Canterbury vs Northern Knights T20 Prediction

  • Jan 12, 2020
  • 08:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Bay Oval - Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Canterbury CAN Canterbury
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights

Betting Tips

  • Both teams go into this match with 14 points, after three wins and a no result, but Canterbury Kings have played a game less and so remain in the hunt for a play-off place.
  • The Kings kept their play-off hopes alive thanks to Will Williams' bowling heroics against Wellington Firebirds - his hat-trick and then two wickets from the final two balls helping them seal a dramatic three-run win.
  • Northern Knights also go into this game on the back of a win, however - beating Auckland Aces as Anton Devcich hit back, as they look to end a disappointing campaign on a high note.

Our Pick Canterbury are favorites to win.

Posted On 12th January 2020 09:49:08
Posted by Kavin

Who will win Canterbury vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020?

Canterbury Kings face Northern Knights at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval in the Super Smash on January 12, knowing they need to win to keep their hopes of a play-off place alive. The match is scheduled to start at 16:10 local time.

A dramatic win against Wellington last time out, in which Will Williams took a hat-trick and then two more wickets from the final two balls to turn the match on its head, keeps the Kings in contention. Though they are level on points with the Knights, they have played a game less so victory in this game will set up a decisive final match against Otago Volts.

Northern Knights, on the other hand, sign off their campaign in this match. They can not reach the play-offs now, but did win against Auckland Aces last time out – Anton Devcich scoring a half-century as they chased 171 to win by three wickets.

CAN vs NK, Super Smash 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: Sky Sport NZ, Radio Sport, Star Sports

Live streaming: Sky Go, Hotstar

CAN vs NK Toss Prediction

Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bat first when these teams last met, but they may prefer to chase if given the choice this time out.

CAN vs NK Weather Report

The sun should burn through the cloud at Mount Maunganui by the afternoon. There will be some humidity, but the chance of rain is practically zero.

CAN vs NK Pitch Condition

Mount Maunganui is a good batting wicket, but bowlers can get something out of the pitch.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Canterbury vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020...

Canterbury vs Northern Knights

Canterbury Team News & Playing 11

CAN Team News

After getting back to winning ways with an unchanged team last time out, Canterbury Kings could keep faith with the same XI again – Sean Davey having stepped into the team for the last two Super Smash matches.

CAN Key Players

Chad Bowes: Hit a half-century when these teams last met and now has 248 runs at the top of the order, in what has been a useful partnership with Jack Boyle.

Cole McConchie: Moved to ten wickets for the tournament by dismissing danger-man Devon Conway last time out, while he hit 49* from 25 balls with the bat when these teams last met.

Will Williams: Turned the match against Wellington on its head last time out, taking a hat-trick in the 18th over and then concluding the match with two wickets from the final two balls to seal a dramatic three-run win.

CAN Team Form

Canterbury Kings stormed to victory against Northern Knights when these teams last met, as Leo Carter hit six sixes in an over in a stunning chase of 220 to win by seven wickets. They lost to Central Stags, posted 164/8 in reply to 181/8 in their next match despite Cam Fletcher’s 65* from 37 balls, but got back to winning ways in dramatic fashion last time out.

It looked as though their score of 148/8 was going to be below par, until Will Williams claimed a hat-trick in the 18th over and then concluded the game with two wickets from the final two balls. It left Wellington Firebirds just short on 145/9.

Canterbury Predicted Playing 11

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

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

Northern Knights made just one change last time out, as Joe Carter made way for Peter Bocock, and they were rewarded for their faith in that team – Anton Devcich putting the six sixes he conceded in the previous match off one over behind him, as he opened the innings with a blistering half-century.

NK Key Players

Daryl Mitchell: Continued his record of contributing with either bat or ball in every game so far when he claimed 1-13 and moved to ten wickets in the tournament last time out. He has also scored 179 runs.

Tim Seifert: Hit 74 when these teams last met and the big-hitting opener (and wicket-keeper-batsman) now has 313 runs in total this season.

Scott Kuggeleijn: Hit two sixes to get Northern Knights over the line last time out, having earlier claimed his seventh wicket of the tournament with the ball.

NK Team Form

Northern Knights can not qualify for the play-offs anymore, but they did at least get back to winning ways last time out. Their defeat when these teams last met was spectacular – Tim Seifert and Dean Brownlie having led the Knights to 219/7 only for them to lose by seven wickets with seven balls remaining as Anton Devich was hit for six sixes in an over.

Devcich hit the headlines for the right reasons last time out, however. After Anurag Verma had taken 3-35 to limit Auckland Aces to 170/7, Devcich hit 51 from 23 balls and the Knights eventually won by three wickets.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11

Anton Devcich, Tim Seifert (wk), Dean Brownlie (c), Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton, Peter Bocock, Daniel Flynn, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Brett Randell

Canterbury vs Northern Knights Team Form in Last Five Matches


NK : W L L W L

CAN vs NK Head to Head

Northern Knights had won three matches in a row against Canterbury Kings until Leo Carter ripped up that script in this season’s first meeting. Tim Seifert (74 from 36 balls) and Dean Brownlie both hit half-centuries as the Knights rocketed to 219/7. In reply, however, Chad Bowes (57) and Cole McConchie (49*) responded well, and Leo Carter smashed six sixes off one Anton Devcich over on his way to 70* from 29 balls to seal a seven-wicket win.

CAN vs NK Head to Head Stats

Matches Played CAN Won NK Won Tie No Result
26 13 12 0 1

Canterbury vs Northern Knights Betting Odds

Canterbury Kings won last time these teams met, but Northern Knights are favourites to win this re-match. They are 1.80 with Bet365, while the Kings are 2.00 to win.
Tim Seifert is likely to be central to that. He is 3.75 to be their top team batsman with Bet365, while Anton Devcich is 4.00 and Dean Brownlie can be backed at 5.00. For the Kings, opening pairing Chad Bowes and Jack Boyle are 4.00 and 4.50 respectively with Bet365.
Anurag Verma and Brett Randell are 4.00 apiece with Bet365 to be the Knights’ top bowler, while Ish Sodhi, Daryl Mitchell and Scott Kuggeleijn are all 4.50. Cole McConchie and, after his heroics last time out, Will Williams are both 4.00 with Bet365 to be the Kings’ top team bowler.

Canterbury vs Northern Knights Prediction

Canterbury Kings have got back to form in time to mount a play-off push and they can keep themselves in contention with another win against the Knights.

Final Verdict

Back Canterbury Kings to beat Northern Knights.

CAN vs NK Dream11 Prediction


Tim Seifert led the Knights’ batting when these teams last met and with 533 points so far this season, he is the top wicket-keeper pick at 9.5 credits. Cam Fletcher is the alternative, but whereas Seifert opens, Fletcher is down the order.


Chad Bowes and Jack Boyle have forged a good opening partnership for the Kings,  with Boyle top-scoring last time out and Bowes coming up with some big innings too. They are 9.5 credits and nine credits respectively. Dean Brownlie is also nine credits and hit a half-century when these teams last met, but if you are judging on that game then Leo Carter – after his six sixes in an over – has to be pursued at eight credits.


Daryl Mitchell and Cole McConchie have both made an impact with either bat or ball consistently this season. Both are must-picks on the all-rounder front, which leaves the question of whether to go for Andrew Ellis or Anton Devcich at 9.5 credits or Scott Kuggeleijn at nine credits. The latter is the top scorer of the three so far this season.


It leaves three bowling places then, and Will Williams is hard to ignore after his match-winning bowling last time out. The Knights, meanwhile, boast both Ish Sodhi and Anurag Verma, with Brett Randell an alternative if you need to save some credits.


Tim Seifert has been consistent with the bat for Northern Knights, including when these teams last met, but the all-rounders could be better options. In that case, Daryl Mitchell has slightly outscored Cole McConchie thanks to his better batting form, so they should be selected in that order.

CAN vs NK Dream11 Team

Chad Bowes Daryl Mitchell (c) Tim Seifert Ish Sodhi
Jack Boyle Cole McConchie (vc)   Anurag Verma
Dean Brownlie Scott Kuggeleijn   Will Williams
Leo Carter      

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