The Men’s Super Smash is a domestic men’s Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand. It is currently referred to as the Dream11 Super Smash for sponsorship purposes until 2026. The competition has been held concurrently with Women’s Super Smash since the 2018–19 season.
One of the world’s oldest Twenty20 leagues, Super Smash is in its 18th year. The usual six teams will compete in the tournament: Northern Districts (known as the Northern Brave), Central Districts (known as the Central Stags), Wellington (known as the Firebirds), Otago (known as the Volts), Canterbury (known as the Kings), and Auckland (known as the Aces).
Until February 6, they will participate in a double round-robin league in which each team will play every other team twice. On February 9, the Elimination Final will be played between the teams ranked second and third. On February 11, the winner of this match will face the league champion in the final.
The title has been won by Auckland and Wellington four times each; Central Districts and Northern Districts, the defending champions, three times each; twice in Otago; and once in Canterbury.
The Central Districts play their home games at Fitzherbert Park, a cricket ground in Palmerston North, New Zealand. In February 2000, New Zealand Ladies crushed Britain Ladies at the ground. The site is in the parklands of Fitzherbert Avenue, next to the Manawatu River. In 1973, it changed its name to Fitzherbert Park from the Sportsground.
With the improvement of NZC Warrant of Wellness (WOF) and expanding assumptions for the cutting-edge game, Fitzherbert Park lost their NZC WOF because of the absence of a powerful water system to the outfield in droughty summers causing a brown uneven outfield that five-star players could have done without.
Fitzherbert Park is unique because it combines a practice block with three cricket blocks—two for clubs and one for representatives. Rugby league is played over the outfield and blocks during the winter, making groundstaff management more challenging. This ground has a capacity of 15,000
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At each location, the goal will be to make the playing area as big as possible. The length and width of the boundaries must not exceed 90 yards (82.29 meters) and must not be shorter than 65 yards (59.43 meters) from the center of the pitch that will be used.
The pitch at Palmerston North’s Fitzherbert Park Stadium is well-balanced. It is anticipated that pacers will dominate the game, particularly in the second inning. Batting initially ought to be the favored choice in the setting.
The weather in Palmerston North, New Zealand, is expected to reach a maximum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thu. On Mon, 26th, the minimum temperature will be 47°F/8°C. Most precipitation falling will be 32.30 mm/1.27 inch on Sat 17.