- Match: Wellington vs Otago, 3rd Match, The Ford Trophy 2021-22
- Date- 1st December 2021
- Match Format- ODI
- Venue- Basin Reserve, Wellington
- Time- 3:30 AM (IST)/ 11:00 AM (Local Time)
- Weather Forecast- Scattered showers, 13-18 ℃
WF vs OV 3rd ODI General Online Betting Odds
Wellington Firebirds- 1.66
Otago Volts- 2.20
WF vs OV Betting Odds Comparison
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Hamish Bennett will lead the Firebirds for this year’s one-day campaign and it’s a big welcome back to Troy Johnson who returns from a head knock. Wellington’s last year’s campaign in the Ford Trophy ended in third place with five matches won out of ten. Peter Younghusband was the highest wicket-taker for the Firebirds with 15 wickets to his tally.
Troy Johnson was exceptional for his side last year with 370 runs in 10 innings. This year they will be looking to rectify the mistakes of the past edition where they almost reached the finals before eventually losing to Northern Districts by 138 runs (D/L Method).
Top Batsmen for Wellington Firebirds
Troy Johnson– 370 Runs at 41.11 Avg
Michael Bracewell– 344 Runs at 49.14 Avg
Top Bowlers for Wellington Firebirds
Peter Younghusband – 15 Wickets, Econ- 5.45
Ben Sears– 11 Wickets, Econ- 6.00
Otago Volts have named a strong 12 members squad led by Hamish Rutherford who had 281 runs in 7 innings. In the last edition, their journey ended with 5 wins and 5 losses as they finished 4th in the standings with 20 points failing to make it to the finals. Rutherford and his men will be eager to start the tournament with a win.
Top Batsman for Otago Volts
Neil Broom – 328 Runs at 36.44 Avg
Hamish Rutherford– 281 Runs at 40.14 Avg
Top Bowlers for Otago Volts
Jacob Duffy– 9 Wickets, Econ- 6.53
Travis Muller– 8 Wickets, Econ- 6.00
Basin Reserve, Wellington
|Matches won batting first||16|
|Matches won bowling first||11|
|Average 1st Inns scores||220|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||177|
With 75% cloud cover, there are slight chances of light drizzle or rain which could spoil the match. So far in the tournament, the weather has been fantastic but in the last few matches, we have witnessed some showers and in this match, it will mostly be some cloudy followed by some sun. Wind will be also strong which can assist seamers to an extent.
- Rain Probability: 25%
- Humidity 63%
- Wind speed: 26 km/h
- Temperature- 15-18 Degree Celsius
It’s a good batting surface where the team batting first will have the upper hand as seen in previous matches. Chasing would be slightly difficult, especially under the lights. Seamers are likely to get an early advantage in the powerplay. 260-270 on the board would be a good score to defend. Batting first would be the best choice after winning the toss.
WF vs OV, 3rd ODI, Today Match Prediction
Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.
OV Playing 11–
Hamish Rutherford (cap), Matt Bacon, Neil Broom, Max Chu, Jacob Duffy, Josh Finnie, Jake Gibson, Nick Kelly, Agnus McKenzie, Travis Muller, Dale Phillips, Michael Rippon.
Wicketkeeper- Max Chu
Batsmen- H Rutherford, N Broom, J Finnie
All- Rounders- M Rippon, J Gibson, A McKenzie
Bowlers- T Muller, J Duffy, T Muller
WF Playing 11–
Hamish Bennett (cap), Troy Johnson, Ben Sears, Finn Allen (VC), Jakob Bhula, Michael Bracewell, Luke Georgeson, Nathan Smith, Michael Snedden, Logan van Beek, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband
Wicketkeeper- F Allen
Batsmen- Luke Georgeson, T Johnson, Jacob Bhula
All- Rounders- P Younghusband, M Bracewell, J Gibson
Bowler- N Smith, B Sears, M Snedden, Logan van Beek
WF vs OV – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction?
Wellington Firebirds are expected to win the match against Otago Volts.
KhelTalk experts feel Wellington Firebirds will win against Otago Volts in this match. Wellington Firebirds clearly has an upper edge against Otago Volts when it comes to their previous win record in the tournament.
However, in their last encounter in The Ford Trophy, 2020/21 Otago came victorious by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining). This match can be considered an epic clash as both sides are the best in the tournament.
Popular Betting Odds For WF vs OV, 3rd ODI – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction? , Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman for Wellington Firebirds – Finn Allen (3.75)
Finn Allen is an upcoming talented young right-handed- wicketkeeper-batsman for Firebirds. He had a good last edition with the bat for Wellington Firebirds. In 7 innings, he struck 241 runs at an average of 34.42 including his best score of 128. Allen will strengthen the top order for Firebirds and will be looking to put good runs on the board with a batting-friendly pitch.
Top Batsman for Otago Volts – Hamish Rutherford (3.50)
Hamish Rutherford will be the key man for Otago Volts at the top of the order. In 7 matches in the last season, he amassed 281 runs at an average of 40.14 with the best score of 102. He has quite a bit of experience while batting in List A stacking 3764 runs in his 108 matches so far.
Top Bowler for Wellington Firebirds – Peter Younghusband (4.33)
Peter Younghusband is a young talented Wellington’s All-Rounder that would be a good pick as a bowler. In the previous edition of the Ford Trophy, he took 15 wickets in 9 innings with best bowling figures of 3/42. He has proved to be economical earlier with 5.45 and will continue to keep his streak of wickets alive. His Leg-break googly has always been decisive for the batsmen.
Top Bowler for Otago Volts – Michael Rippon (5.50)
Michael Rippon is a right-handed batsman and left-arm chinaman blower from Otago Volts. Rippon has already smashed 1755 runs and picked up 108 wickets in his 79 matches List A career. Last year he picked seven wickets in nine innings with the best bowling figure of 2/36. He will also be looking to prove his worth this year in the tournament.