Our cricketers are in action all around the world right now - after a long winter break and plenty of hard work in the gym and indoor nets, it's great to see them out on the park fine tuning the skills before we get stuck into the Burger King Super Smash.
Here's where you can keep an eye on your team's stars as we countdown to 22 December:
United Arab Emirates
The New Zealand A team has been hard at work, playing a full programme of T20, List A and 'Test' matches against Pakistan A. It's been a hard-fought series, with the tourists taking the T20 series 2-1, but going down 3-0 in List A matches, with the first Test drawn.
Glenn Phillips stood out in the T20 series, top scoring in the series with 126 runs, including an unbeaten 69* in the series clincher - he and George Worker both scored half centuries in the second match as NZA fought to keep the series alive.
Star of Super Smash 2017/18 Ajaz Patel's four wickets at a tight 6.45 runs an over was enough to grab a call up to the full BLACKCAPS squad.
Gary Stead on Ajaz Patel 🗣 “We’re fortunate that Ajaz has been playing over here for the past month and playing well; so he’ll be ready to go should he get his chance in the series.” Story | https://t.co/L0LrmgR8X3 #UAETour #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/mV4EtgFXnQ— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 29, 2018
Next stop for the New Zealand A programme is back home, with two four day matches and three List A's against India A, who are stacked with talent. No T20 this time, but many of the team are sure to be stand out Super Smash players - keep your eyes on them!
Meanwhile, the BLACKCAPS battled to a 0-3 series T20 loss to the number-one ranked Pakistan side. Despite some strong individual performances, we couldn't get across the line, even with 2017/18 Super Smash stars likeTim Seifert, Seth Rance and Mark Chapman on board.
With some fine Lincoln T20 carnival performances under their belt, the WHITE FERNS are getting set to take on the world's best in the ICC Women's World T20. It's the first time a stand-alone women's World T20 tournament is going to be played and with Australia, India and Pakistan in their group, we'll be into some tough cricket right from the start.
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Back home, it's all happening in the Ford Trophy, with the world List A record for most runs in an over being smashed thanks to some sweet hitting from Joe Carter and Brent Hampton at Seddon Park - watch it again!
The Wellington Firebirds are setting the early season pace with Andrew Fletcher enjoying a breakout season at the top of the order, Jimmy Neesham making the most of joining his new Association and Hamish Bennett leading the way with the ball. Hamish Rutherford has two centuries already and looking aggressive and hungry for runs, while Sean Solia is near the top of both the wickets and run scoring tables.
The Hallyburton Johnstone Shield gets underway on 17 November, giving our women's players the ideal chance to fine tune their games before the Super Smash gets back underway on 22 December.
See when the Super Smash is coming to your town, and get your tickets now! Remember, every online Super Smash ticket purchase wins an instant prize, and you go straight in the draw for a trip for two to the grand final! Get in there!