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Otago Volts vs Northern Knights, Plunket Shield 2022-23, Today Match Prediction

University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Otago eye a strong show against inconsistent Northern Knights

  • Otago suffered defeat at the hands of Canterbury in a game played at Hagley Oval.
  • Northern Knights lost their previous match against Central Districts.
  • Jeet Raval, and Katene Clarke put in credible performances for Northern Knights in a losing cause.

Expect Otago to register a comfortable win over Northern Knights.

Tournament: Plunket Shield 2022-23 | Format: FIRST CLASS CRICKET | Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand | Toss: To Bat

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Otago and Northern Knights will lock horns in the 12th match of the 2022-23 Plunkett Shield to be played at University Oval in Dunedin on Monday.

The side were completely outplayed by Canterbury in all three departments and lost the game by an innings and 29 runs. Skipper Hamish Rutherford will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show in this fixture.

On the other hand, Northern Knights are lying at the bottom of the table in the Plunkett Shield after losing two matches out of three played this season. Skipper Joe Carter will be hoping that the side can make amends and put in an improved performance against Otago.

Otago Volts Preview

The side will be looking to make changes to their playing XI for this contest. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Dean Foxcroft, Michael Rippon, Thom Parkes and Dale Phillips to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 224 runs in five innings, middle-order batsman Thom Parkes is the leading run-scorer for Otago this season.  He will be keen to deliver a notable score for Otago in this four-day game.

In the previous match, Michael Rippon showed decent form for Otago and smashed half-centuries in both the innings against Canterbury.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Jacob Duffy, Travis Miller, Michael Rippon and Dane Foxcroft to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing XI:

Hamish Rutherford (c), Jacob Cumming, Dale Phillips, Dean Foxcroft, Thorn Parkes, Max Chu (wk), Michael Rippon, Travis Muller, Jake Gibson, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae

Northern Knights Preview

The team management will be hoping that senior players can show some responsibility and put in an excellent performance in this fixture. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Bharat Popli, Henry Cooper, Jeet Raval, Tim Seifert and Colin de Grandhomme to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 311 runs in six innings, middle-order batsman Bharat Popli is the leading run-scorer for Northern Knights this season.  He will be keen to deliver a big score for Northern Knights in this four-day game.

In the previous match, opener Jeet Raval showed decent form for Northern Knights and smashed a century in the second innings. Besides Raval, Bharat Popli smashed a half-century in the first innings for Northern Knights.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Neil Wagner, Katene Clarke, Soct Kuggeleijin, and Joe Walker to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Northern Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Jeet Raval, Henry Cooper, Bharat Popli, Joe Carter (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggeleijn, Katene Clarke, Neil Wagner, Joe Walker, Frederick Walker

HR
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Clouds
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21h
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4.31 k/h
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Weather Conditions

The wicket at Dunedin is expected to provide an exciting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast looks perfect with light clouds and moderate breeze.

Venue Details

University Oval in Dunedin is going to host the 12th match of the 2022-23 Plunkett Shield between Otago and Northern Knights.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score on the board. The average first inning score at Dunedin is around 335 runs.

Based on current form, Otago will fancy their chances of beating Northern Knights in this fixture. With likes of Thom Parkes, Michael Rippon and Jacob Duffy showing decent form this season, Otago will be keen to bring their A-game to the table in this fixture.

Expect Otago to register a comfortable win over Northern Knights.

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