CK vs CS Match Preview

Canterbury Kings will be keen to establish their outfit at the top of the points table with a victory against Central Districts at home. The Canterbury team played their last game against Otago. Otago Volts were far from perfect in their approach but after dismissing half their team in first fifteen overs, Kings could not mop up their tail. Otago scored 60 runs in their last five overs. Canterbury will be looking to tighten up this area in this game and get a better performance out of the death over bowlers.

While chasing a score of 172 runs, the Canterbury team lost the wickets of their openers Chad Bowes and Leo Carter early. However, the Canterbury skipper Cole McConchie and Henry Nicholls steered the team to a well-deserved win. Their efforts were aided by some mediocre bowling from the Otago bowlers, who gave away 20 extras as well. The Canterbury skipper Cole McConchie continued his excellent run with the bat. He had also contributed towards the total in his last match when he combined with Rippon to put together a 132-run stand for the fifth wicket.

The Central Districts team made a disastrous start to their campaign with a solid 55-run drubbing against Northern Districts, who are the defending champions this year. But they did bounce back immediately with a great showing with the bat and ball both to hand over a stunning 56-run defeat to the defending champions. They were looking for another victory in the fame against Auckland. But this match was abandoned without any play. They played Canterbury in this next game at home.

In this last game against Canterbury, the CD team was beaten solidly. Their bowlers did a reasonable job up front with four wickets from nine overs. But the opposition skipper McConchie and Rippon launched a massive recovery, putting together 130 runs. The Central Districts batter could not do anything about the target chase and scored 142 runs from their 20 overs for losing eight wickets before the weather intervened. Scoring runs in middle overs turned out to be extremely difficult. They could never accelerate in the end and lost the match.

Weather Report

There is a distinct possibility of getting a drizzle during this match. The temperatures during the game will hover between 11 and 13 degrees. We expect overcast conditions throughout the game to help the seamers get lateral movement.

Pitch Report

The Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch is home to Canterbury. It has a seating capacity of 18000 people. The surface affords pace and bounce for the players. So, the seamers will enjoy the conditions on offer here. But that apart, this is a batting-friendly wicket.

Notable stats

Doug Bracewell has a great average-to-strike rate blend in recent games.

In his last six appearances for Central Districts Doug Bracewell has scored runs with an average of 47 and strike rate of 200.

Jayden Lennox has an excellent strike rate with the ball for Central Districts in their last few games.

Lennox has picked up 19 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate of 11.84.

Team News

There aren’t any injury updates available at the moment for either of the teams. So, you can expect entire teams to be available for selection tomorrow.

CK vs CS Probable 11

CK Playing 11

  • Chad Bowes
  • Ken McClure
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Cole McConchie (C)
  • Matthew Hay
  • Mitchell Hay (Wk)
  • Michael Rippon
  • Zakary Foulkes
  • Angus McKenzie
  • Michael Rae
  • William ORourke

CS Playing 11

  • Tom Bruce (C)
  • Will Young
  • Dane Cleaver (Wk)
  • William Clark
  • Josh Clarkson
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Bayley Wiggins
  • Bevan Small
  • Ajaz Patel
  • Blair Tickner
  • Jayden Lennox
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both these teams have played four games each in the competition. Canterbury Kings are ranked second in the points table with two wins to their credit. The Central Districts team is placed two positions below in fourth position with a single win. Additionally, Canterbury won the previous game between these two sides. They are also playing at home. So, we expect Canterbury Kings to win this encounter.

Top Picks

Cole McConchie: In his last ten games, Cole McConchie has scored 242 runs with an average of 34.57 and a strike rate of 139.88.

Jayden Lennox: Lennox is in terrific form with the bat, putting together 19 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate of 11.84.

Doug Bracewell: Bracewell is scoring runs with a strike rate of 200 in his last six appearances for Central Districts.

Zakary Foulkes: Foulkes has picked up 16 wickets from his last nine games with a strike rate 12.37.

CK vs CS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Cleaver

Batters: T Bruce, W Young, H Nicholls

All-rounders: D Bracewell (C), M Rippon (VC), C McConchie, J Clarkson

Bowlers: A Patel, B Tickner, J Lennox

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