SOR vs TSKS Match Preview

The Seattle Orcas team rested their captain Wayne Parnell for the final league stage match and you can expect him to get back into the playing eleven of Seattle Orcas for this game. There are no injuries reported after the last group stage match on Tuesday ahead of the knockout stage. The 31-year-old South African batsman Heinrich Klaasen has been in brilliant touch in 2023. During the present year, he is averaging 49.05 from 23 innings. Just 5 batsmen have succeeded in hitting more runs in the competition than the right-hander Nauman Anwar. 

Anwar succeeded in hitting 51 runs from 30 balls against the team of MI New York. The Pakistani left-arm spinner Imad Wasim managed to get rid of the openers Nicholas Pooran and Monank Patel in their last match. Both of these batters are in the top 3 of their batting order. The Seattle Orcas team lost just a single match during the league stages of the Major League Cricket for the 2023 season. They succeeded in winning their last match by a margin of two wickets ahead of this game.

Dwayne Bravo and Zia-ul-Haq both ended up reaching the final group stage game for their team Texas Super Kings. It will be a surprise if Dwayne Bravo with all his experience in T20 cricket will not come back into the team for this game. Although the TSK skipper du Plessis is not exactly in great touch, he can continue his work at the top of the order. Another crucial player for Texas is Devon Conway. This New Zealander was born in South Africa. He has succeeded in hitting a couple of scores of fifty-plus in the tournament. Conway is a consistent batsman.

The Australian-born bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams picked up the award for Player of the Match against San Francisco in their last match after hitting 42 runs from just 18 balls and picking up a couple of wickets for 47 runs. Gerald Coetzee is a young South African fast bowler who has participated in just 3 matches in the competition. However, he has made a major impact on the scene. He picked up 4 wickets for 31 runs in the 14th game on Monday. The Texas Super Kings managed to chase a target of 172 runs with 5 balls and 3 wickets to spare in their last game.

Weather Report

The weather during the game is likely to be sunny mostly with the highest temperature of 30 degrees.

Pitch Report

Grand Prairie Stadium ground in Dallas will be hosting this cricket match. The venue will also host the remaining playoff games of Major League Cricket for the 2023 season. The average first innings total at this ground is 175 runs. If you look at the batting and bowling strengths of both these teams, a total of close to 185 runs can be expected on the ground.

You can mostly expect a batting paradise here in Dallas. The surface on offer will permit a lot of high scoring in their first innings. However, chasing on this ground will not be easy. Bowlers can get some help from this track, especially in the 2nd innings. The surface might be rolled by a heavy roller before the start of the match. 

Notable stats

Gerald Coetzee has a great strike rate with the ball.

Gerald Coetzee has picked up 8 scalps from 3 games with a strike rate of 7.50.

Heinrich Klaasen has a terrific average to strike rate combination.

In his last 5 games for Seattle, Heinrich Klaasen has scored runs with an average of 77 and a strike rate of 206.25.

Team News

There do not appear to be any significant injury worries at the moment. So, the entire team will be available for selection.

SOR vs TSKS Probable 11

SOR Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Nauman Anwar
  • Shehan Jayasuriya
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Shubham Ranjane
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Wayne Parnell (C)
  • Cameron Gannon
  • Imad Wasim
  • Harmeet Singh
  • Andrew Tye

TSKS Playing 11

  • Faf du Plessis (C)
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Cody Chetty
  • Milind Kumar
  • David Miller
  • Daniel Sams
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Calvin Savage
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Mohammad Mohsin
  • 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

This is the second time these two teams are meeting during the season but, now it is a do-or-die situation in the playoffs. Even though Orcas outplayed the Super Kings in their last game, there are some serious weaknesses in the Seattle batting line-up. This can end up being a major headache for the team in this game. The Texas Super Kings are also struggling for consistency, especially in their bowling unit. Many of their star batters are not in good nick. All-in-all we will bet with Seattle Orcas to win this game.

Top Picks

Heinrich Klaasen: The Seattle batsman has scored 231 runs from 5 matches with an average of 77 and a strike rate of 206.25 thus far.

Devon Conway: Conway has scored 159 runs from 5 matches with an average of 31.80 and a strike rate of 131.40.

Dwayne Bravo: Bravo has scored 136 runs for Texas Super Kings in his last 4 appearances with a strike rate of 154.54 and an average of 68.

Wayne Parnell: Wayne Parnell has picked up 8 wickets from their last 4 games with a strike rate of 11.25.

SOR vs TSKS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q deKock, D Conway , H Klaasen (C)

Batters: D Miller, F du Plessis, N Anwar

All-rounders: M Santner , I Wasim (VC), D Sams

Bowlers: A Tye, G Coetzee

SOR vs TSKS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction