28 Oct 2020, Northern Knights is going to play against Otago at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Here is Northern Knights vs Otago, Plunket Shield 2020-21, 4th Test Match Prediction. The 4th match of Plunket Shield will start at 09:30 PM GMT (Oct 18) / 10:30 AM LOCAL.

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NK vs OTG, Plunket Shield 2020-21 Match Prediction

Northern Knights vs Otago, Plunket Shield 2020-21, 4th Test Match Prediction

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

“Northern Knights” Can Be The Winner.

  1. Team Ranking:

    Northern Knights and Otago will face each other in the 4th match of Plunket Shield 2020-21. Both of the teams have suffered a big defeat in the first match. Currently, Otago is sitting in the 5th position while Northern Knights sits in the 6th position of team ranking.

  2. Home Advantage:

    The match between Northern Knights vs Otago is going to play at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. This is the home ground of Northern Knights. So, they will get the home advantage.

  3. Head To Head:

    If we see the last five matches between Northern Knights vs Otago, Northern Knights have the upper hand. Northern Knights managed to win in 2 matches. The two matches were drawn and another match canceled.

  4. Current Form: 

    Both teams have suffered a heavy defeat in the first matches respectively. This match will be challenging for them.

  5. Field Condition:

    Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui is a medium-sized ground with seven blocks.

  6. Player Analysis:

    Batsmen Analytics

    BJ Watling of Northern Knights has an AVG 39.25 and SR 44.32. Another top batsman of Northern Knights – Colin de Grandhomme has an AVG 36.72 and SR 72.70.

    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

    Neil Wagner of Northern Knights has an AVG 26.68 and his Econ 3.21. Another top bowler of Northern Knights – Tim Southee’s AVG 26.94 and his Econ 2.99.

    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.

    Both sides suffered defeat in their respective matches in this ongoing tournament. But, the defeat of Otago was more bitter as they’ve lost by innings defeat. Northern will play at their home ground and they also have good recent results against them. Moreover, Northern has a good bowling unit than Otago that could give Northern an edge over Otago.

  7. Point Table:

    Northern Knights have obtained 2 points from the first match while Otago acquired 3 points.

  8. Pitch Support:

    The pitch of Mount Maunganui is a perfect place for batting. Spinners also get freedom here.

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: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

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Northern Knights Squad

BJ Watling, Tim Seifert, Peter Bocock, Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Jeet Raval, Joe Carter, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, James Baker, Brett Randell, Anurag Verma, Zak Gibson, Joe Walker, Matt Fisher.

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.