Super Smash T20 Match Prediction: Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags: Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

Super Smash T20 Prediction: Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

January 7, 2020

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags: Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

The 24th match of Super Smash 2019-20 will see Canterbury Kings take on Central Stags on Tuesday.

Central Stags are at a very critical stage with just two remaining matches and any further slip up may see them being eliminated from the tournament. They are coming on the back of a 4-wicket loss against Auckland Aces.

Meanwhile, Canterbury have 4 matches to play and they still have their opportunities at their hands. They registered a comfortable 7-wicket win over Northern Knights in their last outing, a game that saw six sixes being hit in an over.

Canterbury Kings secured a 30-run win over Central Stags when these two sides faced each other earlier in Super Smash 2019-20.

Canterbury Kings performance in Super Smash T20:

Canterbury chased down a record total of 220 runs against Northern Knights in the last match. Leo Carter was the star of the night with his 29-ball 70 runs. He shared an unbeaten 118-run partnership with Skipper Cole McConchie (49 runs) to finish the chase. All eyes will be on him once again.

Chad Bowes also scored a half-century in the last game.

McConchie had a great all-round game, adding 2 wickets to his tally of 49 runs and will be the key once again.

Central Stags performance in Super Smash T20:

Central Stags have just a single win in the last 6 matches and are struggling to gain momentum. Christian Leopard was the leading run-scorer with just 27 runs the last match as they strolled to total of 138 runs in their last game.

Kieron Noema, Tom Bruce, George Worker have made good contributions but need to bat more consistently across matches. 

Kieron Noema-Barnett failed to kick on in the last match, scoring at a strike rate of less than a hundred and would be keen to hit form.

Ajaz Patel and Ryan Watson have been brilliant with the ball so far and took 2 wickets each in the last game, in addition to keeping the run rate under control.

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags Predicted line up:

Canterbury Kings

Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Stephen Murdoch, Cole McConchie, Cam Fletcher (wk), Leo Carter, Andrew Ellis, Henry Shipley, Will Williams, Blake Coburn, Ed Nuttall

Central Stags

George Worker, Dane Cleaver (wk), Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Ben Wheeler, Ryan Watson, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner

Pitch Report for today's Super Smash T20:

It will be the 4th of total 5 games to be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch in Super Smash 2019-20 season.

The first one was won by Wellington Firebirds by 6 wickets, while chasing a total of 130. The 2nd game was abandoned due to heavy rainfall. While in the 3rd, Canterbury Kings chased down a target of 220 with 7 balls remaining.

4 of the 5 games played at the venue in the 2018-19 Super Smash season were won by the chasing team. 

Only 1 game was high scoring – 390 runs were put on the scoreboard by both teams – while the other 4 were relatively low scoring games as per the T20 standards now a days – just 1 team scored more than 150.

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Martin Guptill has scored 248 runs in 6 innings at an average of almost 50 and is currently 5th in the tournament’s leading run-scorers list.
  2. Azaz Patel is leading the bowing chart in Super Smash 2019-20 so far. He has picked 14 wickets in 7 innings. Kieron Noema-Barnett is 3rd with 10 wickets in as many innings.
  3. Kieron Noema-Barnett has hit 14 sixes in the tournament so far and is currently at the top of most maximums hit by a player.
  4. Both teams have 5 games each in their head to head clashes in Super Smash so far.
  5. 298 runs were scored when these two sides faced each other earlier this season and 32 boundaries were hit in that game.

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Super Smash T20 Prediction: Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

Super Smash T20 Prediction: Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

December 23, 2019

McLean Park, Napier

Super Smash T20 Prediction: Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags

Central Stags will welcome Canterbury Kings at McLean Park, Napier in the 11th match of Super Smash 2019-20 on Monday.

The Stags began their Super Smash 2019-20 season on a high note with a thumping 120 runs win over the Northern Knights and a 24 runs triumph against Otago Volts. But there winning streak was hampered by rain which ended their 2-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, Canterbury Kings are still in search of their first win of Super Smash 2019-20. Of the 2 games they have played, they suffered a 6-wicket defeat at the hands of Wellington Firebirds in one while their previous game against Auckland Aces was abandoned due to rain.

Central Stags performance in Super Smash T20:

In-form Central Stags are most likely to continue with the same playing XI when they face the struggling Kings on Monday.

The Stags scored 149 runs against Northern Knights before rain washed out the game. George Worker and skipper Tom Bruce played 29 and 35 runs innings respectively. 

The Stags brought in right arm medium pacer Ryan Watson in place of Ben Wheeler from their 24 runs win over Wellington Firebirds against the Knights but the 25-year-old didn’t have much to impress as the Stags couldn’t bowl a single over.

Canterbury Kings performance in Super Smash T20:

The first game saw Kings lose to Wellington by 6 wickets after managing just 129.

However, Cole McConchie kept the faith in his players and fielded same team against Auckland Aces.

Jack Boyle and Chad Bowes showed promise for the Kings, who were 72/1 in 8 overs against Auckland Aces before the game was abandoned due to rain. Boyle scored 34 runs while Bowes was batting on 26 runs.

The Kings are most likely to field the same playing XI against the Stags.

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags Predicted Line up:

Central Stags

George Worker, Dane Cleaver (wk), Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Willem Ludick, Ryan Watson, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance

Canterbury Kings

Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Stephen Murdoch, Cole McConchie, Cam Fletcher (wk), Andrew Ellis, Henry Shipley, Blake Coburn, Leo Carter, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Pitch Report for today's Super Smash T20

Central Stags put 221 runs on the scoreboard in the Super Smash 2019-20 season opener at McLean Park, Napier. The Stags hit 12 fours and 17 sixes in their inning while 43 boundaries were in hit the game.

2 international T20 matches have been played at the venue. One of them saw England score 241/3 in 20 overs while the other saw New Zealand chase down 143 in 18 overs.

Average first innings score- 191

1 game was won by team batting first while the chasing team won the other game.

Meanwhile, out of 3 games played at the venue in Super Smash 2018-19, teams batting first won all 3 games.

Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags: Today's Match Prediction

  1. Cole McConchie took 3 wickets and gave away just 18 runs in 4 overs against Wellington Firebirds. He also scored 21 runs at a strike rate of 140 and would be a key player.
  2. Only 3 Canterbury Kings batsmen scored with a strike rate of above 100 in their defeat to Wellington Firebirds.
  3. Ajaz Patel has picked six wickets in the 3 games the Stags have played so far, despite not bowling a single over in their clash against the Knights.
  4. George Worker need 53 runs more to overtake Mathew Sinclair as the Stags 2nd highest run-scorer.
  5. The Stags won both their meeting with the Kings in Super Smash 2018-19 and have a better head to head record between the 2 teams. The Stags have won 5 as compared to Kings’ 4 while one of their clashes ended in no result.