Cricket Match Predictions Odisha Cricket League 2020-21 (OCL T20): Odisha Panthers and Odisha Cheetahs- Match 9
The 9th match of the Odisha Cricket League will be played between Odisha Panthers and Odisha Cheetahs at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
Odisha Cheetahs have won both of their completed games and are looking strong in the tournament. In the last game against Odisha Jaguars, they lost the toss and were asked to field first. Manoj Barik provided the early breakthrough for Odisha Cheetahs by picking up the opener Kshyama Bal for a golden duck. After the fall of first wicket, Girija Rout and Sunil Sahoo made important contributions and were involved in a partnership of 78 runs for the 2nd wicket. Girija Rout made 51 runs for his team. After the partnership was broken by Ramachandra Behera, the momentum in the innings dried up comprehensively. In the end, Odisha Jaguars managed to make a total of 143 for 5 in 20 overs of play.
While chasing 143, Odisha Cheetahs lost their premier batsman Anurag Sarangi in the second over of the innings. However, Ramachandra Behera and Maroju Prasanth did not let the pressure seep in their quest for 143 as they stitched a very important partnership of 86 runs for the 2nd wicket and put Cheetahs in a commanding position. Maroju Prasanth produced a match winning knock of 60 runs in just 43 balls. After the partnership was broken, Abhishek Rout and Mojakir Khan made some quick runs to take their team home with 6 wickets to spare.
Odisha Panthers have also won two out of their two games played. They are coming on the back of a win in the last match against Odisha Lions. After winning the toss, they asked Lions to have a bat first. Jayanta Behera and Basant Mohanty provided a great start to Panthers with the ball in hand. Mohanty dismissed Subhrajyoti Mishra in 2nd over of the innings while Jayanta Behera kept it very tight on the other end squeezing the leak of runs. Alok Chandra Sahoo was introduced into the attack as a third seaming option and he made an instant impact. He picked up 3 important wickets and derailed the middle order of Lions lineup. Bikash Rout from Lions tried to fight it out in the death over with his knock of 22 in 12 deliveries but it was too late as Lions finished with a total of 125 for 9 in 20 overs.
Half way through, Panthers looked in a commanding position and they were chasing a small target. However, their openers could not provide a great start as they both lost their wickets within the powerplay overs. Sidhant Jena who came in at number 3 was the next one to follow leaving the scoreboard to 40 for 3 in the 7th over. Just when Lions looked to put pressure on Panthers, Binit Mohanty and Abhishek Yadav put on a match winning partnership of 89 runs to take their team home with 7 wickets remaining.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Krushna Barik, Ranjit Paikaray, Sparsh Somani, Ankit Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Nisikanta Rout, Pradeep Pradhan, Binit Mohanty, Dinesh Srivastav, Alok Chandra Sahoo, Chandramani Biswal, Ashutosh Das, Basant Mohanty, Jayanta Behera, Shubham Nayak, Sidhant Jena
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 Cheetahs
Who will win? – Odisha Panthers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sidhant Jena (Odisha Panthers), Maroju Prasanth (Odisha Cheetahs)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Basant Mohanty (Odisha Panthers), Ramachandra Behera (Odisha Cheetahs)
Most Sixes – Sidhant Jena (Odisha Panthers), Maroju Prasanth (Odisha Cheetahs)
Player of the Match- Sidhant Jena (Odisha Panthers)
Team Scores Batting first – Odisha Panthers 150+ Odisha Cheetahs 140+
Match Handicap- Odisha Panthers
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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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