2019-20 Super Smash – Canterbury Kings vs Northern Knights Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Canterbury Kings vs Northern Knights taking place? Sunday 12th January, 2020 – 03:10 (UK)

Where is Canterbury Kings vs Northern Knights taking place? Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

What is the expected weather for Canterbury Kings vs Northern Knights? 21c in bright sunshine and clear skies

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

CANTERBURY KINGS

  • Canterbury Kings produced a dogged display to edge Wellington Firebirds and keep their hopes of progressing to the finals alive and their fate now rests in their own hands after that dramatic victory.
  • The Kings elected to bat first and it proved to be a wise decision with Jack Boyle getting them off to a strong start as he top-scored with 46 to help guide his side to 148/8 off their 20 overs.
  • It did not look to be enough with the Firebirds going along nicely midway through their innings but Will Williams came on for two overs and produced a stunning spell of bowling to take 5-12 with two of those wickets coming with the final two deliveries of the match to help his side hang on by three runs.

NORTHERN KNIGHTS

  • Northern Knights will bring their campaign to an end with this game against Canterbury Kings but their win over Auckland Aces kept them in touch with the teams above them but their net run rate will cost them a chance of making the finals.
  • The Knights were solid winners over the Aces after chasing down the 171 they had been set to win but that could have been a lot more had it not been for a determined bowling effort in the second half of the innings.
  • Anton Devcich wasted little time in helping his side respond as he smashed 51 off just 23 balls and that score set the Knights on their way to a three-wicket victory which they achieved with six balls remaining.

THE PREDICTION

Canterbury Kings have put themselves into a great position to qualify for the finals but cannot afford to slip-up as they face Northern Knights. The Knights could still finish level on points with the team in third spot but their net run rate is poor and will see them miss out. They will at least hope to avoid finishing with the wooden spoon and must win this game but with the Kings showing some great character to overcome the impressive Wellington Firebirds, they can build on that performance and should put themselves within touching distance of a place in the final three.

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