20 Oct 2020, Auckland is going to play against Otago at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland. Here is Auckland vs Otago, Plunket Shield 2020-21, 3rd Test Match Prediction. The 3rd match of Plunket Shield will start at 09:30 PM GMT (Oct 20) / 10:30 AM LOCAL.


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AUC vs OTG, Plunket Shield 2020-21 Match Prediction

Auckland vs Otago, Plunket Shield 2020-21, 3rd Test Match Prediction

Auckland 43%
Otago 37%
The percentages are showing in between 80%. The rest of the 20% is for exceptional cases. The explanations are down below.

“Auckland” Can Be The Winner.

  1. Team Ranking:

    The 3rd match of Plunket Shield 2020-21 will be happened between Auckland and Otago. Auckland will be looking to continue their previous edition’s good form. Hence, Otago will try their best to improve their overall performance. Now, let’s take a look at the team ranking of both teams in the previous edition’s Plunkent Shield. Auckland managed to take the 4th spot while Otago earned the 3rd spot of the tournament.

  2. Home Advantage:

    The match between Auckland vs Otago is going to play at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland. This is the home ground of Auckland Aces. So, they will get the home advantage.

  3. Head To Head:

    If we see the last five matches between Auckland vs Otago, Auckland has a clear upper hand over Otago. Auckland managed to win in two matches against Otago in the last five matches they’ve played. Moreover, the two matches were drawn and another match abandoned due to bad weather.

  4. Field Condition:

    Eden Park Outer Oval is a very large ground and making boundary quite difficult here.

  5. Player Analysis:

    Batsmen Analytics

    Glenn Phillips of Auckland has an AVG 26.00 and SR 43.69. Another top batsman of Wellington – Colin Munro has an AVG 7.50 and SR 57.69.

    On the other hand, Hamish Rutherford of Otago has an AVG 26.96 and SR 56.42. Another top batsman of Otago Cam Hawkins has an AVG 26.10 and SR 41.29.

    Bowlers Analytics

    Matt McEwan of Auckland has an AVG 26.79 and his Econ 3.10. Another top bowler of AucklandWilliam Somerville’s AVG 28.25 and his Econ 2.63.

    Michael Rippon of Otago has an AVG 33.07 and his Econ 3.35. Another top bowler of Otago Dean Foxcroft has an AVG 18.04 and Econ 2.59.

    Auckland Aces didn’t lose a Test at this venue. The bowling lineup of Aces is very strong. They have five all-rounders and six bowlers in their squad. Therefore, they can pose a big challenge to Otago.

  6. Pitch Support:

    Eden Park Outer Oval pitch usually helps the pacers. Spinners also gets some advantage.

However, things could be change in some terms like weather condition, or injury cases, mental health of players in a team, etc. But, these are exceptional cases at all.

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Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.

AUC vs OTG, Plunket Shield 2020-21, T20 Dream 11

Auckland Squad
Glenn Phillips, Ben Horne, Colin Munro, Craig Cachopa, Graeme Beghin, Robert O’Donnell, Sean Solia, Mark Chapman, Matt McEwan, Finn Allen, William Somerville, Benjamin Lister, Jamie Brown, Danru Ferns.
Otago Squad

Max Chu, Mitch Renwick, Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Dale Phillips, Cam Hawkins, Nick Kelly, Josh Finnie, Anaru Kitchen, Jarrod McKay, Dean Foxcroft, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae, Nathan Smith.