TSKS vs LAKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 14, 2023

The cricketing world is all set to get a new T20 league this week as the inaugural season of the Major League Cricket kicks off this Thursday in the USA. The first match of the MLC 2023 season will be played between the Texas Super Kings and the Los Angeles Knight Riders at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.

Texas Super Kings vs Los Angeles Knight Riders Live-streaming and Broadcast

Fans can catch the live action of this match on the Jio Cinema App or the Sports 18 TV network. 

TSKS vs LAKR Team Previews

Texas Super Kings

The Texas Super Kings is owned by the Chennai Super Kings, which is among the most successful franchises in the IPL, and start as one of the favorites to lift the inaugural MLC title.

The Texas Super Kings will be led by Faf du Plessis, who had a long-standing association with the Chennai Super Kings and also captained the Joburg Super Kings during the SA20 earlier this year. Du Plessis is coming in from an extremely fruitful stint in this year’s IPL and will hope to carry on with his form.

He will have talented batsmen international batsmen like Devon Conway and David Miller at his disposal. While Ambati Rayudu’s last-minute withdrawal does leave a bit of a dent in the middle order, all-rounders including Dwayne Bravo, Daniel Sams, and Mitchell Santner can readily fill in.

Gerald Coetzee, who was the leading wicket-taker for the Joburg Super Kings during the SA20 will lead the pace attack here along with Sams, Bravo,  and Calvin Savage. The spin is a bit of a weakness as Santner is the only quality spinner. Local talents in the squad include Rusty Theron and Saiteja Mukkamalla. 

Texas Super Kings Playing 11

Devon Conway, Faf du Plessis, Lahiru Milantha, David Miller, Milind Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Calvin Savage, Gerald Coetzee, Mohammad Mohsin, Rusty Theron.

Los Angeles Knight Riders

Just like the Texas Super Kings, the LA Knight Riders too are owned by an IPL franchise, namely, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and will be hoping to bring their experience to play here.

The team will be led by Sunil Narine, who has been a faithful soldier of the Knight Riders. He will also lead the spin attack, which features the likes of Adam Zampa and Bhaskar Yadram. The batting will be one of the biggest strengths for the Knight Riders this season.

In addition to international T20 specialists like Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, and Rilee Rossouw, the squad has plenty of all-rounders at its disposal, including Andre Russell, Corne Dry, and Shadley van Schalkwyk. Lockie Ferguson, Spencer Johnson, and Ali Khan will be seen bowling with the new ball.

The Knight Riders have also invested in young talent, picking up players like Unmukt Chand, Ali Sheikh, and Jaskaran Malhotra. The latter is the one of only four batsmen in international cricket who have scored 6 maximums in an over. 

Los Angeles Knight Riders Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Unmukt Chand, Jaskaran Malhotra, Nitish Kumar, Rilee Rossouw, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Corne Dry, Ali Khan, Adam Zampa.

TSKS vs LAKR Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. This is the first match on a fresh surface and knowing how it will behave could be  big advantage. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

The Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas used to be a baseball park and has only recently been developed as a cricket Stadium. Therefore, not much is known about the pitch but like most T20 pitches around the world, we expect it to be good to bat on. The boudnaries are on the shorter side and a lot od sixes could be hit.

The winner of the toss will likely opt to bowl first and get a feel of the surface.

The weather is expected to be warm and dry with temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius. 

TSKS vs LAKR Betting Tips

We are backing the Texas Super Kings to win here. They have a strong setup and many of the players, as well as the coaching staff, have played with each other during their stint at the CSK. As a result, the team will find it easier to gel together and perform well. That said, the LA Knight Riders will surely give them a tough fight. 

Bet on the Texas Super Kings to win. 

Today Match Prediction

Texas Super Kings To Win the Match, 1.84

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Who will win TSKS vs LAKR

Texas Super Kings 79.19% (156)
Los Angeles Knight Riders 20.81% (41)
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