Washington Freedom vs Texas Super Kings, 5th Match MLC 2024 Preview, Playing 11, Pitch Report, and Live Streaming Details

In the fifth match of the 2024 Major League Series, the Texas Super Kings will take on the Washington Freedom. The team Freedom is coming off a victory over MI New York City. On the other hand, the Super Kings lost their previous match to LA Knight Riders. A win over the Kings would put Freedom in the standings, while the opposite would be Freedom in the top four. With the star-studded lineup, the matchup promises to keep the audience at 3500-capacity Church Street Park in Morrisville at the edge of their seats.

Match Details and Head-to-Heads

The match will begin on July 9, 1:00 AM IST in India, and July 8, 3:30 pm EST in the USA. Interestingly, both teams have not faced each other before, making it all the more exciting.

Squad News

Washington Freedom:

The Washington Freedom Squad, led by captain Steven Smith, boasts a diverse. The team looks well-rounded, with solid batting firepower from Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Mukhtar Ahmed, and WK-batters Andries Gous and Lahiru Milantha.

The bowling attack features talents like Lockie Ferguson, Akeal Hosein, and Saurabh Netravalkar, complemented by allrounders Obus Pienaar, Marco Jansen, and Justin Dill. With Andrew Tye, Ian Holland, and Yasir Mohammad adding depth in bowling and promising talents like Jack Edwards and Bodugum Akhilesh Reddy in the batting lineup, the squad is set to challenge under head coach Greg Shipperd.

Texas Super Kings:

Under the leadership of captain Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway will anchor the batting lineup for Texas Super Kings. With experience and versatility, Aaron Hardie, Joshua Tromp, and Marcus Stoinis bolster the middle order as batting allrounders, supported by Milind Kumar and Daryl Mitchell.

The bowling attack features Calvin Savage, Gerald Coetzee, and Naveen-ul-Haq, complemented by all-rounders like Mohammad Mohsin and Mitchell Santner. The squad also benefits from the expertise of head coach Stephen Fleming, guiding talents such as Aiden Markram and Cameron Stevenson, ensuring a balanced mix of youth and seasoned skills in their quest for success.

Washington Freedom vs Texas Super Kings, Possible Playing 11

Washington FreedomTexas Super Kings
Travis HeadFaf du Plessis (C)
Andries Gous (wk)Devon Conway (wk)
Steven Smith (C)Aaron Hardie
Glenn MaxwellJoshua Tromp
Obus PienaarMarcus Stoinis
Mukhtar AhmedMilind Kumar
Akeal HoseinCalvin Savage
Marco JansenGerald Coetzee
Lockie FergusonMohammad Mohsin
Justin DillNaveen-ul-Haq
Saurabh NetravalkarZia-ul-Haq

Pitch Report

Church Street Park in Morrisville is known for its challenging bowling pitch, which is remarkably supportive in snowy weather conditions. Teams batting first at this venue have averaged around 119 runs. On the other hand, those batting second have managed 89 runs on average. Historically, batting second has proven advantageous, with a 60%-win rate compared to 40% for teams batting first.

For the Washington Freedom, key batters include Mukhtar Ahmed and Obus Pienaar, while Akeal Hosein and Marco Jansen are pivotal bowlers. The Texas Super Kings rely on Faf du Plessis and Devon Conway for their batting prowess, with G. Coetzee and Naveen-Ul-Haq leading their bowling attack effectively.

Where to Watch MLC 2024 in India?

Fans in India can watch the game on JioCinema, the Sony Sports Ten 1 SD & HD, and Sony Sports Ten 5 SD & HD channels.

Where to Watch MLC 2024 in the USA?

Fans in the USA can watch the match on Willow by Cricbuzz, YES Network.

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