Central Districts Stags vs Canterbury Kings, free match prediction

19 Jan 2019 | 11:40 | McLean Park, Napier McLean Park, Napier
225/3 in 20.0 11.25 winner
207/4 in 20.0 10.35

Central Stags beat Canterbury Kings by 18 runs

Central Districts will win
  • Central District are currently in second place with three wins out of their six matches (14 points). 
  • Canterbury are currently in a four-match losing streak and the holders of the wooden spoon in the points table with a lone win (4 points).
  • Central Districts beat Canterbury by 6 wickets in their last match and the match ended as a one-sided affair. 

  Central Districts – WWNLLW

  Canterbury - LLLLWL

Our prediction is Central Districts will win this match!

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2018/19
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Venue: McLean Park, Napier
  • Toss: WIN the toss, BAT First
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Match Preview

Super Smash League has reached an exciting phase where each win not only pushes your team up the order, it also pulls down the other teams off the ranking table. Northern Knights have been a distant first place whereas other teams are just separated by couple of wins.

Central Districts take on the Canterbury second time in the same week and are looking for a back to back win over them. Central Districts batting has been in a scintillating form and are led from the front by Skipper Tom Bruce. Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, George Worker and Josh Clarkson has been amongst the runs and contributing to the team`s cause. They have well balanced and effective pace bowling attack with the likes of Ben Wheeler, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell and Seth Rance. Ajaz patel plays a perfect toil to the pace attack in the middle overs. Central Districts are on a roll with both their batting and bowling in good form. 

 Canterbury are not having a good tournament so far with winning just a lone match and losing their remaining five matches. They need to win more matches to improve their chances of entering the play-offs. Every match is crucial for their chances from here on. They are struggling to put a good performance with bat and ball together. Their batting has had good contributions from Skipper Cole McConchie, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls and Cam Fletcher. Tom Latham`s could not replicate his international form in this tournament. They are struggling to find consistency with the bat. Kyle Jamieson has been their standout bowler and he tops the wickets chart in the tournament. He is not finding support at the other end from the likes of Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall and Andrew Ellis. Spinners Skipper McConchie and Leggie Todd Astle are not able to control the run rate in the middle overs.  

Teams Preview

Central Districts Stags Preview

Key Players:

Tom Bruce – Skipper Bruce has been in good form by scoring two 40+ scores in the last two matches. He plays the role of the finisher in the team. 

Ben Wheeler – Wheeler has been the most economical bowler in the tournament so far by giving away runs at just over 6 RPO.

Stats from the tournament :

Tom Bruce – 216 runs at strike rate 150 (HS – 88*, 50s-1) 

Blair Tickner – 9 wickets at an economy of 8.2 RPO (BB – 3/15)

Central Districts Stags Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Bruce(C), Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, George Worker, Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Dane Cleaver (Wk), Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell, Seth Rance, Ajaz Patel.

Central Districts are expected to go in with the same playing XI. They won’t change the winning combination unless there is an injury at the last minute. 

Central Districts Stags Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2018/19

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Tom Bruce 45 31 7 0 145.16
W Young 33 32 3 0 103.12
G Worker 21 15 4 0 140
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Tickner 4.0 0 15 3 3.75
S Rance 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
B Wheeler 4.0 0 33 1 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Tickner 4.0 0 15 3 3.75
S Rance 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
B Wheeler 4.0 0 33 1 8.25

Central Districts Stags Actual Playing XI:

Dane Cleaver, Seth Rance, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, George Worker, Ajaz Patel, Dean Foxcroft, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, Will Young

Canterbury Kings Preview

Key Players:

Henry Nicholls – Nicholls comes into the team after good performance in the international squad. He would love to replicate his form to change his team`s fortunes.  

Kylie Jamieson – Jamieson has been taking wickets consistently and has already produced the best figures of 6/7 for New Zealand in T20s this year. 

Stats from the tournament:

Cole McConchie – 173 runs at strike rate 134 (HS – 83, 50s-1) 

Kylie Jamieson – 13 wickets at an economy of 7.7 RPO (BB – 6/7) – Highest Wicket taker

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Cole McConchie (C), Chad Bowes, Andrew Ellis, Henry Nicholls, Cam Fletcher (Wk), Kylie Jamieson, Leo Carter, Ed Nuttall, Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Jeremy Benton.

Henry Shipley and Jeremy Benton may replace Andrew Ellis and Todd Astle in the playing XI.No other changes are expected.

Canterbury Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2018/19

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Nicholls 40 25 3 2 160
C Fletcher 38 27 2 1 140.74
C Bowes 24 11 3 1 218.18
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Henry 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
E Nuttall 3.0 0 20 1 6.67
T Astle 2.0 0 29 1 14.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Henry 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
E Nuttall 3.0 0 20 1 6.67
T Astle 2.0 0 29 1 14.5

Canterbury Kings Actual Playing XI:

Matt Henry, Leo Carter, TD Astle, Chad Bowes, Cameron Fletcher, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Andrew Ellis, Cole McConchie, Ed Nuttall, Kyle Jamieson

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The dew factor may come into play. Napier pitch has been traditionally a batting pitch with smaller boundaries and quick outfield. Scores in the range of 180-200 runs will be scored easily. Central Districts scored more than 200 runs last time they played here. 

Toss: WIN the toss, BAT First

Napier pitch has known to be batting pitch and the teams would look to bat first and post a huge total to pressurize the opposition batsmen. Chasing becomes difficult under lights too.

Winning Prediction

Central Districts are playing superbly and have the winning momentum with them. On the other hand, Canterbury are struggling to put a good performance and are in a losing streak. We expect Central Districts to win the match.

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar