Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, & Injury Updates for Super Smash 2023, Match 9

In the upcoming clash of the Super Smash 2023, Central Stags are set to face Canterbury Kings at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth on December 30. As the tournament unfolds, both teams find themselves in contrasting positions. Central Stags, having played two games, are yet to secure a win and currently sit at fifth place. In contrast, Canterbury Kings, after just one match, find themselves at the top of the table.

Previous Encounters:

Central Stags faced Northern Districts in their last game, where they encountered early setbacks losing two wickets in the initial stages. However, a resilient middle-order performance, especially the spectacular knock by Doug Bracewell, led to a formidable total of 207. Despite a challenging target, Northern Districts faltered, losing the game by 56 runs.

Canterbury Kings, in their last outing against Otago Volts, saw the match being interrupted by rain with only two runs on the board. Unfortunately, persistent rain thwarted any possibility of resuming play, resulting in a draw.

Match Information:

TeamsCentral Stags vs Canterbury Kings
Match9th Match, Super Smash 2023
Date & TimeDecember 30, 2023, Saturday, 8:30 AM IST
VenuePukekura Park, New Plymouth

Pitch Report:

Pukekura Park is renowned for its batsman-friendly conditions. The track offers excellent seam and swing movement, favoring pacers. Once set, batters can capitalize on the conditions, aiming for significant scores. Teams often prefer to chase, considering the average first innings score around 200.

Probable playing XI for the Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings match:

Central Stags
WA YoungTC Bruce (C)
D Cleaver (wk)William Clark
JA ClarksonDAJ Bracewell
BJ SmallJoey Field
AY PatelBM Tickner
Jayden Lennox
BENCHB Wiggins, GR Hay, Curtis Heaphy, BS Smith, JCT Boyle, BD Schmulian, SHA Rance, Brett Randell, Raymond Toole, Brett Johnson, LR Dudding, R Taylor, M Ave, Angus Schaw, CK Leopard, Toby Findlay, Mason Hughes, BM Wheeler
Canterbury Kings
CJ BowesMatt Boyle
LJ CarterCE McConchie (C)
Mitchell Hay (wk)MJG Rippon
B JacobsZak Foulkes
Angus McKenzieFW Sheat
MD Rae
BENCHTom Latham, HM Nicholls, Harry Chamberlain, KJ McClure, Rhys Mariu, DJ Mitchell, SB Davey, HB Shipley, MJ Henry, Ish Sodhi, EJ Nuttall, William O’Rourke, Dylan Hunter, Matthew Hay, KA Jamieson, Cameron Paul, CD Fletcher, BP Coburn, TD Astle, TF van Woerkom

Player Picks:


  • Jayden Lennox (CS | BOWL – 7.5 credits): Lennox’s stellar performance with six wickets in two games makes him an excellent choice for captaincy roles.
  • Doug Bracewell (CS | ALL – 8.5 credits): In fine touch with 95 runs in two matches, Bracewell is a formidable option to lead your fantasy side.

Top Picks:

  • Ajaz Patel (CS | BOWL – 8.5 credits): Patel showcases excellent control and has picked up three wickets at an economy of 7.88.
  • Blair Tickner (CS | BOWL – 9 credits): Contributing with both ball and bat, Tickner scalped three wickets and scored 22 runs.

Budget Picks:

  • Dane Cleaver (CS | WK – 8 credits): With 53 runs and solid wicketkeeping, Cleaver can fetch valuable points.
  • Tom Bruce (CS | BAT – 8.5 credits): Despite playing one game, Bruce made an impact with 16 runs and two wickets.

Avoid Having These Players:

  • Jack Boyle (CS | BAT – 8.5 credits): Boyle’s below-par performance suggests leaving him out of your team.
  • Will Young (CS | BAT – 9 credits): Following a disappointing last match, Young might not be the ideal pick.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction:

Head to Head:

  • Wicket Keeper: Mitchell Hay, Dane Cleaver
  • Batter: Tom Bruce, Bevon Jacobs
  • All Rounder: William Clark, Doug Bracewell, Michael Rippon
  • Bowler: Bevan Small, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel, Jayden Lennox

Mega League:

  • Wicket Keeper: Mitchell Hay, Dane Cleaver
  • Batter: Tom Bruce
  • All Rounder: William Clark, Doug Bracewell, Michael Rippon
  • Bowler: Bevan Small, Joey Field, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel, Jayden Lennox

As the Super Smash 2023 continues, this clash promises an exciting contest between Central Stags and Canterbury Kings. Fans and fantasy cricket enthusiasts alike are eagerly anticipating another thrilling encounter at Pukekura Park.

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