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Super Smash T20 2018-19, Match 14: Central Stags vs Otago Volts: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Otago Volts are expected to get the better of Central Stages despite their recent record against the team.

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Otago Volts. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The Central Stags and Otago Volts will face off in the reverse fixture at the McLean Park in Napier after Otago’s home fixture in Dunedin was washed out even without a toss. The Volts started with consecutive wins before losing to the Northern Knights while the Stags lost their previous two matches after starting the campaign with a win over the Knights. The Otago side has retained the squad with Ben Raine and Brad Wilson in the place of Neil Broom and Christi Viljoen.

Ajaz Patel is expected to make his appearance in this game after being brought into the squad ahead of the Sunday’s fixture in place of Felix Murray. The Stags brought back Christian Leopard who they dropped from the squad last week. The Stags have a brilliant recent record against the Otago Volts whom they defeated on four occasions in their previous five completed Twenty20s and lost another game by a one-run margin.

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Match Details:

The 14th match of the Super Smash T20 2018-19 will be played between Central Stags and Otago Volts at the McLean Park in Napier.

The match starts at 7:10 PM local time (6:10 AM GMT) (11:40 AM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The McLean Park in Napier has hosted only one T20 game since the start of 2017. It stood as the host for the T20I between New Zealand and Bangladesh which the home team won comfortably chasing 140+ with six wickets and two overs to spare. The game between the Stags and Volts can witness 160+ scores.

Squads:

Central Stags:

Tom Bruce (C), Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver, Dean Foxcroft, Christian Leopard, Willem Ludick, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Will Young.

Otago Volts:

Jacob Duffy (C), Ben Cox, Josh Finnie, Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Anaru Kitchen, Michael Rippon, Hamish Rutherford, Matthew Bacon, Nathan Smith, Ben Raine, Brad Wilson.


Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Matthew Bacon will want to make it count having gone wicketless in the three overs he bowled in his first game of the season. Bacon was on the bench for the first two matches. He claimed nine wickets from four games in the previous season including two four-wicket hauls.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

George Worker and Anaru Kitchen have to be the first considered multiplier options. Hamish Rutherford and Tom Bruce will be key for their respective teams and are ideal for the multipliers among the batsmen. One of the pacers Seth Rance and Jacob Duffy can be picked up as the vice-captain.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batters – Hamish Rutherford (VC), Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce, Shawn Hicks, Will Young

All-Rounders – George Worker, Anaru Kitchen (C)

Bowlers – Jacob Duffy, Seth Rance, Ben Wheeler

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Dane Cleaver

Batters – Hamish Rutherford, Will Young (C), Tom Bruce, Shawn Hicks

All-Rounders – Anaru Kitchen (VC), Michael Rippon, Kieran Noema-Barnett

Bowlers – Matthew Bacon, Ajaz Patel, Ben Wheeler

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Expert Advice:

Picking players from the batsmen category might be tough given no one other than Rutherford and Bruce have been consistent. The likes of Shawn Hicks and Will Young can be the other options to be considered for selection.

Probable Winners:

Otago Volts are expected to get the better of Central Stages despite their recent record against the team.

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