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Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings Predictions & Tips - Worker tipped to score in Stags victory

  • Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings predictions for Friday’s Super Smash cricket match
  • The match will be played at the McLean Park at 06:10 GMT
  • I am tipping the Central Stags to win with George Worker to score big
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Central Stags' George Worker has scored the second most runs in the Super Smash this season (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 04 Feb 2021
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Central Stags vs Canterbury Kings Predictions


The Central Stags have much riding on this match as defeat could mean they drop out of the playoffs. The best bet is for the Stags to get the victory they need.

  • Central Stags’ George Worker has scored the 2nd most (418) runs in the 2020/21 Super Smash.
  • Central Stags’ George Worker scored 49 runs in his last match.
  • Canterbury Kings’ Cole McConchie has scored over 26.5 runs in 4 his last 5 matches.
  • Canterbury Kings have lost 2 of their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


The Central Stags and Canterbury Kings are level at 12 wins apiece over their 24 previous matches.

In their last match, the Central Stags won by 18 runs at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Central Stags Form


The Central Stags are currently third on the Super Smash table as they go into the final match of the regular season. Their position is slightly precarious as a victory could take them into second place ahead of the playoffs while defeat could see them miss out altogether.

Last time out the Stags batted first at the Basin Reserve against the Wellington Firebirds. George Worker continued his fine form with 49 runs as the Stags posted a total of 164 in their 20 overs.

The Central Stags bowlers however failed to back up the batsmen effort as the Firebirds smashed their way to an eight wicket victory. 

Central Stags Injuries & Team News


Given how crucial this fixture is for the Stags they will go in at full strength.

International star, Ross Taylor has yet to find his stride since returning to the squad. The Stags management will be hoping he comes good as we head towards the playoffs.

Canterbury Kings Form


The Canterbury Kings head into this match in second place with one match to play. They have already qualified for the playoffs regardless of this result, however defeat could see the Stags go above them.

The Kings won their last match against the Otago Volts by six wickets at the Hagley Oval. The Volts scored 162 runs batting first.

Cole McConchie scored 50 runs in the chase as the Kings cruised to a six wicket victory with an over to spare. There was also a 31 run contribution by Chad Bowes at the top of the innings.

Canterbury Kings Injuries & Team News


The Kings will be at full strength for this encounter. They will not want to lose that second position even though they are qualified for the playoffs.

After a rough patch, Chad Bowes has started to show the form he had earlier this season. Daryl Mitchell’s international experience will be key in this match.

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Verdict

The Stags have already beaten the Canterbury Kings this season and are backed to repeat the feat. Opening batsman, George Worker is tipped to top score for the Central Stags.

Cole McConchie is backed to top score for the Kings after his impressive recent run of form.

Best Bet: Central Stags Win Result @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Stags Batsman Tip: George Worker Best Stags Batsman @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Kings Batsman Tip: Cole McConchie Best Kings Batsman @500.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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