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“The growth progression for the sport [in the USA] is really strong,” said Justin Geale, tournament director of the Major Cricket League (MLC). The MLC, set to kick off between two stacked teams in Texas Super Kings and Los Angeles Knight Riders, is part of a plan to grow cricket in a market that has great potential. If this tournament proves to be a success – which it should given the calibre of players available – the sky is the limit.

For Texas and Los Angeles, the priority will be to get on the board with a win straight away. A sell-out crowd will greet the star-studded teams, with some of the world’s leading T20 talent set to light up the stage.

Faf du Plessis and Devon Conway can form a formiddable partnership for Texas. Also, they have experience in their bowling ranks. On the other side, Los Angeles have dynamic quality at the top and brute force in the finishing department, but how will they go in the middle? Also, can their balanced attack keep Texas’ deep batting lineup quiet?

These questions and more will be answered in what should be a cracking opening match.

MLC 2023 Match 1: TSK vs LAKR Possible Playing XIs

Each team can have six overseas players in their final XI. Domestic players are noted with (D) below.

Texas Super Kings: 1. Faf du Plessis (c), 2. Devon Conway (wk), 3. Saiteja Mukkamalla (D), 4. Cody Chetty (D), 5. David Miller, 6. Dwayne Bravo, 7. Mitchell Santner, 8. Daniel Sams/Imran Tahir, 9. Rusty Theron (D), 10. Cameron Stevenson (D), 11. Zia Shahzad (D)

Los Angeles Knight Riders: 1. Jason Roy, 2. Rilee Rossouw, 3. Unmukt Chand (D), 4. Gajanand Singh (D), 5. Jaskaran Malhotra (wk) (D), 6. Andre Russell, 7. Sunil Narine (c), 8. Adam Zampa, 9. Shadley van Schalkwyk (D), 10. Ali Khan (D), 11. Lockie Ferguson

TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction: Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Texas Super Kings:

  • Faf du Plessis will be aiming for the perfect start. In 27 T20s this year, du Plessis has smashed 1,139 runs at an average of 47.46 and strike rate of 149.67.
  • du Plessis has excellent numbers against Lockie Ferguson: 27 balls, 58 runs, no dismissals.
  • Devon Conway was key to CSK’s success in IPL 2023. The left-hander struck 672 runs at an average of 51.69 and strike rate of 139.71.
  • Conway was particularly strong against spin. He hit 290 runs at an average of 58.00 and strike rate of 136.8.
  • Since the start of 2022, David Miller has struck 728 runs at an average of 42.9 and strike rate of 136.8 when chasing (franchise T20 matches).
  • Imran Tahir, if picked, can be used a trump card against Andre Russell. The legspinner has dismissed the hard-hitting middle order batsman five times in 62 balls in all T20s, conceding just 77 runs.
  • Daniel Sams comes into this match on the back of excellent form. In the 2023 Vitality Blast, Sams has smashed 340 runs at an average of 30.91 and strike rate of 174.36 in 14 matches. He has also taken 22 wickets.

Los Angeles Knight Riders:

  • Jason Roy will be key up the order. In T20s this year, Roy has struck 729 runs at an average of 28.04 and strike rate of 139.66.
  • Will it be all or nothing for Rilee Rossouw? His last five matches in IPL 2023 read: 35*, 35, 5, 82*, 0.
  • Watch out for Andre Russell fireworks. He has smashed 320 runs off 153 balls in T20s against Dwayne Bravo (avg. 53.3, SR 209.2).
  • LA could look to use Sunil Narine early. He has dismissed du Plessis twice in 64 balls in T20s, conceding just 46 runs in the process.
  • Adam Zampa is one of the premier T20 bowlers. Since the start of 2021, the legspinner has taken 102 wickets in 82 T20 innings at an economy of just 7.18.
  • Zampa has dismissed du Plessis three times in 40 balls in all T20s, conceding just 47 in the process. He also has excellent numbers against Miller: 41 balls, 42 balls, three dismissals.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Faf du Plessis vs Andre Russell in franchise T20s: 32 balls, 58 runs, one dismissal.
  • Saiteja Mukkamalla comes into this tournament with some recent cricket under his belt. He struck 55 and 21 in his last two innings for USA in the ODI World Cup Qualifier.
  • Rusty Theron is three away from 150 T20 wickets (avg. 22.59, econ. 7.20).
  • Unmukt Chand will be looking to make an impression. He averages 21.53 with a strike rate of 114.87 in 81 T20 innings.

Grand Prairie Stadium Texas Pitch Report and Weather

The Grand Prairie Stadium is formerly baseball ground now transformed into a cricket field. Lots of work has gone into preparing the stadium for the tournament, with an Australian company preparing the pitch.

So, there may be even carry in the first match of the tournament. Because there has been no match previously played on the ground, expect the captain who wins the toss to choose to bowl to see how the surface behaves.

Very hot conditions are forecast, with temperatures touching 40 degrees at 7:30pm.

MLC 2023 Match 1: TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 13 July

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction: Ideal team combination

  • 1 wicket-keeper
  • 4 batsmen
  • 3-4 all-rounders
  • 2-3 bowlers

Option 1:

TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report MLC 2023 Match 1 | TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today | Grand Prairie Pitch Report
MLC 2023 Match 1: TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 13 July

Option 2:

TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report MLC 2023 Match 1 | TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today | Grand Prairie Pitch Report
MLC 2023 Match 1: TSK vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 13 July

MLC 2023 Match 1: TSK vs LAKR Match Prediction – Who will win?

An exciting match is in store. LA, with their well-rounded bowling attack, could prevail in a close contest.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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