NK vs CS Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Northern Knights vs Central Stags – 4 January 2021 (Hamilton). The Northern Knights are in search of their first win of the tournament.
Northern Knights will take on Central Stags will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
Central Stags have won two of their three games, whereas the Knights have lost all three of their matches. This game is going to be a really important one for the Knights. The Stags are in brilliant form but will miss the services of their captain Tom Bruce in this game.
Pitch Report –The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 165 runs.
Total T20 Played: 30; Bat 1st Won: 19; Bat 2nd Won: 11
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
Match Details :
Time:- 11:30 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Northern Knights – Tim Seifert, Katene Clarke, Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie, Brett Hampton, Henry Cooper, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, Matthew Fisher, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker.
Otago Volts – George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Dane Cleaver, Ben Smith, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Joey Field, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Christian Leopard.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
T Seifert, A Devcich, G Worker, J Clarkson, and K Clarke.
NK vs CS 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. He has scored 131 runs in the tournament so far.
NK vs CS Team Batsmen
Christian Leopard (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Central Stags. He has scalped a couple of wickets in the tournament, whereas he is a decent batsman too.
Dean Brownlie (Price 9) and Katene Clarke (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Northern Knights. Brownlie has scored over 1900 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 143.85. Clarke has an average of 32.77 in List-A games, whereas he batted well against Pakistan A.
NK vs CS Team 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 scored a brilliant hundred in the first game of the tournament. Scott is an international level bowler and has scalped four wickets in the tournament, whereas he is a decent batsman too. Both of them are game-changers.
George Worker (Price 10) and Josh Clarkson (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Central Stags. Worker has scored 2695 T20 runs, whereas he has scored 177 runs in three games this season. Clarkson has scored 133 runs in the tournament, whereas he has scalped a wicket as well.
NK vs CS Team Bowlers
Blair Tickner (Price 9) and Joey Field (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Central Stags. Tickner is an International level bowler, whereas Field is a talented U-19 player. Field has scalped six wickets this season, whereas Tickner has scalped four.
Zak Gibson (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Northern Knights. Gibson has scalped three wickets in the tournament so far.
Match Prediction: Central Stags are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Tim Seifert and George Worker
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Anton Devcich and Josh Clarkson
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.