CK vs NK Match Preview

Northern Knight will put severe pressure on the hosts with their bowling attack. Batting appears tricky on this track, so both teams will look to field first here. Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee are back in the squad for Northern Knights. Unfortunately, their batters did not score too many runs while batting first, and they could not put much pressure on the opposition. If they get an opportunity to bowl first in this contest, they might be able to get the Northern Knights back on track.

Tim Seifert provided a start in the last match for Northern Knights but did not get much support from the other batters and could not make a huge impact. The Northern Knights skipper Jeet Raval put himself up the batting order and came into bat at the number three position against Otago. But he was out without troubling the scorers. Mitchell Santner batted well and was instrumental in the NK team reaching a decent total. But some excellent players in the NK line-up can turn things around easily.

Canterbury Kings were enjoying a great run before the Auckland team put a damper on the proceeding for them in their home ground. Although the last couple of games for Canterbury were washed out, and a clear result was not possible, Canterbury had the upper hand in these contests. While bowling first against Central Districts, they picked up four wickets for 21 runs. This was the second time when they outthought the CD batters. It was immediately after they had recorded a successful run chase against Otago Volts.

Canterbury looked excellent in their batting and bowling departments before they ran into Auckland Aces. Aces completely outplayed them in this contest. The Canterbury skipper will expect them to turn around quickly before things get worse and a string of losses is developed. Canterbury Kings have a powerful batting unit, with Tom Latham and Chad Bowes opening the innings. These openers are followed by Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, and the skipper Cole McConchie in the middle order.

Weather Report

A clear and sunny day is expected at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. There is no possibility of getting rain on this day. The skies during this game will also remain clear, and not much cloud covering is expected for this match. The relative humidity will also be average.

Pitch Report

This pitch on offer at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch will offer assistance to both batters and bowlers. But the bowlers will need to bowl tight lines to contain the batters. Conversely, the batters will need technical proficiency to counter the bowlers on this track.

Notable stats

Cole McConchie has an excellent strike rate to average ratio in his last ten games.

The Canterbury skipper has scored runs with an average of 38 and a strike rate of 143.39 in his last ten matches.

Neil Wagner has an excellent strike rate with the ball for Northern Districts in recent games.

Neil Wagner picked up 15 wickets from his last eight games with a strike rate 12.

Team News

There are no apparent injury worries for either of the two teams. Some missing players, such as Mitchell Santner, have returned to the club after completing national duties.

CK vs NK Probable 11

CK Playing 11

  • Chad Bowes
  • Tom Latham (Wk)
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Cole McConchie (C)
  • Michael Rippon
  • Zakary Foulkes
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Matt Henry
  • Michael Rae
  • William ORourke

NK Playing 11

  • Katene Clarke
  • Tim Seifert (Wk)
  • Jeet Raval (C)
  • Joe Carter
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Henry Cooper
  • Brett Hampton
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Tim Southee
  • Tim Pringle
  • Neil Wagner
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

The Northern Knights are off to a terrible start to their campaign in this year's Super Smash. They have succeeded in winning just a single game thus far in four attempts and are lying at the bottom of the points table. On the other hand, the Canterbury team has done much better, although they lost their last game in the league stages. So, we will bet with Canterbury to win this encounter. There is nothing much in it, though, and ND can quickly put one across the Canterbury team.

Top Picks

Cole McConchie: McConchie is the Canterbury skipper and their most reliable batter in the middle order. He is striking the ball well at the moment.

Zakary Foulkes: Zakary Foulks has picked up eleven wickets from his eight games with a strike rate 14.9.

Neil Wagner: Neil Wagner has picked up 15 wickets from his last eight games with a strike rate of 12.

Tim Seifert: Tim Seifert is scoring runs with a strike rate of 148.1 in his last nine games for Northern Knights.

CK vs NK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Latham , T Seifert

Batters: J Raval, H Nicholls

All-rounders: M Rippon , C McConchie, D Mitchell (VC), S Kuggeleijn, M Santner (C)

Bowlers: N Wagner, M Henry

CK vs NK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction