CK vs OV Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 16, 2023

CK vs OV Match Prediction - Feb 16, 2023

We are down to the last two matches in the Ford Trophy 2022-23 and the best three sides have made it thus far. Central Districts, by the virtue of finishing at the top, have managed to directly walk through to the finale. The two other sides, Otago Volts and Canterbury Kings will be meeting each other in the preliminary final with the winner moving on to play Canterbury Kings.


The prelim-final match is scheduled to be played on 17th February 2023 at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown. This is a do-or-die encounter, with the winner advancing to the final of the Ford Trophy 2022-23. Both sides have done exceedingly well to move to this stage and promise to produce a cracker of a contest.


In terms of head-to-head record, Canterbury Kings have a slight advantage over Otago Volts. The two teams have faced each other 28 times in the Ford Trophy, with Canterbury Kings winning 15 games and Otago Volts winning 12. One game was abandoned due to rain.


In their most recent encounter, Canterbury Kings defeated Otago Volts by 55 runs. However, past results will count for little in this knockout game, and both teams will be looking to give their best performance.

CK vs OV Team Previews

Canterbury Kings

Canterbury Kings are coming into this game on the back of a dominant performance in the group stage. They won seven out of their eight games and finished at the top of the table. In their last game, they defeated Central Stags by six wickets. Canterbury Kings have been in fine form throughout the season and will be confident of their chances in this match.


The team will be led by Cole McConchie, who has been in good touch with the bat and the ball. He will be supported by experienced players such as Chad Bowes, Daryl Mitchell, and Todd Astle. Canterbury Kings will be boosted by the inclusion of Tom Latham, who is expected to join the team after the New Zealand-England Test series.


Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Blake Coburn, Angus McKenzie, Matthew Boyle, Mitchell Hay, William O'Rourke, Cameron Fletcher, Cole McConchie, Chad Bowes, Ed Nuttall, Henry Shipley, Leo Carter.

Otago Volts

Otago Volts, on the other hand, had a mixed campaign in the group stage. They won four games and lost four, but managed to secure their place in the knockout stages on the basis of net run rate. In their last game, they defeated Wellington Firebirds by three wickets.


Otago Volts will be led by Anaru Kitchen, who has been their best performer with both bat and ball this season. He will be supported by the likes of Neil Broom, Michael Rae, and Jacob Duffy. Otago Volts will be without their regular captain Hamish Rutherford, who is on international duty.

Otago Volts Playing 11

Benjamin Lockrose, Dale Phillips, Jake Gibson, Max chu, Dean Foxcroft, Glenn Phillips, Hamish Rutherford, Joshua Finnie, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae, Michael Rippon.

CK vs OV Betting Tips

Overall, this promises to be an exciting contest between two evenly matched teams. Both teams have players who are in good form, and it will be interesting to see how they perform under pressure. The team that holds its nerve and executes its plans better on the day will come out on top and advance to the final of the Ford Trophy 2022-23. Considering all that, a bet on Canterbury Kings seems a much better option largely because of the experience they have and the way they played in the league stage. 

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 2.11

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