OV vs NK Match Preview

Dean Foxcroft has led the batting charge for Otago Volts in this year's competition. This right-handed bat and the Otago Volts unit skipper has scored 431 runs from his last 13 innings with an average of 43.10. Another batting all-rounder doing well for Otago Volts is Jake Gibson. He has scored 304 runs from his previous 13 games with an average of 25.33. Another experienced bat in this contest is Hamish Rutherford. He scored 220 runs from his last 12 innings with an average of 18.33. These will be the top batters for Otago in this contest.

Travis Muller has picked up fifteen wickets in his last eleven games with a strike rate 19.46. Matthew Bacon supports this right-handed fast-medium bowler in his efforts. Bacon has picked up 12 victims from his previous eight innings with an average of 19.83. Jake Gibson, the all-rounder, is also featured in the bowling charts. He has picked up 10 wickets from his last seven games with an average of 19.40. These three will again be the top contenders for picking up vital breakthroughs for the Otago team in this game.

The leading batter for Northern Knights in this competition has been Katene Clarke. He has scored 298 runs from his last thirteen innings with an average of 22.92. The Northern Districts skipper Jeet Raval scored 270 runs from his previous 13 innings with an average of 20.76. Tim Seifert has also been doing an excellent job for ND. He has scored 230 runs from his last eight innings with an average of 28.75. These are the top three batters for Northern Knights in the competition thus far. You can bet on them to do well here.

The left-arm medium-fast bowler Neil Wagner has picked up 16 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 17.81. The all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn has also returned with 14 wickets from his previous 13 innings, averaging 23.78. The slow left-arm orthodox bowler Tim Pringle has also been among the wickets this season. In his last twelve games, he has picked up 13 wickets with an average of 23.38. These three will be the top bowlers for the Northern Knights in this contest.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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 conditions, especially in the initial period of the game.

Notable stats

In their last five games, The Otago and ND teams shared the head-to-head.

The two teams are locked in a 2-2 tie in their last five games. One of those games ended in a tie.

Jake Gibson has an excellent strike rate in recent games.

Jake Gibson has picked up ten wickets from his last seven games with a strike rate 14.4.

Team News

At the moment, there aren’t any injury worries for either of the teams. So, we expect the entire team to be up for selection by Tuesday.

OV vs NK Probable 11

OV Playing 11

  • Hamish Rutherford
  • Thorn Parkes
  • Max Chu (Wk)
  • Andrew Hazeldine
  • Ben Lockrose
  • Jacob Duffy
  • Jake Gibson
  • Travis Muller
  • Dean Foxcroft (C)
  • Jamal Todd
  • Luke Georgeson

NK Playing 11

  • Henry Cooper
  • Jeet Raval (C)
  • Katene Clarke
  • Kristian Clarke
  • Peter Bocock (Wk)
  • Frederick Walker
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Tim Pringle
  • Brett Hampton
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Flynn McGregor Sumpter
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

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.

Top Picks

Dean Foxcroft: The Otago skipper has scored 270 runs from his last ten games with an excellent average of 38.75.

Jake Gibson: Gibson has been in good form this year with both bat and ball. His contribution with the ball has been beneficial for his team.

Tim Pringle: This spinner has picked up ten wickets from his last ten games. He was among the wickets in the last few games of the competition.

Scott Kuggeleijn: Kuggeleijn has provided an excellent all-around contribution to his team this year with both bat and ball.

OV vs NK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Chu

Batters: H Rutherford, J Raval, K Clarke

All-rounders: S Kuggeleijn (VC), B Hampton, D Foxcroft, J Gibson (C)

Bowlers: J Duffy, T Muller, T Pringle

OV vs NK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction