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WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report MLC 2023 Match 9

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Last Updated on 10 months by Charbel Coorey

WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report MLC 2023 Match 9 | WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today | Morrisville Pitch Report

Major League Cricket action moves to Morrisville. And, Los Angeles Knight Riders are on their last legs. After three straight defeats, the team, headined by world class overseas talent, must win this clash to have any hope of reaching the playoffs.

Washington Freedom have gone about their business in efficient style. After nearly defending 144 against Seattle, the Washington attack rallied to defend 163 against Texas. Given LAKR have struggled for any consistency or fluency with the bat, Washington will see this as an excellent opportunity

WAF vs LAKR Possible Playing XIs

Washington Freedom: 1. Matthew Short, 2. Andries Gous (wk), 3. Mukhtar Ahmed, 4. Glenn Phillips, 5. Moises Henriques (c), 6. Obus Pienaar, 7. Marco Jansen, 8. Akeal Hosein, 9. Dane Piedt, 10. Saurabh Netravalkar, 11. Anrich Nortje

Los Angeles Knight Riders: 1. Jason Roy, 2. Unmukt Chand, 3. Nitish Kumar, 4. Rilee Rossouw, 5. Jaskaran Malhotra (wk), 6. Andre Russell, 7. Sunil Narine (c), 8. Corné Dry, 9. Adam Zampa, 10. Ali Khan, 11. Spencer Johnson

WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction – Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Washington Freedom:

  • The talented Matthew Short was named man of the match in the last game thanks to his 50-ball 80. In all T20s this year, Short has struck 474 runs at an average of 31.6 and strike rate of 147.2.
  • Is this the day Glenn Phillips fires? He is averaging just 9.3 in seven franchise T20s this year.
  • Phillips has an excellent record against Adam Zampa in T20s: 22 balls, 42 runs, no dismissals. He has also never been dismissed by Andre Russell (17 balls, 23 runs).
  • Moises Henriques’ consistency will be key for Washington in the middle. In 11 T20s this year, Henriques is averaging 34.00 at a strike rate of 126.5 (272 runs).
  • Watch out for Marco Jansen against the struggling LAKR top order. He has dismissed Jason Roy once in seven balls in T20 cricket (four runs).
  • Anrich Nortje is a wicket-taking option to Jason Roy. He has dismissed the opener four times in 30 balls in all T20s (28 runs). Nortje also has good numbers against Russell: 19 balls, 22 runs, two dismissals.

Los Angeles Knight Riders:

  • Jason Roy made an immediate impact in his first game of the season. He slammed a 21-ball 45 against San Francisco.
  • In all T20s since the start of 2022, Rilee Rossouw has scored 1,293 runs at an average of 39.18 and strike rate of 167.05 in the first innings. When batting second, the average drops to 26.67 with a strike rate of 162.1.
  • It’s time LAKR send Andre Russell higher up the order. The all-rounder has hit 99 runs at a strike rate of 150, but has faced just 55 balls in three matches.
  • Sunil Narine can keep Glenn Phillips quiet. He has conceded just 50 runs off 42 balls against him, with one dismissal.
  • Adam Zampa is LAKR’s leading wicket-taker with six. He is striking every 11 deliveries. Also, Zampa has dismissed Matt Short once in 14 balls in T20s, conceding 20 in the process.

Other Stats and Facts

  • The consistent Saurabh Netravalkar is conceding less than six per over so far this season (total figures of 1/40 off seven overs).
  • Ali Khan is striking every 14 deliveries this tournament. But, he is conceding 11.05 per over.
  • Akeal Hosein will be key. The left-arm spinner has picked up three wickets at an economy of 7.50.

Church Street Park, Morrisville Pitch Report and Weather

This will be the first match at Morrisville. Conditions are cooler than the Grand Prairie Stadium with temperatures in the early 30s rather than touching 40.

In terms of the pitch, expect the captain who wins the toss to bowl given there are unknowns. In this image, the surface looks similar to the pitch to the Grand Prairie, where teams batting first dominated. But, given it’s a new pitch, there may be decent carry and either team may want to take advantage bowling first.

WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 21 July 2023

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.

Option 1:

WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report MLC 2023 Match 9 | WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today | Morrisville Pitch Report
WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 21 July 2023

Option 2:

WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report MLC 2023 Match 9 | WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today | Morrisville Pitch Report
WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 21 July 2023

WAF vs LAKR Match Prediction – Who will win?

Backing Washington Freedom to get the win over struggling Los Angeles.

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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