The 19th match of the Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Central Districts and Otago at the McLean Park in Napier.
The match starts at 7:10 PM local time (6:10 AM GMT) (11:40 AM IST). The live stream for Super Smash in India will be available on Hotstar.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Central Districts got off to a great start with two back to back wins in Super Smash 2019-20. However, they certainly lost their winning track losing three consecutive games and now they would be eager to win their next game against Otago.
They boast a strong batting line up that comprises of George Worker, Dane Cleaver and Tom Bruce, who are in good form with the bat but have failed so far to perform as a unit. If this trio managed to click good knocks, then the chances of Districts winning the game will be quite high. On the other hand, their bowling is in red-hot form, who have so far restricted the opponents from piling big scores against them during the majority of games.
Otago will look to continue with their winning streak and consolidate their position in the points table. The players are performing decently well in every department and it is one of the main reasons behind Otago’s success in the ongoing tournament. For them, Nathan Smith has certainly turned out to be the find of the season, who has taken one five-wicket haul in Super Smash 2019-20 and is on the fourth position in the list of leading wicket-takers. And, the team would be expecting from him to continue with his instrumental form.
The weather is expected to be clear and perfect for a cricket banter. However, the temperature is expected to deviate between 17 and 25 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at the McLean Park has certainly gone into the favour of the batsmen but only in the first innings. In the latter part of the game, the bowlers start getting some help from the wicket due to which in two games played so far in the ongoing tournament has been won by the side batting first. The pitch is expected to behave the same for the next game and the side winning the toss will look to bat as far as the trends are concerned.
Average first innings score: 193 (In two games played at this venue in Super Smash 2019-20)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 2; NR- 0
Central Districts have excluded Jayden Lennox and reduced the squad to 12 men for the match against Otago.
Otago is yet to announce their squad officially for the next game.
Probable Playing XIs:
George Worker, Dane Cleaver (WK), Christian Leopard, Tom Bruce (C), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludic, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler/ Ryan Watson
Bench: Ryan Watson/Ben Wheeler
Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Dean Foxcroft, Anaru Kitchen, Nathan G Smith, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (C), Max Chu (WK), Michael Rae.
Bench: Dale Phillips, Travis Muller
Neil Broom is the second leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament. He has muscled 238 runs in his six games at a strike rate of 145.12 and will be a hot favourite pick for any fantasy side. Nick Kelly is also in red-hot form with the bat and will play an important role for his team. Nathan Smith has impressed everyone with his brilliant bowling, grabbing a total of 9 wickets in his nine games and is expected to replicate his form in the next game against Central Districts.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Tom Bruce, Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford
Vice-Captain –George Worker, Nick Kelly, Michael Rippon
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Dane Cleaver
Batters –Tom Bruce (VC), Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom (C), Josh Finnie
All-Rounders – George Worker, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Dean Foxcroft
Bowlers – Seth Rance, Ajaz Patel, Nathan G Smith
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Dane Cleaver
Batters –Neil Broom, Josh Clarkson, Nick Kelly (VC)
All-Rounders – George Worker (C), Anaru Kitchen, Willem Ludic, Michael Rippon
Bowlers – Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy
Try to include the top order of Otago as they are in red-hot form with the bat and are scoring runs in a consistent fashion. They will be important for any Grand League Side.
Otago is expected to win this match against Central Districts.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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