CK vs OV Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 26, 2023

The Super Smash T20 competition is well and truly underway in New Zealand. In the 5th game of the new season, Canterbury will go up against Otago on 26th December. This contest will be held at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand. Here we will peek at the match previews for both teams, pitch report, and betting tips for the game. These teams lost their first encounter in the new season and are languishing near the bottom of the points table. These are early days and a clear pattern is yet to arrive.

Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts Head-To-Head

The Otago Volts and Canterbury Kings have played against each other in 29 games where a clear mandate was achieved. The Canterbury Kings have won nineteen games, while the Otago Volts have won ten.

Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game between Otago Volts and Canterbury Kings will be available on FanCode for Indian cricket fans through live streaming through their app and website. However, Kiwi enthusiasts can watch this game on TVNZ in New Zealand.

CK vs OV Team Previews

Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury team played their first game of the new season against Auckland Aces a few days earlier. The Auckland team batted first in this game to score 185 runs while losing five wickets from their twenty overs. In their reply, Canterbury Kings were bowled out for 158 runs from 17.5 overs. Auckland registered a clear win by a margin of 27 runs in this contest. The pick of the bowlers for Canterbury Kings in this game was Michael Rippon. He picked up a couple of wickets for 27 runs from his four overs.

Some other bowlers also bowled well and picked up a wicket apiece in the match. These were Michael Rae, Angus McKenzie, and Cole McConchie. Rippon picked up the most wickets and was the most economical bowler on the scene. The Canterbury chase did not get off in good stead. They lost early wickets in their inning. But Mitchell Hay and Bevon Jacobs did provide a glimmer of hope during the chase. The wicketkeeper batsman Hay hit 43 runs from 25 balls while Jacobs scored 42 runs from 20 balls. Kings' management will look to these batters to score big runs again.

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Leo Carter, Cole McConchie, Matthew Hay, Michael Rippon, Bevon Jacobs, Zakary Foulkes, Angus McKenzie, William O'Rourke, Michael Rae.

Otago Volts

The Otago Volts team played their first match in the competition against Wellington Aces in Wellington earlier. The Wellington team batted first to raise a mammoth target of 234 runs for the loss of five wickets. The Otago Volts were unsuccessful in chasing this target and were bowled out for 160 runs in 16.5 overs. Travis Muller was the best bowler for Otago Volts in this game. Although he picked up just a single wicket, he was the only bowler to escape the punishment inflicted by Tim Robinson.

Dean Foxcroft, Ben Lockrose, and Matthew Bacon were the other successful bowlers in the game for Otago. However, all of them went for a lot of runs. Otago management expects these bowlers to do well again in this contest. The top run-getter for Otago Volts was Jake Gibson. He scored 56 runs from just 31 balls with three sixes and six fours. The skipper Dean Foxcroft also played well for a 29 from 15 balls with two fours and two sixes. Matthew Bacon hit a few blows towards the end, but they were never in contention for a successful chase.  

Otago Volts Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Jake Gibson, Dean Foxcroft, Max chu, Dale Phillips, Llew Johnson, Ollie White, Ben Lockrose, Andrew Hazeldine, Matthew Bacon, Travis Muller.

CK vs OV Toss Prediction

As many as 38 T20 domestic games have been played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The team batting first succeeded in winning eighteen, while the team batting second managed to win nineteen games. So, there is no clear advantage for batting first or second in this game.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

There is a clear possibility of getting showers during this game. You can expect patchy rain in the afternoon and a drizzle in the evening. We may get a rain-curtailed game and the D/L equation might come into picture. The temperatures during the game will hover between 15 and 18 degrees. 

The surface on offer at the Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch is more suited to the batters. This is reflected in the scores put up by different teams earlier in T20 games. The conditions at the venue are suitable for the players and the spectators alike.

CK vs OV Betting Tips

As described earlier, both these teams are off to a losing start to their campaign in the Super Smash. But the Canterbury team looked better in their first game and did put up a fight in it. On the other hand, the Otago team was mauled by their opposition. We will bet with Canterbury Kings to win the game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Otago Volts to score over 70 runs in their first ten overs.



Otago Volts have some excellent batters in their top order. You can bet on them to get their side off to a good start and score over 70 runs in their innings.

  1. 1xBet


    Tom Latham will emerge as the leading run-getter for the Kings.



Tom Latham is an established and experienced international player for the Kings. You can bet on him to score the most runs in the Canterbury inning.

  1. Rajabets


    Canterbury Kings to score over six runs in their first over of the match.



The Canterbury top-order batting is in good touch at the moment. You can expect them to score over six runs in the first over of their inning.

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 1.67

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CK vs OV

Canterbury Kings 83.47% (101)
Otago Volts 16.53% (20)
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