Super Smash T20, Match 26, OTG vs CTB, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Super Smash T20 2018-19, Match 26: Canterbury Kings vs Otago Volts: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Neil Broom is expected to play this match while Todd Astle misses out.

Canterbury Kings
Canterbury Kings. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Otago Volts’ wait to register their 3rd win of the season has extended to six matches as they lost to the Wellington Firebirds and Auckland Aces by narrow margins of 11 runs and 4 runs respectively. The two defeats now put their chances of final three tough. They need to win their remaining two matches and at the same time expect Auckland Aces lose their remaining two matches.

Central Districts confirmed their spot in the final three after knocking Wellington Firebirds out on Friday.  The Northern Knights more or less confirmed their top spot while the Canterbury Knights are too on their way to home like the Firebirds. The Knights will be hoping to spoil the party of the Volts in their penultimate game of the season. Canterbury are currently on 6-match losing streak at the moment.

Match Details:

The 26th match of the Super Smash T20 2018-19 will be played between Canterbury Knights and Otago Volts at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

The match starts at 4:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).

Only the 27th match between Auckland Aces and Northern Knights will be live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Hagley Oval in Christchurch is known for its unpredictability. High scoring games are usually recorded here and scores under 120 in some other games. The chasing teams have come close or chase down targets over 190 and at the same time crumbled to huge defeats.

Average first innings score: 160.33 (Last six completed Twenty20s)

Record of chasing team: Won – 3, Lost – 3.


Canterbury Kings:

Steve Mudroch, Tom Macrury, Chad Bowes, Cole Mcconchie (C), Cameron Fletcher, Andrew Ellis, Leo Carter, Kyle Jamieson, Jeremy Benton, Edward Nuttall, Henry Shipley.

Bench – Will Williams

Squad Changes:

In – Jeremy Benton

Out – Todd Astle

Otago Volts:

Hamish Rutherford, Shawn Hicks, Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Cox, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Brad Wilson, Christi Viljoen, Nathan Smith, Jacob Duffy (C).

Bench – Josh Tasman-Jones

Squad News:

In – Michael Rippon

Out – Ben Raine

Team News:

Todd Astle has been added to the New Zealand ODI squad for the last two matches. He will be unavailable for the Canterbury Knights.

Power Picks:

Neil Broom missed four consecutive matches of the Otago Volts at the start of the year. He had scores of 32, 34 and 22 at the start of the season and continued his where he left. He struck a quick-fire 65 and once again will be crucial for his team’s chances.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Neil Broom and Hamish Rutherford as expected to dominate the game with the bat and have to be considered as a multiplier. Anaru Kitchen is a worthy option while Mcconchie will be hoping to lead the team from front to their 2nd win.

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

Keeper – Cam Fletcher

Batters – Neil Broom (C), Stephen Murdoch, Hamish Rutherford, Chad Bowes

All-Rounders – Cole Mcconchie, Kyle Jamieson, Anaru Kitchen (VC)

Bowlers – Christi Viljoen, Jeremy Banton, Jacob Duffy

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batters – Neil Broom (VC), Stephen Murdoch, Hamish Rutherford, Chad Bowes

All-Rounders – Cole Mcconchie, Anaru Kitchen, Andrew Ellis (VC)

Bowlers – Christi Viljoen, Jeremy Banton, Jacob Duffy


Expert Advice:

The all-rounders section contains Cole Mcconchie, Kyle Jamieson, Anaru Kitchen and Andrew Ellis. Anaru is the reliable option among the four while Andrew Ellis has been out of form recently. Kitchen can be considered as a multiplier while Ellis could be risky but effective.

Probable Winners:

Otago Volts will start as favourites as they are a better all-round team than the Canterbury Kings.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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