OV vs WF Match Preview

Regarding the Otago Volts batting order, the team will depend on batters such as Max Chu, Jake Gibson, Llew Johnson, Hamish Rutherford, and the skipper Foxcroft to get them the necessary runs. Jake Gibson has scored 56 runs thus far in the competition and is leading the batting charge for Volts. The team will depend on bowlers such as Andrew Hazledine, Dean Foxcroft, Matthew Bacon, Ben Lockrose, and Travis Muller to handle the Otago bowling attack. 

Muller was the pick of the bowlers for Otago in their last complete game. He bowled economically and picked up a wicket from his four overs. Several good all-rounders, including their skipper Dean Foxcroft, are playing on the Otago Volts, such as Luke Georgeson and Glen Phillips. Having examined these best alternatives for Otago, the key will remain with their skipper, Dean Foxcroft. He was in red-hot form last season for Otago Volts and scored more than 400 runs the season. You can bet on him to do well again in this match.

The Wellington Firebirds team, on the other hand, will rely on batters such as Tim Robinson, Nick Greenwood, Callum MacLachlan, Nathan Smith, Muhammad Abbas, and Nick Kelly to do most of the run-scoring bit. These batters are expected to get most of the runs in this game and the season for Wellington. The leading run-getter for Wellington is Tim Robinson. This is thanks to a whirlwind hundred he hit in the season’s first game for Wellington. He has scored 139 runs with an incredible strike rate of 217.18.

As far as the Wellington Firebirds' bowling attack is concerned, they will rely on bowlers such as Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Ian McPeake, Michael Snedden, and Peter Younghusband to pick up crucial breakthroughs for Wellington. In their last game of the season, Peter Younghusband and Ian McPeake bowled well for Wellington to pick up three wickets each. Another key batter for Wellington is Devon Conway. He is the sort of player that can be entrusted to deliver the goods with the bat.

Weather Report

We will likely get primarily cloudy conditions for this game between Otago and Wellington to be played at the Otago home ground. The temperature during this match will remain close to 27 degrees. However, there is no chance of getting showers during this match.

Pitch Report

The pitch on offer at the Molyneux Park is exceptional for the faster bowlers. As many as nine T20 domestic matches have been played at this venue. The team batting first won four games, while the side batting second won five. So, there is no clear advantage to batting or bowling first on this track.

Notable stats

Dean Foxcroft has a terrific strike rate to average ratio.

Foxcroft has scored runs with an average of 140.86 in his last ten appearances for Otago Volts. He has also maintained a strike rate of 140.86 in this period.

Matthew Bacon has an excellent strike rate with the ball for Otago Volts.

Bacon has picked up 14 scalps from his last nine games with a strike rate of 13.5.

Team News

These are still early days in the competition, and there are no major or lingering injury worries for either of the teams.

OV vs WF Probable 11

OV Playing 11

  • Hamish Rutherford
  • Jake Gibson
  • Dean Foxcroft (C)
  • Max Chu (Wk)
  • Dale Phillips
  • Llew Johnson
  • Ollie White
  • Ben Lockrose
  • Andrew Hazeldine
  • Matthew Bacon
  • Travis Muller

WF Playing 11

  • Nick Greenwood
  • Tim Robinson
  • Nick Kelly (C)
  • Muhammad Abbas
  • Jesse Tashkoff
  • Callum McLachlan (Wk)
  • Nathan Smith
  • Logan van Beek
  • Peter Younghusband
  • Michael Snedden
  • Ian McPeake
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

The Otago team has got onto the points table thanks to an abandoned match in their first game of the season. On the other hand, Wellington recorded a comprehensive win in their first match of Super Smash. So, we reckon Wellington to be the favorite to win this contest and consolidate their place in the points table.

Top Picks

Dean Foxcroft: Dean Foxcroft has scored big runs and picked up vital wickets during the last season.

Matthew Bacon: Bacon had a good outing last season, picking up 14 wickets from nine games with a strike rate of 13.5.

Jake Gibson: Jake Gibson has scored 279 runs in his last ten games for Otago with a strike rate of 155.86 and an average of 46.5.

Peter Younghusband: Younghusband picked up 12 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate 15.75.

OV vs WF Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway , M Chu

Batters: H Rutherford, N Kelly, T Robinson

All-rounders: G Phillips (VC), D Foxcroft, P Younghusband, J Gibson (C)

Bowlers: I McPeake, B Lockrose

OV vs WF Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction