Date: July 17, 2023
Time : 6:00 AM IST
Venue : Grand Prairie Stadium, Grand Prairie
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Los Angeles Knight Riders will be facing-off against MI New York in the sixth match of the Major League Cricket (MLC) at the Grand Prairie Stadium. LAKR will arrive at this fixture after losing their first match of the league campaign against TSK with a big margin. On the other side, MINY didn’t fare much better in their inaugural game of the league either, tasting defeat against SFU. Both these teams have a plethora of top-quality players, especially overseas, which would make it a really exciting contest from start to finish on July 16 in Grand Prairie.
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The pitches at Grand Prairie Stadium have proven to be very good for batting, with the batters getting ample opportunity to play their strokes freely in the MLC 2023. After the completion of four matches in the tournament, the average first innings score stands at 179, which could be the total achieved during the first half of the game between Los Angeles Knight Riders and MI New York.
Los Angeles Knight Riders:
The batting lineup of the Los Angeles Knight Riders struggled massively at the top of the order during their first MLC outing against the Texas Super Kings. Only the experienced West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was able to notch up a fifty in tough circumstances for LAKR, but it was far from enough for the team’s cause. The bowling department of Los Angeles did fare better in the first innings, with Lockie Ferguson and the captain Sunil Narine being the pick of the bunch.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LAKR
Martin Guptill, Unmukt Chand, Riley Rossouw, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Corne Dry, Adam Zampa, Lockie Ferguson, Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan
MI New York:
While chasing the massive target of 216 in their opening MLC fixture, the MI New York batting lineup didn’t start well as two of their American top order batters were dismissed cheaply against San Francisco Unicorns. But, then, the overseas pros of MINY, including the likes of Dewald Brevis, Nicholas Pooran, captain Kieron Pollard, and Tim David were exceptional with the bat, without being on the winning side. Talking about the bowling effort in the first half, Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada brought some resemblance of control in the innings, but rest of the bowlers fared poorly for New York.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MINY
Dewald Brevis, Steven Taylor, Monank Patel, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Hammad Azam, Tim David, Sarabjit Ladda, Ehsan Adil, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult
Los Angeles Knight Riders have a lot of boxes to fill in their bid to win the first match of the MLC 2023, especially in the batting department. Their upcoming opponents MI New York are looking more balanced team in comparison, which won’t bode too well for them to get that elusive victory.
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