CK vs OV Match Preview

In the recent games played by the Canterbury Kings, Chad Bowes has emerged as their leading run-getter. The right-handed batsman has scored 303 runs in his last eleven innings at an average of 30.30. There is another southpaw called Leo Carter in this outfit. He has scored 300 runs in his previous 11 appearances for Canterbury with an average of 42.85. Cole McConchie scored 210 runs in his last ten games with an average of 23.33. These are the go-to batters for Canterbury Kings this year as well.

The leading bowler for Canterbury Kings in their maiden effort is Angus McKenzie. This right-handed medium pacer has picked up 13 wickets from his last nine innings with an average of 16.69. The right-arm medium pacer Zakary Foulkes has also performed well in recent games, picking up 12 wickets from 8 games with an average of 17.91. William O'Rourke has also done an excellent job for Canterbury, picking up 12 wickets from his last ten matches with an average of 23.16. These are the top bowlers for Canterbury in this match also.

Dean Foxcroft is the top batter for Otago Volts in recent T20 games. This right-handed batsman has scored 453 runs from 11 contests with an average of 45.30. Jake Gibson is another batter who has done well in recent matches, scoring 322 runs from his last ten innings with an average of 35.77. Llew Johnson scored 165 runs in his last eleven games with an average of 16.50. These will again be the top batters for Otago Volts this season in Super Smash.

This year, the Otago Volts bowling charge will be led by Michael Rae. This right-handed medium-fast bowler has picked up sixteen wickets from his last ten games with an average of 16.18. Matthew Bacon has also collected 14 wickets from his last eleven matches with an average of 26.14. The Otago skipper Dean Foxcroft has also contributed to their team's cause by picking up ten victims from his last ten games with an average of 23.80. This year, Otago will rely again on these bowlers to do well

Weather Report

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 match, and the D/L equation might come into the picture. The temperatures during the game will hover between 15 and 18 degrees. 

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Dean Foxcroft has an excellent average-to-strike rate ratio.

Dean Foxcroft has scored 368 runs in his last ten matches with an average of 46 and a strike rate of 139.39.

Angus McKenzie has an excellent strike rate with the ball for Canterbury.

McKenzie was bowling well during the last season and had a strike rate of 13.45 in his recent games

Team News

We are just starting the season, so neither side has apparent injury worries.

CK vs OV Probable 11

CK Playing 11

  • Bevon Jacobs
  • Chad Bowes
  • Leo Carter
  • Matthew Boyle
  • Cole McConchie (C)
  • Michael Rippon
  • Zakary Foulkes
  • Mitchell Hay
  • Angus McKenzie
  • Tom Latham (Wk)
  • Michael Rae

OV Playing 11

  • Dale Phillips
  • Hamish Rutherford
  • Llew Johnson
  • Ollie White
  • Max Chu (Wk)
  • Andrew Hazeldine
  • Ben Lockrose
  • Jake Gibson
  • Matthew Bacon
  • Travis Muller
  • Dean Foxcroft (C)
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

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.

Top Picks

Leo Carter: Carter has scored 290 runs in his last ten games with an average of 48.33 and a strike rate of 123.93.

Dean Foxcroft: The Otago skipper scored 368 runs in his last ten appearances and picked up ten wickets.

Zakary Foulkes: Foulkes has picked up twelve wickets from his last eight games with a strike rate 14.5.

Chad Bowes: Chad Bowes has scored 252 runs from his last ten matches with a strike rate of 154.6 and an average of 28.

CK vs OV Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Hay

Batters: H Rutherford, C Bowes, D Phillips, B Jacobs

All-rounders: M Rippon (VC), C McConchie, D Foxcroft, J Gibson (C)

Bowlers: M Rae, M Bacon

CK vs OV Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction