SSL 2018-19 Canterbury Kings vs Northern Knights 13th Match Prediction. The Knights will be eyeing their third win in a row when they take on the Canterbury Kings in this 13th game of the Super Smash 2018-19. Scheduled to be played on January 9, the match will be hosted by the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Live action will start at 4 PM local time.
- The Knights are topping the points table with three wins from four matches and are coming on the back of two consecutive wins.
- Canterbury Kings faced a heavy defeat in their last game and are under more pressure having lost two of their first three matches.
- Canterbury Kings have the home advantage on their side and have won four of their last five completed matches at this ground.
Our Pick: Northern Knights
Canterbury vs Knights: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sport NZ
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Sky Go
Canterbury Team News & Playing 11
The team’s batting strength resides mainly in their skipper Cole McConchie, Stephen Murdoch and opening batsman Chad Bowes. McConchie smashed a sparkling 83 runs off 52 balls in the last game against Wellington Firebirds and it will be crucial for Canterbury that he keeps this form going. Murdoch is having a strike-rate of 148.64 and he hit a half-century against Otago Volts. Bowes has scored just three runs in the last two games and he will be looking to bounce back with a big knock. Kyle Jamieson, the 24-year old pacer who hit the headlines for his recent record-breaking six-fer against Auckland Aces, is currently leading the wickets charts for this year’s Super Smash. While he certainly is the key man for Canterbury Kings in the bowling department, the spotlight will also be on Ed Nuttall and Andrew Ellis. Both were expensive in the last game and they will try to make amends this time.
Canterbury Predicted Playing 11
- Chad Bowes, Andrew Ellis, Stephen Murdoch, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Tyler Lortan, Henry Shipley, Kyle Jamieson, Jeremy Benton, Ed Nuttall
Northern Knights Team News & Playing 11
Dean Brownlie, Daryl Mitchell, Anton Devcich and Corey Anderson form the core of the team’s batting. Brownlie has scored the most runs for the Knights so far this Super Smash season and the onus will be on the skipper to provide a good start to the innings. He along with Mitchell have hit a half-century each and both are amongst the tournament’s top five batsmen. Anderson is a powerful striker of the ball and he adds stability in the middle order. In terms of bowling, the Knights rely on Scott Kuggeleijn to do the damage in the powerplay. The paceman is the joint-leading wicket-taker of the season with nine wickets in four matches and is coming off match-winning figures of 4-18 from four overs. Mitchell Santner and Anton Devcich have been the go-to bowlers for the team when it comes to spin. The former has plenty of international experience under his belt while the latter has looked impressive with six wickets at an overall economy of 6.20.
Northern Knights Predicted Playing 11
- Anton Devcich, Dean Brownlie (c), Daryl Mitchell, Brett Hampton, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Daniel Flynn, Chris Jordan, PD Bocock (wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Tarun Nethula
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
CAN : L W L L L
NK : W W L L W
Canterbury vs Northern Knights Betting Odds
Knights start off as favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this Super Smash match and are being offered at odds of 1.57 on Betway, 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.68 on Betfair. Canterbury Kings find themselves as outsiders at odds of 2.25 on Betway, 2.20 on Bet365 and 2.22 on Betfair.
Canterbury vs Northern Knights Prediction
The Knights and Canterbury Kings currently find themselves at the opposite ends of the Super Smash 2018-19 points table. While the former are table toppers and oozing with confidence having registered three wins from four matches, the latter are struggling to garner momentum and are languishing at the bottom with two losses from three matches. The Kings, however, will be playing at their home ground and having won four of their previous five completed matches here should instil some hope in them. But the Knights have beaten the Kings thrice in their last four completed head-to-head meetings and since they are also carrying momentum with them, we feel they have a better chance of winning this match.