Cricket Match Predictions: Odisha Cricket League 2020-21 (OCL T20): Odisha Lions and Odisha Cheetahs- Match 13
The 13th match of the Odisha Cricket League will be played between Odisha Lions and Odisha Cheetahs at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
Odisha Cheetahs lost their last game to Odisha Pumas by 6 wickets. After losing the toss, Cheetahs were invited to have a bat first. Ramachandra Behera lost his opening partner Maroju Prasanth early on in the innings. Anurag Sarangi and Behera then steadied the ship and stitched a good partnership of 33 runs for the 2nd wicket. Abhishek Raut came in at number 4 and played a sensible knock of 35 off 36 deliveries. He joined hands with lower middle order batsmen to form partnerships that provided the much needed momentum to the innings. In the end, Cheetahs finished with 127 for 6 in their 20 overs.
Defending 127 runs, Cheetahs got the early breakthrough in the form of Kameshwar Barik as he was dismissed on a beautiful delivery by Manoj Barik. Sandeep Patnaik and Purnachandra Majhi then played very well and ensured the team did not lose any further wicket. They put on a stand of 61 runs for the 2nd wicket and placed Pumas in a commanding position. After Majhi was dismissed, Aravinda Singh came to the crease and smashed a couple of quick boundaries to keep the run rate healthy. The match went right into the death overs and Pratik Anurag Das held his nerve and smashed 2 boundaries to take his team home with 6 wickets in hand.
Odisha Lions on the other hand won their last completed game without breaking a sweat. They defeated Odisha Pumas by 10 wickets. After losing the toss, they were asked to field first. Sibasish Sahoo bowled an economical spell first up that put the opposition team under pressure and the bowlers at the other end chipped up with wickets as a result. Abhishek Giri removed the opener Tukuna Sahoo for 15 runs just when he was looking in good form after having smashed Giri for a boundary. Abhishek Giri picked picked up 2 more wickets in the middle order as he brought the tally of total wickets in the game to 3. Most of the Pumas batsmen went for glory shot instead of playing sensibly and lost their wickets to easiest of deliveries. Pratik Anurag Das showed some resistance in the latter half of Pumas innings but once he was dismissed, there wasn’t much steam left and Pumas ended the innings with a total of 101 for 8 in 20 overs.
Odisha Lions seemed to be in a hurry during the chase as their openers carted the Pumas bowlers all over the park right from the word go. Swastik Samal made a fantastic 56 off 45 balls while Subhrajyoti Mishra scored 43 runs off 44 deliveries. Both of these batsmen combined together to form an unbeaten opening partnership of 103 runs to win the game for their team. In the end, Lions chased the total comfortably to win the match by 10 wickets.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Chinmay Sagoo, Nauttam Bhanja, Abhisek Giri, Alok Mangaraj, Rakesh Pattanaik, Deepak Behera, Biswabhusan Bihari, Bikash Rout, Swastik Samal, Shubrajyoti Mishra, Saroja Panda, Durgaprasad Behera, Ansuman Tripathy, Sujit Skhetra Lenka, Ajay Goura
Amit Sahoo, Sourav Gouda, Prasanta Baral, Suman Mohapatra, Anurag Sarangi, KK Sandeep, Maroju Prasanth, Mojakir Khan, Abhishek Raut, Ronald B Singh, Manish Rout, Badal Bhol, Abhijeet Hota, Mrunmay Tripathi, Manoj Barik
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Odisha Lions
Who will win? – Odisha Cheetahs
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Swastik Samal (Odisha Lions), Maroju Prasanth (Odisha Cheetahs)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sibhasish Sahoo (Odisha Lions), Manoj Barik (Odisha Cheetahs)
Most Sixes – Bikash Rout (Odisha Lions), Maroju Prasanth (Odisha Cheetahs)
Player of the Match- Maroju Prasanth (Odisha Cheetahs)
Team Scores Batting first – Odisha Lions 130+ Odisha Cheetahs 150+
Match Handicap- Odisha Cheetahs
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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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