Super Smash 2021 Elimination Final
Canterbury vs Central Districts Match Prediction – Thu, 11th February
Canterbury had a jagged beginning to their campaign. They won five out of their initial six matches and appeared like a solid competitor on a roll at one point.
In fact, they were well in position for a top-place finish off. Nevertheless, Cole McConchie and his men stumbled towards the end and survived just one win from four matches. They have lost all the momentum they assembled in the first half of the season but will be eyeing this as a renewed game.
Possible playing XI: Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Will Williams, Jack Boyle, Daryl Mitchell, Cam Fletcher (wk), Ed Nuttall.
Purple Patched Central Districts:
On the contrary, Central Districts were erratic from the start but went all the way through a fanciful fortunate path where they won five out of six matches. Their last three matches have witnessed two losses and a win.
The win was versus Canterbury, and therefore the Tom Bruce-led team will be eager to build on that and take that into the playoffs.
Possible playing XI: George Worker, Will Young, Josh Clarkson, Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce (c), Doug Bracewell, Joey Field, Dane Cleaver (wk), Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Jayden Lennox.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
It is time for the playoffs in the 2020-21 campaign of the Super Smash T20. Canterbury takes on the Central Districts in the Elimination Final at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. Both sides qualified with six victories and four losses each.
The wicket at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland is an outright belter. The three finished matches at this ground in the 2020-21 season of the Super Smash have seen totals of 199, 183, and 230 in the first innings.
All of those matches were won by sides batting first. Hence, another batting glory is projected to be on the cards for this match, and anticipate the skipper that wins the toss to bat first.
Stags Favourites over Canterbury:
The two franchises have predominantly been next to each other in the entire season, and it is probable to end just like that. Assessing the recent form and on-paper mixture of both sides, going with a Canterbury Kings’ win looks to be the right choice in this game.
However, the sportsbooks have different opinions. The Central Districts are dominating at 1.51 while Canterbury Kings are at 2.45. We reckon that Canterbury Kings have a better-composed batting roster that is not over-dependent on one or two ranks. With Matt Henry and Todd Astle in fluent form, the Kings’ bowling line-up looks more poised.
And considering the Stags are entering after two consecutive losses and may perhaps be a little low on confidence.