In the repeat of the last year’s final, Northern Districts will clash against Canterbury Kings in the opening game of the Super Smash T20 2022/23 on Friday. Northern Districts clinched the title last time beating Canterbury Kings by 56 runs in the summit clash.
Northern Districts vs Canterbury Kings, Match 1
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Date & Time: December 23rd, at 11:10 AM IST and at 6:40 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
What is the pitch report for ND vs CTB, Super Smash T20 2022/23, Match 1?
The boundaries are not so big on either side of the wicket. The pacers will definitely enjoy bowling on this surface as it offers additional pace and bounce. Anything between150-160 looks like a good score here.
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Northern Districts: Won Won Won Won Won
Canterbury Kings: Lost Won Won Lost Won
ND vs CTB, Super Smash T20 2022/23, Match 1 Probable Winners:
Northern Districts are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for ND vs CTB, Super Smash T20 2022/23, Match 1?
Katene Clarke, Tim Seifert (wk), Jeet Raval (c), Henry Cooper, Joe Carter, Brett Hampton, Mitchell Santner, Tim Pringle, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker
Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie, Matt Boyle, Blake Coburn, Cam Fletcher (wk), Mitch Hay, Will O’Rourke, Henry Shipley, Todd Astle, Ed Nuttal
As of now, there are no injury concerns in both squads. It will be added when there is an update.
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for ND vs CTB, Super Smash T20 2022/23, Match 1?
Top Pick – Batter
Chad Bowes showed what he is capable of with his extraordinary stroke play in the last season. In 12 matches, he has scored 333 runs at an average of 27.75 which includes 4 half-centuries.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Henry Shipley finished as the leading wicket-taker last season with 18 scalps and also added 144 runs with the bat as well. He is a must-pick player for your fantasy teams.
Top Pick – Bowler
Ed Nuttal has plenty of experience under his belt. The 29-year-old left-arm seamer has picked up 15 wickets in 12 matches last season with the best figures of 3 for 28.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Tim Seifert’s game style will be ideal for this format. In 10 matches last season, he scored 239 runs at an average of 29.87 with the highest score of 88*.
Mitchell Santner is the main man to watch out for in this match. He featured in only 5 matches last season where he picked up 8 wickets at an economy of 6.66 and scored 158 runs in 4 innings.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for ND vs CTB, Super Smash T20 2022/23, Match 1?
1. Tim Seifert, Cam Fletcher, Katene Clarke, Chad Bowes (c), Leo Carter, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley (vc), Cole McConchie, Joe Walker, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ed Nuttal
2. Tim Seifert (vc), Cam Fletcher, Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Mitchell Santner (c), Cole McConchie, Joe Walker, Ed Nuttal, Todd Astle
Northern Districts had an outstanding tournament last season as they emerged champions with a win over Canterbury Kings in the finals by 56 runs. They dropped only one game in the entire which shows their level of dominance. It was a collective effort overall that produced some fine performances. They have named 12 member squad for the opening clash with experienced batter Jeet Raval leading the side. Tim Siefert, Mitchell Santner, and Scott Kuggeleijn bring international experience to the side. Joe Walker, Joe Carter, and Henry Cooper are the talented players in the line-up.
Canterbury Kings lost back-to-back finals in the last 2 editions and will be heading into this season with a strong intention of winning the title. Chad Bowes and Cam Fletcher are their main batters, the duo scored more than 300 runs each in the last edition. Henry Shipley is their frontline bowler and he will get much-needed support from Todd Astle and Ed Nuttal. Both sides mainly rely on their skills and we can expect an exciting contest between them.