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Super Smash 2020-21- Canterbury Kings vs Central Stags, Elimination Final-Preview

by  Aman Singh  •  Last updated on 2021-02-10 16:41:53


In what can be described as a tussle for finalist tag, Canterbury Kings will take on Central Stags in Super Smash’s sole eliminator final scheduled to be played on Thursday at the competitive Eden Park, Auckland. Third positioned Canterbury Kings needed to buckle up for the knockout eliminator as McConchie led unit succumbed a disheartening 30 runs defeat against Central Stags in the preceding faceoff. Tom Bruce led Central Stags, on other hand recently climbed to career best second spot and is desperately waiting for Thursday’s encounter to carve out another triumph to pursue the winning saga.

Match Preview

Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Date: February 11th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM (Local) and 4:30 AM (IST)

Pitch Report

The iconic Auckland ground has always uplifted the truest competition between bat and ball. A healthy bounce with possibility of movement is on cards during the initial over of both innings. Being a traditional Rugby field, the outfield is lightning fast and proper stroke playing is equally important. Sub tropical conditions in Auckland will surely provide an upper hand for spin bowling attack.

Weather Forecast

After a daylong scattered spell of rains, expect the sun to smile behind the curtains of rainy clouds on the match day in Auckland. A pleasant temperature will welcome both the finalist seat contending teams with temperature tumbling in between 21 degree Celsius and 16 degree Celsius. Perception of rain is as low as 20% with 63% forecasted atmospheric humidity.

Probable Playing XI for the Match

Canterbury Kings: Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Jack Boyle, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConhie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams and Ed Nuttall

Central Stags: George Worker, Will Young, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, Azaz Patel, Blair Tickner and Jayden Lennox