Super Smash 2022-23: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know
Here's all you need to know about the 18th edition of New Zealand's top-drawer domestic T20 competition, Super Smash 2022-23, comprising 32 matches.
Live Scores, Stats and Fixtures - Super Smash 2022-23
Two things happen at the time of Christmas, goodies come home and the Super Smash returns. The League has been scheduled with 32 T20s, set to be played over a period of close to two months.
The league commences on December 23 and will go on till February 11.
As always, six teams - Auckland Aces, Canterbury Kings, Central Stags, Northern Knights, Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds - will take part in the tournament in a double round robin format in the league stage. It implies that each team will play every other team twice in the group stage which adds up to a total of 10 matches per side.
The top three teams from the leaderboard will advance to the playoffs consisting of the Elimination final and the final.
A big disadvantage for Super Smash is that due to the international fixtures of New Zealand clashing with the tournament, many of their top players will not be able to feature in a fair few games.
The tournament kicks off with the encounter between Northern Brave and Canterbury Kings at the Bay Oval on December 23.
Auckland Aces: Graeme Beghin, Jamie Brown, Robbie O’Donnell (c), Mark Chapman, Louis Delport, Danru Ferns, Ben Horne (wk), Ben Lister, Matt McEwan, Colin Munro, Will O’Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Ollie Pringle, Sean Solia, Will Somerville, Ross ter Braak, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson
Canterbury Kings: Todd Astle, Chad Bowes, Cole McConchie (c), Jack Boyle, Leo Carter, Sean Davey, Cam Fletcher (wk), Andrew Hazeldine, Tyler Lortan, Ken McClure, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Nuttall, Fraser Sheat, Henry Shipley, Theo van Woerkom, Will Williams, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls
Central Stags: Doug Bracewell, Tom Bruce (c), Brad Schmulian, Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver (wk), Greg Hay, Jayden Lennox, Christian Leopard, Adam Milne, Seth Rance, Ben Smith, Blair Tickner, Ray Toole, Ben WheeleR, Bayley Wiggins, George Worker, Ajaz Patel, Ross Taylor, Will Young
Northern Knights: James Baker, Peter Bocock, Dean Brownlie, Zak Gibson, Joe Carter, Katene Clarke, Henry Cooper, Anton Devcich (c), Matthew Fisher, Brett Hampton, Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, Jeet Raval, Tim Seifert (wk), Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson
Otago Volts: Matt Bacon, Neil Broom, Max Chu, Jarrod McKay, Jacob Duffy (c), Josh Finnie, Dean Foxcroft, Camden Hawkins, Anaru Kitchen, Nick Kelly, Dale PhillipS, Hamish Rutherford, Mitch Renwick (wk), Michael Rippon, Michael Rae, Nathan Smith
Wellington Firebirds: Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Lauchie Johns, Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell (c/wk), Fraser Colson, Andrew Fletcher, Jamie Gibson, Troy Johnson, lain McPeake, Ollie Newton, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Michael Snedden, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham
December 23: Northern Brave vs Canterbury Kings, Match 1
December 24: Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts, Match 2
December 26: Canterbury Kings vs Auckland Aces, Match 3
December 27: Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 4
December 28: Otago Volts vs Northern Brave, Match 5
December 29: Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces, Match 6
December 30: Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings, Match 7
December 31: Central Stags vs Northern Brave, Match 8
January 1: Canterbury Kings vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 9
January 2: Auckland Aces vs Otago Volts, Match 10
January 4: Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Brave, Match 11
January 5: Central Stags vs Auckland Aces, Match 12
January 6: Northern Brave vs Otago Volts, Match 13
January 7: Wellington Firebirds vs Central Stags, Match 14
January 8: Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings, Match 15
January 13: Canterbury Kings vs Northern Brave, Match 16
January 14: Auckland Aces vs Central Stags, Match 17
January 15: Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 18
January 20: Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 19
January 21: Central Stags vs Otago Volts, Match 20
January 22: Northern Brave vs Auckland Aces, Match 21
January 23: Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings, Match 22
January 27: Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags, Match 23
January 28: Northern Brave vs Wellington Firebirds, Match 24
January 29: Otago Volts vs Central Stags, Match 25
January 30: Auckland Aces vs Northern Brave, Match 26
February 3: Northern Brave vs Central Stags, Match 27
February 4: Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts, Match 28
February 5: Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces, Match 29
February 6: Otago Volts vs Canterbury Kings, Match 30
February 9: Qualifier 2 vs Qualifier 3
February 11: Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Q2 vs Q3
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