The Los Angeles Knight Riders are set to face off against the San Francisco Unicorns in the 8th match of the Major League Cricket 2023. Los Angeles is still searching for their first win after suffering heavy losses against the Texas Super Kings and MI New York. Meanwhile, San Francisco has won one and lost one from their two matches played.
The match will take place at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on July 19th at 6:00 AM IST and July 18th at 7:30 PM Local Time. Live streaming of the match will be available on Sports18 and Jio Cinema.
According to the pitch report for LAKR vs SFU, the team batting first has a good success rate at this venue, winning 6 out of the last 7 matches. It can be challenging for batters to accelerate between the 7th and 14th overs. Based on recent results, the captains winning the toss should choose to bat first.
In terms of recent form, the Los Angeles Knight Riders have suffered two consecutive losses, while the San Francisco Unicorns have won one and lost one.
Probable Starting XIs for LAKR vs SFU are as follows:
Los Angeles Knight Riders: Martin Guptill / Jason Roy, Unmukt Chand, Rilee Rossouw, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Adam Zampa, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Corne Dry
San Francisco Unicorns: Matthew Wade (wk), Finn Allen, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch (c), Corey Anderson, Shadab Khan, Tajinder Singh Dhilon, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Liam Plunkett, Haris Rauf, Carmi le Roux
There are no injury updates as the players are fit and doing well.
In terms of top picks for Dream11, My11circle, and MPL, Corey Anderson is a standout batter who has been consistently converting his starts into big scores. Andre Russell is a powerful all-rounder known for his ability to clear the fence, while Ali Khan is a top-performing bowler in the Major League Cricket. Finn Allen, the wicketkeeper, has been in attacking mode and has a high strike rate in the tournament. Shadab Khan is also a key player for the San Francisco Unicorns, making significant contributions with both the bat and ball.
The suggested fantasy teams for LAKR vs SFU are:
1. Matthew Wade, Finn Allen, Rilee Rossouw, Corey Anderson, Jason Roy, Andre Russell (vc), Marcus Stoinis, Shadab Khan (c), Liam Plunkett, Adam Zampa, Ali Khan
2. Finn Allen (c), Rilee Rossouw, Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson (vc), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, Shadab Khan, Adam Zampa, Ali Khan, Haris Rauf
In pre-match analysis, the Los Angeles Knight Riders have struggled in their first two matches, particularly with their batting performance. They will need to improve if they want to stay competitive in the tournament. On the other hand, the San Francisco Unicorns had a mixed start, with a win against MI New York but a loss against the Seattle Orcas. They will look to capitalize on the Knight Riders’ struggles and secure a victory in this match.
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