The 5th match of Super Smash T20 is to be held between Central Stags and Northern Knights. Both teams are playing each other for the first time in this Tournament. Stags are coming off a 39-runs loss against Wellington Firebirds in their first match of the Super Smash T20 2020-21. Meanwhile, Knights are about to play their inaugural match of the season. Performance of domestic players under the captaincy Anton Devcich will be the main concern.
CS vs NK Match Details, Super Smash T20:
The 5th match of Super Smash T20 2020-21 season will be played between Central Stags and Northern Knights at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth on 30th December 2020, Wednesday.
The game is scheduled to begin at 6:10 AM IST.
CS vs NK Match Preview, Super Smash T20:
Stags are going to play their 2nd match of the tournament, they had lost their opening match against Wellington Firebirds by 39 runs. Chasing a total of 175 runs, a regular falling of wickets at proper intervals had made them fall 39 runs short of the target. Josh Clarkson (30*) and Dance Cleaver (29) were the top scores for the Stags.
Although, a decent performance was shown by bowlers at the end to stop the Firebirds from crossing the 200 runs mark. On the other hand, Knights were looking to establish a productive season this time. Even in the absence of all top players due to international duty, skipper Anton Devcich’s all-round performance will the key factor in this match.
He already has scored 1930 runs from his 92 match experience, with an average of 24 runs. Along with the captain, their star players like Scott Kuggleijn and Ish Sodhi will also be looking to continue their good form.
CS vs NK Weather Report, Super Smash T20:
The temperature is expected to hover around 11°C, with 81% humidity and 10-14 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the match.
CS vs NK Pitch Report, Super Smash T20:
The Pukekura Park, New Plymouth is expected to be a good deck for the batters. Recent T20 match held at this venue witnessed 200 in both the innings. Still, pacers can enjoy good swing from the new ball early on.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Teams batting second have won 57% of the matches played here.
CS vs NK Injury Update and Availability News, Super Smash T20:
Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santer, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling and Trent Boult will miss the initial matches of Super Smash T20 2020-21 due to international duty.
CS vs NK Probable XIs, Super Smash T20:
Central Stags: George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Dance Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Kieran Noema Barnett, Dough Bracewell, Christian Leopard, Joey field, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner.
Bench: Jayden Lennox
Northern Knights: Anton Devcich (c), Dean Brownlie, Anurag Verma, Brett Hampton, Jeet Ravel, Scott Kuggleijn, Peter Bocock, Ish Sodhi, Brett Randel, Joe Carter, Zak Gibson.
Bench: Joe Walker, Mathew Fisher, James Baker, Henry Cooper, Ketene Clarke.
CS vs NK Top Picks to consider in your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Anton Devcich will be star player in this match, who had scored 1930 runs and has grabbed 66 wickets from his 92 matches experience. He will be a must-have player pick in your fantasy side.
Scott Kuggleijin will be looking to continue his form in this match, he grabbed 6 wickets and added 49 runs in the recently concluded 3- match T20I series.
Ish Sodhi struggled a little bit in fetching wickets on his international duty but will be looking to establish a productive season this time with the ball.
George Worker, the batting all-rounder for Stags, managed to score 27 runs from his last match and will be punt pick from visitors this time again.
CS vs NK Captain and Vice-Captain choices, Super Smash T20:
Captain – Anton Devcich, George Worker, Keiran Noema Barnett
Vice-Captain – Scott Kuggleijin, Anurag Verma, Dance Cleaver.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CS vs NK Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper: Dance Cleaver
Batsmen: Tom bruce, Katen Clarke, Jeet Ravel
All-Rounders: George Worker (vc), Anton Devcich (c), Kieran Noema Barnett
Bowlers: Blair Tickner, Joey Field, Anurag Verma, Brett Randell
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CS vs NK Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Dance Cleaver
Batsmen – Tom Bruce, Jeet Ravel, Christian Leopard
All-Rounders – George Worker (c), Anton Devcich, Scott Kuggleijin (vc), Dough Bracewell
Bowlers – Blair Tickner, Anurag Verma, Joey Field
CS vs NK Expert Advice, Super Smash T20:
With a 57% win accuracy for the team batting second, it will be a wise decision to pick more top-order batsmen from the team batting second. More wickets will likely fall in the 1st innings as compared to the second, so decorate your fantasy side with all top-performing bowlers from the first innings, especially the ones with death over duties.
CS vs NK Match Prediction, Super Smash T20:
When the strong batting lineup and quality bowling unites, Northern Knights have an upper hand over Central Stags this match.