The 8th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Central Districts and Northern Knights, at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The match starts at 7:10 PM local time (6:10 AM GMT) (11:40 AM IST). The live stream for Super Smash in India will be available on Hotstar.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Northern Knights have got the worst possible start to their campaign of Super Smash 2019-20. They have not won a single match in their last two outings. However, they would be eager to get back on the winning track in the upcoming game against Central Districts. Moreover, Knights will look to avenge their previous loss against the same opponent.
Knights have been struggling with the form of their top players like Dean Brownlie (c), Anton Devcich and Tim Seifert (wk), who are still due to give breakthrough performances for their side, and if they get a good knock with the bat, then they might taste their maiden win in the tournament.
On the other hand, Districts are currently on the winning streak and will look to continue with the same. Their batting unit has convincingly performed well with bowlers doing the left out work in order to win games for their side. The same team effort would be expected from them in the match against Knights.
The forecast in Hamilton for the upcoming Super Smash game is not great. The chances of rain are quite high and it might abandon the match as well. However, the temperature is expected to deviate between 8 and 22 Degree Celsius according to Accuweather.
This first match played at this venue turned out to be a high scoring match with both the teams jointly scoring 453 runs in 40 overs. The same track is expected to be used in the match between Knights and Districts that will go in favour of batsmen. However, spinners might also get some turn from the wicket but they will have to work hard for it. The side winning the toss will look to bat first because it is relatively difficult to chase on this ground.
Average first innings score: 198 (1 completed T20 at the venue in Super Smash 2019-20)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 1
Both the teams haven’t officially announced their squads yet for this match.
Probable Playing XIs:
Tom Bruce (C), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver (WK), Christian Leopard, Willem Ludic, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Ben Wheeler, Ryan Watson, George Worker.
Bench: Ryan Watson, Jayden Lennox
Tim Seifert (WK), Dean Brownlie (C), Anton Devcich, Joe Carter, Brett Hampton, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Flynn, Scott Kuggeleijn, Matt Fisher, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma.
Bench – Brett Randell, Peter Bocock
Kieran Noema-Barnett has given some brilliant all-round performances so far in Super Smash 2019-20. He has grabbed 5 wickets as well as the all-rounder played a good knock of 47 runs in the game against the same opponent. He would be eager to replicate his form and that makes him a hot favorite pick for any fantasy team.
Daryl Mitchell will be another important player to watch as he bowled a brilliant spell in the previous game against Otago and grabbed 4 wickets in that game. Moreover, he can contribute well with the bat as well when needed in the match. Dane Clever is also in red hot form with the bat and is averaging 43.6.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Tim Seifert, Dean Brownlie, Tom Bruce
Vice-Captain – Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Ben Wheeler
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Dane Cleaver
Batters – Dean Brownlie (C), Joe Carter, Tom Bruce
All-Rounders –Anton Devcich, Daryl Mitchell, Kieran Noema-Barnett (VC)
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert
Batters – Joe Carter, Tom Bruce (C), Daniel Flynn
All-Rounders – Anton Devcich, Daryl Mitchell (VC), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Scott Kuggeleijn
Bowlers – Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler, Anurag Verma
Tim Seifert is an exciting batsman who is a clean hitter of the ball. But, he has not given any impressive performances in the ongoing tournament. He can be a risky pick looking forward to his form but will be worth for any Dream11 Fantasy Side.
Note: Don’t pick Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee in your fantasy team because they are currently playing for their national side in three-match Test series against Australia. So, they will not be part of their respective Super Smash teams in the upcoming match.
Central Districts are expected to win this match against 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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