Otago will be playing their second trotting game on Tuesday when they play Canterbury in their first tournament game. As this match will be Canterbury’s first game of the competition, the team will have a lot to sort out in this game, and their players will need a lot of in-game time to get back into the groove heading into this encounter.
On the other side, their opponents would have some playing time on their hands as they played against Auckland in a match on December 28, where they came out by a substantial 45-run margin to be the victors. It’s fascinating to see how this game plays out against each other indifferently placed players.
With partially cloudy skies prevailing throughout the day on Tuesday, and a 10% risk of rainfall, no weather-related interruptions are expected to occur during this match. The temperature would be approximately 27 degrees Celsius.
In the first innings of the match, the pitch at this venue was highly supportive of the batters, with the bowlers taking charge of the game in the match’s second innings. And it will be the pacers among the bowlers who will enjoy most of the support.
Jacob Duffy (c), Mitch Renwick (wk), Hamish Rutherford, Nick Kelly, Neil Broom, Dale Phillips, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Matthew Bacon, Mitchell McClenaghan
Cloe McConchie (c), Cam Fletcher (wk), Jack Boyle, Leo Carter, Ken McClure, Chad Bowes, Sean Davey, Will Williams, Ed Nutall, Matt Henry, Matthew Hay
Otago Volts vs Canterbury Kings Dream 11:
Llew Johnson (c), Mitch Renwick (wk), Chad Bowes, Neil Broom, Dale Phillips, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Cole McConchie, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ed Nuttall
Otago looks a mighty team and the way they decimated Auckland is a warning sign for their opposition. Canterbury also has a respectable side, but we don’t see them on the same page as Otago in terms of consistency. We expect Otago to continue its winning streak. Let’s support your favourite cricket team at baji.live now!
Who will win the toss? – Otago
Who will win? – Otago
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chad Bowes (Canterbury), Llew Johnson (Otago)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Cole McConchie (Canterbury), Matthew Bacon (Otago)
Most Sixes – Chad Bowes (Canterbury), Nick Kelly (Otago)
Player of the Match – Nick Kelly
Team Scores Batting first – Canterbury 180+, Otago 190+
Match Handicap Otago