19 Oct 2020, Northern Knights is going to play against Central Districts at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Here is Northern Knights vs Central Districts, Plunket Shield 2020-21 – 1st Test Match Prediction. The 1st match of Plunket Shield will start at 09:30 PM GMT (Oct 18) / 10:30 AM LOCAL.

Northern Knights

Northern Knights

Central Districts

Central Districts

NK vs CD, Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match Prediction

Northern Knights vs Central Districts, Plunket Shield 2020-21 – 1st Test Match Prediction

Northern Knights 42%
Central Districts 38%
The percentages are showing in between 80%. The rest of the 20% is for exceptional cases. The explanations are down below.

“Northern Knights” Can Be The Winner.

  1. Team Ranking:

    Northern Knights and Central Districts will lock horn in the 1st match of Plunket Shield 2020-21. Before the match, let’s check out the team ranking of both teams in the previous edition. Northern Knights acquired the bottom position while Central Districts obtained the 2nd position in the team ranking.

  2. Home Advantage:

    The match between Northern Knights vs Central Districts is going to play at Seddon Park, Hamilton. This is the home ground of Northern Knights. So, they will get the home advantage.

  3. Head To Head:

    If we see the last five matches between Northern Knights vs Central Districts, Central Districts have the upper hand. Central Districts managed to win in 3 matches while Northern Knights triumphed in 2 matches.

  4. Field Condition:

    Seddon Park is a very sophisticated ground with a center block of nine pitches, running approximately north to south.

  5. Player Analysis:

    Batsmen Analytics

    BJ Watling of Northern Knights has an AVG 39.25 and SR 44.32. Another top batsman of Northern Knights – Colin de Grandhomme has an AVG 36.72 and SR 72.70.

    On the other hand, Ross Taylor of Central Districts has an AVG 42.86 and SR 89.78. Another top batsman of Central Districts Tom Bruce has an AVG 42.17 and SR 69.62.

    Bowlers Analytics

    Neil Wagner of Northern Knights has an AVG 26.68 and his Econ 3.21. Another top bowler of Northern Knights – Tim Southee’s AVG 26.94 and his Econ 2.99.

    Seth Rance of Central Districts has an AVG 29.25 and his Econ 3.16. Another top bowler of CD Blair Tickner has an AVG 38.47 and Econ 3.70.

    Although Central Districts have beaten Northern Knights in the last season, NK is a very different team now. They can make a difference this time. The strong bowling unit and experienced batting line-up could be vital for them. CD also has a competitive squad but NK is overall a very balanced squad.

  6. Pitch Support:

    The pitch of Seddon Park is a perfect place for batting.

However, things could be change in some terms like weather condition, or injury cases, mental health of players in a team, etc. But, these are exceptional cases at all.

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Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton.

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Northern Knights Squad

BJ Watling, Tim Seifert, Peter Bocock, Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, James Baker, Brett Randell, Anurag Verma, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, Matt Fisher.

Central Districts Squad

Dane Cleaver, Bayley Wiggins, Ross Taylor, Greg Hay, Will Young, Ben Smith, Tom Bruce, Christian Leopard, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, George Worker, Brad Schmulian, Adam Milne, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Bevan Small, Ryan Watson, Ben Stoyanoff, Raymond Toole, Jayden Lennox, Stefan Hook.