OV vs CK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 03, 2024

As things settle down in the Super Smash competition for the 2023-24 season, we have an exciting encounter between Otago Volts and Canterbury Kings on 3rd January 2023. This day/night affair is the 12th match of the Super Smash and will be played at the Molyneux Park in Alexandra. Here in this post, we will examine the match prediction, pitch report, and betting tips for this game.

Otago Volts vs Canterbury Kings Head-To-Head

The Otago Volts and Canterbury Kings teams have played against each other in 29 games where a clear mandate was possible. Canterbury Kings lead this head-to-head 19-10. 

Otago Volts vs Canterbury Kings Live Streaming and Broadcast

This match between Otago Volts and Canterbury Kings is unavailable on television in India. But die-hard cricket enthusiasts can watch this game via live streaming on the FanCode app and website. New Zealand fans can view this match by using TVNZ.<br />  

OV vs CK Team Previews

Otago Volts

The Otago Volts played their last match in the competition earlier today. In a day/night game, they played against Auckland Aces in the 10th game of Super Smash. The Auckland Aces batted first to score 151 runs for nine wickets from their quota of 20 overs. The Otago batters showed a lot of determination during their chase, and despite the loss of crucial wickets in the middle, they managed to reach the target in 19.4 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Travis Muller was adjudged player of the match for his all-round contribution.

The best bowlers for Otago in the Auckland innings were Travis Muller and Jake Gibson, who were the most successful bowlers during the Otago innings, picking up three wickets each. Andrew Hazeldine and Ben Lockrose also bowled economically, picking up one wicket each. During the chase, Hamish Rutherford and Dean Foxcroft provided early impetus to the Otago innings. Rutherford hit 32 runs while the skipper Foxcroft scored 51 from 39 balls with five fours and one six. Llew Johnson, Ollie White, and Travis Muller made helpful contributions lower down the order.<br />  

Otago Volts Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Jake Gibson, Dean Foxcroft, Glenn Phillips, Max chu, Dale Phillips, Llew Johnson, Ben Lockrose, Andrew Hazeldine, Jacob Duffy, Travis Muller.

Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury Kings played their last game in the competition against Central Districts in New Plymouth. This 9th match of the Super Smash saw Canterbury batting first to score 185 runs from their quota of twenty overs for the loss of four wickets. The rain interruption meant the target was revised to 176 runs from 19 overs. But the Central District’s side could manage just 142 runs for the loss of eight wickets from these 19 overs. Canterbury Kings won this match by a margin of 33 runs in the end.

The Canterbury skipper Cole McConchie was in prime form during the Kings’ innings. He smashed 79 runs from just 47 balls, with as many as eight sixes and four fours. In the lower middle order, he and Michael Rippon took the Central Districts bowling apart. Rippon scored 58 runs from 33 balls. The Central District’s bowlers worked in tandem to dismantle the CD batting line-up. Three bowlers picked up two wickets each. They were William O'Rourke, Zakary Foulkes, and Michael Rae.<br />  

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

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

OV vs CK Toss Prediction

We have seen as many as ten domestic T20 games being played at this venue. Six of these matches have been won by the team batting second. So, the skipper winning the toss will likely take to the field first. The average total while batting first at this venue is 152 runs.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The Molyneux Park is a cricket ground and sports complex in Alexandra, Otago. The surface on offer here is helpful to the bowlers at some time during the game. But all in all, we are likely to get batting-friendly conditions on this ground. Only skillful bowlers can expect help from this track.

We are likely to get partly clouded conditions for this game. The temperature during this game will get close to 26 degrees. There is no possibility of getting rainfall during this contest. However, clouded conditions can help the pacers somewhat. <br />  

OV vs CK Betting Tips

At the moment, both these teams have six points each. But the Canterbury team is placed in third position in the points table while Otago is in fifth. Canterbury has a better net run rate, which is why the position difference in the points table. We will bet with Otago Volts to win as they play at home.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Dean Foxcroft to score 24 runs in the game.



Dean Foxcroft is in superb touch at the moment. You can expect him to score over 24 runs in this match.

  1. Rajabets


    Henry Nicholls to score over 23 runs in the game.



Nicholls is scoring runs regularly this season in the competition. You can bet on him to score over 23 runs in the contest.

  1. Rajabets


    Michael Rae will emerge as the top wicket-taker for Canterbury.



Michael Rae has been among the wickets this season. So, you can expect him to take the most significant number of wickets.

Today Match Prediction

Otago Volts To Win the Match, 2.31

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Who will win OV vs CK

Otago Volts 71.29% (72)
Canterbury Kings 28.71% (29)
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