The 15th match of the Plunket Shield between Canterbury and Otago Volts will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, on 11th March, Thursday.
This match will start at 03:00 AM IST and 10:30 AM local time. It will be streaming on Fancode.
Canterbury is taking on Otago Volts in the next fixture of the Plunket Shield 2020-21 season. Canterbury is sitting at the top of the table with three wins and a draw in four games. They have played a game at this venue against Wellington and won that match by an innings. Overall, with all the main players available, they are the clear favourites for this game.
On the other side, Otago Volts have won only one game and drawn their last game with Canterbury. Their batting didn’t click during the first innings, but somehow managed to draw the game with a fightback in the second innings. However, they are sitting at the fifth position in the points table with 26 points and will need an unbelievable effort to beat this Canterbury team.
CTB vs OV Weather Report for Match 15:
After some heavy rain in the last couple of days, the weather forecast suggests a clear sky throughout the day with the temperature being around 14-16 degree celsius. There is no further rain throughout the match days.
There have been only two first-class matches played at this venue in the 2020-21 season. In both the games, the team batting second had won the game by an inning. The team batting second has won above 62 % of matches after batting second in Tests. It has been a ground which favours the medium-pacers a lot.
Average first innings score:
206 (Considering two first-class matches played at this venue this season)
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added if there is an update)
CTB vs OV Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ken McClure, Cole McConchie (c), Daryl Mitchell, Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Theo van Woerkom, Will Williams, Matt Henry, Fraser Sheat.
Hamish Rutherford, Michael Rippon, Mitch Renwick (wk), Nick Kelly, Nathan G Smith, Jacob Duffy (c), Travis Muller, Michael Rae, Matthew Bacon, Max Chu, Anaru Kitchen
CTB vs OV Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match
Hamish Rutherford is currently the highest run-scorer for Otago Volts. He has scored 251 runs so far with three half-centuries in this season. He was the highest scorer for Otago Volts in the last game against Canterbury, with a brilliant 72 in the second innings.
Ken McClure had a successful Ford Trophy and now would like to continue his good form with the red ball as well. He is currently the top-scorer for his team this season with a century against Otago Volts in the earlier meeting. He is averaging above 60, which makes him a hot pick for this game.
Henry Nicholls is always going to be a must pick, considering his international status. He scored 87 runs in the only innings he played this season, followed by a huge century against Pakistan at the very same venue.
Will Williams and Fraser Sheat are the leading wicket-taker for Canterbury. Will Williams is leading the charts this season with 21 wickets already. On the other end, Fraser Sheat played only 3 matches and already grabbed 18 wickets.
Jacob Duffy is the leading wicket-taker for Otago Volts with 19 wickets in just 4 games. He did not have a great Ford Trophy and will be looking to find his rhythm back in this competition.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Will Williams, Daryl Mitchell
Vice-Captain Options – Henry Nicholls, Fraser Sheat
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CTB vs OV Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Latham
Batters – Hamish Rutherford, Henry Nicholls (VC), Nick Kelly, Ken McClure
All-Rounders – Daryl Mitchell, Fraser Sheat
Bowlers – Will Williams (C), Michael Rae, Matt Henry, Jacob Duffy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CTB vs OV Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Latham
Batters – Hamish Rutherford, Leo Carter, Nick Kelly, Ken McClure
All-Rounders – Daryl Mitchell (C), Fraser Sheat (VC)
Bowlers – Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Will Williams, Matthew Bacon
Daryl Mitchell scored a century in the last two innings he played at the Hagley Oval. He also took a five-wicket haul against Otago Volts earlier this season. It is advisable to pick him as a captain for this game.
Today’s CTB vs OV Probable Winners:
Canterbury are expected to win this match.
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