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It's a battle for the top spot in the points table between Canterbury and Otago.
We predict that Canterbury will defeat Otago.
Tournament: Plunket Shield 2022-23 | Format: TEST | Venue: Hagley Oval in Christchurch | Toss: To BatBet Now
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Canterbury will face Otago in the 9th match of the Plunket Shield at Hagley Oval in Christchurch between the 5th to 8th of November 2022. Both teams look well-balanced and have shown their squad's strength in the first 2 games.
Canterbury and Otago have won 1 game each from the 2 games played so far this season. With 1 draw game, Canterbury are in the 1st place with 24 points, whereas Otago, also with 24 points, are in the 2nd place of the points table.
This 9th match of the season will tell us who will be in first place in the points table between Canterbury and Otago. Both teams are in good momentum and will try to carry ahead in this upcoming battle at Christchurch.
After a draw result against Central Districts in the first match of the campaign, Canterbury made a solid comeback in the 2nd match to register the first win of the season. To continue that winning momentum and to be at the top of the points table, they will face Otago in the 3rd match at Hagley oval from the 5th of November.
Brilliant bowling efforts from Canterbury led them to register a massive win by 290 runs in the last match against Wellington. While batting first against Wellington, the team got bowled out to just 123 runes, with Leo Carter (who scored 36 runs from 119 balls) remaining the highest run scorer in the innings. But Sean Davey’s 5-wicket haul was just for 23 runs, along with Mat Henry’s 3 wickets dismantled opponents, and Canterbury bowled them out just for 80 runs.
Tom Latham then played a superb knock of not out 143 runs from 232 balls in the 2nd innings before declaring for 334 runs and setting up 378 runs as a target for opponents. Again team’s bowling unit took charge of the game and bowled out opponents to just 87 runs resulting in a massive win of 290 runs. Matt Henry took 4 wickets in the 2nd innings.
The team’s bowling unit is in good form and dominated the last game. They need to execute their plans well on the ground in the upcoming match against Otago.
Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Sean Davey.
Tom Latham, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie (c), Mitchell Hay (wk), Zakary Foulkes, Angus McKenzie, Sean Davey, Matt Henry, Leo Carter, William O’Rourke.
Otago dominated the first game against Auckland and managed to win by 168 runs. But their second game against Northern Districts went as a draw after putting in reasonable efforts with the bat. Now to get back on a winning track, they will face table toppers; Canterbury in the 9th match of the league.
Jacob Duffy was phenomenal in the last game against Northern Districts, where he clinched 7 wickets for 107 runs in the 1st innings. With the help of his brilliant spell, they restricted opponents to 355 runs. After losing early wickets in the 1st innings, Dean Foxcroft (who scored 93 runs from 176 balls) and Thorn Parkes (who scored 96 runs from 235 balls) settled the innings before Jacob Duffy (who scored 70 runs from 102 balls) finished the team’s innings on 429 runs.
The team’s bowling unit also bowled brilliantly in the 2nd innings, but the match went as a draw. Michael Rippon took 4 wickets for 104 runs in the 2nd innings, and Jacob Duffy supported him with 2 wickets, with which they restricted opponents to 258 runs. Jacob Duffy was the key player in the match with his all-round performance for Otago.
It will be a challenging task for the team’s bowling unit while playing against Canterbury's experienced batters. The team heavily depends on their bowling squad, and they need to put up a show again in the next match against Canterbury to top the table.
Hamish Rutherford, Dean Foxcroft, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy.
Hamish Rutherford (c), Dale Phillips, Jacob Cumming, Dean Foxcroft, Max Chu (wk), Michael Rippon, Thorn Parkes, Travis Muller, Michael Rae, Jacob Duffy, Jarrod McKay.
The weather will be partly cloudy throughout the match, and there will be no chance of rain during the match. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 19°C - 9C. Here the pitch favors bowlers in the 2nd innings of the game.
Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host this match. The ground can accommodate 18,000 people and has conducted many domestic games.
Hagley Oval has conducted 11 Test matches so far and favored the team who preferred to bat first. Of the previous 5 Test matches played, 4 won by the team who batted first. Here the general trend is the winning captain chooses to bat first.
By looking at both squads, Canterbury have a well-balanced side and have an upper hand in the upcoming match against Otago. On the other side, Otago depends much on their bowling unit and will get in trouble against Cantuerbury’s experienced batting unit.
We predict that Canterbury will defeat Otago.
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