CS vs NK Match Preview

The batting charge for Central Districts last year was led by the right-handed batter Josh Clarkson. This batter has scored 258 runs from his previous eight matches in this competition with an average of 36.85. Another significant batter for Central Districts is Tom Bruce. He has scored 222 runs from his last eight innings with an average of 31.71. Another right-handed batter, Dane Cleaver, was also among the runs last year, hitting 167 runs from his previous six innings. These are the batters Central Districts will also turn to for big runs this year.

The top wicket-taker for the CD last year was Jayden Lennox. He picked up 18 scalps from his last ten innings with an average of 16.27. Raymond Toole also picked up eleven wickets from eight matches with an average of 27.54. Brett Randell was also among the wickets last year, taking eight scalps. These are likely to be the go-to bowlers this year for Central Districts as well. The other support bowlers from the team will also need to pull up their socks for the team to provide an all-round bowling effort.

The top batter for Northern Districts last year was Tim Seifert. He scored 288 runs from nine innings with an average of 32.00. Katene Clarke scored 275 runs from nine matches with an average of 30.55. Another batter who did a reasonable job last year was Jeet Raval. He hit 231 runs from nine games with an average of 25.66. These will be the frontline batters for the Northern Districts outfit this year. Their batting performance for this year will be dependent on these batters.

The top bowler for Northern Districts last year was Neil Wagner. He picked up eleven wickets from his last five innings with an average of 10.63. Scott Kuggeleijn also succeeded in picking up eleven victims from eight games. He also returned with a good average of 17.90. The right arm medium fast bowler Brett Hampton has picked up ten victims from his last eight games with an average of 12.20. These were the best bowlers for Northern Districts the previous year. The management will expect an even better performance from them this year.

Weather Report

We expect pleasant weather for this game in Fitzherbert Park in New Zealand. There will be spells of sunshine and cloud cover during this game. However, there is no possibility of getting showers during the match. The temperatures during the game will be close to 23 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The surface on offer at the venue of Fitzherbert Park in New Zealand will be batting-friendly. The pitch will remain valid for the entire duration of the game. So, the team batting second may have a distinct advantage of knowing the total to chase at this venue.

Notable stats

Josh Clarkson has an excellent strike rate in his last nine games.

In his last nine Super Smash matches, Josh Clarkson scored runs with a strike rate of 164.33.

Jayden Lennox has had a reasonable bowling strike rate in recent matches.

Jayden Lennox has picked wickets with a strike rate 12.5 from his last ten games.

Team News

This is just the beginning of the season, so there aren’t any injury updates at the moment.

CS vs NK Probable 11

CS Playing 11

  • Jack Boyle
  • William Clark
  • Bayley Wiggins
  • Curtis Heaphy
  • Dane Cleaver (C)
  • Ajaz Patel
  • Blair Tickner
  • Jayden Lennox
  • Bevan Small
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Joey Field

NK Playing 11

  • Jeet Raval (C)
  • Joe Carter
  • Katene Clarke
  • Tim Seifert (Wk)
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Neil Wagner
  • Tim Pringle
  • Tim Southee
  • Brett Hampton
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
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 team got off to a terrific start to the season with a win in their opening encounter against this same opposition. You can expect them to score another win in this contest and move further up the points table. We’ll bet with Northern Districts to win this contest.

Top Picks

Josh Clarkson: This Central Districts batter was the leading run-getter for his team last year. He has scored 258 runs from his previous nine innings with a strike rate of 164.33.

Neil Wagner: Neil Wagner has picked up 11 wickets from his last eight matches with a strike rate 15.27.

Jayden Lennox: Lennox has collected 18 wickets from his last ten overs with a strike rate 12.5.

Tim Seifert: Seifert has scored 288 runs from his last ten appearances for Northern Districts with a strike rate of 156.52.

CS vs NK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Seifert , D Cleaver

Batters: K Williamson, J Raval, K Clarke

All-rounders: D Bracewell, S Kuggeleijn , M Santner (C)

Bowlers: T Southee, A Patel (VC), B Tickner

CS vs NK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction