Napier, January 10 at 11:40 AM IST
Otago and Central District Stags will reload for their second head to head encounter at McLean Park, Napier on Thursday morning after the first one at Dunedin got abandoned due to rain without even the toss. Both the sides shook hands at the end and shared two points each to focus on their next clash.
With 10 points coming off two wins and one no result in four games, Otago Volts are placed third in the points table while Central Districts are relinquishing at the bottom second spot in the ladder with a solitary win and one no result in four encounters.
A strong and balanced 12-man squad has been released by the Central Districts Stags. They will be missing the services of BLACKCAPS Seth Rance and Doug Bracewell due to national call up and have roped in 21-year old local all-rounder Christian Leopard. However, there are ample BLACKCAPS in the 12-member squad named such as George Worker, Ben Wheeler, skipper Tom Bruce, Will Young who will create a good opportunity to clinch the second win for Stags. Stags only win came in the opening encounter against Northern Knights in which they registered 5 wickets win.
Otago Volts have released a 12-man travelling squad to McLean Park, Napier to take on Central Districts Stags. Otago would be desperate to bounce back and return to winning ways against Stags after the last encounters got washed out due to rain. They would be eyeing the second spot as Otago shares 10 points to Wellington and are only behind in net run rate. A win here will help them clinch the second spot.
Otago- NR, L, W, W
Central Districts- NR, L, L, W
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The probable OTG vs CD playing 11 are listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Ben Cox
Batsmen – Hamish Rutherford, Shawn Hicks, Josh Finnie (Doubt: Brad Wilson)
All-rounders – Michael Rippon, Anaru Kitchen, Nathan Smith (Doubt: Ben Raine)
Bowlers – Jacob Duffy, Matt Bacon, Jack Hunter
Wicket-keeper – Dane Cleaver
Batsmen – Will Young, Tom Bruce, Dean Foxcroft
All-rounders – George Worker, Kieran Noema-Barnett, C Leopard, Willem Ludick
Bowlers – Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler
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Otago – Matt Bacon, Ben Cox, Jacob Duffy, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Raine, Michael Rippon, Hamish Rutherford, Nathan Smith, Brad Wilson
Central Districts – Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver (wk), Dean Foxcroft, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Will Young
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Fantasy picks from Otago –
Anaru Kitchen with 127 runs in 3 innings is the leading run-getter for the side
Shwan Hicks and Hamish Rutherford are the other key batters who will have to take the charge
Don’t pick Neil Broom and C Viljoen. Both are unavailable!
In bowlers, Jacob Duffy and Nathan Smith will be the key.
Duffy has five wickets in his kitty while Smith has two scalps in his bag.
Fantasy picks from Central Districts-
Leading run-getter – Tom Bruce – 124 runs in 3 innings
Other key batters – KN Barnett and Dean Foxcroft
Don’t pick Seth Rance and Doug Bracewell. Both are not in the squad
Blair Tickner with 4 wickets is the leading wicket-taker for the side
Ben Wheeler has 3 scalps in his kitty
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