The most consistent team in the inaugural edition of the Major League Cricket, Seattle Orcas will be taking on MI New York in the final match of the season at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on July 31. The Wayne Parnell-led side have played some brilliant cricket so far as the team identified the right combination before others could figure it out. In the last match, Quinton de Kock looked in phenomenal form while Andrew Tye wreaked havoc with the ball. Hence, the team will be confident of their chances in the final.
MI New York, on the other hand, were on the verge of getting eliminated at one point but the Nicholas Pooran-led side showed a lot of character and made an emphatic return. Trent Boult is in exceptional form at the moment while Shayan Jahangir, Dewald Brevis and Tim David have been a force to reckon with. Hence, the final is expected to be very competitive as both teams are in exceptional form at the moment. However, the Orcas will have the psychological advantage as they have previously defeated MI New York in the league stage.
SEO vs MINY Match Details
Seattle Orcas vs MI New York, Final, MLC 2023
Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
Date & Time: Saturday, July 31, 6:00 AM IST
Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: Sports18 and JioCinema
Grand Prairie Stadium Pitch Report
The surface at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas has offered assistance to the batters thus far. The skipper winning the toss should elect to bowl first and anything over 170 runs will be a good total on this surface.
SEO vs MINY Probable Playing XI
Seattle Orcas (SEO)
Quinton de Kock (wk), Nauman Anwar, Shehan Jayasuriya, Heinrich Klaasen, Shubham Ranjane, Dwaine Pretorius, Imad Wasim, Wayne Parnell (c), Harmeet Singh, Andrew Tye, Cameron Gannon
MI New York (MINY)
Shayan Jahangir, Dewald Brevis, Slade van Staden, Tim David, Nicholas Pooran (wk/c), David Wiese, Steven Taylor, Rashid Khan, Nosthush Kenjige, Trent Boult, Ehsan Adil
SEO vs MINY Probable Best Players
Probable Best Batter:
South Africa international Heinrich Klaasen is in sensational form at the form and will be key for Seattle Orcas on the night of the final. He has hit 231 runs in six matches so far and with that, the 32-year-old is currently the second-leading run-scorer of the tournament. He is striking the ball really well and will be hoping to continue in the same fashion.
Probable Best Bowler:
The Kiwi pacer ripped through Texas’s batting line-up in the Challenger, picking up four wickets in the process. Boult has 19 wickets to his name in six matches so far in the competition and if he manages to keep up with the form, MI New York can dream of winning the coveted prize.