Major League Cricket season 1 has reached its business end and now we witness the first playoff which is scheduled to take place on Friday between Seattle Orcas and Texas Super Kings. We are in for an absolute thriller as both teams finished the league stage table toppers.
Seattle Orcas were the league leaders with 8 points and a net runs rate of +.0725. They witnessed only one loss out of 5 matches at the league stage.
Texas Super Kings finished their league stage at the 2nd position with 6 points and a net run rate of +0.570. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds for this particular league.
Seattle Orcas have performed exceptionally well at the league stage of the tournament. They started their campaign with three consecutive wins but lost only one match against LA Knight Riders. In their previous fixture, Seattle Orcas defeated MI New York. Nauman Anwar and Heinrich Klaasen are the two key batters. Imad Wasim and Harmeet Singh picked up two wickets each in the last match. Cameron Gannon will play an important role in the team’s success in the upcoming fixture.
Seattle Orcas have the winning combination and they won’t do any changes in the team.
Predicted Lineup: Imad Wasim, Quinton de Kock, Dasun Shanaka, Cameron Gannon, Andrew Tye, Harmeet Singh, Dwaine Pretorius, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Heinrich Klaasen, Nauman Anwar
Texas Super Kings displayed great potential as the tournament began but soon lost track and the players displayed inconsistency in winning the matches. In their previous fixture, Texas Super Kings defeated San Francisco Unicorns. Gerald Coetzee picked up a 4-wicket hall while maintaining an economy at 7.75. Daniel Sams and Mitchell Santner picked up 2 wickets each. Skipper Faf du Plessis lost his wicket without scoring any runs but Milind Kumar and Daniel Sams handled the innings for the team.
Daniel Sams, Faf du Plessis, and Gerald Coetzee will have to play their best game to get a positive result for their team.
Predicted Lineup: Mitchell Santner, Gerald Coetzee, Calvin Savage, Milind Kumar, Rusty Theron, Cody Chetty, Devon Conway, David Miller, Daniel Sams, Mohammad Mohsin, Faf du Plessis
Both teams have met previously during the league stage and Seattle Orcas scored a comfortable win over Texas Super Kings. Seattle Orcas is the stronger team as the players have shown consistency and the team has a winning momentum. We predict a win for Seattle Orcas in the first qualifiers.