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Tremain Returns to Knights for Preliminary Final
17th January, 2014

The SKYCITY Northern Knights have named a strong line up for Friday night’s HRV Twenty20 Preliminary Final against the Canterbury Wizards. 

This will be the second game in succession that the SKYCITY Northern Knights have faced the Wizards. The Knights will be hoping to make the most of the home crowd advantage after their final round loss to the Wizards at Hagley Oval last Sunday. 

Fast bowler Chris Tremain from the Sydney Thunder returns to the SKYCITY Northern Knights team. Tremain was part of the SKYCITY Knights side that beat the Central Stags by 25 runs in December, taking a useful 2 for 21 off his four overs. He returned to Australia for three games for the Thunder, and replaces Thunder teammate Luke Feldman, who played the last two matches for the Knights.  

BLACKCAPS Ish Sodhi, BJ Watling and Kane Williamson will play, but Corey Anderson and Tim Southee are unavailable while Trent Boult is being rested with a thigh injury. 

Williamson and Watling will join the experience of Daniel Flynn, Brad Wilson and Scott Styris, along with big-hitting Anton Devcich and Daryl Mitchell in a strong batting line-up. Tremain and Sodhi will be supported by paceman Scott Kuggeleijn and Graeme Aldridge, and in-form spinner Jono Boult, who took 3 for 19 in the last match. 

The winner of Friday night’s game will face the Otago Volts in Saturday night’s Final, also being played at Seddon Park. Both games start at 7.15pm and tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. 

The venue for both finals was decided by New Zealand Cricket before the start of the season.  

SKYCITY Northern Knights squad vs Canterbury Wizards 

Daniel Flynn (captain)

Bay of Plenty

Graeme Aldridge

Bay of Plenty

Jono Boult

Bay of Plenty

Anton Devcich

Hamilton

Scott Kuggeleijn

Hamilton

Daryl Mitchell

Hamilton

Ish Sodhi

Counties Manukau

Scott Styris

Waikato Valley

Chris Tremain

Overseas Player

BJ Watling

Hamilton

Kane Williamson

Bay of Plenty

Brad Wilson

Northland