The Twenty20 cricket league of New Zealand, McDonalds Super Smash 2016/17 is all set to kick start from 4th December 2016. This premier T20 tournament of BlackCaps features six teams including Canterbury Kings, Auckland Aces, Northern Knights, Wellington Firebirds, Central Stags and Otago Volts. Total 32 matches will be played in the 12th edition of the league including 30 league matches, preliminary final and a final. McDonalds Super Smash 2016/17 Squads of all six teams has been released by the New Zealand Cricket.
The defending champion Auckland Aces will start their campaign against Otago Volts on 4th December 2016. The league will feature mostly domestic cricketers due to BlackCaps international commitments and also due to Australia’s Big Bash League which is also scheduled to take place same calendar month. But stars like Ryder, Mahela Jayawardene, Corey Anderson, Trent Boult and more. Let’s see the complete McDonalds Super Smash 2016/17 Squads. [McDonalds Super Smash 2016/17 Schedule]
McDonalds Super Smash 2016/17 Squads
Northern Knights (NK) Squad: Corey Anderson, James Baker, Peter Bocock, Jono Boult, Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Joe Carter, Anton Devcich, Danie Flynn, Zac Gibson, Tony Goodin, Brett Hampton, Nick Kelly, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ben Laughlin, Daryl Mitchell, Bharat Popli, Nathan Reardon, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi Tim Southee, Joe Walker, BJ Watling and Kane Williamson.
Auckland Aces (AA) Squad: Cody Andrews, Brad Cachopa, Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Donovan Grobbelaar, Michael Guptill-Bunce, Shawn Hicks, Dane Hutchinson, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Robert O’Donnell, Glenn Phillips, Jeet Raval, Sean Solia
Canterbury Kings (CK) Squad: Todd Astle, Jeremy Benton, Leo Carter, Michael Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Cameron Fletcher, Peter Fulton, Kyle Jamieson, Timothy Johnston, Kenneth McClure, Cole McConchie, Edward Nuttall, Henry Shipley, Logan van Beek, William Williams
Central Stags (CS) Squad: Doug Bracewell, Tom Bruce, Dane Cleaver, Mahela Jayawardene, Greg Hay, Marty Kain, Andrew Mathieson, Ryan McCone, Ajaz Patel, Navin Patel, Seth Rance, Jesse Ryder, Bevan Small, Ben Smith, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, William Young
Otago Volts Team (OV) Squad: Warren Barnes, Michael Bracewell, Derek deBoorder, Jacob Duffy, Ryan Duffy, Sean Eathorne, Josh Finnie, Jack Hunter, Anaru Kitchen, Rhys Phillips, Michael Rae, Hamish Rutherford, Christoffel Viljeon, Sam Wells, Brad Wilson
Wellington Firebirds (WF) Squad: Brent Arnel, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Fraser Colson, Matt McEwan, Iain McPeake, Stephen Murdoch, Ollie Newton, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Matt Taylor, Anarug Verma, Luke Woodcock, Pete Younghusband
The league earlier known as Georgie Pie Super Smash from 2014-2016 but from this season, it is called as McDonalds Super Smash due to sponsorship reason. The venue of McDonalds Super Smash 2016-17 final will be played at highest points earned team.
Super Smash Winners List
|2005-06||Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland||Canterbury Wizards||Auckland Aces|
|2006-07||Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland||Auckland Aces||Otago Volts|
|2007-08||Pukekura Park, New Plymouth||Central Districts Stags||Northern Knights|
|2008-09||University Oval, Dunedin||Otago Volts||Canterbury Wizards|
|2009-10||Pukekura Park, New Plymouth||Central Districts Stags||Auckland Aces|
|2010-11||Colin Maiden Park, Auckland||Auckland Aces||Central Districts Stags|
|2011-12||Colin Maiden Park, Auckland||Auckland Aces||Canterbury Wizards|
|2012-13||University Oval, Dunedin||Otago Volts||Wellington Firebirds|
|2013-14||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Northern Knights||Otago Volts|
|2014-15||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Wellington Firebirds||Auckland Aces|
|2015-16||Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth||Auckland Aces||Otago Volts|