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Super Smash T20 2018-19, Match 22: Central Stags vs Northern Knights: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

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Central Stags. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Northern Knights and Central Stags, the top two teams of the Super Smash T20 2018/19, will face off in reverse fixture at the McLean Park in Napier. The defending champions Northern Knights have won six of the seven matches they played thus far. Their only defeat came in the away game against the Central Stags only. The Tom Bruce-led side caught up a winning streak after winning only one of their first four matches.

Will Young coming into the form is a big plus for the Stags who have Bruce and Dean Foxcroft performing consistently. They have been deadly at their home venue Napier by posting 200+ totals. This venue will be hosting the third match in three straight days as it hosted the ODI matches of India’s Men and Women teams on Wednesday and Thursday. The sunlight halted the play during the Men’s ODI while the clouds put that away during the Women’s game.

Match Details:

The 22nd match of the Super Smash T20 2018-19 will be played between Central Stags and Northern Knights at the McLean Park in Napier.

The match starts at 7:10 PM local time (6:10 AM GMT) (11:40 AM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The McLean Park in Napier will be hosting the third match in as many days. However, the pitch used for the Blackcaps and White Ferns’ ODIs in the past two days is different from the game. The last two matches played on this pitch used for Super Smash produced 200+ totals and could be in for another high scoring game.

Average first innings score: 181 (Four Twenty20s since 2015)

Chasing team record: Won – 1, Lost – 4. (Four Twenty20s since 2015)


Probable XI:

Central Stags:

George Worker, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce (C), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Willem Ludick, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler.

Bench – Ryan McCone, Bevan Small.

Squad Changes

In – Ryan McCone, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Bevan Small.

Out – Doug Bracewell, Seth Rance.

Northern Knights:

Nick Kelly, Tim Seifert, Corey Anderson, Dean Brownlie (C), Brett Hampton, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Flynn, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tarun Nethula, Kyle Abbott, Neil Wagner.

Bench – Peter Bocock, Joe Walker

Squad Changes

In – Tarun Nethula, Joe Walker

Out – Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi.

Team News:

Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell miss out due to the ongoing home ODI series against India.

Power Picks:

Corey Anderson gained some momentum over the last two matches with both bat and ball. He started the season with scores of 4, 4, 17 and 4. He bowled for the first time against the Firebirds and recorded figures of 2/22. In the last game against Canterbury, Anderson struck 38 with four sixes and took two wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Will Young and Tom Bruce cannot be overlooked for the multiplier roles given their performances in recent matches. Daryl Mitchell and Tim Seifert will be worthy picks as captain or vice-captain. Alternatives – Dean Brownlie and George Worker.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Tim Seifert

Batters – Dean Brownlie, Will Young (VC), Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell (C), Dean Foxcroft

All-Rounders – Brett Hampton, George Worker

Bowlers – Tarun Nethula, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ben Wheeler

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tim Seifert (VC)

Batters – Corey Anderson, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Dean Foxcroft (C)

All-Rounders – Brett Hampton, George Worker

Bowlers – Scott Kuggeleijn, Ben Wheeler, Neil Wagner, Blair Tickner


Expert Advice:

It might not be a good decision to pick players who have been in and out of the team for a while now. The regular players are assured of performances and taking a gamble by picking others might not work especially in this game.

Probable Winners:

The Central Stags are expected to extend their winning run to four by ending a 5-match streak of Northern Knights.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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