Christchurch, January 09 Wednesday at 08:30 AM IST
Table topper Northern Knights will square off against bottom-placed Canterbury at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Wednesday morning in the thirteenth fixture of Super Smash T20. With three wins and one loss in four encounters, Knights have 12 points in their kitty and have grabbed the top spot in the ladder. On the opposite, Canterbury are placed at the bottom with just 4 points coming off a solitary win in three encounters.
As the tournament has reached the halfway, Knights will be eyeing to remain at the top of the league table with another win when Canterbury Cricket will host them at Hagley Oval tomorrow. Knights started their Super Smash campaign with 45 runs win over Wellington and are on a two-match winning streak against Otago and Auckland in their last encounters. They have released a 12-member squad to face off Canterbury which will be led by Dean Brownlie.
Placed at the bottom, Canterbury is in a desperate need of a couple of quick wins to influx momentum to their campaign. They are going through a rough patch and faced 5 wickets loss against Otago in the opening encounter. However, they bounced back to register 5 wickets win over Auckland in the second encounter but were again thrashed by 65 runs in the previous encounter against Wellington.
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The probable NK vs CTB playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: PD Bocock
Batsmen: Corey Anderson, Daryl Mitchell, Dean Brownlie (c), Daniel Flynn
All-rounder: Anton Devcich, Mitchell Santner, Brett Hampton
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Tarun Nethula, Scott Kuggeleijn
Wicketkeeper: Cam Fletcher
Batsmen: Chad Bowes, Stephen Murdoch, Leo Carter, Tom Latham
All-rounder: Cole McConchie (c), Andrew Ellis, Kyle Jamieson
Bowlers: Ed Nuttall, Jeremy Benton, Henry Shipley
Northern Knights –
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Fantasy picks from Northern Knights –
Daryl Mitchell, Anton Devcich and Dean Brownlie will be responsible for scoring big. In 4 innings so far, Daryl Mitchell has amassed 154 runs while skipper Brownlie has collected 156 runs.
The in-form Scott Kuggeleijn and Mitchell Santner are picking wickets in every match. Both share 14 wickets in total.
Anton Devcich with 6 wickets and 44 runs in 4 innings is a decent pick for all-rounder
Fantasy picks from Canterbury –
Canterbury is struggling in both batting and bowling. In the previous two games, barring skipper Cole McConchie, no other batter has looked in touch. Cole McConchie (83 off 52) was the lone batter in the side to cross 20 runs mark in the last game against Wellington. In the second last game against Auckland, he scored an unbeaten 47 of 42 to help the side register a win. With Tom Latham returning to the side, let’s expect a better show against Knights.
**Tom Latham comes in place of Tyler Lortan
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