CK vs CD Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 12, 2023

CK vs CD Match Prediction - Mar 12, 2023

Tournament: Plunket Shield 2022-23.

Date: March 12, 2023.

Format: Test

Venue: MainPower Oval, Rangiora, New Zealand.

Time: 21:30

In the 20th match of the Plunket Shield for the 2023 season, the hosts' Canterbury Kings will take on Central Districts later tomorrow. This match will be played at the MainPower Oval ground in Rangiora, New Zealand from Monday. The Canterbury Kings team has three victories and three draws under their belt and is positioned right at the top of the table. Their captain Cole McConchie will be hoping that his team will deliver a good performance in the competition, especially in this game. Central Districts on the other hand had to take their 2nd defeat in the tournament in their last game. The Central Districts skipper Greg Hay will be expecting his team can make some crucial improvements in their performances with the bat and ball in this match to have any hopes against the top-ranked side in the competition. Earlier in the season the opening game between Canterbury Kings and Central Districts ended with no result.

CK vs CD Team Previews

Canterbury Kings

If you take into consideration the Canterbury Kings' batting department, the team will rely on the batsmen such as Chad Bowes, Mitch Hay, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie, and wicketkeeper-batsman Cam Fletcher to do most of the run-getting for the team. In their last encounter in the Plunket Shield competition, the Canterbury team was successful in posting a big total of 449 runs on the board. This effort was possible largely due to the superb hundred from Chad Bowes. The captain Cole McConchie also hit 81 runs from 129 balls while Mitch Hay scored another solid 89 from 150 balls.

During the 2nd innings of Canterbury Kings, Cole McConchie and Mitch Hay managed to score good half-centuries that helped the Canterbury team to declare at 277 runs for the loss of 3 wickets after 56 overs were bowled. As far as the Canterbury Kings' bowling attack is concerned the team will rely on bowlers such as Ed Nuttal, Fraser Sheat, Ish Sodhi, Angus McKenzie, and Henry Shipley to provide vital breakthroughs to the team. In their last encounter in the competition, Ish Sodhi who is a leggie was the best bowler on the show to pick up 6 wickets for Canterbury.

The Canterbury Kings played out a draw in their last match against Otago. Batting first the Canterbury Kings managed to score 449 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their first innings when they declared their innings. Otago replied with 256 all out in their first innings. The Canterbury's dominance with the bat continued in their second innings as they put together 277 runs for the loss of just 3 wickets to set a target of 471 runs to the Otago counterparts. The Otago outfit put up a spirited performance in the 4th innings when they scored 304 runs for the loss of 8 wickets to ensure that the game ended as a draw.  

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Angus McKenzie, Matthew Boyle, Mitchell Hay, Rhys Mariu, William O'Rourke, Cameron Fletcher, Cole McConchie, Fraser Sheat, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Leo Carter.

Central Stags

As far as the Central Districts' batting department is concerned, the team will rely on the batters such as Dane Cleaver, Ben Smith, Brad Schmulian, Greg Hay, and Tom Bruce to do most of the run-getting for the side. In their earlier game, Brad Schmulian was the top batter of the match for Central Districts as he scored a hundred from 243 balls. In their 2nd innings, Greg Hay and Tom Bruce scored hundreds for their team to push the score beyond the 400-run mark. As far as the bowling attack is concerned, the team will rely on bowlers such as Ajaz Patel, Josh Clarkson, Brett Randell, Doug Bracewell, and Raymond Toole to provide vital breakthroughs to the team.

The Central Districts team went down to Northern Districts in their last fixture of the Plunket Shield. Batting first, Northern Districts managed to put together a huge total of 513 runs on the board. The Central Districts replied with a score of 245 runs in their first innings. Northern Districts declared their second innings when the score was 194 for 7. Central Districts were set a target of 463 runs to win the game. The Central Districts side made a splendid effort to get across the line but fell short by 35 runs in the end as they were bowled out for 427 runs.

Brad Schmulian was the top performer with both bat and ball for Central Districts in their first innings. Schmulian picked up 3 crucial wickets to restrict the Northern Districts' charge in their first innings while giving away just 45 runs. He was also responsible for taking the Central District first innings total to respectability with a hundred. He scored 108 runs from 243 balls with 6 fours. Brett Randell and Brad Schmulian picked up 2 wickets each in the Northern District second innings. The batting honors in the 4th innings of the match were shared by the skipper Greg Hay and Tom Bruce who both hit a one and half-centuries to set up an exciting finish to the game.  

Central Stags Playing 11

Ajaz Patel, Bevan Small, Ben Smith, Brett Randell, Brad Schmulian, Raymond Toole, Dane Cleaver, Greg Hay, Josh Clarkson, Tom Bruce, Will Young.

CK vs CD Toss Prediction

There might be some assistance for the bowlers early on in the match on the first day. So, the skipper that wins the toss will look to put the opposition into bat. He will be looking to restrict the opposition to a small first innings total and bat when conditions are in favor of the batters.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This game between Canterbury Kings and Central Districts will be hosted at the MainPower Oval venue in Rangiora. The pitch for this game will be a good one for batting for most of the match. There might be some assistance to the quicker bowlers early on as the case is for most tracks in New Zealand. But it is likely to be a batting-friendly track overall.

There is good weather expected for this game between Central Districts and Canterbury Kings. However, you can expect some cloudy spells in between bright sunny weather and a gentle breeze to boost. It is expected that we will get temperatures of 19 degrees during the first day of the match and for the subsequent days, the temperatures are likely to remain close to 20 degrees.  

CK vs CD Betting Tips

Based on the current form of both these teams, Canterbury Kings will be strong favorites to win this match against the Central Districts side. There are batters such as Chad Bowes, Cole Mcconchie, and Henry Shipley in top form for Canterbury. The Kings management will be expecting that the side will provide a good display of cricket in the game against Central Districts. Central Districts, on the other hand, will have to play out of their skins to upstage the Canterbury team in this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Cole McConchie to emerge as the leading batter for Canterbury Kings in their first innings.



The skipper Cole McConchie has been a consistent batter for Canterbury during this season. You can bet on him to become the leading run-getter for Canterbury in this game as well

  1. 10CRIC


    Brad Schmulian to score more than 28 runs in the match.



Brad Schmulian was in terrific form with the bat and ball both in the last game. You can expect him to score more than 28 runs in this game as well.

  1. Rajabets


    Canterbury Kings to score more than 2 runs in the first over of their first innings.



The Canterbury Kings team has some good batters at the top of the order. They can put together more than 2 runs in the first over of their innings although this is the longer version of the game.

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 2.10

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