Hamilton, January 16 at 11:40 AM IST
Table topper Northern Knights will lock horns with bottom-placed Canterbury Kings in the eighteenth fixture of Super Smash T20 League at Seddon Park, Hamilton tomorrow morning. With five wins and one loss in six encounters, Northern Knights are placed at the top of the league table with 20 points while with one win and four defeats in as many outings, Canterbury is sitting at the bottom spot.
Also, this will be their second hed to head outing this season. In the first meeting at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on last Wednesday, Northern Knights registered a two-wicket win over Canterbury Kings while chasing 193 runs on the board. Put into bat first, Canterbury posted a huge total of 193-5 with the help of Chad Bowes’s 67 of 46 deliveries and Andrew Ellis’ 45 of 30 balls. In response, Knights managed 2 wickets win with two balls to spare after a shaky start. Brett Hampton’s fifty and skipper Daniel Flynn’s blistering knock of 31 of 13 balls were instrumental in the run chase.
Meanwhile, Knights are on a four-match winning streak and would be eyeing to make it five in a row while Canterbury has faced three defeats in last three encounters.
Northern Knights- W, W, W, W, L
Canterbury- L, L, L, W, L
The Seddon Park in Hamilton usually offers a very good batting track and remains the same throughout the course of the game. The average first innings score at this venue in the first innings is 165+. So, a good contest is expected to take place here.
Total matches – 9
Matches won batting first – 4
Matches won bowling first – 5
Average 1st Inns scores – 168
Average 2nd Inns scores – 155
Highest total recorded – 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded – 78/10 (17.3 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest score chased – 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest score defended – 194/7 (20 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
NK vs CTB Playing 11
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for Northern Knights vs Canterbury match.
Northern Knights Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – PD Bocock
Batsmen – Corey Anderson, Daryl Mitchell, Nicholas Frederick Kelly, Daniel Flynn (c)
All-rounder – Brett Hampton, M Santner
Bowlers – Neil Wagner, Kyle Abbott, Ish Sodhi, S Kuggeleijn
Canterbury Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tom Latham
Batsmen – Cam Fletcher, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter,
All-rounder – Cole McConchie (c), Andrew Ellis, Kyle Jamieson, Todd Astle
Bowlers – Ed Nuttall, Jeremy Benton, Henry Shipley, Matt Henry
Northern Knights squad:
Northern Knights fantasy picks:
D Mitchell – 212 runs in 6 innings || D Brownlie- 156 runs in 4 innings || B Hampton – 106 runs in 6 innings
S Kuggeleijn – 10 scalps || M Santner – 6 wickets || D Mitchell and Ish Sodhi – 4 wickets each
Canterbury fantasy picks:
Cole McConchie – 170 runs in 5 innings || C Bowes – 118 runs in 5 innings ||
K Jamieson – 13 wickets || A Ellis – 7 wickets
Missing out – Joe Carter, Stephen Murdoch, Nick Larkin & Tarun Nethula
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