SSL 2018-19 Central Districts vs Otago Volts 14th Match Prediction. Central Stags will be desperate to get a win under their belt when they face-off against Otago Volts. This 14th fixture of the Super Smash 2018-19 is scheduled to be played on January 10 at the McLean Park in Napier. Live action will begin at 7:10 PM local time.
- Central Stags will be under more pressure as they are coming without a win in their last three matches.
- Central Stags had secured a massive 118-run victory in their last completed encounter against Otago Volts.
- Central Stags have a stronger bowling attack with the likes of Seth Rance and Blair Tickner looking in threatening form.
Our Pick: Central Stags
CD vs OTG, Super Smash 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sport NZ
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Sky Go
Central Districts Team News & Playing 11
The Stags will be counting on the likes of George Worker, Tom Bruce and Will Young to come good with the bat against Otago Volts. Skipper Bruce has scored the most runs for his side this Super Smash season and he struck an unbeaten 88 in the first match against the Knights. Young had cracked a 43-ball 79 in one of the reverse encounters last time and the team will want him to play a similar knock at the top of the order. Seth Rance, Blair Tickner and Ben Wheeler are the main threats in the team’s bowling department and it will be up to this pace trio to push Otago on the back foot early in their innings. Rance took a three-wicket haul in both the matches against them last season while Tickner took two in each match.
Central Districts Predicted Playing 11
- George Worker, Dane Cleaver (wk), Will Young, Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Willem Ludick, Ben Wheeler, Dean Foxcroft, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner
Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11
Neil Broom hold’s key to Otago’s batting. The opener was ruled out of the last game due to a hand injury and the team will be hoping for his quick recovery. In case he has to sit out again, the responsibility of taking the team off to a good start will fall on the shoulders of Anaru Kitchen, Hamish Rutherford and Shawn Hicks. Kitchen has looked the most impressive of the lot and he is more likely to top-score for the Volts in this match. In terms of bowling, the team will back their skipper Jacob Duffy to do the job for them. The fast bowler has taken five wickets in three matches which includes a three-wicket haul against the Knights. Matthew Bacon notched up a four-fer against the Stags in the previous season and he could cause problems for them once again.
Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11
- Neil Broom/Brad Wilson, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Raine, Shawn Hicks, Josh Finnie, Ben Cox (wk), Michael Rippon, Nathan G Smith, Jacob Duffy (c), Matthew Bacon
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
CD : NR L L W L
OTG : NR L L L W
Central Districts vs Otago Volts Betting Odds
Betfair has Central Stags as favorites to win this Super Smash match at odds of 1.91 and Otago Volts as the underdogs at 1.93. Betway and Bet365, however, are offering odds of 1.83 and 1.90 respectively on both the teams to win this match.
Central Districts vs Otago Volts Prediction
Both the teams are coming on the back of a defeat in their last completed match but the pressure is going to be more on the Central Stags who don’t have a win in their last three matches and are placed fifth on the points table. However, they will draw plenty of confidence from the fact that they had thrashed Otago Volts the last time these two sides faced each other in a completed match. While the Stags will be playing a full-strength side, the Volts are sweating over the fitness of their key batsman Neil Broom whose absence will weaken the team’s batting. Central Stags have more quality in their bowling department which is another reason why we feel they are better placed to win this match.