Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Dec 31, 2021
  • 07:10 IST / 1:40 GMT
  • Pukekura Park - New Plymouth, New Zealand
2021-12-31 07:10
Central Stags CS Central Stags
Canterbury CAN Canterbury
Betting Tips
  • Keeper-batter Dane Cleaver top scored with 65 from 42 balls in the defeat to Northern Brave on Thursday. He is the leading run scorer in the tournament and is our pick for Central Stags’ leading run scorer in this match. Seth Rance went wicketless against Northern Brave but has picked up 10 wickets so far in the competition. He is a strong choice for Central Stags’ top wicket taker against Canterbury Kings.
  • Opener Chad Bowes hit a 32-ball 50 in the win over Otago Volts and is our tip for Canterbury Kings’ leading run scorer against Central Stags. With the ball, Matt Henry has 10 wickets in the 2021-22 Super Smash and took 2-19 in the last game. Henry is well worth backing as Canterbury Kings’ top wicket taker in this game.
  • Dane Cleaver has hit 74 more runs than any other player in the tournament. He is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Central Stags are favourites to win

Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2021

3rd placed Central Stags take on Canterbury Kings in 2nd at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth in the New Year’s Eve Super Smash game. The Stags were beaten by Canterbury Kings by 6 wickets at the same venue as this match on Thursday. Canterbury Kings won their last fixture, against Otago Volts on Boxing Day. Read on as we preview this game. The match begins at 14:40 local time.

Central Stags have lost successive games in the Super Smash and are starting to drop down the table. They need a win to keep pace with the teams around them.

Canterbury Kings have won three of their last four games in the competition and will come into this game full of confidence to make it four from their last five.

Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings T20 Live Streaming

Spark Sports will show this game in New Zealand. BT Sport will show the match in the UK with Fox Sports providing live coverage in Australia. Willow Sports have the rights in USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.

Super Smash 2021 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match via the Fan code app.

CS vs CK Match Toss Prediction

Central Stags are always comfortable batting first in this format. We predict that whichever skipper calls correctly, Canterbury Kings will field first.

CS vs CK Pitch Report

The surface at Pukekura Park favours the bowlers slightly over the batters. Expect the bowling attacks to keep their economy rates down and a par score to be 150.

Weather Report

Sunny with some cloud popping up from time to time with the temperature at 21 degrees during this afternoon match.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings, Super Smash 2021

CS vs CAN Prediction

Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

Ben Smith was left out of the Stags XI for their defeat to Northern Brave on Thursday with the experienced Doug Bracewell replacing him. Bracewell hit 36 not out from 28 balls as well as dismissing opener Tim Seifert so we do not expect to see any changes in the team for this game.

CS Key Players

  • Greg Hay - The opener was run out for only 6 against Northern Brave but is one of only two players to have hit over 200 runs in the tournament so far.
  • Dane Cleaver - All eyes will be on the tournament’s leading run scorer to repeat his 11 boundaries that we saw in Thursday’s game.
  • Seth Rance - The medium pacer was expensive in the defeat to Northern Brave. However, we expect him to bowl in a similarly attacking manner in this match and add to his 10 wickets in the campaign.

CS Team Form

The Stags have lost three of their last four games but have a fine batting line-up who could help them turn their form around.

Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

Greg Hay, Bayley Wiggins, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Christian Leopard, Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner

Canterbury Team News & Playing 11

CK Team News

In the win over Otago Volts, Cole McConchie kept faith with the same XI who were cruelly beaten by 1 wicket from the last ball against Northern Districts on December 23. With no new injuries or poor form in the side, we expect to see the same Canterbury Kings’ team in this match.

CK Key Players

  • Chad Bowes - The opener hit 1 six and 7 fours in his half-century against Otago Volts. He is the leading run scorer for the Kings’ in the tournament.
  • Matt Henry - The New Zealand international bowler returned very impressive figures of 2-19 against the Volts and dismissed Michael Rippon and Max Chu.
  • Ed Nuttall - No bowler has taken more wickets than Nuttall in the Super Smash 2021-22. He was expensive but still picked up a key wicket in the win over Otago Volts.

CK Team Form

Canterbury Kings are one of the form sides in the competition after winning three of their last four games.

Canterbury Predicted Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Henry Nicholls, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie (c), Cam Fletcher (wk), Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Blake Coburn, Ed Nuttall

CS vs CAN Team Form in Last Five Matches

CS : L L W L W


Central Stags vs Canterbury Head to Head

Canterbury Kings have won the last two meetings and have a one game lead in the head to head.

CS vs CK Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played CS Won CK Won Tie NR
Overall 31 13 14 0 4
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

Central Stags vs Canterbury Betting Odds

In spite of recent form, the Stags are favourites to get the victory in this game.

Who will win CS vs CK T20 Match?

Although the Stags have won only one of their last three games, it is still their batters who dominate the top of the run scorers list.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Central Stags1.741.751.691.80
Canterbury Kings1.992.002.172.00

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Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings Top Team Batsmen

For Central Stags, Dane Cleaver, Greg Hay and Bayley Wiggins are our batting tips. Cleaver is averaging 56.40 in this year’s tournament.

For Canterbury Kings, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls and Ken McClure are our batting recommendations. Nicholls is averaging 84.00 from his two games so far in the competition.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Dane Cleaver (CS)5.123.754.103.75
Greg Hay (CS)4.603.503.703.75
Bayley Wiggins (CS)5.964.504.704.50
Chad Bowes (Ck)4.623.753.944.00
Henry Nicholls (Ck)10.919.009.404.00
Ken McClure (Ck)5.904.755.004.50

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Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings Top Team Bowlers

Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance and Blair Tickner are our bowling tips for Central Stags. Rance is the only bowler to have taken a 5-wicket haul in the 2021-22 Super Smash.

Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall and Cole McConchie are our picks with the ball for Canterbury Kings. Henry and Nuttall have taken 21 wickets between them in the tournament.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Ajaz Patel (CS)8.264.754.504.00
Seth Rance (CS)6.644.003.904.00
Blair Tickner (CS)6.644.003.904.00
Matt Henry (CK)7.595.505.603.10
Ed Nuttall (CK)5.514.334.203.75
Cole McConchie (CK)6.935.005.204.50

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Central Stags vs Canterbury Prediction

We are predicting the form book to go out of the window and a home win for Central Stags in this game. The surface in New Plymouth is quite hard to acclimatise to and the Stags have the advantage of playing on it the previous day. Expect Canterbury Kings to put in a strong performance but to come up short.

Final Verdict

Central Stags are favourites to beat Canterbury Kings at odds of 1.80

Posted On 30th December 2021 06:18:31
Posted by Kavin

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