In the final match of the MGM Odisha T20 cricket league, Odisha Lions will be locking horns against Odisha Panthers. This will be their third clash between the two sides, Panthers won both the previous matches.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Details:
The 32nd game of the Odisha T20 League 2020-21 will be played between Odisha Lions and Odisha Panthers on 13th of January at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
The game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM IST and the live feed and commentary can be seen on FanCode.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Preview:
Odisha Panthers has continued their winning juggernaut and marched to the Finale, they lost only one match that too against already eliminated Pumas, they played their semi-final match against Tigers which they won by 5 wickets while chasing a score of 119 in the last over, Abhishek Yadav scored a half-century in that match.
Odisha Lions, on the other hand, finished 2nd on the points table during the league phase, they won their semi-final against the Pumas, while batting first they posted a target of 174 runs which they defended and won the match by 75 runs, Swastik Samal while opening scored a century for them.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Weather Report:
The weather is forecasted to be nice for playing cricket as the temperature will be around 29-33°C and the sky will be clear and Sunny and the game will proceed as scheduled.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Pitch Report:
Pitches have been tired and have become slow at Barabati cricket stadium as they hosted all the matches of the tournament and the wear and tear of the pitches will now be supporting the bowlers, especially the spinners. Batsmen are finding it easy to bat with new ball but as soon as the ball gets old, bowlers start dominating.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won by the team batting first here in recent 5 matches.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Injury Update:
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OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Probable XIs:
Odisha Panthers: Krushna Barik, Sparsh Somani, Ankit Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Pradeep Pradhan, Alok Chandra Sahoo, Chandramani Biswal, Basant Mohanty, Jayanta Behera, Sidhant Jena, Subham Nayak.
Bench: Ranjit Paikaray, Nishikanta op, Dinesh Srivastav.
Odisha Lions: Sujit Skhetra Lenka, Bikash Rout, Swastik Samal, Subhrajyoti Mishra, Saroj Panda, Rakesh Pattanaik, Deepak Behera, Biswabhusan Bihari, Chinmay Sahoo, Nauttam Bhanja, Abhisek Giri.
Bench: Ajay Goura, Durgaprasad Behera, Anshuman Tripathy.
OPA vs ODL Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Nauttam Bhanja is a bowling all-rounder for the Lions, he has several 20+ scores in this tournament and also has taken 12 wickets in last 5 matches. He will be a safe captaincy option for small leagues.
Abhishek Yadav is the batting all-rounder from the Panthers side, he is listed in the batting section and batsman are not scoring runs hence he is a crucial pick as he can bowl a bit and has taken 4 wickets in recent five innings, he scored a half-century in the semis against Tigers. He can be a differential captaincy pick.
Alok Sahoo is the batting all-rounder for the Panthers, he got just 1 wicket against Tigers and did not get to bat, he has taken 11 wickets in last five innings, he has taken more than two wickets in his recent four matches, he also has scored 95 odd runs in those matches.
Sibhasish Sahoo is the main bowler for the Lions he has taken 9 wickets in last 5 innings and in his last innings against Pumas in the semis he took a 4 wicket hauls.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Alok Sahoo, Nauttam Bhanja
Vice-Captain – Abhishek singh, Deepak Behera
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OPA vs ODL Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Sujit Kshetra Lenka
Batsmen – Swastik Samal, Abhishek Yadav, Bikash Rout
All-rounders – Alok Sahoo (C), Rakesh Patnaik, Deepak behera
Bowlers – Nauttam Bhanja (VC), Jayanta Behera, Sibhasish Sahoo, Shubham Nayak
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OPA vs ODL Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Sujit Kshetra Lenka
Batsmen – Bikash Rout, Swastik Samal, Ankit Singh
All-rounders – Rakesh Patnaik (C), Alok Sahoo, Deepak Behera (VC)
Bowlers – Nauttam Bhanja, Jayanta Behera, Sibhasish Sahoo, Shubham Nayak
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Expert Advice:
The slowness of the pitch will favour team batting first, chasing will be a tough task and bowlers will enjoy turn and grip from the pitch. For fantasy team, pick batsmen from 1st innings and death bowlers from team bowling first and spinners from team bowling 2nd.
OPA vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Final Probable Winners:
Odisha Panthers are a strong team and they also have head to head advantage over the Lions and has better bowling attack hence they are expected to win this match.