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Super Smash T20 Predictions & Betting Tips 2022-23

From team previews and squads to betting odds and today match predictions - everything you need to know about New Zealand’s premier twenty20 tournament, starting from 23 December 2022 till 11 February 2023

Who will win Super Smash 2023

Super Smash T20 cricket league is back for its 18th season and 6 teams will go head to head against each once again in the double round-robin. The last season’s final match, Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings will repeat again as the opening match of the upcoming season on 23rd December, 2022. The final of the Super Smash T20 will take place on 11th February, 2023.

Looking at the squads and recent form, we are backing the last season’s runner-up team - Canterbury Kings to lift the Super Smash 2022-23 trophy.

Some of the key players of the Kings are skipper Cole McConchie, who scored 193 runs and picked 6 wickets in the last season, Chad Bowes and Cam Fletcher, both scored 300+ runs with a good average.

Matt Henry, Nuttall, Todd Astle and Henry Shipley were in good shape with the ball last season and they make up for a strong bowling unit.

According to our prediction, you can bet on Canterbury Kings to win the upcoming season of the Super Smash T20 Cricket league

Dream11 Super Smash 2022-23 Teams

Six teams representing six different cities or regions of New Zealand will participate once again in the upcoming season of the Dream11 Super Smash. These are the 6 teams of the Super Smash T20 League:

1. Auckland Aces
2. Canterbury Kings
3. Central Stags
4. Northern Brave
5. Otago Volts
6. Wellington Firebirds

Super Smash 2022-23 League Format

Super Smash follows the T20 format of the gameplay in which 20 overs are allotted to each side per innings. The tournament is played in a double round-robin format. At the end of the league stage, the team at the top of the table will qualify for the final. An elimination final will take place between 2nd and 3rd position teams. The winner of the Elimination final match will face the table topper in the Final match.

Super Smash 2022-23 Final will take place on 11th February, 2023.

Super Smash 2022-23 Venues

A total of 10 venues in New Zealand will be used for the upcoming Super Smash T20 league. Here is the list of all the 10 venues:

Venue Opened Capacity
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 2007 10,000
Basin Reserve, Wellington 1868 11,600
Hagley Oval, Christchurch 1851 9,000
Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North 1902 -
John Davies Oval, Queenstown 1997 19,000
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth 1876 -
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland 1900 42,000
Seddon Park, Hamilton 1914 10,000
University Oval, Dunedin 1920 3500
Saxton Oval, Nelson 2009 6,000

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Super Smash 2023 Prediction

Auckland Aces Auckland Aces

Captain - Robert O’Donnell

Auckland Aces finished last season at the 5th spot with 4 wins out of total 10 matches. Skipper Robert O’Donnell was the leading run scorer of the last season with 227 runs in 10 matches at an average of 25.22.

Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson grabbed 17 wickets in the last season while Adithya Ashok was at the 2nd number with 14 wickets. Ferguson also scored 102 runs as well.

Auckland Aces Squad

Martin Guptill, Robert O’Donnell (c), Sean Solia, Mark Chapman, George Worker, Cole Briggs, Ben Horne, Adithya Ashok, Louis Delport, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Danru Ferns

Captain - Cole McConchie

Canterbury Kings were the runners-up of the last season and they finished the league stage at the 2nd spot on the points table with 7 wins out of 10 matches.

Chad Bowes was the leading run getter, scoring 333 runs in 12 matches at an average of 43.57. Cam Fletcher also scored 300+ runs last season.

There were some quality all-round performances as well like Henry Shipley who scored 144 runs and picked 18 wickets. Skipper McConchie also gave good performances with bat and ball. He scored 193 runs and picked 6 wickets.

Canterbury Kings Team Squad

Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Cole McConchie (c), Matthew Hay, Ed Nuttall, Cam Fletcher, Blake Coburn, Matt Henry, William O’Rourke, Henry Shipley, Will Williams

Central Stags Central Stags

Captain - Tom Bruce

Central Stags were at the 4th spot on the points table in the last season and they missed to qualify to the next stage. The skipper Tom Bruce led from the front with a quality all-rounder performance smashing 267 runs and picking 3 wickets.

Batter Dane Cleaver scored 369 runs and finished as the 2nd highest run getter of the last season. A total of 5 batsmen scored 200+ runs for Canterybury.

At the bowling end, Doug Bracewell and Seth Rance picked 14 and 15 wickets, respectively while other bowlers couldn’t fetch many wickets.

Central Stags Team Squad

Greg Hay, Ben Smith, Tom Bruce (c), Jayden Lennox, Dane Cleaver, Bayley Wiggins, Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, Christian Leopard, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler

Northern Knights Northern Knights

Captain - Jeet Raval

Northern Knights are the current champions and the table toppers of the last season. Colin de Grandhomme scored 240 runs while Tim Seifert smashed 239 runs in the last season.

A brilliant all-round performance by Mitchell Santner was seen in the last season. He scored 158 runs in just 4 innings and picked 8 wickets. Joe Walker and Anurag Verma were the top wicket takers for the Northern Knights.

Northern Knights Squad

Katene Clarke, Henry Cooper, Joe Carter, Jeet Raval (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Seifer, Colin de Grandhomme, Peter Bocock, Matthew Fisher, Brett Randell, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, Frederick Walker, Anurag Verma

Otago Volts Otago Volts

Captain - Hamish Rutherford

Otago Volts had a disappointing last season as they finished the league stage at the bottom of the table with only 1 win out of 10 matches.

The captain Hamish Rutherford was the leading run scorer in the last season, smashing 229 runs in 10 matches and he picked 2 wickets as well. No other batter could reach the 200-run mark.

Anaru Kitchen looked in good shape with the ball, picking 11 wickets including a 4-wicket haul as well and Michael Rippon picked 10 wickets.

Otago Volts Squad

Hamish Rutherford (c), Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Dale Phillips, Jake Gibson, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Max Chu, Matthew Bacon, Jacob Duffy, Angus McKenzie, Travis Muller

Wellington Firebirds Wellington Firebirds

Captain - Michael Bracewell

Wellington Firebirds finished the league stage last season at the 3rd spot with 5 wins in 10 matches and they were eliminated in the elimination final against Canterbury Kings.

Michael Bracewell was the top all-rounder in the last season. He was the leading run scorer with 478 runs at an average of 79.66 and he picked 6 wickets as well.

In the bowling department, we saw an average performance overall. Logan van Beek picked 11 wickets while Ben Sears picked 13 wickets. Rest of bowlers couldn’t double digit figures in the wickets tally.

Wellington Firebirds Team Squad

Nick Greenwood, Tim Robinson, Michael Bracewell (c), Luke Georgeson, Jamie Gibson, Nathan Smith, Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Ollie Newton, Ben Sears, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband

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Super Smash 2023 Final Prediction

Back Canterbury Kings to win the Super Smash 2022-23 season.

About Super Smash

New Zealand’s homegrown T20 cricket league, Super Smash is back for its 18th season which is scheduled to kick-start on 23rd December, 2022. The opening match will feature the current champions, Northern Brave taking on the runner-up of last season, Canterbury Kings.

Northern Brave lifted their 3rd Super Smash trophy in the last season and they did it under the captaincy of Jeet Raval. Michael Bracewell finished the last season as the leading run scorer with 478 runs in 10 matches at a strike rate of 148.91. Henry Shipley picked 18 wickets in 11 matches at an impressive average of 14.11.

Dream11 Super Smash is one of the oldest T20 cricket leagues and it is considered among the top leagues.

Super Smash 2022-23 Important Facts

Year of Start


No. of Seasons Played



New Zealand


New Zealand Cricket

Current champion

Northern Brave


Canterbury Kings

Tournament format

Double round-robin

Next Season


2022-23 Season Dates

23rd December, 2022 - 11th February, 2023

No. of teams participating


Total no. of matches to be played in 2022-23 season