WAF vs MINY Match Preview

The team of Washington Freedom is going into the playoffs after a defeat at the hands of the same opposition as this. The team will need to improve their overall performance, especially with the ball. If they are looking to get by the MI New York team, they will need to improve their performance with the ball substantially. Most of the domestic bowlers were getting hammered all around the park. The team depends mostly on their overseas stars for this. They are also going to require some good contributions from their top-order batting. Players will need to contribute larger individual scores and cross the half-century mark more often.

The most recent victory for MI New York in reality came against the same opposition of Washington Freedom. Their last Major League Cricket contest also ended in a loss. it was a 2-wicket loss they suffered at the hands of the Seattle outfit. The biggest positive to have come out of this is, the batting form displayed by Nicholas Pooran. He played a couple of breathtaking innings in the last couple of games. He scored 62 not out during a successful run chase and also scored a quick 68 from 34 balls when MI New York racked up 194 for 8 against the team of Orcas.

But even after setting such a big target, they could not defend it well. Heinrich Klaasen put the New York bowlers to sword hammering 110 runs. The Washington Freedom top-order batting will be in the hands of Mukhtar Ahmed and Saad Ali. The Washington middle order will be handled by players such as Glenn Phillips, Akhilesh Reddy, and Sujith Gowda. Some of the significant bowlers on the side are Ben Dwarshuis, Akeal Hosein, Adam Milne, Anrich Nortje, Usman Rafiq, Tanveer Sangha, and Saurabh Netravalkar. 

Some useful all-rounders are playing in the team for Washington such as Dane Piedt, Justin Dill, Moises Henriques, and Marco Jensen. Steven Taylor will handle the New York top order while the middle order will be in the hands of batters such as Hammad Azam. The bowling attack will be handled by the likes of Dewald Brevis, Monank Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Jessy Singh, and Ehsan Adil. Some good all-rounders are playing in the squad such as Rashid Khan, David Weise, Dewald Brevis, and the skipper Kieron Pollard.

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

Trent Boult has a terrific strike rate in the competition.

Trent Boult has picked up 11 scalps so far from 5 outings with a strike rate of 10.27.

Kagiso Rabada has a great strike rate.

Kagiso Rabada has picked up 6 wickets from 3 matches with a strike rate of 11.

Team News

There are no injury worries reported for this game so far. You can expect full sides to be available for selection.

WAF vs MINY Probable 11

WAF Playing 11

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

MINY Playing 11

  • Dewald Brevis
  • Monank Patel
  • Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Tim David
  • Hammad Azam
  • Shayan Jahangir
  • Ehsan Adil
  • Trent Boult
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Nosthush Kenjige
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

Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran has scored 227 runs from 5 matches with an average of 56.75 and a strike rate of 154.42.

Trent Boult: Trent Boult has picked up 11 wickets from 5 matches with a strike rate of 10.27 and an economy rate of 7.96.

Tim David: Tim David has picked up 143 runs from 5 matches so far with an average of 71.50 and a super strike rate of 170.23.

Kagiso Rabada: Kagiso Rabada has picked up 6 wickets from 3 games with a strike rate of 11 and an economy rate of 7.09.

WAF vs MINY Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran , A Gous

Batters: M Short, T David, G Phillips

All-rounders: M Henriques (VC), K Pollard (C), A Hosein, Rashid Khan

Bowlers: T Boult, M Jansen

WAF vs MINY Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction