Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Tigers XI vs Sharks XI – Byju’s Pondicherry T20 2021- 32nd T20 – 2nd Semi Final - 22 August - 4:00pm
The 32nd T20 and the 2nd Semi Final of the Byju’s Pondicherry T20 2021 will take place between Tigers XI and Sharks XI at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground, Puducherry.
Tigers XI Current Form:
Tigers XI won their last match against Sharks XI by 18 runs.
Sharks XI won the toss and chose to have a bowl first. They conceded 152 for 8 in 20 overs. For Tigers XI, Neyan Kangayan scored 37 off 37 balls. Julian Jacab in the lower middle order sprung out a cameo of 29 in 16 balls to take the total past the 150 run mark. For Sharks XI, G Thivagar picked up 3 wickets for just 3 runs.
Chasing 152, Sharks XI lost the opener Nipun Gaikwad early on in the innings. Mohit Mittan played well for his 29 off 21 deliveries and he was well supported by Vishal Khokhar who scored 35 off 39 balls. After these two batters got out, Sharks XI lost too many wickets in quick succession and looked far out from winning the game. In the end, Tigers XI were able to restrict Sharks XI to 134 for 8 as they won the match by 18 runs.
Top Run Scorer for Tigers XI:
Andrew Subikshan is the top run scorer for Tigers XI with 221 runs under his belt.
Top Wicket Taker for Tigers XI:
Siva Kumar S is the top wicket taker for Tigers XI with 14 scalps to his name.
Current Form Sharks XI:
The last match Sharks XI were supposed to play against Tuskers XI was abandoned due to rain.
Sharks XI won 5 matches out of the 10 games played so far in the tournament. They finished at the third position on points table and successfully qualified for the Semi Final spot.
They will be facing a balanced unit of Tigers XI in their semi final match. The last time these two teams faced each other in the league stage, Tigers XI came out trumps. However, Sharks XI would like to give in their best to snatch an important victory in the big semi final coming up.
Top Run Scorer for Sharks XI:
Logesh P is the top run scorer for Sharks XI with 250 runs under his belt.
Top Wicket Taker for Sharks XI:
Raghu Sharma is the top wicket taker for Sharks XI with 10 scalps to his name so far.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Tigers XI Squad
Arjun Shetty, Karthikeyan J, Neyan Kangayan, Prabu B, Ragupathy R, Jullian Jacab, Madan Kumar, Sai Sharan Y, Siva Kumar S, Vijay Raja. Vijay Rajaram, Andrew Subikshan, Jasvanth S, Paras Ratnaparkhe, Aravind Raj R, Mathavan M
Sharks XI Squad
Jerish A, Sabari S, Vijith A, Vishal Khokhar, Logesh P, Mohit Mittan, Sivamurugan M, Thivagar G, Palanisamy P, Premraj Rajavel, Abeesh T A, Akshay Jain S, Raghu Sharma, Chiranjeevi G, Anand Subramanian, Nipun Gaikwad
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Tigers XI
Who will win? Sharks XI
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Andrew Subikshan (Tigers XI), Logesh P (Sharks XI)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Siva Kumar (Tigers XI), Raghu Sharma (Sharks XI)
Most Sixes – Andrew Subikshan (Tigers XI), Logesh P (Sharks XI)
Player of the Match- Logesh P (Sharks XI)
Team Scores Batting first – Sharks XI 160+, Tigers XI 145+
Match Handicap: Sharks XI
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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