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Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts, free match prediction 14 Jan 2020

14 Jan 2020 | 08:40 | Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
168/4 in 18.5 8.92 winner
167/5 in 20.0 8.35

Canterbury Kings Vs Otago Volts betting odds

CK

2.30

OV

1.57

Canterbury Kings beat Otago Volts by 6 wickets

High-Flying Otago aims to clinch top-spot in Super Smash competition!

  • Canterbury lost their previous game to Northern Knights
  • Otago comfortably brushed side Central Districts in their previous game played in Dunedin
  • Hamish Rutherford and Anaru Kitchen were standout performers for Otago in the previous game

Otago Volts to register a thumping win in their final round-robin game!

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bat

Super Smash 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 10 6 4 0 0 24 0.51
Otago Volts 9 5 3 0 1 22 0.595
Auckland Aces 10 4 4 0 2 20 -0.23
Central Stags 10 4 5 0 1 18 0.259
Northern Knights 10 4 5 0 1 18 -1.008
Canterbury Kings 9 3 5 0 1 14 -0.281
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
24 0.51 10 6 4 0 0
22 0.595 9 5 3 0 1
20 -0.23 10 4 4 0 2
18 0.259 10 4 5 0 1
18 -1.008 10 4 5 0 1
14 -0.281 9 3 5 0 1
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Match Preview

Canterbury will be looking to end their campaign on a winning note when they take on Otago in the 30th match of Super Smash competition played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Tuesday.

In their previous fixture, Canterbury suffered comfortable defeat at the hands of Northern Knights. Canterbury is officially out of the tournament and will look to win their final round-robin game of the competition.

Otago registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Central Districts in the game played at University Oval in Dunedin on Saturday. With this result, Otago moved to second place in the league table. The side will have a great chance to finish at the top spot in the preliminary stages and automatically qualify for the finals of the competition.

Teams Preview

Canterbury Kings Preview

 Canterbury will be keen to end their disappointing campaign on a positive note. The batting struggled to produce a competitive score on the board in the game played against Northern Knights. The team has been heavily reliant on the likes of Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle and wicket-keeper Cam Fletcher to do the bulk of the scoring. Bowes and Boyle perished for low scores against Northern Knights. Opener Chad Bowes is the leading run-scorer for the side in this year’s competition with 263 runs in 9 innings at an average of 32.87 with two half-centuries to his name.

Cam Fletcher played exceedingly well in the previous game and finished the innings with the top-score of 59 off 46 balls with the help of four fours and one six. Due to Fletcher’s splendid effort with the bat, Canterbury managed to post a respectable total of 154 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Tail-ender Todd Astle produced a late blitz with the bat and scored 35 off 15 balls with the help of six boundaries.

In the bowling department, the focus will be relying on the likes of Ed Nuttall, Cole McConchie and Will Williams to make crucial breakthroughs. In the game played against Northern Knights, off-spinner Cole McConchie bowled well and finished with figures of 1 for 20 in his four overs.

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Andrew Ellis, Chad Bowes, Cam Fletcher (wk), Ed Nuttall, Todd Astle, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie (c), Stephen Murdoch, Will Williams, Henry Shipley, Jack Boyle

Canterbury Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C McConchie 6 5 1 0 120
C Fletcher 59 46 4 1 128.26
T Astle 35 15 6 0 233.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Williams 3.4 0 40 2 10.91
E Nuttall 4.0 0 32 1 8
C McConchie 3.0 0 17 1 5.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Williams 3.4 0 40 2 10.91
E Nuttall 4.0 0 32 1 8
C McConchie 3.0 0 17 1 5.67

Canterbury Kings Actual Playing XI:

Will Williams, TD Astle, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ed Nuttall, Andrew Ellis, Henry Burton Shipley, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Jack Boyle, Cameron Fletcher

Otago Volts Preview

Jacob Duffy-led unit has played excellent cricket so far in this year’s competition. The franchise has managed to win five games out of nine played so far this season. In their last match, Otago cruised to a comfortable win, courtesy splendid performances from Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen and Nein Broom. Therefore, the team management will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with the bat and ball in this contest.

The responsibility of that will be with their in-form opener Hamish Rutherford, who has been a consistent performer for the side so far this season. He has scored 284 runs in 9 matches at an average of 35.50. In the game played against Central Districts, Hamish Rutherford was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 81 not off 54 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes.

Neil Broom is the franchises’ leading run-getter with 289 runs in 9 matches at an average of 32.11 with two half-centuries to his name. Broom played well against Central Districts and chipped in with 34 runs off 26 balls with the help of five fours and one six. Apart from Broom, Dean Foxcroft is also having a decent tournament with the bat with 227 runs at an average of 75.66. Foxcroft scored 22 runs off 25 balls with the help of three boundaries.

In the bowling department, the focus will be on the likes of Anaru Kitchen, Jacob Duffy and Matthew Bacon to provide breakthroughs with the new-ball. Left-arm orthodox spinner Anaru Kitchen was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 22 in his four overs.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Josh Finnie, Michael Rae, Nick Kelly, Dean Foxcroft, Matthew Bacon, Mitch Renwick (wk)

Otago Volts Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Rutherford 81 54 8 3 150
N Broom 34 26 5 1 130.77
D Foxcroft 22 25 3 0 88
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Kitchen 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
J Duffy 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
M Rae 4.0 0 38 1 9.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Kitchen 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
J Duffy 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
M Rae 4.0 0 38 1 9.5

Otago Volts Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Renwick, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Nick Kelly, NT Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rae, Matthew Bacon, Hamish Rutherford, Joshua Finnie

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is going to be full of runs for the batsmen. The spinners might get some turn on this surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is going to be partly cloudy.

Venue Details

Hagley Oval in Christchurch is going to be played between Canterbury and Otago. Canterbury will take heart from the fact they have won last five matches out of seven played against Otago in the Super Smash competition.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Otago registered a comprehensive 51-run win over Canterbury at Molyneux Park in Alexandra.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface. Average score at this venue this season has been around 160 to 180 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form this season, Otago will be expected to win their game against Canterbury. With the top-order trio of Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom and Dean Foxcroft consistently producing runs for the side this season, Otago has a superior batting unit in comparison to Canterbury.

Otago Volts to register a thumping win in their final round-robin game!

Author: Shoaib Z.