OV vs CS Super-Smash Fantasy Prediction: Otago Volts vs Central Stags – 8 January 2021 (Dunedin). Both teams are in search of their third win in the tournament.
Otago Volts will take on Central Stags will in the league match of the Dream11 Super Smash competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in New Zealand.
Central Stags have won two of their four games, whereas the Volts have won two of their three games. Will Young is back for the Stags, whereas Bruce again misses out. Both teams have some brilliant players in their ranks, and this game can be an exciting one.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20 Domestic games is 162 runs.
Total T20 Played: 13; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 9
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
Match Details :
Time:- 7:40 AM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- University Oval, Dunedin.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Otago Volts – Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Llew Johnson, Anaru Kitchen, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Mitchell McLenaghan, Matt Bacon, Dale Phillips.
Central Stags – George Worker, Bayley Wiggins, Will Young, Dane Cleaver, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Joey Field, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Christian Leopard.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
G Worker, W Young, H Rutherford, B Tickner, and M Bacon.
OV vs CS Team Wicket-Keeper
Dane Cleaver (Price 9) will be our wicket-keeper. Cleaver has an average of 30.41 in List-A cricket, whereas he has scored 82 runs in this tournament. He is a fine batsman at the top-order.
OV vs CS Team Batsmen
Will Young (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Central Stags. Young has scored 1406 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 131.52. Young is a brilliant top-order batsman and has played international cricket.
Hamish Rutherford (Price 10) and Neil Broom (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Otago Volts. Broom scored 357 runs last season, whereas his average was 32.45. Rutherford has scored over 3500 T20 runs, whereas his strike-rate has been 145.15. Both of them are not in great form, but Rutherford has scored 87 runs till now in the league
OV vs CS Team All-Rounders
Michael Rippon (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Otago Volts. Rippon has scalped 50+ T20 wickets, whereas his batting average is 24.22. He has scalped four wickets in this tournament.
George Worker (Price 10) and Josh Clarkson (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Central Stags. Worker has scored over 2500 T20 runs, whereas he has scored 200 runs in four games this season. Clarkson has scored 133 runs in the tournament, whereas he has scalped a wicket as well.
[You can also pick Doug Bracewell instead of Josh Clarkson]
OV vs CS Team Bowlers
Blair Tickner (Price 9) and Joey Field (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Central Stags. Tickner is an International level bowler, whereas Field is a talented U-19 player. Field has scalped six wickets this season, whereas Tickner has scalped seven.
Jacob Duffy (Price 8.5) and Matt Bacon (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Otago Volts. Duffy scalped four wickets on his T20I debut, but he is not in great form. Bacon has scalped seven wickets in the tournament, whereas Duffy has scalped just a single wicket.
Match Prediction: Central Stags are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Hamish Rutherford and George Worker
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Will Young and Josh Clarkson
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.