Northern Knights take on Central Districts in the final of Super Smash 2017-18 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. With four successive wins and topping the points table, the Northern Knights directly qualified for the final. On the other hand, the Central Districts have defeated Auckland in the Preliminary Final to get to the final.
Series: Super Smash, 2017-18
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Date: Jan 20, 2018
Local Time: 16:00 Hrs
Match Type: T20 Cricket Match
Seddon Park wicket is known to favour batsmen. However, there is some grass on the surface for bowlers to exploit.
Total matches: 7
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 4
Average 1st Inns scores: 169
Average 2nd Inns scores: 152
Highest total recorded: 202/5 (19.4 Overs) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded: 78/10 (17.3 Overs) by Ban vs NZ
Highest score chased: 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest score defended: 185/7 (20 Ov) by NZ vs Pak
Northern Knights seem to have found a winning combination and are likely to go in with the same XI.
Dean Brownlie (Cap), Tim Seifert (WK), Daniel Flynn, Brent Arnel, Chris Jordan, Anton Devcich, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Daryl Mitchell, Nicholas Frederick Kelly, Brett Hampton, Tim Southee, PD Bocock, Ben Laughlin, Sean Davey, James Baker, Bharat Popli, Brett Randell, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker
Probable Playing XI
Dean Brownlie (Cap), Tim Seifert (WK), Daniel Flynn, Brent Arnel, Chris Jordan, Anton Devcich, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Daryl Mitchell, Nicholas Frederick Kelly, Brett Hampton
TL Seifert: 300 runs
DJ Mitchell: 236 runs
DG Brownlie: 206 runs
AP Devcich: 292 runs and 12 wickets
IS Sodhi: 10 wickets
BJ Arnel: 6 wickets
CJ Jordan: 6 wickets
Central Districts is expected to go with the XI fielded in the last fixture.
Will Young (Cap), Dane Cleaver (WK), Jesse Ryder, Seth Rance, Ben Wheeler, Tom Bruce, Ajaz Patel, George Worker, Bevan Small, Blair Tickner, Josh Clarkson, Adam Milne, Ryan McCone, Doug Bracewell, Ben Smith, Navin Patel, Christian Leopard
Probable Playing XI
Will Young (Cap), Dane Cleaver (WK), Jesse Ryder, Seth Rance, Ben Wheeler, Tom Bruce, Ajaz Patel, George Worker, Bevan Small, Blair Tickner, Josh Clarkson
WA Young: 326 runs
JD Ryder: 255 runs
TC Bruce: 223 runs
D Cleaver: 215 runs
BM Tickner: 20 wickets
AY Patel: 13 wickets
BM Wheeler: 8 wickets
The final is expected to produce fireworks. Both the sides are equally deserve the place in the final. We advise our readers to pick a balanced side.
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