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Central Districts vs Otago Volts 19th Match Prediction

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Central Districts
186/5 in 19.0
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Otago Volts
184/7 in 20.0
Jan 02, 202006:10
McLean Park - Napier, New Zealand
Central Stags won by 5 wkts

CS vs OV Today Match Prediction

Otago Volts To Win the Match, 2.01
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  • Otago Volts have been the best side in the tournament so far and getting past them would be tough for the Stags' batsmen
  • Central Districts are a little too over-reliant on a couple of batsmen and that would be a concern for their management
  • Otago Volts have a better-balanced unit, both on paper and performance-wise in the tournament so far
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  • TournamentSuper Smash 2019-20
  • DateJan 02, 2020
  • FormatT20
  • VenueMcLean Park, Napier, New Zealand
  • Time06:10

CS vs OV Live Score

  • Toss: Otago Volts (Batting)

Central Districts

Dane Cleaver 8 9 0 1 88.89
Kieran Noema-Barnett 55 30 4 4 183.33
Tom Bruce 23 25 2 0 92.00
Josh Clarkson 28 14 1 2 200.00
George Worker 16 11 1 1 145.45
Christian Leopard 19 13 2 0 146.15
Willem Ludick 23 12 1 1 191.67
Michael Rae 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
Jacob Duffy 3.0 0 25 1 8.33
Travis Muller 4.0 0 42 1 10.50
Anaru Kitchen 4.0 0 32 1 8.00
MJ Rippon 4.0 0 35 1 8.75

Otago Volts

Hamish Rutherford 41 19 3 4 215.79
Jacob Duffy 1 1 0 0 100.00
Travis Muller 3 4 0 0 75.00
Joshua Finnie 17 15 3 0 113.33
Dale Phillips 25 19 2 1 131.58
Anaru Kitchen 26 20 3 0 130.00
NT Broom 15 14 3 0 107.14
Nick Kelly 45 24 3 3 187.50
MJ Rippon 7 4 0 1 175.00
Kieran Noema-Barnett 4.0 0 26 1 6.50
Blair Tickner 4.0 0 59 1 14.75
George Worker 2.0 0 18 0 9.00
Ajaz Patel 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
Ryan Watson 2.0 0 17 1 8.50
Ben Wheeler 4.0 0 35 2 8.75

CS vs OV Match & Analysis

A win for Auckland Aces pushed them into the top-four teams of the tournament and the Kings into the bottom two. And that has split the table wide open as far as qualification for the playoffs is concerned. Right above Auckland Aces are Central Dsitricts, who will be looking to bounce back to the winning way when they take field against the Volts in their upcoming encounter. The match between the two sides is to be played at McLean Park, Napier, on 2nd January. This will be the first match of the year for both the sides and they'd both like to begin their year on a happy note. Otago Volts are in a pretty good position as far as qualification for the next round is concerned and the Stags need to push hard to be there. Considering the stakes, this encounter promises to be a high-voltage encounter.

CS vs OV Team Previews

Central Districts

No team had a start to the tournament as good as what the Central Stags had. They won both of their first two matches and were comfortably placed at the top of the table before their downslide began. As it stands now, they are placed at the third spot on the ladder with just two wins in total. They are coming on the back of three back to back losses and would need something special to get past the Volts in the upcoming fixture.

The major problem for the Stags in the previous few outings has been their batting, which seemed to come alright against the Aces. In the matches against Canterbury Kings and Wellington Firebirds, they were restricted to the totals of 134 and 154 runs respectively. Their batting, however, finally found form as they collecitvely smashed 208 runs, albeit in vain.

Against the Aces, they were set a target of 211 to win the match and even though they looked on course to chase down the total, a reasonably good bowling effort from the Aces left Stags wanting for more. George Worker and Tom Bruce hit splendid fifties with contributions of 62 and 67 runs respectively. All in all, the Stags are a pretty good unit that has so far failed to fire collectively. Their batting looked good against the Aces and with bowling already doing well, they can present a tough challenge for the Volts.

Central Districts Playing 11

George Worker, Dane Cleaver, Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, KN Barnett, Willem Ludick, Ben Wheeler, Ryan Watson, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner.

Otago Volts

Otago Volts have been doing pretty well in the tournament and are rightfully placed at the top spot on the ladder. Another couple of wins should be enough for them to reserve a playoff berth and that is exactly what they'll be aiming for when they take on Central Districts in this upcoming fixture.

As of now, they have 18 spots to their name, two points clear of Wellington Firebirds, and their net run-rate of 1.12 reflects the dominance they have showed in the tournament so far. Their only loss came three matches ago when they were defeated by the Firebirds in a remarkably close contest, which the Volts lost by one run.

The Volts are coming off a superb win, which not only pushed them to the top spot on the ladder, but also boosted their net run-rate by a significant margin. Batting first in ideal batting conditions, the Volts' batsmen wreaked havoc on Kings' bowling as they racked up a tall total of 190 runs batting first.

Their bowlers ensured that the chase does not go smoothly for the Kings. Anaru Kitchen and Michael Rae were the pick of their bowlers as they picked up five wickets between them at the expense of 45 runs. With able support from the other bowlers, they restricted Canterbury Kings to a total of just 139.

Otago Volts Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, NT Broom, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Joshua Finnie, MJ Rippon, Dale Phillips, Travis Muller, Jacob Duffy, Max Chu, Michael Rae.

CS vs OV Betting Tips

Both the sides are in pretty good position as far as qualification for the next round is concerned, but the Stags need to get some wins under their belt. They have been listless in their last three matches with their both batting as well as showing inconsistency. On the contrary, Otago Volts have been the best team in the tournament and are, therefore, our pick to emerge on top in this all-important match of the tournament.

Today Match Prediction

Otago Volts To Win the Match, 2.01

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Central Districts 62.3% (381)
Otago Volts 37.7% (231)
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