CS vs NK Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Central Stags vs Northern Knights – 30 December 2020 (New Plymouth). The Stags would want to avoid their second defeat in a row.
Central Stags will take on Northern Knights will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
The Stags lost their first match easily, whereas the Knights are going to start their Super-Smash campaign. Central Stags have some world-class players in their ranks, and they can certainly bounce back. The Knights registered a brilliant win in their last game against the Pakistan-A.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 178 runs.
Total T20 Played: 14; Bat 1st Won: 8; Bat 2nd Won: 6
Match Details :
Time:- 6:10 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Probable XI for both sides:-
Central Stags – George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Dane Cleaver, Tom Bruce, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Joey Field, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Christian Leopard.
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Katene Clarke, Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Brett Hampton, Henry Cooper, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, Matthew Fisher, Zak Gibson, Fred Walker.
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, G Worker, D Brownlie, A Devcich, and T Bruce.
CS vs NK Team Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert (Price 9) will be our wicket-keeper. Seifert is a world-class player, whereas he was the highest run-scorer of the recent T20 series against Pakistan.
CS vs NK Team Batsmen
Dean Brownlie (Price 9) and Katene Clarke (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Northern Knights. He has scored 1955 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 143.85. Brownlie is a wonderful player in the shortest format of the game. Clarke has an average of 32.77 in List-A cricket, whereas he played a fine knock in the game against Pakistan-A. Both of them will bat in the top-order.
Tom Bruce (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Central Stags. Bruce has scored 1736 T20 runs at an average of 27.12, whereas his strike-rate has been 143.82. He is a genuine match-winner and the captain of the side.
CS vs NK Team All-Rounders
George Worker (Price 10) and Kieran Noema Barnett (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Central Stags. Worker has scored 2695 T20 runs at an average of 26.16, whereas he has scalped 41 wickets in his bowling. Barnett is a talented all-rounder with 1658 T20 runs and 50 wickets under his belt. Both of them are brilliant all-rounders.
Anton Devcich (Price 9.5) and Scott Kuggeleijn (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Northern Knights. Devcich has scored over 3000 T20 runs, whereas he has scalped 74 wickets in his bowling. Scott has scalped 106 T20 wickets, whereas his batting strike-rate is 130.31. Both of them are game-changers.
CS vs NK Team Bowlers
Matthew Fisher (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Northern Knights. He has scalped 31 T20 wickets in 27 games.
Blair Tickner (Price 9) and Joey Field (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Central Stags. Tickner has scalped 67 T20 wickets in 45 games, whereas Field is a talented U-19 player. Field scalped a couple of wickets in the last game.
Match Prediction: Northern Knights are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
George Worker and Tim Seifert
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Dean Brownlie and Tom Bruce
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