SOR vs WAF 3rd Match Major League Cricket 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom 3rd Match Major League Cricket 2023

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SOR vs WAF 3rd Match Major League Cricket 2023 – The 3rd match of Major League Cricket 2023 will be played between Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom on Saturday, 15 July 2023, at 6:00 AM (Jul 15) | 07:30 PM LOCAL at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas.

The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 5:30 AM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom teams, both teams have very good players.

Here Are the full details of the SOR vs WAF 3rd Match Major League Cricket 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom 3rd Match Major League Cricket 2023

SOR vs WAF 3rd Match Major League Cricket 2023

SeriesMajor League Cricket 2023
MatchSeattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom
Match TypeT20
DateSaturday, 15 July 2023
Time6:00 AM (Jul 15) | 07:30 PM LOCAL
VenueGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
HostSeattle Orcas

When: Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Major League Cricket 2023 on Saturday, 15 July 2023, 6:00 AM (Jul 15) | 07:30 PM LOCAL

Where: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Live Streaming and Broadcast

Major League Cricket 2023 will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema.

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Pitch Report

Not much is known about the playing conditions at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The stadium was used as a ballpark but has been redeveloped as a cricket ground (reconstruction started in April 2022). Given that it is being used for the opening match of the inaugural edition of the Major League Cricket 2023, one can expect fireworks from the bats and diminishing returns with the ball, as is the case on most T20 pitches.

Reports suggest this will be a good batting wicket in Texas to begin the tournament. A par score is likely to be somewhere around 190.

What to expect: 

Team news:

Seattle Orcas: Seattle Orcas have Quinton de Kock, Wayne Parnell, Dasun Shanaka, and Sikandar Raza as their big signings. The team has demonstrated their astuteness by selecting versatile players. Despite Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka’s current lack of form, he remains a valuable asset in the middle order. In contrast, Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza has been in excellent form for the past couple of years.

Raza was in excellent touch in the World Cup qualifiers, scoring 325 runs and picking up 9 wickets, and is expected to carry over his form here.

Quinton de Kock’s talent extends beyond his wicketkeeping skills to his batting performance. He is particularly known for his aggressive approach during the powerplay, where he mercilessly punishes the bowlers. De Kock has scored 383 runs in the 2022-23 season in 11 T20I games at an average of 42.55 and a strike rate of 161.

Wayne Parnell has the knack for taking crucial wickets in the early stages of the match, making him a key player who is expected to leave a notable impact on this match.

One major issue for the Seattle Orcas is their bowling department, which lacks experienced seamers beyond Parnell. This can prove to be a big hurdle for them in the tournament.

Seattle Orcas Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Wayne Parnell

Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aaron Jones, Shehan Jayasuriya, Heinrich Klaasen, Shimron Hetmyer, Dasun Shanaka, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Cameron Gannon, Phani Simhadri, Matthew Tromp

Seattle Orcas Squad: Shehan Jayasuriya, Aaron Jones, Nauman Anwar, Quinton De Kock, Cameron Gannon, Wayne Parnell, Shubham Ranjane, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Phani Simhadri, Phani Simhadri, Matthew Tromp

Washington Freedom: Washington Freedom may not boast the most renowned T20 players, but they made strategic choices in acquiring talents like Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Marco Jansen, Glenn Phillips, Adam Milne, Moises Henriques, and Josh Philippe. 

The team will rely heavily on their bowling prowess, drawing upon the expertise of seasoned players such as Anrich Nortje, Adam Milne, and Marco Jansen. These four bowlers have the capacity to deliver their full quota of four overs in every game and are genuine wicket-takers.

Unfortunately, Hasaranga, the team’s prized acquisition, and main spinner, will be unavailable due to workload issues. Taking his place in the playing XI is the talented young Australian leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha, who has made a name for himself with exceptional performances for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.

The batting responsibility for Washington Freedom in MLC 2023 will rest on the shoulders of Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques, and Josh Philippe. Phillips, known for his hard-hitting batting,  has proven himself as a formidable batsman for New Zealand in the middle order, making him an excellent fit for the No. 4 position. Captain Moises Henriques will have the added responsibility of leading this inexperienced batting lineup.

Washington Freedom Key Players

  • Josh Philippe
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Moises Henriques
  • Anrich Nortje

Probable XI: Josh Philippe, Andries Gous, Sujith Gowda, Moises Henriques, Glenn Phillips, Mukhtar Ahmed, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Saad Ali, Saurabh Netravalkar, Adam Milne

Washington Freedom Squad: Moises Henriques, Mukhtar Ahmed, Saad Ali, Sujith Gowda, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jacobus Pienaar, Justin Dill, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Dane Piedt, Akhilesh Bodugum, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe, Glenn Phillips, Andries Gous

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Winner

Seattle Orcas

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Prediction

This will be the first-ever match between the Seattle Orcas and Washington Freedom. It’s difficult to say which team has the edge, as Washington is more bowling-heavy while the Orcas are clearly dependent on their batting. However, the pitch is likely to favor the batters.

If that’s the case, then Seattle Orcas might take the game away with their superior batting, especially if they get to bat first and post a huge total. The likes of De Kock and Raza will punish the inexperienced Washington bowling unit. 

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Top Fantasy Picks

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Glenn Phillips

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Dream11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Josh Philippe

Batters: Shimron Hetmyer, Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques

All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Dasun Shanaka

Bowlers: Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Adam Milne

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Both Team Top Batsmen

The team will be led by South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell, who has plenty of experience playing franchise cricket around the world. He has a pretty well-balanced squad at his disposal. Some other high-profile international signings include Quinton De Kock, Shimron Hetmeyer, and Heinrich Klaasen, all of whom add considerable heft to the batting.

Veteran Australian Moises Henriques will lead the newly minted team and will hope to make a good start. Except for Josh Phillippe and Glenn Phillips, the batting line-up does not contain any well-known names. The tip order consists of Saad Ali, Mukhtar Ahmed, and local talent Sujith Gowda.

Seattle Orcas vs Washington Freedom Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers

The team has invested heavily in all-rounders and roped in players like Imad Wasim, Dasun Shanaka, and Dwaine Pretorius. The seam attack is one of the strengths for the Orcas, as in addition to the skipper, they have the services of Andrew Tye, Matthew Tromp, as well as local talent Phani Simhadri.

The spin attack will rely heavily on young Afghanistan bowler Izharulhaq Naveed as well as West Indian Hayden Walsh Jr. 

The seam attack does look quite strong thanks to the presence of experienced campaigners including Adam Milne, Ben Dwarshuis, Anrich Nortje, and Saurabh Netravalkar. West Indian spinner Akeal Hosein will lead the slow ball attack along with Dane Piedt, Tanvir Sangha, and Usman Rafiq. 

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