In the 8th match of the season, Canterbury Kings will face Central Districts at MainPower Oval and the kings are hosting this match. When these two teams met earlier in this season, Central Districts beat Canterbury Kings. As the match will take place at Canterbury Kings home they will be aiming for a revenge here over Central Districts. Central Districts have won the last three matches they have played against Canterbury Kings. Can Districts make it four and continue their authority over Kings or Will Kings take a revenge? This is the big question and we shall get answer in few hours for this question.
MainPower Oval – Rangiora, New Zealand
Partly Cloudy and little showers are expected.
No T20 match has been played here before and recently Ford Odi matches were played here. Looks like an average batting track and spinners will get some help.
Team News : Canterbury Kings
They started the season with an amazing 134 runs win over Volts. But in the next game they lots to Central Districts. With 1 win and 1 lose in two matches they have played, Kings hold the number 3 spot in table. They did not announce squad for this match but can expect one or two changes in playing XI. Everyone eyes will be on Ben Stokes who hit a quick fire 93 off 47 balls against Otago Volts. In reverse fixture, Cole McConchie and Cam Fletcher scored fifties and once again they should play a crucial game. Bowling will rely mainly on Andrew Ellis and Cole McConchie. Will Williams, Blake Coburn and Hazeldine anyone can miss the game if they want to make changes.
Team News : Central Districts
They started the season with a loss and then won against Canterbury Kings in their 2nd game. With 1 win and 1 lose in two matches they are placed at 5th in table. They have announced 12 members squad and Young will lead this side. They have rested Jessie Ryder for this game.Ryon McCone who is a bowlers has been added to the squad for the first time. Skipper Young is expected to open the innings on the absence of Ryder. Keeper Cleaver has a huge role to play in this game and he will be the key play in middle order. Seth Rance has been called for national duty as the replacement of injured Milne. Blair Tickner will be the key men with the ball.
Canterbury Kings Probable XI
Cam Fletcher (wk)
Andrew Ellis (c)
Central Districts Probable XI
Prediction : Central Districts have an upper hand here as they have beaten Canterbury Kings in the previous three head-to-head encounters. But Kings have powerful batting line up. Backing Kings this is a 50 – 50 game.