Central Stags Vs Otago Volts Dream11 Tips & Analysis


Venue: McLean Park, Napier


Pitch & Conditions:


The last domestic game that happened on this ground was in 2016 & interestingly, it was between Otago & Stags, which Stags won by 5 runs defending 166.

Very limited data is available for this venue for ball white cricket (recent games) but overall number suggests, could be a good batting surface with early swing.






Central Districts

Tom Bruce(c), Dane Cleaver(wk), Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Blair Tickener, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, Williem Ludick, Josh Clarkson, George Worker, C Leopard, Kieran Barnett.



Otago Volts

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



Expected 11:





Cleaver (Wk), Worker, Young, Bruce, Clarkson, Barnett, Ludick, Foxcroft, Wheeler, Tickner, Ajaz.



*Rance has joined the Blackcaps squad for the T20 against SL & Ajaz will replace him in the eleven.







Rutherford, Wilson, Kitchen, Hicks, Cox (Wk), Finnie, Raine, Rippon, Smith, Bacon, Duffy (C)



*Broom will continue to be on the sidelines due to injury & Ben Raine will debut for Volts tomorrow.





My Dream11 Team:


Wk: Cleaver

(Can consider Cox too)


Batsmen: Rutherford, Bruce, Young


Allrounders: Worker, Kitchen, Raine


Bowlers: Wheeler, Tickner, Ajaz, Duffy.




Captain’s choices:


Worker, Kitchen should be the safest choices in small leagues. While Raine, who’ll be playing his first game isn’t a bad option either considering he usually bowls in death & is a very handy batsman too.



In GL’s,  Noema Barnett can be a very good punt as he has finally starting bowling in the last game & with Rance unavailable, he is expected to bowl more & also did well with bat in the Plunkett Shield.





Good Luck & do upvote if you like the analysis.




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