Josh Clarkson has undoubtedly been the fieriest batsman for the Central Stags in this edition. He has not only scored team-high 183 runs at a strike rate of 194 but has also knocked 18 boundaries and 10 sixes. Jayden Lennox has picked up 10 wickets at an economy of under 7.60 runs per over and could be the X-Factor for this team in the mentioned showdown.
Now discussing the top players of Canterbury Kings, who have 16 points in their first 7 games, Chad Bowes has been their No. 1 player with the bat. He has scored 193 runs at a strike rate of just under 150 (147).
Willian O’Rourke has been the best pick among their bowlers as he has fetched 8 wickets on an economy of 8.36.
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Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags Super Smash T20 Match Prediction
CTB vs CS T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2023
The top two teams of the Super Smash 2023 Season, Canterbury Kings and Central Stags are all set to lock horns on Friday, January 27 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. As the numero uno spot in the standings is at stake, let us take a detailed look at the betting tips, preview, pitch report, and best fantasy XI before the action gets underway.
Canterbury Kings have been a force to reckon with while Central Stags have lost their most recent game against the Otago Volts. Kings are on the backs of three consecutive wins and have won all their mentioned games in dominating fashion.
Given that the Kings seem to have found their perfect XI, they could very well secure a win at Basin Reserve to clinch the top spot. However, the Stags are known to be one team who quickly bounces back after an upset.
Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags T20 Live Streaming
This match will be shown live on BT Sport, SKY Sports NZ and Hotstar.
Basin Reserve is considered to be one of the best pitches in the country for Test Cricket. So, in the shorter format either captain will be looking to give early momentum to their bowlers by using the green surface to trouble the opposition batting lineup.
CTB vs CS, Hagley Oval Pitch Report
There is growing optimism that teams who bat second can chase down targets with much more ease. Given that 160-170 is considered to be a great score on this score, each team will to make the best use of their strategy knowing that the pitch will only degrade during the match hours.
Christchurch Weather Report
Humidity will not be at its peak in Match 23 as the levels are only anticipated to be around 70%. Moreover, the temp. Will also be between 24 to 18 degrees. Meaning that it will only get cooler during the latter hours of the game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags, Super Smash 2023
Canterbury Kings Team News & Playing 11
CTB Team News
This team has all the ingredients of clinching the silverware in the 2022-23 season, and their most recent games speak volumes about their current form. Winning their last three encounters, there shall be no surprises if this team pulls off another win in Match 23 in Wellington.
CTB Key Players
Chad Bowes- This South African right-handed batsman is young and fierce. Not only does he not resist taking risks but can also bring down the house by hitting sixes effortlessly.
Leo Carter- This left-handed batsman is known to bring stability into his team’s batting lineup. Having scored 156 runs already in this tournament, his steady strike rate of 111 is an indication of how he can score big runs even if he comes in early.
William O’Rourke- Bowling at an average of 20, William has registered 8 wickets being a Fast bowler. Given that if he is able to use the green surface, O’Rourke has the potential of causing havoc.
CTB Team Form
The Canterbury Kings are on the backs of three consecutive wins in the 2022-23 Super Smash Tournament.
Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie (C), Cam Fletcher (Wk), Henry Shipley, Zak Foulkes, Angus McKenzie, Todd Astle, William O’Rourke, Edward Nuttall
Central Stags Team News & Playing 11
CS Team News
The Central Stags are the No. 1 team in the Super Smash 2022-23 season courtesy of their tally of 18 points in 7 games (4 wins and 2 losses).
CS Key Players
Josh Clarkson- He is chasing the highest run scorer accolade and is on the verge of competing against his companions. Given that he is a steady all-rounder, Clarkson can decide the outcome of the game predominantly with the bat and also with the ball if needed.
Jayden Lennox- Having managed to be an economical bowler, who has even secured 10 wickets, Lennox can even be the leading wicket-taker on this track.
Dane Cleaver- This wicketkeeper, who is the cousin of New Zealand's Kane Williamson, has scored 156 runs in the competition so far.
CS Team Form
After a terrific to their 2022-23 campaign, Central Stags are on the backs of a loss against the Volts.
Central Stags Predicted Playing 11
Tom Bruce (C), Dane Cleaver (WK), Ross Taylor, Ray Toole, Ben Smith, Josh Clarkson, Liam Dudding, Brad Schmulian, Greg Hay, Jayden Lennox, Brett Randell
Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags Head to Head
Total 17 matches have been played between these two teams so far, Canterbury Kings have won 9 and Central Stags have won 8
CTB vs CS Head to Head Stats in T20's
Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags Betting Odds
While Stags have been able to edge their dominance over Kings, it seems like Kings are on a better run this time around. While the bookkeepers have no clear-cut favorites, it does seem like the Kings could secure their 5th victory against the Central Kings this time around.
Who will win Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags T20 Match?
Canterbury Kings have been the dominant force in their previous 3 games. Having outplayed the opposition regardless of their stars, the Kings have not feared any opposition and have rightfully been on an upward trajectory.
CTB vs CS Top Team Batsmen
Dane Cleaver and Cam Fletcher are both likely to be picked in your fantasy team as both of them can not only fetch you points by batting but have great chances of being a part of any dismissal. Apart from these two, Tom Bruce and Chad Bowes are the two batsmen which could you should have in your XI. Leo Carter of the Canterbury Kings is also another viable option for this team.
Jayden Lennox and Brett Randell of the Central Stags are the two bowling options from the Central Stags who can be the x-factor in this game. Whereas William O’Rourke and Zak Foulkes should be your picks from Canterbury Kings.
Given that this match will be played at the Basin Reserve, Canterbury Kings might be more confident heading into this one. Given that the Volts have already showcased how the Stags can be made most vulnerable, the Kings would be using their core strength to cause the early pressure. We favor the Canterbury Kings to land an upper hand in this one.
Canterbury Kings are favorites to beat Central Stags