San Francisco Unicorns (SFU) will battle against Seattle Orcas (SEO) in the fourth match of the Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. The match between the two teams is scheduled to begin at 6:00 am IST (July 16), 12:30 am GMT (July 15) and 07:30 pm local time (July 14).
Speaking of their previous encounters, SFU and SEO emerged victorious in their opening games of the MLC 2023. The San Francisco-based team defeated MI New York (MINY) in their last match, while Seattle started their campaign with a win over Washington Freedom (WAF).
Corey Anderson (91) and Shadab Khan (61) were the standout performers for SFU in their win against MINY, with Liam Plunkett and Carmi le Roux claiming two wickets each. On the other hand, Nauman Anwar (48) and Imad Wasim (43) shined for SEO in their victory over WAF. Among bowlers, Wayne Parnell and Harmeet Singh bagged two wickets each for Seattle.
Starting their campaigns with wins, both SFU and SEO will now look to carry the momentum in second match as well.
The playing surface at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas initially provides an advantage to the batters, but as the game progresses, the bowlers also become influential. The average score at this venue is 170, and the team winning the toss will look to bat first.
San Francisco Unicorns: Matthew Wade (wk), Finn Allen, Aaron Finch (c), Corey Anderson, Marcus Stoinis, Tajinder Dhillon, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Shadab Khan, Carmi le Roux, Haris Rauf, Liam Plunkett
Seattle Orcas: Quinton de Kock (wk), Nauman Anwar, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Imad Wasim, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Cameron Gannon, Wayne Parnell (c), Harmeet Singh, Andrew Tye
- Wicketkeepers: Quinton De Kock, Henrich Klaasen, Matthew Wade
- Batters: Shimron Hetmyer, Aaron Finch (c), Corey Anderson
- All-rounders: Imad Wasim, Marcus Stoinis, Shadab Khan (vc)
- Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Wayne Parnell
- SFU wins the toss and bats first
- Powerplay score: 55-65
- SFU total: 190-200
- SEO wins the toss and bats first
- Powerplay score: 40-50
- SEO total: 170-180
Team batting first to win the contest.