Central Stags vs Northern Knights Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Dec 30, 2020
  • 06:10:00, GMT +5:30
  • Pukekura Park - New Plymouth, New Zealand
2020-12-30 06:10:00
Central Stags CS Central Stags
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights

Betting Tips

  • Players like Tim Seifert and Scott Kuggeleijn are International quality players and brings in a lot of experience in the Northern Knights team.
  • Central Stags were pretty mediocre in their last match against Wellington. Against a good bowling line up of Northern Knights, their batting is likely to struggle again.
  • Northern Knights look a good mixture of quality batsmen and top class bowlers. They have plenty of depth in their batting that makes them favourites against Central Stags
Northern Knights

Our Pick Northern Knights are favorites to win

Posted On 29th December 2020 06:15:39
Posted by Joy

Central Stags vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020-21

The Central Stags vs Northern Knights is a crucial game for both teams. Central Stags after their loss to Wellington would want to get back to winning ways while Northern Knights will be eyeing a positive start to the tournament after a disastrous     previous season. The match will be played on the Pukekura Park, New Plymouth on December 30 and is scheduled to get underway at 1:40 PM local time

A demoralizing loss to Wellington in their last game must have dented Centeral Stags but they seem have a decent team on paper and can be expected to fair much better in the next game. They’ll be up against Northern Knights who too look a real force.

Players like Tim Seifert, Anton Devich, Katene Clark, Dean Brownlie, Brett Hampton, Henry Cooper forms a pretty solid batting order. The bowling is also led well by Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker and Matthew Fisher. The same set of players have defeated Pakistan A in a warm up T-20 so they’ll be very high on confidence.

For Central Stags, Dane Clever, Josh Clarkson and George Worker got themselves off to solid starts but failed to convert them into big scores. This is something they’d like to rectify in the next game. Also, Tom Bruce, Bayley Wiggins, Dough Bracewell needs to come good with the bat. 

Blair Tickener was the pick of Stag’s bowling in the last game along with Joey Field. Their other key bowlers Ajaz Patel and Dough Bracewell were very expensive though. They’d want to better their performance in the next game.

We definitely see Central Stag as a team with quality players and are expecting a better performance from them in the next match. However, getting past a strong Northern Knights won’t be easy at all. 

CS vs NK Live Streaming

Sky Sports will broadcast the tournament in New Zealand and Australia while Star Sports have the broadcasting rights in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives. If you’re from Pakistan, you can watch the match on PTV Sports. Willlow TV will stream the matches in United States while fans in South Africa can watch the games on SuperSport.

Live Streaming: Livestream of the tournament will also be available on Fox Sports, SuperSport, Willow TV, and Willow HD

CS vs NK Toss Prediction

For us, batting first is a very good option on these wickets. The surfaces are pretty flat and if teams can get a big score in the first inning, they’d most probably end up winning the match.

Pitch Report

The wickets in this Super Smash 2020 has been brilliant for batting. The ball comes nicely on to the bat which allows the batsmen to play big shots with ease. The spinners might enjoy bowling here as it may slow down a little as the game progresses.

Weather Report

One thing is certain that cricket fans will get to see an uninterrupted game as their is no prediction of rain on the match day. However, it’ll still be a chilly day for the players with temperatures hovering around 12-15 degrees

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Central Stags vs Northern Knights, Super Smash 2020-21.

Central Stags vs Northern Knights

Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

At the time of writing their is no update to whether or not there is any change in the squad for Stag’s upcoming game against the Northern Knight. Stags did had a bad game with the bat against Wellington but we expect them to stick with the same XI for the match.

CS Key Players

  • Dane Clever -The top scorer for the 2019-20 season, Dane Clever started the tournament with a breezy 29 in the first match. He’s one of Stag’s main batsmen thus he’d like to play a much longer inning in the next game. He’s a batsmen that can score very quickly so if he stays at the wicket, Stags will definitely get a big score.
  • Tom Bruce - Tom Bruce might have missed out in the first game but we’ll back him to come good against Northern Knights. He’s a top class batsmen and has a fantastic record for the Stags.
  • Dough Bracewell - The Kiwi superstar had a hard day at the office against Wellington but he’s a quality player and can be backed to contribute a lot more in the next game. His all round skills will be very handy for the Stags

CS Team Form 

After a disappointing previous season, .the Central stags hasn’t started the 2020 season on a positive note as they went down to Wellington by 39 runs in the tournament opener.

Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Doug Bracewell, Christian Leopard, Joey Field, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

According the official Twitter account of Northern Knights Henry Cooper, Katene Clarke & Fred Walker are likely to feature in the playing XI for the Northern Knights.It’ll be their debut match for the knights in Super Smash.

NK Key Players

  • Tim Seifert - Tim Seifert is one of the best T-20 batsmen going around. He’s been in terrific form for New Zealand and is fresh from a brilliant 99 against Pakistan A. He can be backed to start the tournament with a big knock. 
  • Katene Clark - He’s another batsman that’s in some fine form of late. As an opener, he’s a big responsibility to get Knights off to a positive start. We back him to come good against Stags
  • Scott Kuggelijn - Scott Kuggeleijn is coming back from an impressive T-20 series against Pakistan. He’s a bowler that can trouble the batsmen with his variations. He’ll be looking to continue his impressive run.

NK Team Form

Northern Knights finished last in the previous edition of the Super Smash but they way they decimated the Pakistan A team just two days ago must have given them a lot of confidence.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11

 Tim Seifert (wk), Katene Clarke, Peter Bocock, Anton Devcich (c), Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Josh Brown, Zak Gibson/Scott Kuggeleijn, Fred Walker, Brett Randell, Matthew Fisher

Central Stags vs Northern Knights Team Form in Last Five Matches

CS : L L W L W

NK : W W W W L

CS vs NK Head to Head

It has been a sea saw battle between the two teams with Knights winning 14 and losing 12 against the Stags.

CS vs NK Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played CS Won NK Won Tie No Result
26 12 14 0 0

Central Stags vs Northern Knights Betting Odds

Central Stags are underdogs in the match and are getting odds of 2.30 on Bet365 in comparison to Northern Knight’s odds of 1.80. On Betway, you’ll get odds of 2.05 and 1.72 on Central Stags and Northern Knights respectively.

Final Verdict

Northern Knights to beat Central Stags at 1.80 and 1.72 on Bet365 and Betway respectively.

CS vs NK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Dane Clever and Tim Seifert at 9.0 are two top class picks. Dane Clever was Stag’s top scorer in the last season and even looked good in their first match against Wellington. Tim Seifert as we all know is a quality batsmen and is fresh from a brilliant 99 against Pakistan A

  • Batsmen

    Ketene Clark at 9.0, Tom Bruce at 9.0 and Christian Leopard at 8.5 makes up for a quality batting. The Stags skipper Tom Bruce is a top class batsmen and has been terrific for his team in the last few years. Even though he missed out in the first game, we back him to come good against the Knights. Ketene Clark also played a handy knock of 40 against Pakistan A so he’s some form  behind as well. Christian Leopart is also a solid pick due to his ability to play quick fire knocks.

  • All rounder

    George Worker at 10, Anton Devcich at 9.5 and Scott Kuggeleijn at 8.5 will add depth to your team. All of the above three are very handy cricketer that are coming back from some decent performances in the past month or so.

  • Bowlers

    Blair Tickner, Brett Randell at 9.0 and Joey Field at 8.5 will complete a strong team. Tickner was exceptional in the last game along with Joey Field. Brett Randell is the spearhead of Northern Knights bowling.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Tim Seifert will be preferred captain while you can select George Worker as his deputy.

CS vs NK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Ketene Clark, Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce

  • All Rounder:Scott Kuggeleijn, Anton Devcich, George Worker(Vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Dane Clever, Tim Seifert (c)

  • Bowler:Blair Tickner, Brett Randell, Joey Field

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