Northern Districts (NK) and Otago (OTG) will be facing off once again in the New Zealand ODD on 15th of December. In the last match between these two sides, Northern Districts won the game by 40 runs after posting 323 runs while batting first.
OTG vs NK Match Details, New Zealand ODD:
The 17th game of the New Zealand Domestic One-day series will see Northern Districts facing off against the Otago on 15th of December at University Oval, Dunedin. 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.
OTG vs NK Match Preview, New Zealand ODD:
Northern Districts are currently at the second spot on the points table with 4 wins and 1 loss, they won the last match by 40 runs against Otago. Otago is a strong side and has few international players in their rank as well, they could not chase in the last game but they can defeat any side on their day. The head to head record between these two sides is pretty even and any team that handles the pressure will register a win in this contest.
OTG vs NK Weather Report, New Zealand ODD:
The temperature is expected to be around 15-20°C on the match day and the sky will be clear and sunny and the game will proceed as scheduled.
OTG vs NK Pitch Report, New Zealand ODD:
The pitch at the University Oval is overall a batting-friendly one which helps the fast bowlers during the initial phase, the new ball bowlers and the openers will have an intense battle. Middle-order batsmen and all-rounders will be very important from the fantasy perspective.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
80% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
OTG vs NK Match Injury Update, New Zealand ODD:
(Will be added when there is an update)
OTG vs NK Probable XIs, New Zealand ODD:
Northern Districts: Jeet Raval, Ketene Clarke, Henry Cooper, Peter Bocock, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Brett Randell, Jake Gibson
Bench: Jon Carter, James Baker, Scott Kuggeleijin
Otago: Mitch Renwick, Nick Kelly, Neil Broom, Dale Phillips, Josh Finnie, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith, Matthew Bacon, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae
Bench: Jarrod McKay, Llew Johnson, Angus McKenzie
OTG vs NK Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Brett Randell is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, he took 14 wickets in 5 games so far, averaging almost 3 wickets per game. He will be a key threat for Otago and is a must pick for the fantasy managers. Jeet Raval is a spinning all-rounder, he opens the innings and bowls few overs of spin in the middle overs, he scored 214 runs in five matches so far, and can be productive with both bat and ball and can even be used as a captaincy option in the league.
Michael Rae is the best bowler for Otago and has 10 wickets in just 2 innings averaging more than three wickets per game. He has the ability to take wickets both upfront as well as at the death. Anaru Kitchen is a top-quality all-rounder that bats in the middle-order and bowls at death overs, he has the potential to score highest fantasy points on his day hence is an excellent grand league captaincy material.
OTG vs NK Captain and Vice-Captain Choices, New Zealand ODD:
Captain – Brett Randell, Michael Rae
Vice-Captain – Michael Rae, Jeet Raval
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OTG vs NK Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mitch Renwick
Batsmen – Neil Broom, Ketene Clarke, Jeet Raval
All-rounders – Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon (VC), Brett Hampton
Bowlers – Brett Randell (C), Michael Rae, Anurag Verma
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OTG vs NK Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mitch Renwick
Batsmen – Nick Kelly, Ketene Clarke (VC), Henry Cooper
All-rounders – Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon (C), Brett Hampton
Bowlers – Brett Randell, Michael Rae, Travis Muller, Jacob Gibson
OTG vs NK Expert Advice, New Zealand ODD:
The surface at University Oval, Dunedin supports the batsmen more than the bowlers, overall it is a neutral pitch. It is seen that middle-order batsmen have been amongst the runs in this tournament hence try to pick quality middle-order batsmen and bowlers in your fantasy team.
OTG vs NK Probable Winners, New Zealand ODD:
Recent form and head to head records suggest that Northern Districts will win this match.