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Otago Volts vs Canterbury Kings, The Ford Trophy 2022, Today Match Prediction 18 January 2023

University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Host Otago face stern test against in-form Canterbury

  • Otago lost their previous match against Wellington
  • Canterbury registered a comfortable win over Central Districts in a game played at Christchurch.
  • Zakary Foulkes, Ken McClure and Cam Fletcher put in an excellent performance for Canterbury in the previous match.

Expect Canterbury to register a comfortable win over Otago at Dunedin.

Tournament: The Ford Trophy 2022 | Format: LIST A CRICKET | Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand | Toss: To Bat

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Host Otago will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Canterbury in the 22nd match of the 2022-23 The Ford Trophy played at University Oval in Dunedin on Wednesday.

With two wins and three losses, Otago are lying at the bottom half of the league table. Captain Hamish Rutherford will be looking that the side can deliver a decent show in this fixture.

On the other hand, Canterbury managed to register a six-wicket win over Central Districts, courtesy splendid performances from Zakary Foulkes, Ken McClure and Cam Fletcher. With this result, Canterbury claimed top spot in the competition.

Earlier this year, Otago registered a five-wicket win over Canterbury in a match played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Otago Volts Preview

The home side will need to raise their overall game with bat and ball in this fixture. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Hamish Rutherford, Max Chu, Dale Phillips, Dane Foxcroft, Llew Johnson and Josh Finnie to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 172 runs in six innings, opener Hamish Rutherford is currently leading run-scorer for Otago. In the previous match, Hamish Rutherford scored 63 runs off 51 balls with the help of twelve fours.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Travis Muller, Jarrod McKay, Jake Gibson, Andrew Hazeldine, Ben Lockrose and Dean Foxcroft to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Dean Foxcroft was the best bowler on display for Otago and claimed 2 for 45 in 10 overs.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Hamish Rutherford (c), Max Chu (wk), Dean Foxcroft, Dale Phillips, Josh Finnie, Llew Johnson, Jake Gibson, Travis Muller, Ben Lockrose, Andrew Hazeldine, Jarrod McKay

Canterbury Kings Preview

The side will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball against Otago. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Chad Bowes, Mitch Hay, Ken McClure, Cole McConchie, wicket-keeper Cam Fletcher and Leo Carter to provide the bulk of the runs.

With 206 runs in six innings, Chad Bowes is leading run-getter for Canterbury so far this season.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of William O’Rourke, Ed Nuttall, Zakary Foulkes, Blake Coburn and Fraser Sheat to provide timely breakthroughs

In the previous match, medium-pacer Zakary Foulkes was the star bowler for Canterbury and claimed 3 for 38 in his nine overs. Besides Foulkes, William O’Rourke bowled well and claimed 2 for 36 in his nine overs.

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Cole McConchie (c), Mitch Hay, Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Zakary Foulkes, Blake Coburn, Fraser Sheat, William O’Rourke, Ed Nuttall

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
18
0 mm.
4.26 k/h
From: E
67%
03h
18
0 mm.
5.5 k/h
From: E
2%
06h
16
0 mm.
6.15 k/h
From: NE
32%
09h
16
0 mm.
4.17 k/h
From: NE
49%
12h
15
0 mm.
4.39 k/h
From: NNE
51%
15h
14
0 mm.
1.71 k/h
From: NNW
47%
18h
14
0 mm.
0.96 k/h
From: WNW
34%
21h
19
0 mm.
1.52 k/h
From: SE
4%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is going to decent for batting with some assistance for the bowlers. The weather forecast for the match is going to be thick clouds with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

University Oval, Dunedin is going to host the 22nd match of the 2022-23 The Ford Trophy between Otago and Canterbury.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive total on the board. The previous match played at Dunedin was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, Canterbury will be favorites to win their game against Otago. With likes of Ken McClure, Chad Bowes and Cam Fletcher in excellent form this season, Canterbury will be looking to deliver a clinical batting performance in this fixture.

Expect Canterbury to register a comfortable win over Otago at Dunedin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.