbury Kings by 30 runs

Central Districts look to seal the play-off spot

  • Central Districts beat Canterbury by 18 runs in their previous encounter this season.  
  • Central Districts lost their only match at this venue this season before this match.
  • Canterbury has just one win in the last 3 matches while Central Districts have lost their last 2 matches.

Central Districts will win the match

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bat

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 9 8 1 0 0 32 1.446
Canterbury Kings 9 6 3 0 0 24 0.153
Central Stags 9 5 4 0 0 20 0.48
Northern Knights 9 4 5 0 0 14 -0.718
Auckland Aces 9 2 7 0 0 8 -0.17
Otago Volts 9 2 7 0 0 8 -1.407
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
32 1.446 9 8 1 0 0
24 0.153 9 6 3 0 0
20 0.48 9 5 4 0 0
14 -0.718 9 4 5 0 0
8 -0.17 9 2 7 0 0
8 -1.407 9 2 7 0 0
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cs vs ck Match Prediction & Analysis

Super Smash League has come to an end with just 3 league games remaining. Wellington & Canterbury have sealed the top two spots in the points table while Central Districts sit comfortably in the third position. They still can be eliminated from the group stages statistically if Northern Knights manage to beat Otago by a huge margin. Auckland and Otago are already out of play-off contention. Canterbury and Central Districts will take this match as a dress rehearsal form the elimination final and look to get the psychological edge over the opponents.

Teams Preview

Central Districts Preview

Central Districts top order batsmen fell like nine pins to leave their team reeling at 41/4. George Worker (49 runs) rebuild the innings with josh Clarkson (27 runs) despite wickets falling at the other end. Doug Bracewell late assault of 27-ball 53 runs took the team`s total to 164 runs in their 20 overs.

Their bowling unit was unable to control the opposition as they were clueless during the 107-run opening partnership which almost sealed the match. Joey Field and Jayden Lennox took a wicket each but never going to trouble the chase by any means. Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, and Blair Tickner must step up with the ball to help their team win this match.

Top players to bet on:

George Worker – Worker has scored 418 runs at a strike rate of 140 with a century and 2 fifties to his name. He will look to set the tone with his batting at the top of the order.  

Blair Tickner – Tickner leads the bowling charts with 14 wickets at an economy rate of 8 RPO. He must lead the bowling attack from the front in all important matches at the business end of the league.

Central Districts Predicted Playing XI:

George Worker, Dane Cleaver (wk), Will Young, Ross Taylor, Josh Clarkson, Tom Bruce (c), Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Joey Field, Blair Tickner, Jayden Lennox

Central Districts Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Bracewell 53 27 4 3 196.3
G Worker 49 45 6 0 108.89
J Clarkson 27 19 2 1 142.11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Field 2.0 0 22 1 11
J Lennox 3.0 0 15 1 5
D Bracewell 3.0 0 29 0 9.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Field 2.0 0 22 1 11
J Lennox 3.0 0 15 1 5
D Bracewell 3.0 0 29 0 9.67

Central Districts Actual Playing XI:

Ross Taylor, Dane Cleaver, Josh Clarkson, Ajaz Patel, George Worker, Jayden Lennox, Doug Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Joey Field, Tom Bruce, Will Young

Canterbury Kings Preview

Canterbury ended their back-to-back losses with a victory in their last match and sealed their place in the elimination final. Chad Bowes (31 runs) and Ken McClure (33 runs) set the platform with their 30+ cameos at the top and Skipper McConchie then lead the chase with an unbeaten fifty to cross the line.  

Todd Astle and Will Williams took 2 wickets each in the last game while Matt henry contributed with an economical spell of 4-0-29-1.  Their bowling unit kept the opposition run rate in check and gave just 162 runs in their 20 overs.

Top players to bet on:

Cole McConchie – McConchie has scored 229 runs at a strike rate of 120 with 2 fifties to his name. He has also contributed with the ball taking 4 wickets at an economy rate of 6.7 RPO. He will look to lead the team from both fronts in this match.

Todd Astle – Astle has kept the run rate in check in the middle overs and has given runs at only 6.5 RPO in the 9 matches so far. He has also picked up 6 wickets so far and will look to add more wickets to his tally in this match.

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

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

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C McConchie 50 34 3 2 147.06
K McClure 33 19 5 1 173.68
C Bowes 31 19 5 0 163.16
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Williams 2.0 0 18 2 9
T Astle 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
M Henry 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Williams 2.0 0 18 2 9
T Astle 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
M Henry 4.0 0 29 1 7.25

Canterbury Kings Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 4.88 k/h From: S 81%
03h 18 0 mm. 6.58 k/h From: S 88%
06h 17 0.12 mm. 5.54 k/h From: S 85%
09h 15 0.14 mm. 4.95 k/h From: SSW 85%
12h 14 0.19 mm. 4.26 k/h From: SW 85%
15h 13 0 mm. 4.06 k/h From: SW 56%
18h 12 0 mm. 3.96 k/h From: SW 40%
21h 16 0.21 mm. 4.1 k/h From: SSW 83%

Weather Conditions

Napier is expected to have a dark and cloudy weather with very less chances of rain on the match day. We expect no weather interruptions in this match despite the overcast conditions.  

Venue Details

Napier is a good batting track with true bounce and pace on offer. The pitch might slow down as the match progresses and bring the spinners in action especially in the second innings. We expect the scores to be around 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bat

Batting is the best option in the important games as the pressure of chasing makes the batting unit to choke in crucial time. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.   

CS vs CK Winning Prediction

Central Districts have a strong batting line-up with a number of star players and easily pip Canterbury team on paper in terms of experience and performances so far. But their bowling unit still has some chinks to fix to avoid leakage of run flow. Canterbury will look to continue their winning momentum going ahead into the knockouts and will be free of qualification pressure in this math. We expect Central Districts to win this match and enter the elimination final.

Central Districts will win the match

Author: Dhinesh Kumar