OV vs CK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 05, 2023

OV vs CK Match Prediction - Mar 05, 2023

Tournament: Plunket Shield 2022-23.

Date: March 05, 2023.

Format: Test 

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Time: 21:30

In the 18th game of the Plunket Shield competition for the 2022-23 season, we will get Otago Volts going up against Canterbury Kings later tomorrow. This contest will be played at the venue of University Oval ground in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Canterbury Kings team is sitting right on top of the points table while Otago Volts are languishing in the 5th spot just above the bottom-most placed Auckland. Canterbury Kings have played 5 matches in the competition and have won 3 of them with the other two ending in a draw. They have 71 points to their kitty. Otago Volts have also played 5 matches but have managed to win just 1, they have taken 2 losses, and 2 matches ended as a draw.

OV vs CK Team Previews

Otago Volts

Otago Volts are going into this match with a draw in their last encounter against Wellington. The Wellington team batted first and scored 368 runs all out in their first inning. The Otago Volts' reply to this total was a game effort with 287 runs in their first inning. Wellington batted well in their second innings as well scoring 336 runs for the loss of 7 wickets when they decided to declare their innings to try and make inroads in the Otago batting line-up. They succeeded to an extent but Otago held on for a draw in an exciting game of cricket that could have swung both ways.

The best bowler in the inning for Otago Volts was Jacob Duffy who picked up 4 victims for 92 runs. He was well supported by the likes of Jarrod McKay and Michael Rippon who picked up a couple of wickets apiece. During the Otago first innings, the Wellington bowlers made quick inroads to pick up a couple of early wickets. However, the Otago skipper Hamish Rutherford and Glenn Phillips held their nerve to develop a partnership to get the Otago side out of troubled waters. Dale Phillips also scored 87 runs in the middle order to take the Volts' total to respectability.

During the Wellington second inning, the most successful bowler for Otago was Jarrod McKay. He picked up 3 wickets for 52 runs to stem the flow of runs somewhat. The Otago Volts' second inning again got off to a bad start with both the openers being dislodged in quick succession. But Dean Foxcroft was like a pillar of strength for the team hitting up 159 runs from 254 balls with 21 fours. He was playing so well that eventually, it was a runout that dislodged him from the crease. Glenn Phillips was also among the runs scoring 47 runs from just 28 balls with the help of 8 fours and a six.

Otago Volts Playing 11

Dale Phillips, Jake Gibson, Jarrod McKay, Max chu, Thorn Parkes, Dean Foxcroft, Glenn Phillips, Hamish Rutherford, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Travis Muller.

Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury Kings on the other hand recorded a win against Northern Districts in their last match by a margin of 4 wickets. Batting first the Northern Districts team scored 273 runs for the loss of 9 wickets declared. The Canterbury Kings team scored 335 runs in their first inning all out. They were also successful in restricting the Northern Districts in their second innings to a score of 239 runs. This meant the Canterbury side had to chase a score of 178 runs in their 4th inning to win this game. They achieved the target with 4 wickets to spare and won the game.

The Canterbury fast bowling attack was right on the money in the Northern Districts' first innings picking up 3 out of their first 4 batters for naught. But Jeet Raval and Mitchell Santner held their nerve in the middle order to pull their side out of deep waters. The best bowler for Kings in the ND inning was Henry Shipley who collected 3 wickets for 44 runs. He was well-supported by his opening ball partner Fraser Sheat who took 2 wickets for 59 runs. All the other bowlers used by Canterbury picked up a wicket apiece.

Canterbury Kings made a decent start to their innings with several contributions coming along from the likes of Chad Bowes, Rhys Mariu, and later in the lower middle order by the likes of Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, and Fraser Sheat. Northern Districts made a much better start in their second innings with all their top 3 batters contributing to the total. However, Zakary Foulkes bowled well for the Kings picking up 4 scalps for 65 runs to restrict the opposition. Kings chased down the required runs with Rhys Mariu again scoring 78 runs with 10 fours to hold the inning together.

Canterbury Kings Playing 11

Angus McKenzie, Mitchell Hay, Rhys Mariu, William O'Rourke, Cameron Fletcher, Cole McConchie, Chad Bowes, Ed Nuttall, Fraser Sheat, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Leo Carter.

OV vs CK Toss Prediction

The pitch at the University Oval ground in Dunedin is likely to play slow and low especially as the game progresses. So, it might be a good idea to bat first on this ground and set a good score rather than batting 4th with a tricky pitch to contend with.

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

Pitch and Conditions

Weather plays a significant role in all the games played at the University Oval venue in Dunedin. This ground is located at Logan Park in Dunedin, New Zealand. This is the home ground for the Otago Volts. It has a seating capacity of just 6000 people but makes up for this small seating capacity with its picturesque surroundings. There are several trees surrounding the ground and its grass banks are beautiful, providing the spectators a way of relaxing and enjoying cricket live.

This venue has hosted six test matches and two one-day internationals so far. The first test match hosted at this venue was in 2008 between Bangladesh and New Zealand. There is Kakanui clay used for this track with grass being its binding agent. So, there will be some initial help for the fast bowlers but the wicket will also help the batters in this period.

OV vs CK Betting Tips

The Canterbury Kings are going into this game with a much better recent record than Otago Volts. They are sitting on top of the points tally at the moment. They also won their last game in the Plunket Shield while the Otago team escaped with a draw in their last effort. We will bet with Canterbury Kings to win the match and consolidate their position at the top of the points table.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Hamish Rutherford to become the top batsman for Otago in their first inning.



Hamish Rutherford is the skipper of the Otago Volts side and is one of their most dependable batters. You can bet on him to top-score for them in the first inning.

  1. 10CRIC


    Henry Shipley to emerge as the leading bowler for Canterbury Kings.



Henry Shipley was superb in his opening spell in the last game. You can bet on him to come good again in the Otago first inning.

  1. Rajabets


    Canterbury Kings to score more than 2 runs in the first over of their inning.



The Canterbury Kings side has some good batters opening their inning. So, you can expect them to score more than 2 runs in the very first over of the inning.

Today Match Prediction

Canterbury Kings To Win the Match, 1.84

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Who will win OV vs CK

Otago Volts 62.50% (5)
Canterbury Kings 37.50% (3)
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