Tuskers XI (TUS) lock horns with Lions XI (LIO) in the 27th match of the Pondicherry T20 2021 at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground on Friday, August 20.
TUS vs LIO Dream11 prediction
Both Tuskers and Lions have struggled for positive results this season. While TUS have won just one of their seven matches, LIO have claimed two victories in nine games. Interestingly, one of Lions’ two victories this season came against Tuskers in match 3.
Batting first on that occasion, LIO scored 168/7 and rode the bowling brilliance of Kannan Vignesh to restrict TUS to 134/9 in 20 overs.
Heading into match 27, LIO does have the edge but it remains a tough call although the smart money will be on a Lions victory.
TUS vs LIO Dream11 team tips for Pondicherry T20
Top tip: Best batsman
Lions XI’s Nitish Salekar is a man in form at the moment. He made a valuable contribution of 21 runs the last time these two sides met and has scored 98 runs in his last two innings, including a half-century against Sharks XI. He is averaging more than 60 fantasy points per game and should ideally find a place in your team.
Top tip: Best bowler
Aravindaraj A of Tusker’s XI is the best bowling choice for this encounter. The 25-year-old picked a wicket against Lions XI last time out and has a total of seven wickets to his name, including a three-wicket haul recently. Aravindaraj is averaging 48 fantasy points per game and is a handy option to have.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Kannan Vignesh of Lions XI has picked 12 wickets in six matches this season, meaning that he is averaging two wickets per game. He might not have scored as many runs as he would have expected, but is still averaging 74.3 fantasy points per game and is arguably the best all-rounder to pick.
As for a wicket-keeper, Yash Jadhav of Tuskers XI can be a decent choice given that he is averaging 45 points per game. He has scored 155 runs this season and makes for a reliable pick.
TUS vs LIO probable playing XI
TUS playing XI (probable): Yash Jadhav (wicket-keeper), Aravind K, Karthik Reddy, Fabid Ahmed (captain), Ankit Agarwal, Parandaman Thamaraikannan, Palani R, Aravindaraj A, Malladi Subrahmanyam, Sanjay Kansal, Rohan S
LIO playing XI (probable): Ayyanar R (wicket-keeper), Baskaran Surendar (captain), Shreeraj Anant Gharat, Nitish Salekar, Thennavan N, Satish Jangir, Parameeswaran S, Kamaleeshwaran A, Kannan Vignesh, Santhamoorthy S, Murugan P
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