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Cricket Match Predictions: Odisha Cricket League 2020-21 (OCL T20): Odisha Tigers and Odisha Pumas - Match 29

Odisha Cricket League 2020-21
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The 29th match of the Odisha Cricket League will be played between Odisha Tigers and Odisha Pumas at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.

Live Scores and Stats - Odisha Tigers v Odisha Pumas - Match 29

Odisha Tigers have had an average tournament so far with 4 wins out of 4 games. They are currently occupying the 4th spot on points table below Odisha Lions owing to their lesser NRR. In their last match against Odisha Jaguars, Tigers lost the toss and were asked to field first.

B Shilva ran through the top order of Jaguars and jolted them early in the innings. As many as five wickets fell down for a total of 4 runs and Jaguars looked like approaching the lowest score of the tournament. B Shilva returned phenomenal figures of 1 for 4 in 4 overs. It is the best spell bowled so far in Odisha Cricket League.

After the fall of 5th wicket, Lagnajit Samal and Nirbishankar Barik held the innings together and saved them from an inevitable collapse. They accumulated 28 runs for the 6th wicket and lit hopes of reaching a respectable total. After another wicket fell, Sunil Sahoo and Lagnajit Singh put on 44 more runs to take the total to 76 in 20 overs. Lagnajit Samal scored 26 runs while Sahoo made 30 quick runs to somewhat rescue the Jaguars.

After restricting Jaguars for the lowest total of the tournament, Odisha Tigers looked to be in a hurry to chase the total down. Their openers Rupak Pradhan and Debasish Ashok Samantray did not miss out on any opportunity to score runs whenever a loose ball was offered. Rupak Pradhan made a match winning 59 off 48 balls while Ashok Samantray played a second fiddle for his 18 off 29 deliveries. Both of them remained unbeaten to take their team home by 10 wickets with 43 balls to spare.

Odisha Tigers have certainly picked up the momentum as we near the business end of the tournament and they should continue the form against Odisha Pumas in their next encounter.

Odisha Pumas on the other hand are sitting comfortably at the second spot on points table with 5 wins to their name in 8 games played so far. Despite dominating the tournament for most part, they under-performed against Odisha Lions in their last game and lost it by 6 wickets. After winning the toss, they preferred to have a bat first.

The top order of Odisha Pumas failed miserably as they lost 5 wickets in no time and were reduced to 42 for 5 in the 11th over. Except for some resistance shown by Sandeep Patnaik, there was no real fight offered by any other top order batsman. Soubhagya Mohanty and Pratik Anurag Das played well towards the latter half of the innings scoring 19 and 15 runs respectively to save their team from an ugly total. In the end, Odisha Pumas put up a total of 86 for 9 in 20 overs.

Defending 86 runs, the bowling unit of Pumas were not able to pick up early wickets and hence Lions never felt under pressure during the chase. Their opening pair put on 37 runs for the first wicket and laid foundation for the chase. Swastik Samal played a match defining knock of 28 runs while Rakesh Pattanaik made 21 runs off 26 balls to slowly push Lions towards the total to chase.

After two successive blows by Tukuna Sahoo, Sujit Skhetra Lenka and Nauttam Bhanja patiently took their team over the line by 6 wickets with 17 balls to spare. Sibasish Sahoo was adjudged man of the match for his bowling performance for Odisha Lions. 

Let us have a look at the squads:

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


Odisha Pumas

Dhiraj Singh, Debashish Mahakud, Tukuna Sahoo, Badal P Nishad, Prayash K Singh, Pravin Tirkey, Anurag Das, Jitendra Thapa, Abhinash Nayak, Sandeep Patnaik, Arainda Singh, Purnachandra Majhi, Illu Gocchayat, Prasantha Rana, Kameshwar Barik, Soubhagya R Mohanty



Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay


Who will win the toss? – Odisha Tigers

Who will win? – Odisha Tigers

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rupak Pradhan (Odisha Tigers), Sandeep Patnaik (Odisha Pumas)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – B Shilva (Odisha Tigers), Prayash Singh (Odisha Pumas)

Most Sixes – Rupak Pradhan (Odisha Tigers), Sandeep Patnaik (Odisha Pumas)

Player of the Match- B Shilva (Odisha Tigers)

Team Scores Batting first – Odisha Pumas 120+, Odisha Tigers 140+

Match Handicap- Odisha Tigers


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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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