The 18th match of the Odisha Cricket League 2020/21 will be played between Odisha Panthers and Odisha Pumas at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM local time and IST and it will be streamed live on Fancode.
Given how they started this competition, Odisha Panthers have become the unequivocal favourites to lift the Odisha Cricket league 2020/21 title. They have executed their gameplans to impeccable perfection in every single match that they have competed in so far.
With 5 straight wins and no losses, they are sitting at the top of the table. Many teams have tried to stop their run and have failed, and now Odisha Pumas will have a bite at the cherry yet again. The Pumas were absolutely thrashed by the Panthers when they met earlier in this competition. However, the former have won 3 of their next 4 games, which should make affairs a bit spicier this time around.
OPA vs OPU Weather Report for Match 18:
Like any other day, the temperature will take a significant dip in the evening, as the 30 °C of afternoon will drop to 20 °C during this game. Rain is not on the cards.
Unlike the weather, the pitch in Cuttack doesn’t change one bit with time. It is expected to remain bowling-friendly.
Average first innings score:
127 (Last 6 matches of this tournament played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 1
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
OPA vs OPU Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Ranjit Paikaray, Ankit Singh, Shubham Nayak, Pradeep Pradhan, Binit Mohanty, Alok Chandra Sahoo, Nisikanta Rout, Basant Mohanty, Abhishek Yadav, Jayanta Behera, Sidhant Jena
Krushna Barik, Sparsh Somani, Dinesh Srivastav, Chandramani Biswal, Ashutosh Das.
Kameshwar Barik, Dhiraj Singh, Soubhagya Mohanty, Tukuna Sahoo, Pratik Anurag Das, Abhinash Nayak, Prayash Singh, Prasantha Rana, Sandeep Patnaik, Jitendra Thapa, Badal Nishad.
Aravinda Singh, Purnachandra Majhi, Illu Gochhayat, Pravin Tirkey, Debashis Mahakud.
OPA vs OPU Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Prayash K Singh has batted brilliantly in what is an incredibly difficult wicket to bat on. He has scored 132 runs at an amazing strike rate of over 150.
Abhishek Yadav is another player who is in a sublime touch at the moment. He has scored 165 runs at a brilliant average of over 80.
Alok Chandra Sahoo is equally effective with both the bat and the ball. He has scored 60 runs and has picked up 10 wickets.
Though from the opposition camp, Tukuna Sahoo shares the same surname and traits with Alok. He has scored 98 runs and has picked up 7 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Tukuna Sahoo, Alok Chandra Sahoo
Vice-Captain Options – Prayash K Singh, Abhishek Yadav
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OPA vs OPU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ranjit Paikaray
Batters – Prasantha Rana, Sandeep Patnaik, Abhishek Yadav (VC)
All-Rounders – Sidhant Jena, Alok Chandra Sahoo (C), Prayash K Singh
Bowlers – Pradeep Pradhan, Basant Mohanty, Tukuna Sahoo, Shubham Nayak
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OPA vs OPU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Soubhagya Mohanty
Batters – Prasantha Rana, Ankit Singh, Abhishek Yadav
All-Rounders – Pratik Anurag Das, Alok Chandra Sahoo, Prayash K Singh (VC)
Bowlers – Pradeep Pradhan, Dhiraj Singh, Tukuna Sahoo (C), Jayanta Behera
Subham Nayak can be a great budget pick at only 8 Cr. He has picked up 6 wickets in 5 games and has conceded runs at an impressive economy rate of under 7 runs per over.
Today’s OPA vs OPU Probable Winners:
Odisha Panthers are expected to win this match.
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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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