Otago vs Northern Knights Prediction – 9th Match Plunket Shield 2019-2020

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction Otago vs Northern Knights

Betting Tips for Otago vs Northern Knights

Match Drawn

Winner Odds

Otago – 2.50 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.250 if Otago wins) BET NOW
Northern Knights – 1.53 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.153 if Northern Knights win) BET NOW

More Odds & Betting Tips

  • Hamish Rutherford leads to be 1st Innings team top batsman for Otago with odds of 3.74 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.374). Neil Broom follows with odds of 4.32 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.432) in the same market. BET NOW
  • Bradley-John Watling and Dean Brownlie share odds of 4 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400) in the 1st innings team top batsman for Northern Knights. BET NOW
  • Michael Rae leads with odds of 3.24 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.324) to be the 1st innings team top bowler for Otago. While Matthew Bacon follows with 3.60 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.360) odds. BET NOW
  • Neil Wagner has odds of 2.50 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.250) in the 1st innings team-best bowler market for Northern Districts. BET NOW

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Plunket Shield Match 9 Squad Comparison

Otago

After the loss in the first match of the season in the away game at Wellington, Otago had a chance to bounce back at home against Auckland. However, the match was abandoned due to a wet outfield and there was no toss. Now, Otago will go in this home game against Northern Knights after a gap of 15 days. Otago’s opening match against Wellington will still be the reference point to analyze Otago’s team performance. Hamish Rutherford and Cam Hawkins were among the top scorers for Otago last season while Dean Foxcroft and Neil Broom played vital roles n the middle.

However, this season started with Rutherford and Hawkins disappointing with the bat in both the innings. Nick Kelly scored 37 and 40 while Dean Foxcroft scored a fifty in the second innings. Moreover, Mitch Renwick and Jacob Duffy tried to add more runs towards the tail end of the batting line-up. The question Otago faces is the contributions from the top 4 including Dale Phillips and Neil Broom at number 3 and 4. Jacob Duffy single-handedly led the bowling attack picking up 7 for 89 in the 1st innings. Duffy had delivered similar spells in the last season as well.

Northern Knights

After NK’s first match of Plunket Shield 2019-2020 ended in a draw, Northern Knights lost their away game against Central Districts. While Trent Boult could only pick 1 wicket in the 1st innings, he scored 44 runs at number 10 and was the second-highest scorer for NK in the 1st innings. Brett Randell became the top 1st innings bowler and batsman for Northern Knights picking up 3 for 50 and scoring 56 runs at number 8.

The batting order failed to take off in the 1st innings as HR Cooper and Bharat Popli were out for 4 and 0 respectively. However, the two bounced back in the second innings where Popli was top scorer for the team with 87 runs. In addition, Trent Boult also made a comeback in the second innings picking up 4 for 68 while Neil Wagner was top bowler with 5 for 62. While Northern Knights lost by 74 runs, they have many positives to take from the loss. The bowling form along with the ability of their players to bounce back in the match should add to the team’s confidence. Joe Carter and BJ Watling also played crucial roles in the middle and along with Peter Bocock can form a strong middle-order.

Our Prediction for Otago vs Northern Knights

Northern Knights are favorites to win this match

Northern Knights have their all-rounders and bowlers in form while Otago hasn’t played for the last 15 days. Otago’s last outing was a disappointing one where they failed on the batting front while depending on Jacob Duffy in the bowling department. Northern Knights will start as favorites to win this match, though smart bettors would likely watch out for live betting markets on the top betting sites in India.

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