The match 25 of the Super Smash 2020-21 will be held at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, played between Canterbury and Otago. The match will be kicked off on 30th January (Saturday) at 12:10 (GMT+6).
Canterbury has been one of the dominating forces of this rivalry. With five wins out of eight matches, they are sitting comfortably at 3rd place. On the other hand, Otago have failed to get moving in this competition.
With just two wins, they are placed at second-last spot. Both sides are joining this match after consecutive defeats, so it will be interesting to see if Otago can break their losing streak against Canterbury.
The temperature will stay around 15 Degrees Celsius, and there are but negligible chances of rainfall.
Hagley Oval’s track is a balanced one, however, recently, results have favoured sides batting 2nd.
Average first innings score: 162 (Last 5 T20 games played)
Chasing Teams Records: 3 Wins, 2 Lost, 0 Tied
Probable Playing XIs
Chad Bowes, Cole McConchie, Todd Astle, Blake Coburn, Jack Boyle, Matt Henry, Leo Carter, Daryl Mitchell, Cam Fletcher, Ken McClure, Ed Nuttall
Josh Finnie, Neil Broom, Max Chu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae, Nick Kelly, Michael Rippon, Anaru Kitchen, Dale Phillips, Hamish Rutherford
Canterbury vs Otago Dream11:
Matt Henry (C), Ken McClure (VC), Mitch Renwick, Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Michael Rippon, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie, Anaru Kitchen, Will Williams, Mitchell McClenaghan
Picking at least 3 to 4 all-rounders in this game is advisable, since a lot will depend on how they perform in this format.