SSL 2018-19 Central Districts vs Canterbury Kings 20th Match Prediction. Central Stags will be aiming for their third win on the trot when they face a struggling Canterbury Kings in this 20th fixture of the Super Smash 2018-19. The match will be played on January 19 at the McLean Park in Napier. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time.
- Canterbury Kings are under tremendous pressure as they are lying at the bottom of the table with five defeats from six matches.
- Central Stags have won four of the last five matches they have played against the Canterbury Kings.
- Canterbury Kings have a slightly stronger bowling attack with the likes of Matt Henry, Andrew Ellis and the in-form Kyle Jamieson.
Our Pick: Central Stags
ABOUT THE MATCH
The Canterbury Kings have a had a tough time in the Super Smash T20 this season. They are one of only two teams where rain has not caused a washout and so have had plenty of opportunities to show their talent on the ground.
So far, though, out of the six matches that they have played, they have lost five and are currently at the bottom of the table.
The Canterbury Kings are going to be taking on the Central Districts Stags in this match. The Central Stags are currently second on the Super Smash League table thanks to having won three of their six matches.
The Stags are separated by the trailing pack by just one win and so cannot afford to take things easy at all. This will be the second straight match that the two teams are playing against each other.
CD vs CAN Super Smash 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sport NZ
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Sky Go
Central Districts Team News & Playing 11
Central Stags have a pretty strong batting line-up with the likes of George Worker, Will Young and Tom Bruce at the top of the order. Bruce, the skipper, is leading from the front and is one of the leading run-scorers in this Super Smash season with 216 runs. He is coming off an unbeaten 45 against Canterbury Kings at Christchurch and he will look to play another good knock when the two sides meet again. The Stags have a potent bowling attack in the form of Seth Rance, Blair Tickner and Ben Wheeler. Tickner and Wheeler have been the team’s best bowlers this season with nine and eight wickets respectively in five matches. The former returned excellent figures of 3-15 from four overs in the reverse fixture and he will be backed by his team for another strong showing with the ball against the Kings.
Central Districts Predicted Playing 11
- George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Doug Bracewell, Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance
Canterbury Team News & Playing 11
Tom Latham’s poor form is a big worry for the Canterbury Kings. The opening batsman has scored 0, 18 and 0 in the three matches he has played in this edition of the Super Smash
Canterbury Predicted Playing 11
- Tom Latham (wk), Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie (c), Andrew Ellis, Cam Fletcher, Leo Carter, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Kyle Jamieson, Ed Nuttall
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
CD : W W NR L L
CAN : L L L L W
Central Districts vs Canterbury Betting Odds
Central Stags are favorites to win this Super Smash match at odds of 1.62 on Betfair while Canterbury Kings find themselves as outsiders with a 2.24 offer on the same bookmaker.
Central Districts vs Canterbury Prediction
Central Stags have been impressive in this year’s Super Smash and they are currently placed second in the league standings with three wins, a couple of defeats and a washout from six matches. Canterbury Kings, on the flipside, have been struggling since the start of the tournament and they are languishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win from six matches. While the Stags won their last two matches and have the momentum on their side, the Kings are coming on the back of four consecutive losses. The Stags also have the psychological advantage of having beaten the Kings four times in their last five attempts in addition to having the home advantage. Central Stags have clearly looked the better of the two sides so far and we expect them to register their third consecutive win.