Tim Seifert hit an impressive 32 from 15 balls at the top of the order against Wellington Firebirds in the last game. He is our tip for Northern Brave’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Trent Boult picked up 2-40 and the experienced left-arm quick is well worth backing as Northern Brave’s top wicket taker against Canterbury Kings.
Opener Chad Bowes made 51 from 41 balls in the Elimination Final and is our pick for Canterbury Kings’ highest run scorer in this final. Matt Henry was expensive but still secured 2 wickets in Thursday’s match. He is a strong choice for Canterbury Kings’ top wicket taker against Northern Brave.
There are quality players with bat and ball on both teams but we are predicting Trent Boult to take the Player of the Match Award.
NK vs CAN Win Probability
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Northern Brave vs Canterbury Kings Super Smash Final T20 Match Prediction
NB vs CTB Final T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2022
Northern Brave and Canterbury Kings go head to head in the 2021-22 Super Smash Final on Saturday evening in Hamilton. This will be the third time that Northern Brave have reached the final with their only title coming in 2013-14. Canterbury won the inaugural Super Smash in 2005-06 and lost in last season’s final. Read on as we preview this fixture. This match begins at Seddon Park at 18:50 local time.
Northern Brave had their first game of this season’s Super Smash rained off and lost their next match. Since then they have won eight in a row and look unstoppable.
Canterbury Kings lost only one of their last seven games but that defeat came against Northern Brave. However, they will still fancy their chances in this one-off fixture.
Northern Brave 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 the USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.
Both of this season’s Super Smash fixtures at Seddon Park have seen the team who won the toss choose to field first. We expect both skippers to insert the opposition in this final.
NB vs CTB Pitch Report
The pitch at Seddon Park will be a typical New Zealand surface which offers something for spinners, fast bowlers and batters alike. We expect a par score in this final to be 165-170.
Early evening sun will give way to cloudy skies with the temperature dropping from 25 to 18 degrees during the match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Northern Brave vs Canterbury Kings, Super Smash 2022
Northern Brave Team News & Playing 11
NB Team News
Jeet Raval has led an impressive squad this season and they have been boosted by the return of Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult who missed a chunk of games due to the Test series with Bangladesh. They have a terrific team spirit and we envisage them taking the field with the same XI as in their last match.
NB Key Players
Tim Seifert - The New Zealand international keeper-batter has hit 234 runs in the competition. He has only made one half-century but always contributes something useful to the cause.
Colin de Grandhomme - The experienced batting all-rounder has made 2 half-centuries in Super Smash 2022 and has been in excellent form since the start of the year.
Trent Boult - The left-arm pace bowler has seen it all in cricket and has plenty of variations up his sleeve. He picked up his wickets late in the innings in Brave’s last game.
NB Team Form
Northern Brave’s form has been nothing short of sensational, they lost their only game of the tournament on December 12.
Northern Brave Predicted Playing 11
Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Henry Cooper, Anurag Verma, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Joe Walker, Trent Boult
Blake Coburn made way for Mitchell Hay in the Canterbury Kings XI ahead of the Elimination Final victory over Wellington Firebirds. Hay did not bat or bowl and with spin likely to play more of a role on this pitch, we expect Coburn to return to the side for this final.
CTB Key Players
Chad Bowes - The opener has hit 4 half-centuries for Canterbury Kings in the tournament and has a highest score of 62 this season.
Tom Latham - The well organised left-handed batter is predominantly a long format player but is more than capable of anchoring an innings in T20 cricket.
Matt Henry - The fast-medium bowler has only gone wicketless in two games across the entirety of this year’s Super Smash.
CTB Team Form
Canterbury Kings have won six of their last seven matches in this season’s tournament.
Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing 11
Chad Bowes, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie (c), Cam Fletcher (wk), Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Blake Coburn, Ed Nuttall
NK vs CAN Team Form in Last Five Matches
NK : W W W W W
CAN : W W L W W
Northern Brave vs Canterbury Kings Head to Head
Northern Brave have won the last three meetings between the sides including both group stage games this season.
NB vs CTB Head to Head Stats in T20's
Northern Brave vs Canterbury Kings Betting Odds
Northern Brave are favourites to win the match and lift the 2021-22 Super Smash trophy.
Who will win NB vs CTB T20 Match?
Chad Bowes and Cam Fletcher are on show in this game, both players are in the top four run scorers in this season’s competition.
These two sides were the standout teams in the group stage and unsurprisingly finished in the top two places. As a result, this should be a game high on quality and entertainment with plenty of international on show. We are predicting a competitive game with Northern Brave winning the title.
Northern Brave are favourites to beat Canterbury Kings at odds of 1.72