Otago Volts will square off with Central Stags in the 3rd match of the Ford Trophy 2022/23 on Thursday. Both sides will kick start their campaign from this match. Otago Volts finished 5th in the standings last year whereas Central Stags lost to Auckland Aces in the finals by 8 wickets.
Otago Volts vs Central Stags, Match 3
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Date & Time: November 24th, at 3:30 AM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
What is the pitch report for OV vs CS, Ford Trophy 2022/23, Match 3?
It’s a quick surface where the ball talks a lot in the first hour of play and later it’s easier to bat on as the game goes on. Batters need to spend more time out in the middle in order to score big runs. A score close to 280 is a must to win a game here.
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Otago Volts: Lost Won Lost Lost NR
Central Stags: Lost Lost Won Won NR
OV vs CS, Ford Trophy 2022/23, Match 3 Probable Winners:
Central Stags are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for OV vs CS, Ford Trophy 2022/23, Match 3?
Hamish Rutherford (c), Dale Phillips, Micael Rae, Max Chu (wk), Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Matthew Bacon, Jake Gibson, Llew Johnson, Dean Foxcroft, Josh Finnie / Thorn Parkes
Will Young (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Josh Clarkson, Doug Bracewell, Brett Randell, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner, Jayden Lennox, Ajaz Patel
The players from both squads are completely fit at the moment. It will be added when there is an update.
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for OV vs CS, Ford Trophy 2022/23, Match 3?
Top Pick – Batter
Ross Taylor still has plenty of cricket left in him. The former New Zealand cricketer scored 279 runs in 6 matches last season at an average of 55.8 which includes one century and two half-centuries.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Michael Rippon has represented Netherlands and New Zealand at the highest level. The 31-year-old all-rounder scored 157 runs in 7 matches last season and picked up 11 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 41.
Top Pick – Bowler
Blair Tickner is a tall man, the batters will definitely find it difficult to face him. He made his ODI debut earlier this year against the Netherlands. In his 6 ODIs, he has picked up 9 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 50.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Dane Cleaver has represented New Zealand in both T20I and ODIs. He is a talented wicketkeeper batter who can score runs at a faster rate.
Will Young is a consistent performer in domestic across all formats. In 79 List A matches, he has scored 2830 runs at an average of 39.3 with the highest score of 136. His fighting for a regular spot in the New Zealand ODI squad.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for OV vs CS, Ford Trophy 2022/23, Match 3?
1. Dane Cleaver, Dale Phillips, Hamish Rutherford, Will Young (c), Ross Taylor, Michael Rippon (vc), Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon, Blair Tickner, Seth Rance
2. Dane Cleaver (c), Hamish Rutherford, Tom Bruce, Will Young, Dale Phillips, Doug Bracewell (vc), Michael Rippon, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Matthew Bacon
Otago Volts didn’t play to their fullest potential last season as they finished 5th in the standings with 15 points. They have announced 12 members squad for this fixture which has the right blend of experienced and upcoming players. Hamish Rutherford will be leading the side. Seamer Matthew Bacon impressed with his fast bowling, picking up 14 wickets last season. Even Dale Phillips, Jacob Duffy, and Michael Rippon put up commendable performances.
Central Stags on the other hand fall short in the finals last season losing out to Auckland Aces convincingly by 8 wickets. They will eager to go one step further in this edition. Veteran batter Ross Taylor has been named in the squad. They have variety in their bowling department which is their main strength.