Fantasy XI – MI New York (MINY) vs Washington Freedom (WAF)

WK: Nicholas Pooran

BAT: Glenn Phillips, Tim David, Dewald Brevis

AR: Rashid Khan, Moises Henriques, David Wiese

BOWL: Trent Boult, Marco Jansen, Anirch Nortje, Nosthush Kenjige

C/VC: Rashid Khan, Trent Boult

Grand Prairie Stadium – Pitch Report & Venue Details

Average First Innings Score at the venue: 175

Bat First vs Bowl First in all T20s: Win batting first – 87.5% (7), Win chasing – 12.5% (1)

MINY-WAF Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at the venue: Corey Anderson(1), Tim David(3), Nicholas Pooran(8), Matthew Short(10)

MINY-WAF Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at the venue: Kagiso Rabada(3), Trent Boult(4), Akeal Hosein(9)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (73m) and square boundaries (61m, 72m). ThirdMan-DeepMidWicket (55m, 76m) and FineLeg-DeepCover (62m, 66m).

Wickets by bowling type(Innings Wise: 1ST INNS: RAP - 24(85ov), LAP - 7(22 ov), ROB - 1(11 ov), SLAO - 4(12 ov), WS - 9(24 ov), ROB - 1 (6 ov); 2ND INNS: RAP - 26(63 ov), LAP - 10(38 ov), SLAO - 9(24 ov), WS - 9(14 ov), ROB - 2(9 ov)

Pitch Report: It is likely to be a fresh surface for the playoffs and in the first leg at this ground, we saw that it was a batting-friendly pitch. The team batting first also won a majority of the games at this ground.

Predicted Playing XI – MI New York (MINY) vs Washington Freedom (WAF)

MI New York: Shayan Jahangir, Monank Patel, Dewald Brevis, Nicholas Pooran(c&wk), Hammad Azam, Tim David, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Nosthush Kenjige, Trent Boult, Ehsan Adil

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

Fantasy Notes - MI New York (MINY) vs Washington Freedom (WAF)

Points to consider

  • Base Team picks: Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques, Rashid Khan, Akeal Hosein, Trent Boult, Marco Jansen
  • Kieron Pollard injured his arm while fielding in the last match and it is unlikely that he will play in this match. Instead, Dewald Brevis might be included in the XI, with Nicholas Pooran taking over the captaincy. 
  • .Even though this ground has had a bias for the team batting first, do not ignore bowlers from the fielding first team. Death bowlers will be important at any ground but in the powerplay at this ground, fast bowlers have an average of 22 runs per wicket at < 7 economy, while the medium pacers have an average of 27.1 runs per wicket at 9.4 economy. Keep the express quicks in your team.
  • When a world class bowler like Anrich Nortje is selected in only 25% of the teams, there is always a big differential opportunity. If he clicks, you can easily sweep most of your contests with him in the team. At the same time, it is surprising to see his lack of wickets in the tournament.
  • The top 5 of Washington are right-hand dominated and 5.2% selected Nosthush Kenjige can play a major role as a differential in your team, especially if MI New York are bowling second.


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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetric