The second semi-final of the MGM Odisha T20 cricket league will be played between the second-ranked Odisha Lions and third-ranked Odisha Pumas, Tigers have the edge over the Pumas as they won both the league matches against them.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Details:
In the 2nd semi-final match of the MGM Odisha T20 League 2020-21, Odisha Pumas and Odisha Lions will lock horns against each other on 12th of January at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM IST and the live feed and commentary can be seen live on FanCode.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Preview:
Odisha Pumas finished third on the points table although they had the same points as the second-ranked Lions. They haven’t defeated Lions even once until now and hence would like to take their revenge, they do have the players that can win matches on their own to whom they would be praying to play an impactful inning.
Odisha Lions, on the other hand, are high on confidence after their late surge in the points table, they won 4 of their recent 5 matches. Their strong point is that they have both batsmen and bowlers that are consistently performing, especially their bowlers have had a great impact in their season.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Weather Report:
This will be a night game and the sky is forecasted to have some scattered clouds throughout the match and the temperature is to be expected around 25-28°C on the match day, the game will proceed as scheduled.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Pitch Report:
In last few matches, teams are finding it difficult to cross the 100 run mark, this is because the pitches have slowed down and the ball is not coming on to the bat properly, shot-making has been very difficult of late.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won by the team bowling first in recent 5 matches.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Probable XIs:
Odisha Pumas: Sandeep Patnaik, Kameshwar Barik, Aravind Singh, Prayash Singh, Pratik Das, Tukuna Sahoo, Dheeraj Singh, Sobhagya Mohanty, Puranchandra Majhi, Prasanta Rana, Jitendra thapa.
Bench: Ayush Naik, Samir Mandal, Utthan Bhoi
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.
OPU vs ODL MGM Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Prayash Singh is the highest-scorer for the Pumas, he is a batting all-rounder and in his recent match against the Tigers he scored a half-century and also took 1 wicket, he is generally amongst the wickets and is a must-have addition in your fantasy team.
Tukuna Sahoo is the designated bowler in the dream 11 app, but he can score few runs with the bat as well if needed, he is taking 2 wickets in every alternate match, he must be Pumas best bowler as well.
Nauttam Bhanja is a batting all-rounder for the Lions, he has three 20+ scores in last 5 recent matches and also has taken 9 wickets in those 5 matches. He will be a safe captaincy option for small leagues.
Deepak Behera is the bowling all-rounder for the Lions, he has been amongst the wicket recently in fact in his last two bowling performances he took 3 wickets in one and 4 wickets in another game, not only does he performs with the ball in hand but also he has scored a decent amount of runs with the bat as well.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Nauttam Bhanja, Deepak Behera
Vice-Captain – Prayash Singh, Tukuna Sahoo
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OPU vs ODL Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batsmen – Bikas Rout, Swastik Samal, Sandeep Patnaik
All-rounders – Deepak Behera, Rakesh Patnaik, Prayash Singh (C)
Bowlers – Nauttam Bhanja, Tukuna Sahoo (VC), Sibhasish Sahoo, Prasantha Rana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OPU vs ODL Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batsmen – Sandeep Patnaik, Bikas Rout, Subhrajyoti Mishra
All-rounders – Deepak Behera (VC), Rakesh Patnaik, Prayash Singh
Bowlers – Nauttam Bhanja (C) Tukuna Sahoo, Sibhasish Sahoo, Prasantha Rana
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Expert Advice:
The pitch condition and its behaviour have changed throughout the tournament, initially, it was good for batting and a score of 150 was average but as the tournament progressed, the pitches got slower and average score fell down to 105. It will be a wise decision to add more all-rounders and bowlers in your fantasy teams than the batsmen as the pitches have become old and are favouring the bowlers highly now.
OPU vs ODL MGM Odisha T20 Semifinal-2 Probable Winners:
Odisha Lions are a relatively stronger side than the Pumas, they have head to head advantage over Pumas and hence are expected to win this contest.