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NZ T20 – KNIGHTS VS CANTERBURY KINGS – FANTASY PREVIEW

Knights meets Canterbury Kings in the 24th match of the tournament in New Zealand’s own Super Smash T20. Both the teams are fighting for a place in knockout round. Knights vs Canterbury Kings, match scheduled to start at 4 PM Local | 8:30 AM IST on Thursday, 29 December.

Currently Knights are at 4th in points table with 14 points. Knights has won 3 matches, lost 3 and one ended in no result. As round robin stage are nearing to the end, Knights need a win on Thursday to secure a place in knockout rounds. Knights defeated Auckland Aces on Tuesday with their clinical performances. First, bowlers of Knights Jono Boult, Kuggeleijn picked 2 wickets each. Trent Lawford also bowled well and picked a wicket. Then, Knights top-order batsmen came with stunning performances against Aces and won a game by 9 wickets. Wicket Keeper batsman Watling scored an half century and remained not out with score of 53 runs. His opening partner Brownlie also came with quick half century and scored 54 runs. Big Hitter Corey Anderson finished the match with his big hits. Knights needs another good performances from their players to defeat Kings and advance themselves to 3rd spot in the table.

Canterbury Kings has 16 points to their credit after playing 7 matches. With 16 points Kings is at no. 3 in the table. Kings has won 4 matches and lost 3. Their NRR are poor compare to the second place Aces. Due to negative NRR, Kings is at no. 3 in table. In their last match, Kings defeated Volts by 16 runs. Opening batsman Chad Bowes scored brilliant half century for Kings. With some contributions from middle order batsmen, Kings managed to post 152 runs in 20 overs. Bowler Ed Nuttall picked 2 wickets but he was very expensive on that day. Jamieson and Astle bowled brilliant spells which controlled the oppositions. Good performances and a win from here will take Kings to top 2 of the table. Therefore, Kings should come with clinical performances to advances in top of the table.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

KNIGHTS :

  • BJ Watling
  • Dean Brownlie
  • Corey Anderson
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Jono Boult
  • Trent Lawford
  • Ish Sodhi

 

CANTERBURY KINGS :

  • Henry Nicholls
  • Chad Bowes
  • Andrew Ellis
  • Peter Fulton
  • Todd Astle
  • Kyle Jamieson
  • Cole McConchie
  • Ed Nuttall

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

KNIGHTS :

1. BJ Watling, 2. Dean Brownlie, 3. Corey Anderson, 4. Daryl Mitchell, 5. Tim Seifert, 6. Scott Kuggeleijn, 7. Jono Boult, 8. Ish Sodhi, 9. Nick Kelly, 10. Trent Lawford, 11. Pat Bocock

 

CANTERBURY KINGS :

1. Chad Bowes, 2. Cam Fletcher, 3. Henry Nicholls, 4. Peter Fulton, 5. Andrew Ellis, 6. Cole McConchie, 7. Tim Johnston, 8. Todd Astle, 9. Logan Van Beek, 10. Kyle Jamieson, 11. Ed Nuttall.

 

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Anand Thiyagarajan

Cricket is what everyone loves. If you’re ready to play fantasy cricket but don’t know how to analyze players, consider his Articles as the foundation of your fantasy teams. Anand is a cricket blogger and fantasy cricket lover.

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