2019-20 Super Smash – Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags taking place? Tuesday 7th January, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags taking place? Hagley Oval, Christchurch

What is the expected weather for Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags? 12c but there are a good chance of showers which could impact play

What channel is Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags? https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=CRICKET20

THE TEAM NEWS

CANTERBURY KINGS

  • Canterbury Kings picked up a thrilling win thanks to a superb individual performance by Leo Carter to ensure with that victory over Northern Knights ensuring that their hopes of making the finals rest in their own hands.
  • The Kings had a big total to chase after the Knights worked their way to 219/7 with skipper Cole McConchie and Andrew Ellis taking two wickets apiece but it was not until McConchie and Carter came to the crease that their run chase really kicked on.
  • McConchie ended unbeaten on 49 runs off 25 deliveries but Carter stole the show as he whacked six sixes in an over to end on 70* off just 29 balls as the pair put on an unbroken stand of 118 for the fourth wicket to earn the crucial seven-wicket win.

CENTRAL STAGS

  • Central Stags suffered an untimely defeat against Auckland Aces and they are running out of matches to chase down the top three with the Stags having just to games remaining to try and earn a place in the finals.
  • Their poor effort with the bat was their undoing against the Aces as no player managed to score into the 30s and despite several making promising starts, they ultimately fell way short of a defendable total as their 20 overs ended on 138/8.
  • The Stags did show some fight with the ball as they looked to defend their score but they could not make enough inroads into keeping the run rate down and the Aces knocked off the total with three balls to spare.

THE PREDICTION

Central Stags are in a precarious position in the standings and will likely need to win their remaining two matches to give themselves a chance of making the finals. They face Canterbury Kings in a crucial contest and although the Kings currently sit behind the Stags, they have two extra matches to play. Leo Carter’s amazing feat in the previous game will see him come into this game with plenty of confidence and with plenty of runs in their batting line-up, the Kings should be able to come out on top to give themselves a real shot at making the finals whilst putting a huge dent in the Stags’ bid.

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