SFU vs TSKS Match Preview

Even though San Francisco Unicorns were defeated in their last encounter on Saturday, it appears as if the team management is aware of the best combination for this match. They will know what is likely to be the strongest side. They have been pretty consistent with their selection. You can expect the same eleven as the last one picked for this match. The wicket-keeper batsman has succeeded in hitting 4500 runs throughout his T20 career. He has also scored 78 runs so far in the competition. The former British bowler Liam Plunkett remains the go-to bowler for San Francisco.

Plunkett has picked up a couple of wickets from the 3 or 4 matches played in the 2023 season of MLC. The Pakistani right-arm speedster Haris Rauf managed to dismiss 3 out of their top 4 batters in their last encounter including the scalps such as Mukhtar Ahmed, Andries Gous, and Glenn Phillips. The San Francisco Unicorn team has not either won or lost matches in the competition. They have ended up losing 2 out of their last 3 games in the tournament. Saurabh Netravalkar was at his best in their last encounter picking up 6 wickets for just 9 runs.

Some of the Texas Super Kings' team members produced a bad performance in the same match against Seattle Orcas. This meant that the side had to take a defeat. But, many of these players are world-class performers and you can expect to see the same names again in this encounter. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman Devon Conway produced a golden duck in his last innings. However, his record in the T20 games has been terrific over the years. The South African middle order batter David Miller scored 61 runs in their first innings of MLC. However, he has struggled since then.

Although David Miller has been struggling a bit in recent matches his poor runs never last for a long time. The 30-year-old left-handed fast-medium bowler Daniel Sams went wicketless in the last match. However, he succeeded in picking up a couple of wickets in his 1st appearance in the competition. The Texas Super Kings side has managed to win the last couple of matches in the MLC however, they were beaten by Washington Freedom and Seattle Orcas in their last 3 games.

Weather Report

You can expect rain and cloudy skies in the town of Morrisville. 

Pitch Report

The pitch on offer will be a good one to bat on. The ball will come onto the bat nicely on this track. All the bowlers will need to be at their accurate best for doing a good job at the venue. Any team batting first will be looking to put on 180 runs to feel safe here.

The Church Street Park ground in Morrisville is a small one and has a quick outfield. All the batters playing here will have to get used to the pitch and have done well on the ground. Most quicker bowlers will get help from the track and the spinners are unlikely to enjoy these conditions.

Notable stats

Corey Anderson has had a great average in the last few games.

Corey Anderson has scored 176 runs in his last 4 games with an average of 58.66 and a strike rate of 151.72.

Liam Plunkett has a terrific strike rate with the ball.

Liam Plunkett has picked up 6 wickets from 4 matches with a strike rate of 14.

Team News

There are no injury updates available at the moment. You can expect the entire sides to be up for selection for this encounter.

SFU vs TSKS Probable 11

SFU Playing 11

  • Finn Allen
  • Matthew Wade (Wk)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Shadab Khan
  • Corey Anderson
  • Aaron Finch (C)
  • Takinder Singh
  • Chaitanya Bishnoi
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Haris Rauf
  • Carmi le Roux

TSKS Playing 11

  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Faf du Plessis (C)
  • Cody Chetty
  • David Miller
  • Milind Kumar
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Daniel Sams
  • Mohammad Mohsin
  • Zia-ul-Haq
  • Rusty Theron
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The San Francisco Unicorns will need to put up the runs on the board to register a victory here. The SFU batting order is slightly inconsistent and it hurt the team. Their bowlers will also be facing a huge challenge against a powerful batting order. The Texas Super Kings' batting is pretty powerful and an experienced bowling attack provides a slight edge. We expect Texas Super Kings to win this encounter.

Top Picks

Corey Anderson: Corey Anderson has done a brilliant job with the bat for San Francisco scoring 176 runs from 4 games with an average of 58.66 and a strike rate of 151.72.

Dwayne Bravo: Bravo has scored 136 runs from 4 games with an average of 68 and a strike rate of 154.54.

Devon Conway: Devon Conway has scored 129 runs in his last 4 games with an average of 32.25 and a strike rate of 137.23.

Haris Rauf: Rauf is a capable all-round bowler and he is doing a reasonable job at the moment. You can bet on him to become the top bowler for San Francisco.

SFU vs TSKS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Wade , D Conway (C)

Batters: A Finch, D Miller, F du Plessis, C Anderson

All-rounders: M Stoinis, S Khan (VC), D Sams

Bowlers: L Plunkett, H Rauf

SFU vs TSKS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction