WAF vs LAKR Match Preview

Washington Freedom has a strong batting lineup. Matthew Short was in excellent form in the last game, slamming 80 runs off just 50 deliveries, and played an important role in getting his team to a good total. He will look to give a brisk start here with his opening partner, Andries Gous.

However, there is plenty to improve when it comes to the other batsmen. Washington does have some quality batsmen in the middle order, like Glenn Phillips and Moises Henriques, but they have failed to make an impact so far. Also, the team lacks depth in batting.

The pace attack is quite strong with bowlers like Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, and Saurabh Netravalkar. If the seamers put the opposition batsmen under pressure early on, they have a good chance of winning.

The spin attack will be led by Akeal Hosein, who has been quite economical and will be supported by Dane Piedt and Phillips. 

LA Knight Riders are struggling and need to get their act together. Jason Roy, who replaced Martin Guptill in the last match, looked in fine form and will be hoping to give the team a strong start here with Unmukt Chand. The latter has got a couple of good starts but has failed to convert them into a big inning.

It is a similar story with the middle order as the likes of Rilee Rossouw, Nitish Kumar, and Jaskaran Malhotra have failed to get going. Andre Russell has been striking the ball well and will play an important role for the team. His bowling however hasn’t been up to the mark, and the same can be said about Sunil Narine, who has taken just 2 wickets in 3 matches.

Adam Zampa is the pick of the bowlers with 6 wickets, while seamer Ali Khan has picked up 5. The Knight Riders will need to perform well as a unit to bounce back. 

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be overcast and there is a forecast for rain, leading to delays and interruptions. 


Pitch Report

This is the first match of the season that will be played at the Morrisville Stadium, and not much is known about the pitch. However, we expect the surface to be good to bat on.

Notable stats

Adam Zampa: Dependable As Ever

Zampa has bowled well for the Knight Riders this season. He has picked up 6 wickets in 3 matches and has a strike rate of 11.00.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


WAF vs LAKR Probable 11

WAF Playing 11

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

LAKR Playing 11

  • Jason Roy
  • Unmukt Chand
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Jaskaran Malhotra (Wk)
  • Sunil Narine (C)
  • Andre Russell
  • Corne Dry
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Spencer Johnson
  • Ali Khan
  • Adam Zampa
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 Los Angeles Knight Riders to win here. They have some quality players on the team who are capable of turning things around for them. There is plenty of depth in the batting, thanks to all-rounders like Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. On the other hand, the Washington Freedom batting line-up isn’t the strongest one around. 


Top Picks

Andre Russell: Russell is one of the most explosive batsmen in the death overs. He has scored a total of 7549 runs in his T20 career at a strike rate of 167.42 and has also picked up 397 wickets.

Jason Roy: Jason Roy looked in good form in the last match and can score briskly in the Powerplay. He has scored 8486 runs at a strike rate of 142.12, including 6 centuries and 56 half-centuries.

Moises Henriques: Henriques is a reliable all-rounder who can contribute with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 4903 runs in his T20 career and has also picked up 116 wickets. 


WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Malhotra

Batters: J Roy, R Rossouw, M Henriques (VC)

All-rounders: A Russell (C), S Narine, M Jansen, M Short

Bowlers: A Zampa, A Hosein, Ali-Khan

WAF vs LAKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction