MLC 2023: Match 9, WAF vs LAKR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Washington Freedom and Los Angles Knight Riders?

LAKR are yet to win a single match in the ongoing season while WAF have won one out of two matches.

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The season so far has been terrible for Los Angeles Knight Riders in the ongoing Major League Cricket 2023. Washington Freedom, meanwhile, have won one of the two matches, and thus, if they keep up with the momentum, the team can very well eye for a spot in the qualifiers. The Sunil Narine-led side, on the other hand, are yet to win a single match in the ongoing competition, as nothing has gone in their favour so far. Their batting improved in the last match, but there are still a lot of areas that the team needs to improve in.

When it comes to Washington Freedom, Matthew Short was terrific for them in the last match and will be aiming to keep up with the momentum. Middle-order batters, meanwhile, will look to improve, and so will the bowlers. Ace pacer Anrich Nortje leaked more than 11 runs per over in the last match, and that needs to improve immediately.

WAF vs LAKR Match Details

Washington Freedom vs Los Angeles Knight Riders, Match 9, MLC 2023

Venue: Church Street Park, Morrisville 

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 21, 3:00 AM IST

Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: Sports18 and JioCinema

Church Street Park pitch report

Since it will be the first match in Church Street Park, batters are likely to enjoy themselves in the middle. Bowling first will be ideal, and anything over 175 runs will be perfect on this wicket.

WAF vs LAKR Probable Playing XI

Washington Freedom (WAF)

Matthew Short, Andries Gous (wk), Mukhtar Ahmed, Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques (c), Obus Pienaar, Marco Jansen, Akeal Hosein, Dane Piedt, Anrich Nortje, Saurabh Netravalkar

Los Angeles Knight Riders (LAKR)

Jason Roy, Unmukt Chand, Rilee Rossouw, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Corne Dry, Adam Zampa, Ali Khan, Spencer Johnson

Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter:

Andre Russell

Andre Russell showed glimpses of his class in the last match against San Francisco Unicorns. However, in three matches so far, the cricketer has scored 99 runs; thus, there’s a lot of room for improvement. Given his history in the shortest format of the game, Russell is extremely important to the team going forward.

Probable Best Bowler:

Akeal Hosein

West Indies international Akeal Hosein has picked up four wickets in three matches so far. He has tremendous potential and may prove to be vital in the upcoming match.

Today's Match Prediction: Bowling first 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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