Canterbury vs Otago T20 Prediction

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 08:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Hagley Oval - Christchurch, New Zealand
Canterbury CAN Canterbury
Otago Volts OTG Otago Volts

Betting Tips

  • Otago Volts can seal top spot - and a place directly in the Super Smash 2019-20 final - if they can win away to Canterbury Kings.
  • Otago Volts go into the match second, two points behind Wellington Firebirds, having won five and lost three of their eight completed games.
  • Canterbury Kings, meanwhile, are playing for pride only - they are bottom of the table on 14 points after three wins and five defeats, though a win will lift them to fifth at least.
Otago Volts

Our Pick Otago are favorites to win.

Posted On 13th January 2020 05:32:29
Posted by Joy

Who will win Canterbury vs Otago, Super Smash 2020?

Otago Volts can book their place in the 2019-20 Super Smash final if they win against Canterbury Kings in the round-robin stage match of this year’s tournament. The match takes place at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch, on January 14 and is scheduled to start at 16:10 local time.

Otago Volts have won five and lost three of their eight completed games so far, and sit two points behind table-topping Wellington Firebirds. Victory against Central Stags last time out, thanks to Hamish Rutherford’s 81* from 54 balls, means one more win will be enough to reach the final.

Canterbury Kings are bottom of the table, meanwhile – dropping below Northern Knights after defeat in their most recent match. Cam Fletcher’s half-century and two more wickets for Will Williams could not prevent a five-wicket defeat and the Kings now have nothing but pride to play for.

CAN vs OTG, Super Smash 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: Sky Sport NZ, Radio Sport, Star Sports

Live streaming: Sky Go, Hotstar

CAN vs OTG Toss Prediction

Otago Volts were asked to field first last time out and, though they made a success of their chase, they may prefer to bat first at the Hagley Oval.

CAN vs OTG Weather Report

A cloudy start to the day will make way for a sunny, clear afternoon – though temperatures will be cool in Christchurch.

CAN vs OTG Pitch Condition

Hagley Oval tends to be a good batting wicket, as evidenced by some of the big scores at the ground so far this season.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Canterbury vs Otago, Super Smash 2020...

Canterbury vs Otago Volts

Canterbury Team News & Playing 11

CAN Team News

Todd Astle was cleared to play last time out, replacing Sean Davey in the starting line-up, and Black Caps team-mate Henry Nicholls – who has recovered from illness – will make a rare appearance for the Kings too, with Stephen Murdoch a possibility to make way.

CAN Key Players

Chad Bowes: Runs have dried up a little since his back-to-back half-centuries at the start of the New Year, but the big-hitting opener still has 263 runs for the season.

Cole McConchie: The captain took 1-20 last time out to move to 11 wickets for the tournament, having been generally consistent with his off-spin this season. He also took 2-32 when these teams last met.

Will Williams: Stole the headlines with his incredible bowling against Wellington Firebirds, claiming 5-12, including a hat-trick and then two wickets with the final two balls of the game. He has 11 in total for the tournament.

CAN Team Form

Two defeats in their final three matches has ended Canterbury Kings’ hopes of a play-off place, though their one win in between was a thrilling one. Defending 148/8 against Wellington Firebirds, the league leaders were easing to victory until Will Williams took a hat-trick in the 18th over, and the followed it up by taking two more, from the final two balls, to limit the Firebirds to 145/9.He took another two wickets against Northern Knights last time out, as Canterbury defended a 154/7 that owed much to Cam Fletcher’s unbeaten half-century. The Knights got home with five wickets and two balls to spare, however.

Canterbury Predicted Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Todd Astle, Andrew Ellis, Henry Shipley, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11

OTG Team News

Matthew Bacon and Mitch Renwick came into the team last time out and, after helping Otago to victory to keep their title hopes alive, both could retain their places. 

OTG Key Players

Hamish Rutherford: Led the way last time out with an unbeaten 81 from 54 balls – his second half-century of the Super Smash tournament.

Anaru Kitchen: Five wickets in four matches has marked a return to form with the ball for the veteran left-arm spinner, while he also scored 26 and 42 in his last two innings.

Dean Foxcroft: Scored 82* in the defeat to Wellington Firebirds and then followed that up with 22* in the win against Central Stags last time out as the 21-year-old returned to form. His 82 was his highest T20 score and the fifth time in 16 innings the 21-year-old has passed 50 in the format.

OTG Team Form

Otago Volts sealed their play-off place last time out and now a win will put them straight through to the final. Reeling from a ten-wicket defeat to Wellington Firebirds, despite Dean Foxcroft having smashed 82* from 57 balls in a total of 168/5, Otago got back to form against Central Stags. After restricting the Stags to 139/6, Hamish Rutherford smashed 81* from 54 balls as the Volts reached 141/1 in just 17.3 overs in reply.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Nathan Broom, Dean Foxcroft, Mitch Renwick (wk), Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae

Canterbury vs Otago Volts Team Form in Last Five Matches



CAN vs OTG Head to Head

Otago Volts were in dominant form when these teams last met. Josh Finnie hit 71* from 36 balls in a total of 190/5, before Michael Rae’s 3-25 proved the pick of the bowling figures as Otago bowled Canterbury out for 139 in reply.

The Volts now have nine wins in total in this fixture, but Canterbury continue to lead the way with 13 – including five in a row between 2015 and 2017.

CAN vs OTG Head to Head Stats

Matches Played CAN Won OTG Won Tie No Result
26 13 9 0 4

Canterbury vs Otago Volts Betting Odds

Needing a win to reach the final, Otago Volts are unsurprisingly big favourites for this match.

CAN Bet365 Odds

  • CAN to Win the Match: Canterbury Kings are 2.37 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • CAN Top Batsman: Chad Bowes is 4.00 to be Canterbury Kings’ top team batsman while opening partner Jack Boyle is priced at 4.50 and captain Cole McConchie is 5.50. Henry Nicholls will be worth looking at too, but he has not been listed.
  • CAN Top Bowler: Cole McConchie and Will Williams are both 4.00 with Bet365 to be the Kings’ top team bowler, while Todd Astle is priced at 4.50 with Bet365.

OTG Bet365 Odds

  • OTG to Win the Match: Otago Volts are favourites with Bet365 at 1.57 to beat Canterbury Kings.
  • OTG Top Batsman: Hamish Rutherford is priced at 3.40 to be Otago Volts’ top team batsman again, while Nathan Broom is 5.00 and in-form Dean Foxcroft can be backed at 5.50 – all with Bet365.
  • OTG Top Bowler: A clutch of Otago Volts bowlers are listed at 4.33 to be their top team bowler with Bet365 – Jacob Duffy, Michael Rae and Matthew Bacon all featured in the win against Central Stags last time out and are available to back at that price, while Michael Rippon is 4.50.

Canterbury vs Otago Volts Prediction

Otago Volts need a win to finish top of the table and, after getting back to winning ways last time out, they can beat bottom-of-the-table Canterbury Kings to seal their place in the final.

Final Verdict

Back Otago Volts to beat Canterbury Kings at 1.57 with Bet365.

CAN vs OTG Dream11 Prediction


Cam Fletcher is the leading wicket-keeper choice, with Tom Latham not in the Canterbury squad and Mitch Renwick having only just returned for Otago Volts. He is nine credits but has found some good batting form of late too.


Hamish Rutherford starred in Otago Volts’ most recent win, while Nathan Broom has 468 points so far this season. Broom is ten credits, as is Henry Nicholls – set for his first appearance of the season – but both are worth looking at. Chad Bowes has been in good form up the order for the Kings, meanwhile, and edges out opening partner Jack Boyle despite being 0.5 credits more expensive. 


Also back in the squad is Todd Astle, who costs 9.5 credits – the same price as Anaru Kitchen. Kitchen has come back into form of late, however, and Andrew Ellis is another at that price to consider. Slighly cheaper are Dean Foxcroft – who has returned to batting form of late – and Cole McConchie, who has made a mark with the ball this season.


That does not leave much on the bowling front, but at 8.5 credits it is hard to ignore Will Williams after his recent heroics against Wellington Firebirds. Matthew Bacon stepped into the Otago team last time out, meanwhile, and bowled well, while Michael Rae is also eight credits – that is good value, allowing you to keep the more expensive options elsewhere.


Cole McConchie has been generally consistent with the ball this season and the fact he is up the order for the Kings too means he could be a good captain choice. Hamish Rutherford starred in the Volts’ last win, meanwhile, and he could be key up the order – he may be worth a punt as a result.

CAN vs OTG Dream11 Team

Chad Bowes Cole McConchie (c) Cam Fletcher Will Williams
Hamish Rutherford (vc) Dean Foxcroft   Matthew Bacon
Henry Nicholls Anaru Kitchen   Michael Rae
Nathan Broom      

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