SSL 2018-19 Otago vs Central Districts 11th Match Prediction. Central Stags, after facing defeats in their last two matches, will look to get themselves off the bottom of the points table when they go up against Otago Volts in what will be the 11th game of the Super Smash 2018-19. The University Oval in Dunedin will be the venue for this match to be played on January 6. Live action is scheduled to commence at 4 PM local time.
- Otago Volts have the benefit of playing at their home ground where they defeated Canterbury Kings in their campaign opener last month.
- Central Stags are coming on the back of two consecutive losses which means they will be playing under more pressure.
- The bowling attack of Central Stags appears more threatening with Seth Rance, Blair Tickner and Ben Wheeler all looking in good form.
Our Pick: Otago Volts
OTG vs CD, Super Smash 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sport NZ
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Sky Go
Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11
After a disappointing batting performance in the last game against the Knights, Otago Volts will be hoping for a much better show with the bat against the Central Stags. And for that to happen, they will need strong contributions from Anaru Kitchen, Hamish Rutherford and Ben Raine at the top along with Ben Cox in the middle order. Kitchen is currently the team’s leading run-scorer while Rutherford struck a half-century against Canterbury Kings. Raine will replace Christi Viljoen in the side and the big-hitting all-rounder from England has an impressive first-class career with Durham and Leicestershire. In the absence of Viljoen who has been Otago’s most successful bowler, it will be up to Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon and Anaru Kitchen to do the job with the ball. Duffy is the team’s next best bowler with five wickets in three matches. Bacon and Kitchen had claimed a four-fer and a three-wicket haul respectively against the Stags in the last season.
Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11
- Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Raine, Shawn Hicks, Josh Finnie, Ben Cox (wk), Michael Rippon, Nathan G Smith, Jacob Duffy (c), Matthew Bacon
Central Districts Team News & Playing 11
Their top-order failed to fire in the last game against Wellington Firebirds and they will expect the likes of George Worker, Tom Bruce and Will Young to step up and perform this time around. Bruce has scored the most runs for the Stags so far in this year’s Super Smash with 124 runs which includes an unbeaten 88 against the Knights. Young hit a 43-ball 79 against Otago last year and he will look to replicate that knock here. Seth Rance, Ben Wheeler and Blair Tickner are the key men for the Stags as far as bowling is concerned and the pace trio will be backed by the team to put up a good performance. Rance took a three-wicket haul in both the matches against Otago in the previous season and he is likely to trouble them again. Tickner has picked four wickets in three games this season while Wheeler is having an outstanding economy of 5.63.
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
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
OTG : L W W W L
CD : L L W L W
OTG vs CD Head to Head
Otago Volts have won 10 while Central Stags have won 11 out of the 21 matches played between the two teams in the history of the New Zealand domestic twenty20 tournaments.
Otago Volts and Central Stags both won once each in the two matches that they played against each other in the previous season.
Central Stags registered a whopping 118-run victory in their most recent meeting with Otago Volts last year in January at the Queen’s Park in Invercargill. The Stags were asked to bat first having lost the toss and amassed 217/9 in their 20 overs. The Volts, in reply, got knocked over for just 99 in the 14th over.
Matches Played: 21; Otago Volts Won: 10; Stags Won: 11
Otago Volts vs Central Districts Betting Odds
Otago Volts are the bookmakers’ favorites to win this 11th match of the Super Smash 2018-19. The home team is currently being offered at odds of 1.83 on Betfair who have the Central Stags as outsiders for this game at a slightly higher price of 1.91.
Otago Volts vs Central Districts Prediction
Both the teams are coming on the back of a defeat in their last match and will be looking to return to winning ways. Central Stags will be feeling more pressure after having lost their last two matches against Auckland Aces and Wellington Firebirds respectively. But they will take confidence from the fact that they had thrashed Otago Volts in their last Super Smash encounter. However, the Volts have the home advantage on their side and they recently defeated Canterbury Kings at this ground. Although the Stags have a few quality players on their roster, especially in the bowling department, we feel the Volts who are more familiar with the ground conditions are better placed to win this match.