OV vs CTB Dream11 Prediction: Otago Volts and Canterbury Hearts will clash against each other in the fifth of NZ Domestic Trophy. Canterbury, winners of the last edition got off to a perfect start, winning their first game against the Northern Knights. Their second game was abandoned due to rain. On the other hand, Otago Volts were defeated by Wellington in their first match, and will hope to bounce back in style against the reigning champions.
Fixture Name: Match 5, Otago Volts vs Canterbury Kings
Competition: NZ One Day Domestic Trophy 2021-22
Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Ground: University Oval, Dunedin
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The conditions in New Zealand generally tend to favor the seam bowlers, given the windy conditions during the first half of the match. As such, the team winning the toss will look to put the opposition to bat first. However, the pitch is pretty friendly to the batters if they are able to negotiate the new-ball threat.
Last result at the venue: Dunedin will host the first match of the NZ Domestic One Day Trophy. Hence, there are no past results of this season at the venue.
NZ Domestic One Day Trophy Points table: OV- 6th, CAN- 1st
Team Form Guide:
OV (recent last): L
CTB (recent last): D W
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Neil Broom Stats in List A
Neil Broom has been one of the most prolific players in List A cricket in New Zealand. He was the top scorer for his side in their first match against Wellington, where he scored 72 runs to keep his side in contention during the chase.
Hamish Rutherford Stats in List A
Hamish Rutherford, skipper of Otago Volts has over 100 List A matches to his name, and an average of over 35. Rutherford missed out on an opportunity to score in the first match, where he was dismissed for 23 runs.
CTB Playing 11 (likely)
Ken McClure Stats in List A
Ken McClure was the player of the match in the first match against Northern Knights, smashing 87 runs off just 55 balls. The 27-year-old was an integral part of Hearts’ title winning campaign last season, where he was the top run getter of the tournament and also scoring a match winning knock in the final.
Chad Bowes Stats in List A
Chad Bowes, opener for Canterbury is another experienced batter in the lineup. Bowes has amassed over 2000 runs in List A cricket in just over 60 matches, with an average nearly touching the 40s. He scored just 12 runs in the first game against Northern Knights.
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Who will win OV vs CTB today match?
Canterbury Hearts are the favorites to claim their second successive win of the tournament. Otago Volts will be under immense pressure, having lost their first game against Wellington. However, Canterbury have a well-stacked batting order which have scored huge amount of runs in the past season. Their bowling attack also consists of Matt Henry, who has been terrific for the reigning champions. It will be an uphill task for Otago Volts to defeat the Hearts in only their second game.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Cam Fletcher
BATTERS: Neil Broom, Ken McClure, Chad Bowes, Hamish Rutherford
ALL-ROUNDERS: Michael Rippon, Anaru Kitchen, Cole McConchie
BOWLERS: Matt Henry, Jacob Duffy, Ed Nuttall
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Ken McClure, Hamish Rutherford
For Grand League: Neil Broom, Chad Bowes
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