Central Stags vs Otago T20 Prediction

  • Jan 11, 2020
  • 08:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • University Oval - Dunedin, New Zealand
Central Stags CS Central Stags
Otago Volts OTG Otago Volts

Betting Tips

  • Central Stags have two wins in their last three matches while Otago Volts are coming off back-to-back defeats.
  • The Stags have won their last three completed matches against the Volts including last week's reverse encounter.
  • Otago Volts have played a lot more at this ground which means they know the pitch and conditions much better.
Central Stags

Our Pick Central Stags are favorites to win.

Posted On 10th January 2020 01:01:39
Posted by Kavin

Top Bets for CS vs OTG Match

A Fifty score in Match -

A Fifty score in Match - YES


Central Stags Top Batsman -

Central Stags Top Batsman - Tom Bruce


Otago Volts Top Batsman -

Otago Volts Top Batsman - Neil Broom


Highest Sixes in Match -

Highest Sixes in Match - Central Stags


Central Stags Top Bowler -

Central Stags Top Bowler - Ajaz Patel


Otago Volts Top Bowler -

Otago Volts Top Bowler - Jacob Duffy



Who will win Central Stags vs Otago, Super Smash 2020?

Otago Volts will look to return to winning ways when they take on the Central Stags in this 27th fixture of the Super Smash 2019-20. The match will be played on January 11 at the University Oval in Dunedin. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 4:10 PM local time.

The Stags would be all pumped up after their 17-run win over Canterbury Kings at Christchurch. Dane Cleaver played a match-winning knock of 81 which propelled the total to 181 after the team opted to bat first. Blair Tickner then wreaked havoc with the ball, claiming a four-wicket haul to restrict the Kings to 164. The Volts, on the other hand, will be desperate for a win after going down in their last two matches and the 10-wicket thumping at the hands of Wellington last time would have surely dented their confidence. Now in order to finish at the top of the table, they will need to win both their remaining fixtures and hope that league leaders Wellington lose their match against Auckland Aces.

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

TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, ATN Cricket Plus, Astro Cricket HD, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV, Ten Sports Pakistan

Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, SuperSport Live, Now TV

CS vs OTG Toss Prediction

Wellington had secured a comfortable ten-wicket victory over Otago at this venue just a few days ago, and that should tempt the toss-winning captain in electing to chase.

CS vs OTG Weather Report

It could be a little cloudy at the start of the game. There is also a slight chance of rain towards the end of the second innings. Temperatures are expected to hover around 20 degrees Celsius.

CS vs OTG Pitch Condition

The University Oval has hosted one full game this season - between Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds on Monday. Both the teams scored in excess of 160 indicating that pitch is a very good one to bat on.

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

Central Stags vs Otago Volts

Central Stags Team News & Playing 11

CS Team News

Central Stags had made just the one change to their side in Tuesday's 17-run win over Canterbury Kings at the Hagley Oval; Ryan Watson was dropped and replaced with Seth Rance who returned impressive figures of 4-0-20-1. He is expected to be retained for this upcoming game and lead the bowling attack again. Christian Leopard scored a duck after being promoted to the opening position and it remains to be seen whether the Stags stick to the current opening combination or bring back Dane Cleaver to partner George Worker at the top.

CS Key Players

Tom Bruce: He is among the top five batsmen this Super Smash season having scored 270 runs at a decent average of 30. The skipper has cracked a couple of half-centuries so far including the recent knock of 67 against Auckland Aces at New Plymouth.

Ajaz Patel: The left-arm spinner is the best bowler of the tournament at the moment with 15 wickets at a pretty good economy of 7.36. Patel took two wickets while conceding only 27 runs off his four overs in last week's reverse encounter at Napier.

Kieran Noema-Barnett: The all-rounder is having a good season with both bat and ball. He has smashed two fifties so far which includes the 30-ball 55 in the earlier clash against Otago Volts. Noema-Barnett is also among the leading wicket-takers with 11 wickets at an economy of 7.50.

CS Team Form

With four wins and as many losses from nine matches, Central Stags are second on the Super Smash 2019-20 points table and have a total of 18 points in their bag. After sharing points with the Knights at Hamilton, they have suffered four defeats in their next six encounters. The Stags, however, pulled off a 17-run win in their last match against Canterbury Kings at Christchurch on Tuesday. Their batting has been very impressive of late having scored 180+ in three of their previous four outings.

Central Stags Predicted Playing 11

George Worker, Christian Leopard, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Bruce (c), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Josh Clarkson, Willem Ludick, Ben Wheeler, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Blair Tickner

Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11

OTG Team News

Otago Volts brought all-rounder Dean Foxcroft in place of fast bowler Travis Muller in their heavy 10-wicket loss to Wellington Firebirds last time out. The former played a whirlwind knock of 82 not-out from 57 balls and that should be enough for him to secure his place in the side, at least for now. That means Anaru Kitchen will have to bat in the middle order again. Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom will continue to open the innings for the Volts.

OTG Key Players

Nick Kelly: He is the leading run-scorer for Otago Volts this Super Smash season with 276 runs at an average of 39.42. The left-handed top-order batsman has hit two half-centuries and has played three big knocks in his last five matches.

Dean Foxcroft: He replaced pacer Travis Muller in the last game against Wellington at this very ground where he blitzed an unbeaten 82 off 57 balls. He is having an impressive average of 68.33 and strike-rate of 146.42. Foxcroft can also be a handy option with the ball.

Neil Broom: With a couple of half-centuries to his name and a strike-rate of over 140, Neil Broom finds himself among the tournament's leading run-getters. The opener, however, has managed to muster just 21 runs in the last three matches and will surely look to make amends in Saturday's fixture against the Stags.

OTG Team Form

Otago Volts currently find themselves third in the Super Smash league standings with four wins, three losses and a no-result from eight fixtures. Their campaign this season got off to a very good start as they secured four wins in their first five completed matches. However, their performance with the ball on the last two occasions has not been up to the mark – they will be very disappointed in the fact that they failed to defend big scores of 184 against Central Stags and 168 against Wellington Firebirds.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Dean Foxcroft, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Dale Phillips, Max Chu (wk), Michael Rae

Central Stags vs Otago Volts Team Form in Last Five Matches

CS : W L W L L


CS vs OTG Head to Head

Central Stags and Otago Volts have played 28 matches against each other in the New Zealand domestic twenty20 tournaments with the scoreline 13-10 in favor of the former.

The Stags have won the last three completed matches they have played against the Volts in the Super Smash.

Central Stags registered a convincing five-wicket win when they faced Otago Volts last week at Napier. Opting to bat first, the Volts posted a big total of 184 but a half-century from Kieran Noema-Barnett and decent contributions from other middle-order batsmen helped the Stags wrap up the chase with an over to spare.

CS vs OTG Head to Head Stats

Matches Played CS Won OTG Won Tie No Result
28 13 10 0 5

Central Stags vs Otago Volts Betting Odds

Central Stags are favorites with 10CRIC at 1.80 to win this match while Otago Volts are 1.83. Surprisingly, Betway and Bet365 are both offering shorter odds of 1.80 on Otago than the Stags who have been priced at 1.90 and 2 with the respective bookmakers.

Central Stags vs Otago Volts Prediction

Otago Volts, after losing their last two matches, find themselves under a bit more pressure as compared to Central Stags who are coming on the back of a comfortable win over Canterbury Kings. The Volts, however, are more familiar with the conditions at Dunedin due to the fact that they have played a lot more here than the Stags. But they will also be wary of their recent record at this venue having suffered four losses here in their last five completed matches.

The Stags have the psychological edge going into this game as they beat the Volts when the two teams faced each other earlier in the season. The Tom Bruce-led side have a superior bowling attack which is another reason why wagering on them would be the safer option.

Final Verdict

Back Central Stags to beat Otago Volts at 1.90 with Betway, 2 with Bet365 and 1.80 with 10CRIC.

CS vs OTG Dream11 Prediction

Our Dream11 team for this Super Smash match has seven players from Central Stags and four from Otago Volts.


Dane Cleaver is coming off a brilliant 52-ball 81 against Canterbury Kings. He bats at the top of the order while Otago's Max Chu bats with the tail. So Cleaver is clearly the obvious choice for the wicketkeeper category and he is available for 8.5 credits.


Tom Bruce is one of the leading run-getters this Super Smash and should be picked in the team. He has been priced at 9.5 credits - the same as Hamish Rutherford. We have also picked Neil Broom and Nick Kelly for 10 and 8.5 credits respectively.


Our Dream11 team consists of three all-rounders - George Worker, Kieran Noema-Barnett and Dean Foxcroft. Kieran Noema-Barnett is doing a good job with both bat and ball for the Stags and is definitely worth picking at 8.5 credits. Foxcroft can be picked for 9 credits while Worker has been priced at 10.5.


Ajaz Patel is leading the wickets chart of the Super Smash 2019-20 and will pose a big threat to Otago's batsmen. The spinner is available for 8.5 credits. Blair Tickner is also available for the same credits and the fast bowler seems another good pick. Seth Rance can be dangerous in the powerplay and we have included him as well for 9 credits.


We have picked Tom Bruce as the captain of our Dream11 team.


We have picked Ajaz Patel as the vice-captain of our Dream11 team.

CS vs OTG Dream11 Team

Tom Bruce (c) George Worker Dane Cleaver Ajaz Patel (vc)
Hamish Rutherford Kieran Noema-Barnett   Seth Rance
Neil Broom Dean Foxcroft   Blair Tickner
Nick Kelly      

Who will win CS vs OTG?


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