We have reached the business end of the league stage for the first season of Major League Cricket and this week we will know the teams which will make it to the play-offs. On Wednesday, MI New York, and Seattle Orcas will face each other at Church Street Park. The fixture will be the last match of the league stage and post this, the playoffs will take place.
MI New York are currently at the third spot in the point table with two wins and two losses and a net run rate of +1.139. The cricket betting sites have MLC odds on their websites.
Seattle Orcas are the table toppers with three wins and one loss and a net run rate of +.806. And they look favourites to win the league in the debut season.
MI New York kicked off their MLC season with a loss against San Francisco Unicorns but immediately bounced back and scored a win in the second fixture. With two wins and two losses in four games, MI New York has shown inconsistency in the tournament. They are coming to play their fifth fixture after scoring a comfortable win over Washington Freedom in their previous fixture. Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, and Rashid Khan are the key players in the team.
All the eyes will be on Trent Boult as he is the team’s leading wicket-taker and Boult will be expected to give major troubles to the opposition.
Predicted Lineup: Timothy David, Kieron Pollard, David Wiese, Nicholas Pooran, Nosthush Kenjige, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Monank Patel, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Shayan Jahangir
Seattle Orcas are the leading giants of the tournament and they have shown positive signs since the first match. However, after three consecutive wins, Seattle Orcas witnessed a defeat in their previous game against LA Knight Riders. The whole team will be in shock after facing a defeat against the weakest team in the tournament. Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, and Wayne Parnell are the key players for the team.
The team will be motivated to bounce back after their loss in the last fixture and will use the same combination of players.
Predicted Lineup: Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Quinton de Kock, Dasun Shanaka, Cameron Gannon, Andrew Tye, Harmeet Singh, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Heinrich Klaasen, Nauman Anwar
MI New York have good depth in their batting but the opening lineup has shown inconsistency in scoring runs. Seattle Orcas have been consistent in their performance as the team has a good balance. We predict a win for Seattle Orcas on Wednesday against MI New York.