OV vs NK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 23, 2024

We are getting close to the business end of the Super Smash competition for the 2023-24 season. In the 30th game of the tournament, Otago Volts will take on Northern Knights on 23rd January in Dunedin. This day/night game will be played at the University Oval venue in Dunedin and is the last game of the league stages of the competition.

Otago Volts vs Northern Knights Head-To-Head

The teams of Otago Volts and Northern Knights have played against each other in 33 games in the Super Smash competition. The Otago Volts hold the advantage 18-13 in this head-to-head.

Otago Volts vs Northern Knights Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game, the Super Smash competition, and the entire competition are unavailable to Indian cricket fans through the TV broadcast. However, Indian fans can access live streaming of this game using the FanCode website and app. The New Zealand fans can view this match on TVNZ.

OV vs NK Team Previews

Otago Volts

The Otago Volts team played their last game in the competition against Central Districts. This day-night match was carried out at the same venue as this. The Otago team batted first in this game to score 139 runs with a loss of five wickets. The Central Districts team also scored 139 runs, albeit losing eight wickets in their chase. The Otago Volt's innings were built around their top order, who scored most of the runs for them. Batters such as Hamish Rutherford, Luke Georgeson, and the skipper Dean Foxcroft were all in good touch.

Despite some good contributions from their top order, the Otago Volts could not raise a big total. None of the batters apart from Dean Foxcroft could build a big innings. Foxcroft was the top-scorer with 42 runs from 32 balls, four fours, and one six. But the Otago bowlers pulled a coup by restricting the opposition bowling charge to get a tie in this game. The pick of the bowlers was Jacob Duffy. He returned with figures of 4-1-14-2. Jake Gibson also picked up two wickets but went for many runs. Other bowlers, such as Travis Muller, also did well.

Otago Volts Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Luke Georgeson, Dean Foxcroft, Max chu, Thorn Parkes, Jamal Todd, Jake Gibson, Ben Lockrose, Andrew Hazeldine, Travis Muller, Jacob Duffy.

Northern Knights

The Northern Knights have had an entirely forgettable season. They played their last game in the competition against Auckland Aces. The Auckland Aces batted first to score 181 runs, losing four wickets from their quota of twenty overs. The Northern Knights team did not get even close to reaching the target and were bowled out for 137 runs in 19.5 overs. The Auckland team registered a win by a margin of 44 runs. This was the second loss in a row for the Northern Knights team.

The Northern Knights bowler Tim Pringle returned with the best figures in the game for ND. He had the figures of 4-0-23-2. Apart from him, only Matthew Fisher and Brett Hampton picked up one wicket each. None of the other bowlers could pick any wickets and went for many runs. The Northern Knight’s innings did not start well, although Katene Clarke held the innings together for some time with a 32 from 27 balls. Although there was some contribution from the lower middle order from Peter David Bocock and Scott Kuggeleijn, they never got close to the target.  

Northern Knights Playing 11

Scott Kuggeleijn, Katene Clarke, Jeet Raval, Henry Cooper, Peter Bocock, Brett Hampton, Flynn McGregor Sumpter, Tim Pringle, Frederick Walker, Zak Gibson, Matthew Fisher.

OV vs NK Toss Prediction

As many as 23 domestic T20 games have been played at University Oval in Dunedin. The team batting first has won six games, while the team batting second has won 17. So, the skipper winning the toss will take advantage of better batting conditions by batting second in the game.

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

Pitch and Conditions

Although the University Oval ground primarily offers a batting-friendly surface, there will be some help to the bowlers from the track. This venue has traditionally been a low-scoring game. The faster bowlers will enjoy the condition, especially in the initial period of the game.

We are expecting overcast conditions during this game in Dunedin. There is also the possibility of getting showers during this match. The conditions during the game will be cold, and the relative humidity will likely be high. So, batting second will be the right idea as the D/L equation might come into the picture.

OV vs NK Betting Tips

This game is a dead rubber regarding qualification for the next round. Both these teams, Otago Volts, and Northern Knights, are currently lying in the last two positions in the points table and are out of contention for a place in the playoffs. The Otago Volts have suffered fewer defeats in the league stages than ND. Based on that, we expect Otago Volts to win this encounter.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Brett Hampton to score over 15 runs in this game.



Brett Hampton was in good nick in the last game. You can expect him to keep up the good work and score over 15 runs in this game.

  1. 1xBet


    Otago Volts to score over 54 runs from their first six overs.



Otago Volts have their top order in good nick. You can bet on them to score over 54 runs in the game.

  1. Rajabets


    Jacob Duffy to emerge as the top bowler for Otago Volts.



Duffy bowled well in his last game. You can bet on Duffy to emerge as the leading bowler for Otago Volts.

Today Match Prediction

Otago Volts To Win the Match, 1.75

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Who will win OV vs NK

Otago Volts 75.41% (46)
Northern Knights 24.59% (15)
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