SOR vs WAF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 15, 2023

The Seattle Orcas will face the Washington Freedom in match number 3 of the inaugural season of the Major League Cricket on Friday. The match will be played at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match will be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on the Sports 18 Network. 


SOR vs WAF Team Previews

Seattle Orcas

The Seattle Orcas is a team based in Redmond, Washington, and is co-owned by the GMR Group, which also operates the Delhi Capitals franchise in the IPL. The other owners include Satya Nadella.

The team will be led by South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell, who has plenty of experience playing franchise cricket around the world. He has a pretty well-balanced squad at his disposal. Some other high-profile international signings include Quinton De Kock, Shimron Hetmeyer, and Heinrich Klaasen, all of whom add considerable heft to the batting.

The team has invested heavily in all-rounders and roped in players like Imad Wasim, Dasun Shanaka, and Dwaine Pretorius. The seam attack is one of the strengths for the Orcas, as in addition to the skipper, they have the services of Andrew Tye, Matthew Tromp, as well as local talent Phani Simhadri.

The spin attack will rely heavily on young Afghanistan bowler Izharulhaq Naveed as well as West Indian Hayden Walsh Jr. 


Seattle Orcas Playing 11

Quinton de Kock, Nauman Anwar, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Imad Wasim, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Cameron Gannon, Wayne Parnell, Harmeet Singh, Andrew Tye.

Washington Freedom

The Washington Freedom is one of the only two teams in the MLC that does not have any relation to an existing IPL franchise.

Veteran Australian Moises Henriques will lead the newly minted team and will hope to make a good start. Except for Josh Phillippe and Glenn Phillips, the batting line-up does not contain any well-known names. The tip order consists of Saad Ali, Mukhtar Ahmed, and local talent Sujith Gowda.

In such a scenario, there will be added pressure on the all-rounders to score runs. They include the skipper as well as internationals Marco Jansen, Justin Dill, and Obus Pienaar. The last-minute withdrawal of Wanindu Hasaranga has dealt a blow to the team’s balance but they will bring in some reinforcements going ahead.

The seam attack does look quite strong thanks to the presence of experienced campaigners including Adam Milne, Ben Dwarshuis, Anrich Nortje, and Saurabh Netravalkar. West Indian spinner Akeal Hosein will lead the slow ball attack along with Dane Piedt, Tanvir Sangha, and Usman Rafiq. 


Washington Freedom Playing 11

Matthew Short, Mukhtar Ahmed, Andries Gous, Moises Henriques, Obus Pienaar, Marco Jansen, Glenn Phillips, Dane Piedt, Anrich Nortje, Saurabh Netravalkar, Akeal Hosein.

SOR vs WAF Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Since this is the first time that the newly built Grand Prairie Stadium will host a major tournament, not much is known about the pitch here. However, we expect to see an engaging contest between the bat and the ball. The weather is expected to remain dry and warm. 


SOR vs WAF Betting Tips

As this is the first time that we will be seeing both teams in action, this is a difficult match to call. However, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of both teams on paper, we feel that the Seattle Orcas have an edge here. They have a better balance of players in their team.

Bet on the Seattle Orcas to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Heinrich Klaasen to score over 24.5 runs



Klaasen has plenty of experience in playing franchise cricket and averages 31.95 in the T20 format. He was in excellent form during the recently concluded IPL and has scored 25 or more runs in 8 of his last 10 innings.

  1. Betway


    Most match 6s in the Match

    Seattle Orcas (2.30)


The Orcas have some of the most explosive T20 batsmen on the team including Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, and Shimron Hetmeyer. We are therefore backing them to hit the most 6s in this contest.

  1. 1xBet


    Quinton de Kock Total runs

    Over 28.5 (1.833)


De Kock is one of the most successful batsmen in the T20 format and averages 32.99 in 308 matches. He has scored at least 29 runs in 5 of his last 7 innings and we are backing him to play well once more.

  1. Satbet


    Highest individual score

    Over 69.5 (1.85)


Both teams have some good batsmen in their squad and we expect at least one of them to play a big inning here. This bet seems like one where you can go a bit big.

Today Match Prediction

Seattle Orcas To Win the Match, 2.08

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SOR vs WAF

Seattle Orcas 79.53% (101)
Washington Freedom 20.47% (26)
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