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Major T20 League 2023, Match 8: LAKR vs SFU Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Major T20 League 2023

Match 8: LAKR vs SFU

 

Preview

Los Angeles will cross swords with San Franciso in the 8th match of the ongoing Major T20 League. The game is scheduled at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on Wednesday, July 19. 

LAKR are sitting in the 6th place on the points table with two losses from both their matches and this is high time they give all their efforts to get back on the winning tracks before it’s too late. 

Andre Russell is the highest run-getter from the side with 57 runs scored at a strike rate of 142. He has hit 3 sixes and 7 fours so far. We hope to see some Russell-Mania on American soil as they need some desperate wins now to keep their hopes alive in this tournament. 

The bowling side has the likes of Ali Khan who has picked up 4 wickets so far at an economy rate of 8.50 and an average of 17. 

SFU are just above LAKR in the Major T20 League 2023 points table with one win and one loss from both their matches. The team has accumulated 2 points so far.

Corey Anderson has been the top scorer for the side as he smashed 103 runs with 7 sixes and 5 fours at a strike rate of 166. Also, Shadab Khan has played an important role in the batting order, scoring 98 runs at a stile rate of 184. 

The best bowler from the side has been Liam Plunkett. He has collected 4 scalps while bowling at an economy rate of 8.25 and an average of 16. 

 

Match Details

Match: LAKR vs. SFU, Match 8, Major T20 League 2023

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Time: 6:00 AM (Jul 19)

Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas

 

Pitch Report

The Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas, is a miniature ground with a quick outfield. The batters have performed well here as they can try out their strokes and cross the fence. The pacers get early help from the track, but this track proves to be a difficult venue for the spinners as the small dimensions of the stadium make it difficult for them to stop the batters from playing long shots. 

Hence, we expect a flat track and a high-scoring contest. Batsmen can play their strokes freely on this surface. There is little margin for error for the bowlers especially the spinners as the quality of batting for both sides is too good at this venue. The par score here will be 180 runs and the side batting first in this game will get the advantage of setting a huge target, hence pressurizing the opponents.

 

LAKR vs. SFU Squads

LAKR: Jaskaran Malhotra (wk), Sunil Narine (c), Martin Guptill, Unmukt Chand, Rilee Rossouw, Nitish Kumar, Andre Russell, Corne Dry, Adam Zampa, Ali Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Jason Roy, Saif Badar, Gajanand Singh, Spencer Johnson, Bhaskar Yadram, Ali Sheikh

SFU: Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Finn Allen, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson, Shadab Khan, Tajinder Dhillon, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Liam Plunkett, Haris Rauf, Carmi le Roux, Amila Aponso, Smit Patel, Lungi Ngidi, David White, Qais Ahmad, Mackenzie Harvey, Brody Couch, Sanjay Krishnamurthi

 

LAKR vs. SFU Probable Playing XIs

LAKR: Martin Guptill, Unmukt Chand, Rilee Rossouw, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Corne Dry, Adam Zampa, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan 

SFU: Matthew Wade (wk), Finn Allen, Aaron Finch (c), Corey Anderson, Marcus Stoinis, Tajinder Dhillon, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Shadab Khan, Carmi le Roux, Haris Rauf, Liam Plunkett 

 

Match Prediction

The Knights must find their way out of the defeats. They are in desperate need of wins, stable partnerships and good contributions from their top-order batters. On the other side, the Unicorns have strong batters and good bowling depth. We expect a close contest, but there are more chances of SFU getting away with the two points in this match.

 

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