MLC 2023: Eliminator, WAF vs MINY Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Washington Freedom and MI New York?

Washington Freedom won three matches while MI New York won two matches in the league stage.

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Despite being inconsistent throughout the Major League Cricket 2023, MI New York managed to qualify for the playoffs and will be challenging Washington Freedom on July 28 to seal the Challenger berth. Under the leadership of Kieron Pollard, there have been a few occasions where the team has played extremely well, however, bowling has been one of the areas of concern. Hence, there is a lot of room for improvement as the team will hope to move to the next round.

Meanwhile, their opponent, Washington Freedom suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of MI New York in the league stage and will be aiming to make a comeback. Their batting looks a bit dull but the likes of Matthew Short, Glenn Phillips and Moises Henriques can change the complexion of the game any time. 

WAF vs MINY Match Details

Washington Freedom vs MI New York, Eliminator, MLC 2023

Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas

Date & Time: Friday, July 28, 2:00 AM IST

Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: Sports18 and JioCinema

Grand Prairie Stadium pitch report

Batting first will be ideal at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Anything over 180 will be a good total on the board. Batters are expected to enjoy their time in the middle and a run fest is expected.

WAF vs MINY Probable Playing XI

Washington Freedom (WAF)

Mukhtar Ahmed, Moises Henriques (C), M Jansen, AJ Pienaar, MW Short, Glenn Phillips, AGS Gous (wk), JR Philippe, DL Piedt, AJ Hosein, A Nortje

MI New York (MINY)

Shayan Jahangir, Tim David, D Wiese, Hammad Azam, Kieron Pollard (C), MD Patel, Nicholas Pooran (wk), NP Kenjige, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Ehsan Adil

Probable Best Players

Probable Best Batter:

Nicholas Pooran

West Indies international Nicholas Pooran is in brilliant form at the moment, having hit 227 runs in five matches so far. With that, the cricketer is currently second on the list of leading run-scorer and if he manages to keep up with the form, MI New York can dream of making it to the next round.

Probable Best Bowler:

Trent Boult

With 11 wickets to his name in just five matches, Trent Boult is currently the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He will be aiming to continue in the same fashion and may even find success as Washington batters are not in great form at the moment.

Today's Match Prediction: MI New York to win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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