In-form Otago will be locking horns against Auckland in the 9th game of New Zealand’s Domestic One Day Cup (New Zealand ODD). Otago is coming off a two-game winning streak against the Central Districts while Auckland is yet to register a win in this season.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Details:
The 9th game of the New Zealand ODD Ford Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Otago and Auckland on 6th of December at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and Cricbuzz in India.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Preview:
Otago played a two-game series against the Central districts and won both the games. Hamish Rutherford scored two half-centuries while batting at the top-order, he was well supported by his opening partner Neil Broom. They will now visit Auckland to play their third game.
Auckland, after losing first two games, will play at their home, they last played a two-game series against Northern Districts and were defeated in both. Ryan Harrison was the standout player for them as he took wickets in both the games for his team. Auckland will be happy to be playing at home and the likes of Colin Munro will be a key player if Auckland has to win their first game.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to be around 15-18°C on the match day and the sky will be clear and the game is expected to proceed as scheduled.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Eden Park Oval is overall a batting-friendly one which suits batting and fast bowling equally, Swing bowlers are always a key threat especially in New Zealand’s conditions, the role of all-rounders and Top-order batsman is a key for the fantasy managers.
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Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match 9 Injury Update:
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AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Probable XIs:
Otago: Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Mitch Renwick, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Dale Phillips, Travis Muller, Matthew Bacon, Jarrod McKay
Bench: Max Chu, Dean Foxcroft, Jacob Duffy.
Auckland: Graeme Beghin, Colin Munro, William O’Donnell, Robert O’Donnell, Ben Horne, Bradley Rodden, Ryan Harrison, William Somerville, Danru Ferns, Ollie Pringle, Ben Lister.
Bench: Sean Solia, Craig Cachopa, Mark Chapman.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Hamish Rutherford lead from the front for his side in both the games, while opening for the Otago, he scored 159 runs in two innings with the help of two consecutive half-centuries against the Central districts, he will once again hold the key for his side when they play at Auckland against the Home team.
Neil Broom is the opening partner of Rutherford, he has supported him well and was in great touch in both the games, he even scored a gritty 66 runs in the first game and will be an important fantasy pick.
Travis Muller picked 6 wickets in two innings which included a fifer in the first game and is the main threat for the Auckland’s batting lineup. William O’Donnell is the only player from Auckland to score a half-century so far, he plays at one down and is a technical player. He will hold the key for Auckland in the game against the Otago. He can also be used as a differential captain in the grand leagues.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Hamish Rutherford, Travis Muller
Vice-Captain – Neil Broom, William O’Donnell
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mitch Renwick
Batsmen – Hamish Rutherford (C), Neil Broom, William O’Donnell, Josh Finnie
All-rounders – Ryan Harrison, Anaru Kitchen (VC), Michael Rippon
Bowlers – Travis Muller, William Somerville, Ross ter Braak
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Horne
Batsmen – Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom (VC), William O’Donnell
All-rounders – Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Ryan Harrison
Bowlers – William Somerville, Travis Muller (C), Ross ter Rippon, Louis Delport
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Expert Advice:
The pitch is a neutral one which supports fast bowlers, for fantasy advantage try to pick all-rounders and quality middle-order batsmen from both the team and pick more players from Otago to secure maximum fantasy points.
AUK vs OTG New Zealand ODD Match Probable Winners:
Otago is in form team and has more contributing players hence they will be the favourite team even against the home team.