NK vs CK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 24, 2023

NK vs CK Match Prediction - Feb 24, 2023

Tournament: Plunket Shield 2022-23.

Date: February 24, 2023.

Format: Test

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Time: 21:30

In the 13th game of the Plunket Shield competition for the 2022-23 season, Northern Knights will take on Canterbury Kings later today. This game will be played at the Seddon Park venue in Hamilton, New Zealand. Let's take a look at the betting tips, match prediction, and pitch report for this match. Hosts for this match are Northern Knights who will be trying to maintain their winning ways after a victory in their last game. However, after registering just a single win and two losses, Northern Districts are currently placed in 4th position in the points table. Their captain Joe Carter will be expecting his team to succeed in delivering a disciplined performance with the bat and ball in this encounter. 

Although the Canterbury Kings team did not fare too badly in their last game, they had to settle for a draw against the Auckland team. They have registered 2 wins and 2 draws so far in the competition. As a result of this good performance, they are sitting on top of the points tally at the moment.

NK vs CK Team Previews

Northern Knights

As far as the Northern Knights' batting order is concerned the team will rely on the batters such as Jeet Raval, Skipper Joe Carter, Bharat Popli, the wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert, and Henry Cooper to do most of the run-getting for their team. Bharat Popli has scored 395 runs in the competition from 8 innings and is the leading run-getter at the moment for his team. Apart from Popli, Henry Cooper has also collected 332 runs from his performance in the tournament with an average of 41.50. He has hit 1 hundred and 2 fifties so far in the competition.

As far as the Knights’ bowling attack is concerned, the team will depend on bowlers such as Matthew Fisher, Brett Hampton, Tim Pringle, and Joe Walker to provide timely breakthroughs in the match. Northern Knights won their last match against Otago by a margin of 5 wickets. Batting first, Otago scored 181 runs all out. Northern Districts replied with 277 runs all out in their first innings. Otago scored 345 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their second innings and declared the innings. Northern Knights chased down the target successfully by scoring 254 runs for the loss of 5 wickets to register a surprising win.

The Northern Knights bowlers provided a team effort in the Otago first innings with Brett Hampton, Kristian Clarke, and Frederick Walker picking up a couple of wickets each. All the Northern Knights bowlers that bowled in this innings were among wickets. The Northern Knights' first innings was marked by the superb 91 from Scott Kuggeleijn from just 98 balls with 6 fours and 5 sixes. He was helped by Fredrick Walker and skipper Joe Carter who hit the fifties in a supporting role. Neil Wagner was the most successful bowler in the Otago second innings for the Knights picking up 4 wickets for 69 runs.

Northern Knights Playing 11

Brett Hampton, Bharat Popli, Fergus Lellman, Katene Clarke, Kristian Clarke, Scott Johnston, Henry Cooper, Jeet Raval, Joe Walker, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert.

Canterbury Kings

As far as the batting department is concerned, the Canterbury Kings will depend on the batters such as Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Mitch Hay, Ken McClure, and Cole McConchie to do most of the run-getting for their team. Cole McConchie is the leading run-getter for Canterbury having scored 452 runs from just 5 innings in this year's Plunket Shield competition. In their maiden games against the Auckland side, Cole McConchie and Chad Bowes hit hundreds and helped their teams in putting together a massive total of 509 runs on the board.

As far as the Canterbury bowling attack is concerned, the team will rely on bowlers such as Zakary Foulkes, Sean Davey, Ed Nuttal, William O'Rourke, and Henry Shipley to provide the team will well-timed breakthroughs. During their last game. Henry Shipley was the top bowler for the team picking up 6 wickets in the match. The last match for Canterbury Kings was against Auckland. Batting first Auckland scored 438 runs. Canterbury also made good use of the batting track to hit 509 runs in their first innings.

The most successful bowler for Canterbury during the Auckland first innings was Henry Shipley who picked up a fifer while giving away 97 runs. He was well-supported in his effort by Sean Davey who took 3 wickets for 81 runs. Ed Nuttal and William O'Rourke picked up the remaining couple of wickets in the innings. Chad Bowes hit a brilliant hundred in the Canterbury first innings scoring 105 runs from 98 balls with as many as 19 fours. The skipper Cole McConchie also scored a hundred although he was more sedate in his approach.

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Mitchell Hay, Rhys Mariu, William O'Rourke, Zakary Foulkes, Cole McConchie, Chad Bowes, Ed Nuttall, Fraser Sheat, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Leo Carter.

NK vs CK Toss Prediction

Both these teams will be looking forward to winning the toss and batting first on this track. It will be a good idea to bat first and put a big total on the board. The average first innings total at the Seddon Park ground is 320 runs. Although the track will be in favor of the batters initially you can expect spinners to get some help in the 3rd and 4th innings. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

This 13th match of the Plunket Shield will be hosted at the Seddon Park venue in Hamilton. Although it is a batting-friendly pitch it will offer some assistance to the bowlers in the initial portion of the game. The new ball bowlers are going to get some help from the track. After the shine is gone, the batters will look to score a lot of runs on the track.

The weather forecast for the game is to get cloudy conditions with sunny intervals. You can expect a gentle breeze during the game. There are not many chances of getting rain interruptions during the game although occasional showers are possible. We can expect temperatures in the region of 13 to 20 degrees during the 4 days of the game.

NK vs CK Betting Tips

If you take the current form of these two teams into consideration, you will conclude that Canterbury Kings are the favorites to win this game against Northern Districts. They have several players in good form during the season such as Cole McConchie, Henry Shipley, William O'Rourke, and Chad Bowes. However, the Northern Districts team did register a win in their last match against Otago. All-in-all we will bet with the Canterbury team to win this game and consolidate their position at the top of the table.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Bharat Popli to score more than 25 runs in the first innings of the game.



Bharat Popli has top-scored for Northern Knights in the Plunket Trophy tournament this year so far. You can bet on Popli to come good again in this game and score more than 25 runs in the first innings when the wicket is at its best.

  1. 10CRIC


    Cole McConchie to emerge as the top batter for the Canterbury side in their first innings.



Cole McConchie was in terrific form in Canterbury's last match. You can expect McConchie to continue his good run with the bat and top score for Canterbury.

  1. Rajabets


    Northern Knights side to score less than 3 runs in the first over of their first innings.



This is a 4-day game and most teams will make a cautious start to their inning. So, you can expect the Northern Knights also to not score more than 3 runs in their first innings.

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 1.74

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Who will win NK vs CK

Northern Knights 72.73% (8)
Canterbury Kings 27.27% (3)
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