Otago will take on Northern Knights in the 19th fixture of Super Smash, 2017-18. The visitors are sitting at the top of league table with 16 points, while the hosts are at the bottom without a win so far.
Northern Knights is riding on the fine performances from Seifert and Devcich so far in the tournament. Seifert has piled 243 runs in 6 innings at a healthy average of 40.50 while Devcich has picked 9 scalps in addition to handy runs top of the order. The hosts, led by Nicol, can spring a surprise though.
When and Where:
Date & Time: Jan 02, 04:10 PM LOCAL
Series: New Zealand Domestic Twenty20
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
It is a low and slow wicket with an average 1st innings score of 241 in 7 ODIs played.
Last fixture at Dunedin:
Otago vs Wellington fixture on December 17 was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
OTG vs NK Team updates:
OTG Team update
- Otago will depend on JA Duffy and WD Barnes for a crack at NK batting line-up.
- Otago captain Nicol has to score big if they are to challenge table toppers
NK Team update
- TL Seifert has scored 243 at 40.50 innings apiece.
- Devcich has picked 9 wickets at 16.88 runs apiece.
OTG vs NK Squads:
Neil Broom, Derek de Boorder (wk), Hamish Rutherford, Neil Wagner, Rob Nicol (c), Anaru Kitchen, Jacob Duffy , James Neesham, Shawn Hicks, Jack Hunter, Mark Craig, Josh Finnie, Brad Wilson, Warren Barnes, Matthew Bacon, Ben Lockrose
Northern Knights Squad
Tim Southee, Daniel Flynn, Ben Laughlin, Brent Arnel, Chris Jordan, Dean Brownlie (c), Ish Sodhi, Anton Devcich, Tim Seifert (wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Brett Randell, James Baker, Daryl Mitchell, Bharat Popli, Brett Hampton, Nicholas Frederick Kelly, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, PD Bocock
OTG vs NK Probable XIs:
Otago Probable XI
RJ Nicol (c), HD Rutherford, S Hicks, NT Broom, DC de Boorder, JL Finnie, MD Craig, N Wagner, JA Duffy, WD Barnes, BNJ Lockrose
NK Probable XI
TL Seifert, AP Devcich, DG Brownlie (c), BR Hampton, DR Flynn, NF Kelly, DJ Mitchell PD Bocock, CJ Jordan, BJ Arnel, BG Randell
TL Seifert (ND)
AP Devcich (ND)
DG Brownlie (ND)
RJ Nicol (Otago)
JA Duffy (Otago)
WD Barnes (Otago)