Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Pondicherry T20 2020, Match 8


Lions XI are expected to get off the mark in this competition by beating a hapless Sharks XI side.

Stadium. (Photo by Sattish Bate/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Pondicherry T20 2020 will be played between Lions XI and Sharks XI at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground, Puducherry.

The match is scheduled to start at 05:30 PM IST. It will be streamed live on FanCode.


Lions XI will take on Sharks XI in the 8th match of the Pondicherry T20 tournament. The two sides are yet to win a game so far in the tournament and are placed at the bottom of the table. Sharks XI had a forgettable opening game, where they were bundled out for just 57 runs. This will be their second game and they will be desperate for a better performance.

On the other, Lions XI have played two and haven’t managed to win either of them. Their batsmen have struggled so far and they need to step up and put some runs on the board, if they are to turn things around and start winning. This will be an interesting watch, as one team is certain to get its first win of the tournament today.

LIO vs SHA Weather Report for Match 8:

Although scattered thunderstorms are expected during the day, the weather will be better during this game. Hopefully, the rain will stay away and we will get to see a full game. The temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a balanced track at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground. It does get a bit slow with the rain around and scoring runs might get difficult.

Average first Innings Score:

141 (Last 5 completed games)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 2, NR – 0

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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

LIO vs SHA Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Lions XI:

Ayyanar R, Karthik S (WK), Akash Kargave, Surendar B (C), Akash Tomar, A Subikshan, Syed Aziz A, P Thamaraikannan, S Raju, Vignesh K, Venkadesan S


MalaiRaja M, Vivekanandan R, Thamizhmani G, K Nagur Babu, T Nataraj, Palani R, Pooviarasan M, Radjrathename N, Thennavan N, Sivaraj C

Sharks XI:

Nipun Gaikwad, Arjun Shetty Ganesh, Raghuraman P, Chiranjeevi G (C), Suresh Kumar, Mathavan M (WK), Iyyappan M, Janarthanan N, Jasvanth S, Vengadeshwaran N, Deepak Sherawat


S Krishna, Vadivel C, Alankrit Agarwal, M Chinnadurai, Pravin R, Aditya Chauhan, Aravind K, D Chanrasekar, Rajaram S, Dilip G

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LIO vs SHA Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Ayyanar R has scored 86 runs at a strike rate of 141 in 2 innings. He has one half-century to his name.

Arjun Shetty Ganesh was the only batsman to have crossed the double-figure mark in the first game. He scored 21 runs, while his team was bold out for just 57.

Vengadeshwaran N picked up 2 wickets in his 2 overs in the first game against Panthers XI. He also kept a check on the flow of runs and conceded only 5 runs.

Karthik S has scored 75 runs from 2 innings. He has a fairly decent strike rate of 131.57.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Ayyanar R, Karthik S

Vice-Captain Options – Arjun Shetty Ganesh, A Subikshan

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for LIO vs SHA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ayyanar R (C), S Karthik

Batsmen – Surendar B, A Subikshan, Janarthanan N

All-rounders – Arjun Shetty Ganesh (VC), Suresh Kumar, P Thamaraikannan

Bowlers – Vignesh K, Venkadesan S, Vengadeshwaran N

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for LIO vs SHA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ayyanar R, S Karthik (C)

Batsmen – A Subikshan (VC), Raghuraman P, Syed Aziz A

All-rounders – Arjun Shetty Ganesh, Jasvanth S

Bowlers – Vignesh K, Venkadesan S, Vengadeshwaran N, S Raju

Expert Advice:

The Lions’ openers, Ayyanar R and Karthik S are in good touch. It is advisable to choose your captain from these 2 options.

Today’s LIO vs SHA Probable Winners:

Lions XI are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.


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