MINY vs WF, MLC 2023: Washington Freedom is all set to lock horns with MI New York in the Eliminator Clash of MLC 2023. Both teams are marching into this clash on the back of losses in their last league-stage fixtures. They would aim to bounce back in the Eliminator clash & get qualified for the semifinals. Washington Freedom lost a high-octane match against MI New York while MI New York failed to impose their dominance over Seattle Orcas in a high-scoring thriller. Forgetting their losses, both teams will aim to register a gleaming win in the crucial eliminator clash.
Washington Freedom in their suffered a defeat at the hands of MI New York in their last league stage fixture. They would aim to bounce back & register a swashbuckling victory in the Eliminator clash with a semi-final place at stake. They have a powerpack lineup in place & will try to capitalize on their strength in this crucial fixture.
Washington Freedom Preview
Washington Freedom is all set to face MI New York in the eliminator clash. For the unversed, they are the same opponents whom WF met in their last league stage fixture. They will aim to bounce back from that defeat & register a gleaming win. Their batting succumbed in front of MI New York’s bowling attack. They would aim to address the issue to get back to winning terms.
In the batting order, Matthew Short & Andries Gous have provided WF with stable starts. They will get valuable support from middle-order batters in the face of Henriques, Mukhtar Ahmed, and Glenn Phillips. While the lower order comprising Obus Pienaar, Marco Jansen, and Akeal Hosein should amass crucial runs & trouble MINY’s bowling attack.
Saurabh Netravlkar & Akeal Hossein must bowl good bowling spells if they aim to restrict New York’s run flow. While Jansen & Nortje should produce good pace & bounce to trouble the batters in middle overs. While Piedt & Henriques will play a crucial role in this fixture by returning with crucial scalps in the death overs. If they manage to click in unison as a team then winning this eliminator won’t be an issue for WF.
MI New York Preview
Pollard & CO started MLC 2023 as favorites for winning the title. However, their campaign throughout the tournament was inconsistent. They suffered a two-wicket loss in their last league stage fixture against Seattle Orcas. & will try to bounce back in this fixture with the motive of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Coming to the lineup, their batting order is sorted with the presence of big hitters Monak Patel and Shayan Jahangir who have handled the top order efficiently. In the middle order, Nicholas Pooran along with Hammaz Azam & Pollard have the onus of scoring crucial runs. While the presence of Tim David and David Weise adds depth to their lineup.
In the bowling department, bowlers will have the onus to return with early wickets. The team will aim for some splendid performances from Trent Boult and Ehsan Adil with the new ball. Rashid khan adds balance to their attack. While Rashid along with Weise should return with scalps in the middle overs. While Nosthush Kenjige and Pollard add more variety to their bowling attack.
MINY vs WF Match Details:
Match: Washington Freedom vs MI New York, 16th T20I match, MLC 2023
Date and Time: July 28, Friday, 02.00 am IST
Venue: Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Dallas
MINY vs WF: Pitch Conditions
Grand Prairie Stadium is favorable for batters as it’s easy to score runs efficiently on this pitch. This outfield assists fast bowlers while spinners can have a hard time due to small boundaries. Batting first & scoring plenty of runs will be the choice of toss-winning caption
The skies will be clear in Dallas & the wickets will be batters friendly. Bowlers could have a hectic time due to the condition & nature of the pitch.
MINY vs WF: Predicted Playing XIs
Moises Henriques (c), Matthew Short, Andries Gous (wk), Mukhtar Ahmed, Glenn Phillips, Obus Pienaar, Marco Jansen, Akeal Hosein, Dane Piedt, Anrich Nortje, Saurabh Netravalkar
MI New York
Kieron Pollard (c), Shayan Jahangir, Monank Patel, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Tim David, Hammad Azam, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Ehsan Adil, Nosthush Kenjige
Washington Freedom has produced spell-bounding performances in the tournament but was inconsistent in terms of performance. They have bounced back after suffering downfalls but their scoring rate is an issue. On the other hand, MI New York possesses some power hitters but they have failed to develop in their dominance. Looking at the records & stats of both the teams, Washington Freedom looks favorite to win this clash.
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