The final stage of the very successful Odisha T20 league has arrived and in the first semi-final match of the MGM Odisha T20 cricket league, Odisha Tigers 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 ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Details:
The 31st game of the Odisha T20 League 2020-21 will be played between Odisha Tigers and Odisha Panthers on 12th of January at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM IST and the live feed and commentary can be seen on FanCode.
OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Preview:
Odisha Panthers finished the league phase at the top of the points table, they lost only one match out of 10 matches and now has the privilege to play against the weakest qualified team, they hold the head to head advantage over the Tigers in this tournament as they won both the league matches. They have strong bowling unites that can restrict any batting lineup cheaply.
Odisha Tigers, on the other hand, barely managed to qualify for the semis, they will have to forget the past results and will have to look at this match as an opportunity to correct all their flaws during the league phase. If they win this match, they will book themselves a ticket to the finale.
OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Weather Report:
The weather will be nice for playing cricket as the temperature will be around 29-33°C and the sky will be mostly clear and but few broken clouds will still be there but the game will proceed as scheduled.
OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Pitch Report:
Barabati cricket stadium hosted all the matches of the tournament hence it is obvious that the pitches have now slowed down and the wear and tear of the pitches will now be supporting the bowlers, especially the spinners. Batsmen have struggled in the late phase of this tournament to score runs freely.
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 ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Injury Update:
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OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 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 Tigers: Rakesh Gochhayat, Debasish Ashok Samantray, Ayush Naik, Girija Sankar Barik, Rupak Pradhan, Amin Khan-I, Sangram S Majhi, Shekhar Majhi, Harshit Rathod, B Shiva, Sanjay Das.
Bench: Dibyashakti Chakrabarty, Uttsab Bhoi, Samir Mandal, Minal Parida.
OPA vs ODT Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Abhishek Yadav is the batting all-rounder from the Panthers side, he is listed in the batting section and batsmen are not scoring big runs, hence he is a crucial pick as he can bowl a bit and has taken 4 wickets in recent five innings, he also has been decent with bat scoring almost in every match in double digits.
B Shiva is the main bowler for the Tigers, he has taken a total of 12 wickets in last five innings, which includes a four-wicket haul as well as two 2 wicket hauls. He will be a great punt captaincy option in the grand leagues.
Alok Sahoo is the batting all-rounder for the Panthers, he has taken 13 wickets in last five innings, he has taken more than two wickets in his recent four matches, he also has scored 120 odd runs in those matches.
Shekhar Majhi is another bowler which the skill and ability to take multiple wickets, he has a five-wicket haul in recent matches and these playing conditions will certainly suit his kind of bowling, use him a grand league captaincy option.
OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Alok Sahoo, Shubham Nayak
Vice-Captain – B Shiva, Shekhar Majhi.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OPA vs ODT Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Dibyashakti Chakrabarty
Batsmen – Debasish Ashok Samantray, Ankit Singh, Abhishek Yadav
All-rounders – Rajkishor Patel, Alok Chanda Sahoo (C)
Bowlers – Shekhar Majhi, B Shiva (VC), Jayanta Behera, Subham Nayak, Pradeep Pradhan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OPA vs ODT MGM Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Dibyashakti Chakrabarty, Ranjit Paikaray
Batsmen – Rupak Pradhan, Debasish Ashok Samantray, Abhishek Yadav (VC)
All-rounders – Rajkishor Patel, Alok Chanda Sahoo
Bowlers – Shekhar Majhi (C), B Shiva, Sanjay Das, Subham Nayak
OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Expert Advice for Dream11 Team:
The average score at this venue has been around 92 runs in recent few matches and after analyzing the playing condition at this venue, a fantasy team loaded with more bowlers and all-rounders will be a smart move for this crucial semi-final match.
OPA vs ODT MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-1 Probable Winners:
Odisha Panthers have head to head advantage over the Tigers and has also better bowling attack, hence they are expected to win this match.