TSKS vs WAF Match Preview

Texas Super Kings will once again bank on its powerful batting line-up to put up a good total here.

They have some of the biggest hitters in white-ball cricket, including Faf Du Plessis, Devon Conway, and David Miller at their disposal. Local players Lahiru Milantha and Milind Kumar are capable of striking some lusty blows too, while all-rounders Mitchell Santner and Dwayne Bravo add depth to the batting.

On the bowling front, Rusty Theron Calvin Savage are likely to start the proceedings with the new ball, and Dwayne Bravo will play an important role too, especially at the death. Mohammad Mohsin was brilliant with his leg breaks in the previous match, picking up 4 wickets for just 8 runs and the team will be expecting a similar performance from him here. 

The batting could be one of the biggest weaknesses for Freedom here as only a few top-order batsmen, including Matthew Short, Glenn Phillips, and Shad Ali are experienced in terms of international League cricket. While Mukhtar Ahmed and Andries Gous are undoubtedly talented, they are more likely to crumble under pressure from a quality bowling attack.

This puts added pressure of scoring runs on all-rounders Moises Henriques and Marco Jansen. The bowling on the other hand is pretty strong, thanks to seamers Anrich Nortje, Henriques, and Jansen. Local boy Saurabh Netravalkar too has put up some good performances in his recent outings.

Akeal Hosein and Dane Piedt will be seen performing the spin duties. 

Weather Report

The weather is likely to remain warm and humid. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Grand Prairie Stadium is good to bat on. It has a good covering of grass and offers a good amount of pace and bounce. It is likely to get a bit slower in the second half, aiding the spinners. The team batting first will look to set a target of over 180 for the opposition.

Notable stats

Rusty Theron’s Consistent Bowling

Rusty Theron has been a consistent performer with the ball when it comes to T20 cricket. He has picked up 147 runs from 129 matches and has an excellent bowling strike rate of 18.80.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


TSKS vs WAF Probable 11

TSKS Playing 11

  • Faf Du Plessis (C)
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Lahiru Milantha
  • Milan Kumar
  • David Miller
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Calvin Savage
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Rusty Theron
  • Mohammad Mohsin

WAF Playing 11

  • Matthew Short
  • Mukhtar Ahmed
  • Andries Gous (Wk)
  • Moises Henriques (C)
  • Obus Pienaar
  • Marco Jansen
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Dane Piedt
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Saurabh Netravalkar
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

We are backing the Texas Super Kings to win here. They have a stronger batting unit when compared with the Washington Freedom, and the bowling is pretty good too. On the other hand, Washington lacks quality batsmen, especially at the top of the order. 


Top Picks

Faf Du Plessis: Du Plessis is one of the most devastating batsmen in T20 cricket. He has scored a total of 9336 runs in his T20 career at a strike rate of 133.35.

David Miller: David Miller played an excellent innings of 61 runs in the opening fixture and looks to be in fine form. He has scored 9627 runs in his career at a strike rate of 139.25.

Moises Henriques: Henriques can contribute with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 4903 runs in his career and has also picked up 116 wickets. 


TSKS vs WAF Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway

Batters: F du Plessis (C), D Miller, M Henriques

All-rounders: M Santner, D Bravo (VC), M Jansen, Mohammad-Mohsin

Bowlers: A Nortje, G Coetzee, A Hosein

TSKS vs WAF Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction