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Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts Match 25 Preview: January 30, 2021

Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts Match 25 Preview January 30, 2021

In this article, we preview Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts, match 25 of the Super Smash League at Hagley Oval, in Christchurch on 30 January. Canterbury Kings are currently in 3rd place on the points table, after eight games, while Otago Volts, who have played eight matches, are two rungs below them in fifth place.

Match Preview: What to Expect

In their latest match against Wellington on 25 January, Canterbury were on the losing side. Batting first, Canterbury scored 153/7. Openers Bowes (44) and McClure (36) shared an opening stand of 59. But from the relative comfort of 90 for 1 in the 9th over, they collapsed to be restricted to 153/7 in their allotted overs. Wellington chased down the target with 2 balls and 7 wickets to spare. Canterbury bowlers Henry, Nuttall and Astle took a wicket each as Canterbury lost their 3rd of 8 matches.

Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts Match 25 Preview January 30, 2021

In their last Super Smash game versus Wellington on 14 January, Otago found themselves at the losing end. They posted a score of 167/5, making a creditable recovery after being reduced to 68 for 4. Neil Broom (57) and Anaru kitchen (57) held the innings up. But the target wasn’t enough to challenge Wellington who crossed the line with 5 wickets in hand. Rippon (2/23), McClenaghan (2/37) and Bacon were the wicket takers for Otago.

The previous match Otago vs Canterbury encounter on 29 December 2020 at Alexandra went Canterbury’s way. Batting first, Canterbury scored 185/4. Openers Chad Bowes (72 off 48 balls0 and Ken McClure (40 off 26 balls) gave their side a brilliant start with a stand of 77. Despite the steady fall of wickets, thereafter, Bowes hit six fours and three sixes to guide Canterbury to a challenging score. Cam Fletcher (35 off 18) played a brilliant cameo. Among the Otago Bowlers, McClenaghan, Bacon and Rippon took one wicket each. When Otago batted, they lost quick wickets to be down to 3/49 in the 8th over. but they lost their last 5 wickets for just 21 runs to be bowled out for 124 in 18.4 overs, leaving Canterbury the winners by 61 runs. Opener Neil Broom who made 41 did not receive adequate support from the other batsmen, with Renwick getting the next best score of 22. For Canterbury, Matt Henry and Ed Nuttall took three wickets each, while McConchie, Will Williams and Todd Astle took a wicket each.

Canterbury are bookmakers’ favourites to beat Otago.

Summary

Canterbury have had a 15-9 head to head advantage over Otago in 24 matches played between the sides.

Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts Match 25 Preview January 30, 2021

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