The Semi-Final 2 of the Odisha Cricket League 2020/21 will be played between Odisha Lions 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.
Odisha Lions faced off Odisha Cheetahs in what was a virtual quarter-final, in the penultimate league stage game of Odisha Cricket League 2020/21. Thanks to a thoroughly professional display, they have managed to secure their place in the semi-finals.
They will now face the Odisha Pumas, a team that had already secured their place before the last league stage matchday. The Pumas might have won their last league stage game, but the Lions have defeated them twice in this competition already. While Lions will be looking to make it three, Pumas will be aiming to turn the tables exactly when it matters the most.
OPU vs ODL Weather Report for Semi-Final 2:
The temperature will drop down to around 25 °C during the time of this match. We will witness a full game as the chances of precipitation are only 10%.
The pitch, as it always has done, is extremely likely to favour the bowlers tomorrow. The team batting first should have a target of 120-130 in mind.
Average first innings score:
107 (Last 5 matches of this tournament played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
OPU vs ODL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Sandeep Patnaik, Abhinash Nayak, Aravinda Singh (c), Prayash K Singh, Pratik Das, Tukuna Sahoo, Soubhagya R Mohanty (wk), Prasanta Rana, Dhiraj Singh, Purnachandra Majhi, Jitendra Thapa
Illu Gocchayat, Badal Nishad, Debashis Mahakud, Kameshwar Barik, Pravin Tirkey
Swastik Samal, Subhrajyoti Mishra, Sujit Skhetra Lenka (c & wk), Rajesh Pattanaik, Ajay Goura, Nauttam Bhanja, Bikash Rout, Biswabhusan Bihari, Abhishek Giri, Deepak Behera, Sibhasish Sahoo
Saroja Panda, Alok Mangaraj, Chinmay Sahoo, Durgaprasad Behera, Ansuman Tripathy
OPU vs ODL Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Odisha Pumas’ Prayash K Singh is the second-highest run-scorer for his team, with 229 runs in 10 games. He has also picked up 9 wickets.
From the Odisha Lions team, Ramesh Pattanaik is going to be a must-pick all-rounder. He has scored 207 runs and has also picked up 10 wickets.
Tukuna Sahoo has picked up 13 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 5 runs per over. With the bat, he has amassed 161 runs.
Deepak Behera is the leading wicket-taker for his team with 16 wickets. He too can be handy with the bat and has scored 75 runs to prove it.
Prasantha Rana has picked up 10 wickets and has an economy rate of under 6 runs per over. Rana can be an absolute steal at only 8.0 Cr.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Tukuna Sahoo, Prayash K Singh
Vice-Captain Options – Deepak Behera, Rakesh Pattanaik
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OPU vs ODL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batters – Sandeep Patnaik, Swastik Samal, Bikash Rout
All-Rounders – Prayash K Singh (C), Rajesh Pattanaik, Deepak Behera (VC)
Bowlers – Tukuna Sahoo, Dhiraj Singh, Nauttam Bhanja, Prasantha Rana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OPU vs ODL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batters – Bikash Rout, Sandeep Patnaik, Aravinda Singh
All-Rounders – Prayash K Singh, Rajesh Pattanaik (C), Deepak Behera, Jitendra Thapa
Bowlers – Tukuna Sahoo (C), Sibhasish Sahoo, Nauttam Bhanja
Nauttam Bhanja has picked up 12 wickets in 10 games, while also maintaining an economy rate of under 6 runs per over. It is advisable to include him in both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.
Today’s OPU vs ODL Probable Winners:
Odisha Lions 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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