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Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings Predictions & Tips - Knights to continue winning ways

20 Jan 2021
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Ralph Staniforth 20 Jan 2021
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  • Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings predictions for Thursday’s T20 cricket match
  • The match will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton at 06:10 GMT
  • I am tipping Northern Knights to win with Tim Seiffert and Daryl Mitchell to be the top scorers
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings Predictions


Northern Knights entertain the Canterbury Kings in what should be a close encounter. Northern Knights have been bolstered tremendously by the return of their New Zealand seamers and are a different team now compared to the beginning of the tournament.

  • Northern Knights have won their last 2 Super Smash matches.
  • Northern Knights’ Tim Seifert averages 31.57 in the tournament.
  • Northern Knights’ Tim Seifert is the team top scorer this season.
  • Canterbury Kings’ Daryl Mitchell is averaging 46.75 this season
  • Canterbury Kings’ Daryl Mitchell has scored 50+ runs in 2 of his last 4 matches.

Head to Head


The Northern Knights have won 13 of their 27 matches against the Canterbury Kings. The Kings defeated the Knights by 6 wickets earlier in the season.

Northern Knights Form


Northern Knights are currently second from bottom with two wins from their seven matches. They will have their work cut out for them if they are to qualify for the playoffs.

Their last match saw them claim a 5 wicket win against the Auckland Aces in Auckland. Auckland posted 140/6 in a reduced 14 over innings.

The Knights were set a reduced target of 107 in 10 overs and chased it down with 5 wickets to spare. Mitchell Santner scored a superb 39 runs off 16 balls to steer them to victory.

Northern Knights Injuries & Team News


Northern Knights are likely to have a full squad available except for New Zealand international, Kane Williamson.

The Knights performances have improved over their last two matches with Tim Southee and Trent Boult available.

Canterbury Kings Form


Canterbury Kings are currently in third place with five victories from their six matches as only net run rate separates the top three teams.

Canterbury Kings last match ended in a 4-wicket victory against Wellington Firebirds at Hagley Oval. Wellington Firebirds batted first and posted 154/7 in their 20 overs.

The Kings chased down the target with relative ease as Cole McConchie top scored with 48 runs. There were also contributions of 39 and 34 by Jack Boyle and Daryl Mitchell respectively as they ended on 155/6.

Canterbury Kings Injuries & Team News


The Canterbury Kings have welcomed back some of their international players but will be hoping for the return of Tom Latham to bolster their ranks.

Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings FAQ

What is the Northern Knights vs Canterbury Kings best bet?

Since the return of Trent Boult and Tim Southee, the Northern Knights have won both matches. The best bet is for the two international stars to lead the Northern Knights to a third successive win.

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Verdict

The Northern Knights have won their last two matches since Tim Southee and Trent Boult returned to the team. They are backed to win again with Tim Seifert tipped to score runs.

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