Tuskers XI (TUS) have the uphill task of overcoming league leaders Panthers XI (PAN) in match 26 of Pondicherry T20 on Thursday, August 19, at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground

TUS have played seven matches in total and have just a solitary win to go along with their six losses so far. They are placed at the bottom of the table but they will be playing for pride while hoping to pull off some upsets as they look to finish their season on a high.

PAN, on the other hand, have enjoyed themselves this season. They have registered seven wins and suffered one loss so far, making them one of the top contenders to go all the way and win the title. 

TUS vs PAN Dream11 prediction

The upcoming encounter appears to be a quite lop-sided contest considering the performances of both teams. While TUS have barely managed a win, PAN have been dominant on most occasions and will head into Thursday’s contest as the overwhelming favourites having already beaten the Tuskers once this season.

TUS vs PAN Dream11 team tips for Pondicherry T20

Top tip: Best batsman

Priyam Ashish is the batsman to keep an eye on from the PAN camp. He scored a brilliant 43-ball 58 against Sharks XI and also has a 27-ball 30 against TUS from when the teams last met. The attacking batsman may find himself as a fantasy favourite and is likely to be amongst the runs.

Top tip: Best bowler

PAN bowler Bharat Bhushan Sharma has the ability to change the outcome of the match with his sharp and incisive bowling. He took 3/12 against Tigers XI and also had a two-wicket haul against TUS from earlier in the season. One of the top bowlers in the tournament with 12 scalps, he will be Panthers’ biggest threat with the ball.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper

Ameer Zeehsan is a great choice for the all-rounder category in this match. The PAN player has a half-century to his name from the match against SHA and is also used to chipping in with important wickets. 

TUS wicket-keeper Yash Jadhav is a fine pick for the gloveman category. Apart from being effective behind the stumps, he is handy with the bat as well and is used to playing camoes that benefit the team. 

TUS vs PAN probable playing XI

TUS playing XI (probable): Kumar P, Aravind K, Fabid Ahmed (captain), Akash Kargave, Parandaman Thamaraikannan, Yash Jadhav (wicket-keeper), Karthik Reddy, Palani R, Sowrrow Singh, Malladi Subhrahmanyam, Rohan S

PAN playing XI (probable): Ameer Zeeshan N, Priyam Ashish, George Samuel A (captain & wicket-keeper), Saie Sharan Y, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Tharun J, Jayaprakash Manikandan, Mohan Doss R, S Santhosh Kumaran, Ashith Rajiv, SB Sai Chetan

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