The Major League Cricket is slowly and gradually taking good shape as we have reached the 5th fixture of the tournament. Texas Super Kings will be hosting Washington Freedom on Monday at Grand Prairie Stadium. Both teams have already played their first match and the clash of the two is expected to be a thrilling contest.
Texas Super Kings registered a comfortable win in their first match against LA Knight Riders. They will be motivated to continue the momentum in the second fixture as well.
Washington Freedom are mostly dependent on their bowlers to make an impact in the game. The team doesn't have renowned faces from T20 cricket. The top bookmakers in India have odds for this league on their betting sites.
It was a positive start for Texas Super Kings as they scored a win in their first fixture. Devon Conway gave a solid start to the team by scoring 55 runs in 37 balls at a strike rate of 148.65. David Miller dominated in the middle order by scoring 61 off 42 balls at a strike rate of 145.24. On the bowling front, Mohammad Mohsin shined with his 4-wicket hall at an economy of 2.67. Rusty Theron also picked up 2 wickets while maintaining an economy of 8.
Skipper Faf Du Plessis will use the same combination of players against Washington Freedom.
Predicted Lineup: Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Milind Kumar, Faf du Plessis, Calvin Savage, Gerald Coetzee, Lahiru Milantha, Dwayne Bravo, Rusty Theron, David Miller, Mohammad Mohsin
Washington Freedom is clearly not a balanced squad as their batting is lacking a major depth. Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques, and Josh Philippe will be responsible to give the team a good start with their bat. The trio is experienced in T20 cricket and can do major damage to the opposition. However, Washington Freedom will be dependent on its bowling strength which consists of Anrich Nortje, Adam Milne, and Marco Jansen.
Unfortunately, Wanindy Hasaranga is not available to be part of the team and hence he will be replaced by Tanveer Sangha.
Predicted Lineup: Josh Philippe, Andries Gous (wk), Mukhtar Ahmed, Glenn Phillips, Sujith Gowda, Moises Henriques (c), Marco Jansen, Obus Pienaar, Tanveer Sangha, Anrich Nortje, Saurabh Netravalkar
Texas Super Kings are a well-balanced team with good depth in their batting and the bowlers performed exceptionally well in the first game. Washington Freedom might face difficulties in scoring runs. We predict a win for Texas Super Kings on Monday.