CD vs OTG Dream11 Team Prediction: The New Zealand ODD Ford Trophy starts with a bang on 29th November as three matches will be played on the first day. The second match of the day will see Central Districts locking horns against Otago. Both teams will be keen on starting the tournament on a winning note and would love to pocket crucial points in the first game itself. So let’s look at the CD vs OTG Prediction.
Fixture: Central Districts vs Otago; New Zealand ODD 2020
When: 29 November, 03:30 AM IST
Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Live Stream Online: Central Districts vs Otago; New Zealand ODD live cricket streaming on FanCode
CD Team News: No injury updates.
Playing combination: B Wiggins will be the wicket-keeper for CD while skipper T Bruce and B Smith will form the batting order with W Young. G Worker will bolster the batting with his all-round skills while S Rance and R Toole will handle bowling responsibilities.
CD Playing 11:
Tom Bruce (c), Josh Clarkson, Liam Dudding, Joey Field, Jayden Lennox, Seth Rance, Brad Schmulian, Ben Smith, Bayley Wiggins, Ray Toole, George Worker
OTG Team News:
Injuries, unavailability: No injury news.
Playing combination: M Renwick will don the wicket-keeping gloves for OTG. H Rutherford will bat in the top order and he will have the support of N Broom. The likes of A Kitchen will complete the batting order while M Rippon will be the strike-bowler.
OTG Playing 11:
Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Jacob Duffy, Josh Finnie, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Jarrod Mckay, Travis Muller, Dale Phillips, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon
In CD vs OTG Dream11 prediction, CD will bank on T Bruce to do bulk of run-scoring while G Worker will be expected to deliver in both departments. S Rane’s form will be decisive in bowling department. For OTG, the batting will revolve around H Rutherford and N Broom while J Duffy could be the X factor in bowling.
CD vs OTG Dream11 Prediction:
Wicket-keepers: B Wiggins, M Renwick
Batsmen: T Bruce, B Smith, H Rutherford, N Broom
All-rounder: G Worker, A Kitchen
Bowlers: S Rane, J Duffy, M Rippon
Captain and vice-captain:
H Rutherford is an exciting batsman and can play the big innings. He has featured in 91 first-class games and has scored 3175 runs at an average of 37.35. He has scored gone past fifty 20 times and has converted 11 of those into hundreds. His sensational conversation rate reflects his ability to play the big innings and hence he is a good choice for captain.
N Broom is a must-have player in the team as he has tons of experience and is a reliable batte. He has scored 5513 runs in 173 List A games and has a very good average of 38.55.
M Rippon is a handy spin bowler and could be a X factor in this game. He has claimed 101 wickets in 70 List A games and his strike-rate of 31.6 indicates that he is a genuine wicket-taker. He is also a handy batsman and has scored 1449 runs at an average of 30.8 in 58 List A innings.
M Renwick is a utility cricketer and his batting could fetch important runs for the team. He has scored 584 List A runs in 22 innings at an average of 26.54. He also has 3 half-centuries to his name.
This should be a close game as both sides have decent balance in the team. However, CD has more experienced core players. So in the CD vs OTG Dream11 today match prediction, expect CD to win the game.