Match Details

Date: July 9th, 2024

Time: 5:30 PM PDT

Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas

Broadcast: Live on Willow TV

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Preview:

After a loss in the season opener, the Seattle Orcas look for their first win of the season when they take on the LA Knight Riders. In last season’s match, the Seattle Orcas suffered a narrow defeat, with the LA Knight Riders clinching victory by just two wickets in a nail-biting finish.

As both teams gear up for this thrilling encounter, the Seattle Orcas will aim to leverage the team’s strengths in pursuit of their first win of the season. With key players in form and the motivation to turn the tables from last year's tight contest, this promises to be an engaging contest in Dallas.

Pitch Report
The pitch at Dallas has exhibited a two-paced nature. With an average first-innings score of 164, the wicket has seen varied results: one game won by the chasing team and another by the team setting the target. Batters will need to adjust quickly to the surface, while bowlers may find opportunities to exploit any uneven bounce and pace.


Key Players

Seattle Orcas:

Zaman Khan: Despite the team's defeat in the opener, Zaman Khan's bowling stood out. He picked up a crucial wicket and maintained a commendable economy rate of 5.1. His disciplined line and length will be vital in containing the Knight Riders' power-packed lineup.

Cameron Gannon: Gannon's ability to break partnerships will be crucial. He managed to claim two vital wickets in the previous game and will be looking to fine-tune his approach to keep the LA Knight Riders' batters in check.

Shubham Ranjane: With a steady 35-run contribution in the first game, Ranjane demonstrated his capability to anchor the innings. His role in the middle order will be pivotal as the Seattle Orcas seek stability and momentum in our batting performance.

LA Knight Riders:

 

Andre Russell: Russell is in scintillating form and especially dangerous in the death overs. His ability to change the game's complexion with quick runs makes him a major threat.

 

Unmukt Chand: Chand played a key role in the Knight Riders' comeback win in their first game, with a crucial 65-run knock. His experience and composure will be crucial at the top of the order.

Ali Khan: Ali Khan's contributions were significant in the Knight Riders' opening victory. His knack for picking crucial wickets will be a challenge for Orcas batters.