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Cricket Match Predictions: Odisha Cricket League 2020-21 (OCL T20): Odisha Panthers and Odisha Tigers- Match 11

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
©Barabati Stadium

The 11th match of the Odisha Cricket League will be played between Odisha Panthers and Odisha Tigers at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.

Live Scores and Stats - Odisha Panthers and Odisha Tigers- Match 11

Odisha Panthers have won all 3 of their games, after defeating the Cheetahs in their last match. They are now sitting comfortably at the top position on points table.

In the match against Odisha Cheetahs, they lost the toss and were invited to have a bat first.

They lost wickets in quick succession and got off to a bad start. Manoj Barik ripped through their lineup picking up 5 wickets in the game. Ankit Singh, the opener made a fluent 38 runs before being dismissed through a dramatic and an unfortunate runout. Abhishek Yadav too provided stability in the middle order by playing a good looking knock of 36 runs, to bail his team out of a tough situation. These two innings ensured that Panthers reached a reasonable total of 134 in 20 overs.

To defend 134, Odisha Panthers bowlers would have to bowl out of their skin and they did exactly that, dismissing the top 4 Cheetahs' batsmen within the powerplay overs. Shubham Nayak and Basant Mohanty both bowled wonderful spells, picking up 2 wickets each. Mojakir Khan and Sourav Gouda tried to give wings to the chase but they too were dismissed when it mattered the most. At the total 58 for 6 in 10 overs, rain started pouring down and forced the players and match officials off the ground. Duckworth Lewis calculation came into play and according to it, Panthers won the match by 24 runs.

Odisha Tigers on the other hand have 8 points from 3 completed games and are placed third in the points table.

In their last completed game, against Odisha Jaguars, they lost the toss and were asked to have a bat first. Both their openers were dismissed cheaply by Manoj Kashyap. Debasish played a sensible knock of 30 runs coming in at number 3 but he too was dismissed soon by Rasmi Sahoo. The lower middle failed to show any fight and kept losing their wickets to bat shots. It was the cameo of 44 runs by Rajkishan Patel that gave push to the Odisha Tigers innings and took the final score to 128 runs in 20 overs.

Defending a low total, the Odisha Tigers' bowlers bowled the right line and length to bamboozle the Jaguars’ batsmen. B Shilva bowled brilliantly as he removed the openers cheaply. Shekhar Majhi also bowled well in his 4 over spell giving away just 9 runs and picking up a wicket. Harshit Rathod and Sanjay Das then ran through the middle order as they picked up 1 and 2 wickets respectively. Kshyama Bal played a good knock of 30 runs for Jaguars but the required rate kept climbing up and went out of control at one stage. Rajkishan Patel came in handy with the ball too, as he picked up 3 wickets for Tigers. In the end, Jaguars were restricted to a total of 100 for 9, losing the match to Odisha Tigers by 28 runs.

Rajkishan Patel was adjudged the man of the match for his superb performance with the bat and ball.

Let us have a look at the squads:

Odisha Panthers

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

Odisha Tigers

R Gochhayat, Dibyashakti Chakrabarty, Debashish Ashok Samantray, Ayush Naik, G Sankar Barik, Rupak Pradhan, Utsab Bhoi, Samir Mandal, Amin Khan, Sangram S Manjhi, Minal Parinda, Shekhar Majhi, Harshit Rathod, B Shiva, Sanjay Das, Rajkishan Patel

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? Odisha Tigers

Who will win? Odisha Panthers

Top Batsman?(Runs Scored) - Debasish Ashok Samantray (Odisha Tigers), Ankit Singh (Odisha Panthers)

Top Bowler?(Wickets taken) - B Shilva (Odisha Tigers), Basant Mohanty (Odisha Panthers)

Most Sixes? - Debasish Ashok Samantray (Odisha Tigers), Ankit Singh (Odisha Panthers)

Player of the Match - Ankit Singh (Odisha Panthers)

Team Scores Batting first - Odisha Panthers 150+ Odisha Tigers 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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