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Do the Canterbury Kings have it in them to rise up from the ashes?

  • Canterbury Kings have lost 3 out of the 4 matches they have played. The last two matches played against the Firebirds and the Knights have ended in massive defeats for them.
  • The Central Stags recorded a colossal 54 run win over the Otago Volts at Napier. They are 3rd in the league table with 2 wins from 5 matches.
  • Consistency has been an issue for both the teams. Both teams will strive to put in a complete performance right throughout the 40 overs of the match.

We predict that the Central Stags will defeat the Canterbury Kings to record their 3rd win of Burger King Super Smash 2018/19.

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The 17th match of Burger King Super Smash for 2018/19 will see the Central Stags taking on the Canterbury Kings at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The Canterbury Kings are at the bottom of the league table with just a solitary win from 4 matches. They have points and a NRR of -0.757. The Central Stags have jumped up to 2nd position in the league standings with 2 wins from 5 matches with 1 match been abandoned due to rain. They have 10 points but with a negative NRR of -0.092. There is a keen tussle for positions with 5 teams in the fray for a position to be amongst the top 2 teams.

 

Cricket betting tips from Premium Cricket has been looking at the team’s performances during the past few seasons, the performances up to now this season as well as the performances of individual players. The Super Smash Prediction for this match will continue to do the same in an attempt to give you, our loyal subscribers a comprehensive analysis of what can be the outcome of this match. So, do you want to find out what we think? Continue reading!

 

The Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury Kings have been all over the shop with bat and with the ball. They have at times scored in excess of 180 runs but fallen like ninepins on other occasions. The bowlers performed astonishingly against the Auckland Aces but have been erratic on others.

 

Captain Cole McConchie has scored 155 runs in 4 innings and has looked a class above the rest of the batters. He made 83 out of a total of 135 against the Wellington Firebirds but that again was in a losing cause. Chad Bowes has scored 112 runs in 4 innings with the top score of 67 made against the Northern Districts. Stephen Murdoch made 54 against Otago but since then has added just 13 more runs. Andrew Ellis, Kyle Jamieson, Leo Carter, and Cam Fletcher are the other top order batsmen in the Canterbury lineup. They would need to start contributing a bit more with the bat if the Kings are to be competitive against the Central Stags.

 

Right-arm Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson is still at the top of the list of bowlers with the most number of wickets this season. He has captured 11 wickets so far with that magical spell of .6 for 7 against the Auckland Aces as his best. Andrew Ellis has captured 6 wickets so far with 3 for 35 against the Northern Knights being his best. Henry Shipley and Ed Nuttal are the other medium pace bowlers in the side along with Jeremy Benton as the primary spin bowler in the side. Benton has bowled his left-arm orthodox spin with good control and has ensured that he maintains a tight lid on the opponents scoring rate.

 

The Central Stags

Right-handed top-order batsman and the captain of the side, Tom Bruce, is the leading run-scorer for the Central Districts. He has made 171 runs in total with a match-winning 88 not out against the Northern Knights as his top score. He also made 47 against the Otago Volts at Napier and has looked in great form. No other batter has gone past a total of 100 runs for the season and this is a big problem that they need to sort out as soon as possible. Dean Foxcroft indicated that he is capable of doing just that by making 56 against the Volts. George Worker, Dane Cleaver, Will Young, Josh Clarkson, and Kieran Noema-Barnett are the other top-order batsmen in the side. Worker and Cleaver must get the side off to a good start and allow Will Young to anchor the innings batting at number 3.

 

Left-arm medium pace bowler Ben Wheeler has now taken 7 wickets in the tournament with 4 for 26 against the Otago Volts being his best. Blair Tickner has 6 wickets under his belt with his 3 wicket burst against the Northern Knights being his best effort. Seth Rance and Doug Bracewell have missed a couple of games with the latter being part of the national team. We should see Bracewell return to the playing 11 for this match. George Worker and Ajaz Patel are the key spin bowlers in the side. The inclusion of test match player Patel is sure to liven the spirits of the Central Stags camp and they would hope that the all-rounder could do something good with both the bat and with the ball.

 

Our Super Smash Prediction

Join us on the 13th to witness what promises to be another keenly contested T20 game. The Christchurch pitch flattens out making it a great batting surface. The batsmen will be licking their lips on this smallish ground and be looking at making maximum use of the chance they get. So, who will win? Our Super Smash Prediction is a win for the Central Stags. Just hit on the Bet Now button against the Central Stags if you think so too!

Match Info

Tournament:

Super Smash 2018-19

Format:

t20

Home Team:

Canterbury Kings

Away Team:

Central Stags

Date:

Jan 13, 2019

Time:

03:00 GMT

Venue:

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand

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