The 8th match of the Odisha T20 tournament will be played between the Odisha Pumas and the Odisha Lions at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.
The match is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM Local Time (02:00 PM GMT) and will be streamed live on FanCode.
In a tournament where fixtures are coming thick and fast, momentum plays a big role in determining the fate of a team. In the second game of Wednesday’s Odisha Cricket League action, one team will be aiming to build on their momentum, while the other team will be in an absolute lack of it.
Both Odisha Lions and Odisha Pumas started their campaign with defeats. However, the latter were able to turn it around as they defeated the Jaguars in their last game. On the contrary, the Lions were defeated by the Panthers in their last game. Having lost both of their games so far, they will be desperate to avoid a third consecutive defeat.
ODL vs OPU Weather Report for Match 8:
We will enjoy full 40 overs of action, as the chances of rain are as low as 10%. The temperature will be around 24 °C.
The pitch has been making lives difficult for the batsmen, as bowlers are enjoying bowling on this track. Having said that, batting is a bit easier in the second innings.
Average first innings score:
140 (Last 6 matches of this competition played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 4, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
ODL vs OPU Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Rakesh Pattanaik, Saroja Panda, Subhrajyoti Mishra, Swastik Samal, Deepak Behera, S Sahoo, Bikash Rout, Sujit Skhetra Lenka, Alok Mangaraj, Chinmay Sahoo, Nauttam Bhanja.
Ansuman Tripathy, Biswabhusan Bihari, Ajay Goura, Durgaprasad Behera, Abhishek Giri.
Kameshwar Barik, Dhiraj Singh, Aravinda Singh, Tukuna Sahoo, Pratik Anurag Das, Abhinash Nayak, Prayash Singh, Prasantha Rana, Sandeep Patnaik, Jitendra Thapa, Badal Nishad.
Soubhagya Mohanty, Purnachandra Majhi, Illu Gochhayat, Pravin Tirkey, Debashis Mahakud.
ODL vs OPU Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Prayash Singh has been phenomenal with the bat, having scored 98 runs in 2 games at a stunning strike rate of nearly 180. He has struck 6 fours and 8 sixes already in this competition.
Though he is listed as a batsman, Prasantha Rana has done a commendable job with the ball in hand. He has scalped 4 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 7 runs per over.
Tukuna Sahoo is another in-form bowler who can be a decent vice-captaincy pick. He has picked up 3 wickets while maintaining an economy rate of well under 7 runs per over.
Rakesh Pattanaik can earn you great points in both innings. He has picked up a couple of wickets and has also contributed 34 runs to his team’s tally.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Prayash Singh, Prasantha Rana
Vice-Captain Options – Tukuna Sahoo, Rakesh Pattanaik
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ODL vs OPU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batters – Sandeep Patnaik, Prasantha Rana, Bikash Rout
All-Rounders – Prayash Singh (C), Deepak Behera, Rakesh Pattanaik
Bowlers – Badal Nishad, Tukuna Sahoo (VC), S Sahoo, Nauttam Bhanja
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ODL vs OPU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batters – Sandeep Patnaik, Prasantha Rana (C), Abhinash Nayak
All-Rounders – Prayash Singh, Deepak Behera, Rakesh Pattanaik (VC), Pratik Anurag Das
Bowlers – Tukuna Sahoo, S Sahoo, Alok Mangaraj
Given the bowling-friendly nature of this track, you can try picking either the captain or the vice-captain of any one of your Dream11 Fantasy teams from the bowlers.
Today’s ODL vs OPU Probable Winners:
Odisha Pumas are expected to win this match.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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