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Central Stags vs Otago Volts, free match prediction 11 Jan 2020

11 Jan 2020 | 08:40 | University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand
139/6 in 20.0 6.95
141/1 in 17.3 8.06 winner

Toss Winner - Central Stags won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Otago Volts beat Central Stags by 9 wickets

Central Districts and Otago look to seal their qualification spot!

  • Central Districts have 18 points from 9 matches so far this season with 4 wins, 4 losses and an abandoned match
  • Otago has 18 points from 8 matches with 4 wins, 3 losses and an abandoned match
  • Central Districts beat Otago by 5 wickets in the previous encounter this season

Central Districts will win the match!

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Super Smash 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 9 6 3 0 0 24 0.66
Otago Volts 9 5 3 0 1 22 0.595
Central Stags 10 4 5 0 1 18 0.259
Auckland Aces 9 3 4 0 2 16 -0.401
Canterbury Kings 8 3 4 0 1 14 -0.286
Northern Knights 9 3 5 0 1 14 -0.502
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
24 0.66 9 6 3 0 0
22 0.595 9 5 3 0 1
18 0.259 10 4 5 0 1
16 -0.401 9 3 4 0 2
14 -0.286 8 3 4 0 1
14 -0.502 9 3 5 0 1
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Match Preview

Super Smash 2020 season has come to the crucial stage with teams look to seal the qualification spots. Central Districts and Otago take on each other with a lot on a stake with this result. Central Districts will have a great chance to qualify for the playoffs if they manage to win their last league match else the equation becomes very trickier.

They have depended on the results for the other teams to go their way if they lose. Otago is placed much better with two matches remaining they will lose the chance the top the table if they lose this match. But, they still have a chance even if they lose this match and win their next match. Both teams will look their berth in the next stage with a win in this match.

Teams Preview

Central Stags Preview

Central Districts made a good comeback in the last match beating Canterbury by 17 runs. Dane Cleaver was the star with the bat scoring 81 runs off 52 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes. Tom Bruce and Josh Clarkson came with good cameos to help their team post a good score of 181 runs on board.

Blair Tickner returned to form with a superb 4/26 in the match. Ben Wheeler and Seth Rance too chipped in crucial wickets and they all combined to leave the opposition 86/6 in 13 overs. Ajaz Patel and Koema took a wicket apiece but were little expensive their economy rates.

Key Players:

Josh Clarkson – Clarkson is coming up with vital runs down the order and he has scores of 36, 18 & 28 in the last three matches to help their team finish with a flourish. His contributions can make 10-20 run difference to the final score.

Ben Wheeler – Ben Wheeler is peaking at the right moment with figures of 1/24, 1/20 & 2/35 in the last three matches. He has 8 wickets at an economy of just 7.5 RPO this season.

Central Stags Predicted Playing XI:

Kieran Noema-Barnett, Seth Rance, George Worker, Ben Wheeler, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Ajaz Patel, Josh Clarkson, Blair Tickner, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick

Central Stags Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Cleaver 81 51 8 3 158.82
J Clarkson 36 25 2 1 144
Tom Bruce 29 23 4 1 126.09
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Tickner 4.0 0 26 4 6.5
S Rance 4.0 0 20 1 5
B Wheeler 4.0 0 24 1 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Tickner 4.0 0 26 4 6.5
S Rance 4.0 0 20 1 5
B Wheeler 4.0 0 24 1 6

Central Stags Actual Playing XI:

Dane Cleaver, Willem Ludick, Josh Clarkson, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, George Worker, Christian Leopard, Blair Tickner, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Seth Rance, Tom Bruce

Otago Volts Preview

Otago has suffered a mini-setback with two back-to-back losses and they can`t afford to slip up further. Their top order was reeling at 26/3 before Dean Foxcraft powered their team to a good total of 168 runs with his 82 runs off 57 balls. Anaru Kitchen played a vital hand of 42 runs in 28 balls to build a 76-run partnership for the team. Their bowlers are not able to pick a single wicket as the opposition cruised to the target in 16.3 overs. Skipper Jacob Duffy and Michael Rae must take the responsibility of bowling well and contribute more wickets to the team.

Key Players:

Nick kelly – Nick Kelly is their top run-scorer this season with 276 runs at a strike rate of 140 with 2 half-centuries so far. He missed out on the last two matches but will look to get back amongst runs.

Jacob Duffy – Jacob Duffy has 7 wickets so far but is giving away runs at 8.3 RPO and he needs to bowl more consistently. The rest of the bowlers are giving runs at over 8.5 RPO till now.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Josh Finnie, Michael Rae, Nick Kelly, Dale Phillips, Dean Foxcroft, Max Chu (wk)

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Foxcroft 82 57 8 2 143.86
A Kitchen 42 28 2 2 150
J Finnie 12 11 1 0 109.09
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Foxcroft 3.0 0 38 0 12.67
A Kitchen 4.0 0 31 0 7.75
J Duffy 3.0 0 25 0 8.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Foxcroft 3.0 0 38 0 12.67
A Kitchen 4.0 0 31 0 7.75
J Duffy 3.0 0 25 0 8.33

Otago Volts Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather forecast looks bit cloudy and dark but it does not look threatening to stop or halt the match by any means.

Venue Details

Dunedin is a good batting pitch with batsmen enjoying the pace on the ball. Last match both teams scored over 165 runs easily.

Toss: To Bowl

Wellington chased down the total with 10 wickets in hand last match. The pitch gets easier to bat in the second innings.

Winning Prediction

Central Districts have a good bowling unit when compared to Otago and have form and momentum on their side with consistent wins in the recent matches. Central Districts seem to have peaked at the right moment while Otago is falling off at the crucial stages of the league phase.

We expect Central districts to win this match!

Central Districts will win the match!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar