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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Super Smash- Central Districts v Canterbury

Tom Latham
Tom Latham
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Canterbury Kings have been caught up in bit of a tailspin as they have lost five of their six matches. It is high time that the team pulls up its socks otherwise it would be too late.

Central Districts have won four of their last five games played against Canterbury Kings. With the likes of George Worker, Will Young, Tom Bruce and Doug Bracewell in the batting line up, the Central Districts have their batting base covered.

Skipper Tom Bruce is one of the leading run scorers of the tournament with 216 runs. He just scored an unbeaten 45 against Canterbury Kings at Christchurch.

The bowling is also full of talent. Ben Wheeler, Blair Tickner and Seth Rance form a formidable combination. While Tickner has picked up nine wickets, Wheeler has eight. Tickner also claimed 3-15 in the reverse fixture and would be high on confidence.

The Canterbury Kings have been badly affected due to the sudden slump in the form of Tom Latham who scored a classy double hundred against Sri Lanka in the Test matches. But Latham's return to the T20 format has not been great. The opener has scores of 0, 18 and 0 in the last three matches.

Captain Cole McConchie has been good with the bat and has scored 173 runs. Henry Nicholls has also rejoined the team and made a mark with a 25-ball 40 against Knights.

When it comes to bowling, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry and Andrew Ellis will lead the attack. Jamieson is currently the highest wicket-taker of Super Smash with 13 wickets from six matches.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Central Districts- George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Doug Bracewell, Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance

Canterbury Kings- Tom Latham (wk), Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie (c), Andrew Ellis, Cam Fletcher, Leo Carter, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Kyle Jamieson, Ed Nuttall


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Central Districts 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tom Latham (Canterbury Kings), Tom Bruce (Central Districts)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kyle Jamieson (Canterbury Kings), Blair Tickner (Central Districts)

Most Sixes – Tom Latham (Canterbury Kings), Tom Bruce (Central Districts)

Team Scores Batting First –Canterbury Kings 135+, Central Districts 150+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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