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Northern Knights vs Central Stags Super Smash T20 Match

  • Jan 04, 2021
  • 11:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Seddon Park - Hamilton, New Zealand
Northern Knights NK Northern Knights
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Central Stags CS Central Stags

Betting Tips

  • Northern Knights have lost all their matches and are really struggling with none of their batsmen in form. Their bowling did reasonably well in the last game but with such batting performance, it’ll be very difficult for them to win
  • Central Stags are in top form after two big wins in their last two games. Players like George Worker, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell are in top form with the bat.
  • The depth in Central Stags team is terrific. The long batting line up allows the top order batsmen to play freely which is working wonders for the Stags as they’ve notched up two 200+ scores in their last two games.
Central Stags

Our Pick Central Sags are favourites to win

Posted On 3rd January 2021 07:48:48
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Posted by Kavin

Northern Knights vs Central Stags, Super Smash 2020-21

Northern Knights suffered their third consecutive loss as they went down to Otago by 2 wickets. One more loss and Northern Knight’s campaign in the Super Smash 2020-21 will be over. 

They desperately need a win in their next match but they’re up against strong Central Stags who’s been brilliant in the two games.

Will they be able to end their losing streak? Read on as we preview Northern Knights vs Central Stags match. The game will be played on 4th January 2021 and is scheduled to begin at 7:0 PM local time.

So even after three completed games, Northern Knights are yet to open their account in the Super Smash 2020-21. They delivered another mediocre batting performance a went down to Otago by 2 wickets in their last game.

Knight’s batting has been the culprit for their miserable performance. Tim Seifert scored a brilliant 74 in the last match yet, Knights could only manage a score of 153 - Not acceptable at all.
 
There were lot of expectations from Anton Devcich, Katene Clark, Dean Brownlie but all of them have been pretty disappointing. 

The bowling however should be credited for stretching the match till the last over. Zak Gibson was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-17 in 4 overs. H got good support from Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher and Brett Hampton. Scott Kuggeleijn was once again very expensive. 

Central Stags on the other have really turned on the heat in the last two games and picked up two big wins over Northern Knights and Auckland.

Their batting is really looking good with two 200+ scores in the last two matches. George Worker, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell and Dane Clever have batted brilliantly. 

The bowling has also been top class with Blair Tickner, Joey Field, Ajaz Patel, Christian Leopard and the all rounders doing a decent job.

Overall, Central Stags look a very strong team in comparison to a depleted Northern Knights and are our favourites for the match.

NK vs CS 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

NK vs CS Toss Prediction

Toss could go either way but the skipper that wins the toss might want to bat

Pitch Report

It’s a brilliant wicket to bat and once set, batsmen will have plenty of opportunities to get big runs. 

Weather Report

There will be a slight cloud cover on the match day but there is no prediction of rain which is a good news

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

Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11

NK Team News

At the time of writing, there is no update on the squad for Norther Knights that’ll take on Central Stags. We expect them to play the same XI for the match.

NK Key Players

  • Anton Devcich - Anton Devcich stated the tournament with a brilliant hundred but he’s failed t back it up with another good knock. T-20 is such a format that couple of failures is not a big deal but he’ll need to get going as quickly as possible.
  • Tim Seifert - Seifert backed up his knock of 46 with a magnification 74. With two good knocks, he is back in form and will the biggest match winner for Northern Knights
  • Zak Gibson - Zak Gibson picked up 3 wickets against Otago and kept Knights in the hunt. We back him to come god in the next match too.

NK Team Form  

Northern Knights have lost all their three matches in the tournament. They lost to Auckland by 45 runs and then went down to Wellington by 9 wickets. Otago beat them 2 wickets in the last match

Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert (wk), Katene Clarke, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich (c), Henry Cooper, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Frederick Walker, Joe Walker, Matthew Fisher 

Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

Central Stags will be without the services of their skipper Tom Bruce who’s on a paternity leave. In his absence, George Worker will lead the side

CS Key Players

  • George Worker- George Worker is looking in ominous form at the moment in Super Smash. He has scored of 71 and 79 in the last two games. We back him to continue his good run against the Knights as well
  • Josh Clarkson- Josh Claskson too played a scintillating knock of 78 in the last game. With some runs behind him, he’ll be looking to capatilize on this form
  • Dough Bracewell - .Dough Bracewell with his all round skills will be very handy for the Central Stags

CS Team Form

Central Stags looks in top form. They lost their first match to Wellington but bounced back in style with two big wins over Northern Knights and Auckland

Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

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

Northern Knights vs Central Stags Team Form in Last Five Matches

NK : L L LW W

CS : W W L W L

NK vs CS Head to Head

Both teams have had their fair share of wins and losses against each other.

NK  vs CS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NK Won CS Won Tie No Result
27 14 13 0 0

Northern Knights vs Central Stags Betting Odds

Northern Knights are getting the odds of 1.80 on Bet365 while Central Stags can be backed at 2.00 on the same platform. On Betway, you’ll get odds of 1.83 and 1.90 on Northern Knights and Central Stags respectively.

Northern Knights vs Central Stags Prediction

Central Stags are coming back from two big wins. They look a very strong team with plenty of quality in their batting. The bowling is also doing brilliantly and the presence of the number of allrounders add a lot of depth in their team. 
Northern Knights on the other have been very poor. They’ve lost all the three matches and look down and out at the moment. Neither their batting, nor their bowling have been performing well. They’ll have a hard time against Central Stags

Final Verdict

Back Central Stags to beat Northern Knights at 2.00 on Bet365

NK vs CS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Tim Seifert at 9.0 is a great option. He’s knocks of 45 and 74 in the last two innings and is brilliant player to have in your team.

  • Batsmen

    Ketene Clarke at 9.0, Dean Brownlie and Christian Leopard are good picks from this section. To be fair, the batting looks weak but then these are the best options available. All these players are good players and we’ll hope that they perform well in the next game

  • All rounder

    George Worker at 10, Josh Clarkson at 9.5, Doug Bracewell at 9.5 and Anton Devcich at 9.5 will form the core of our team. George Worker has 2 70+ scores in the last two match while Clarkson scores a brilliant 78 in the last match. Devcich scored a hundred in the first match and can be very dangerous on his day while Doug Bracewell is a handy all rounder to have. He’s been decent both with the bat and ball.

  • Bowlers

    Blair Tickner at 9.0, Matthew Fisher at 8.5 and Za Gibson at 8.5 will complete our team. Blair Tickner has been wonderful in the last few games while Zak Gibson picked up a 3-fer in the last game. Matthew Fisher has also been decent.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    George Worker is our preferred captain while Tim Seifert will be the vice captain.

NK vs CS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Ketena Clarke Christian Clarke, Dean Brownlie

  • All Rounder:George Worker(C), Josh Clarkson, Anton Devcich, Doug Bracewell

  • Wicket Keeper:Tim Seifert (Vc)

  • Bowler:Blair Tickner, Zak Gibson, Matthew Fisher

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