USA’s Major League Cricket to get underway on July 13 (US time) with Texas Super Kings and Los Angeles Knight Riders match. Grand Prairie Stadium Dallas will host the inaugural MLC 2023 game. The 17-day-long tournament will see a total of 19 games which will be played in two venues. Fans are not much aware of USA’s cricket grounds and they would like to know the stats such as the Grand Prairie Stadium Dallas pitch report and the history of the ground.
Dallas Cricket Stadium History
Grand Prairie Stadium was formerly a baseball ground which was known as QuikTrip Park. In 2020, USA Cricket acquired the lease to the venue and decided to turn it into a cricket ground. The reconstruction work was started in April 2022 and the USA Board has spent 20 million dollars to make it Cricket ready. Other than Major League Cricket, Dallas Cricket Stadium will host international matches of the USA Cricket team.
Grand Prairie Stadium Dallas Pitch Report
Dallas Cricket Ground is a newly built venue and with TSK vs LAKR match, the ground will see its inception. To date, no match is played here, so, we don’t know much about Dallas’ pitch. But we can expect it to favour batsmen on Thursday. The team who wins the toss in TSK vs LAKR match should bowl first to become aware of the conditions.
Dallas Weather Forecast for TSK vs LAKR match
Weather forecast of Dallas on Thursday is mostly sunny and humid. There are almost no chances of rain during TSK vs LAKR, MLC 2023 match.
TSK vs LAKR Match Preview
Despite releasing Faf du Plessis from the IPL team, CSK has shown faith on the South African as he will lead their Texas franchise. Plessis also captains CSK’s SA20 franchise Joburg Super Kings. Talking about Los Angeles Knight Riders, Sunil Narine is handed the captainship role.
If we look at the squads of both sides, Knight Riders are a better bowling side on paper while TSK’s batting unit is filled with stars such as Plessis, Miller, Conway. Batting line-up of LAKR includes Jason Roy, Rilee Rossouw and Unmukt Chand, Andre Russell. We can expect an equal contest between bat and bowl.
The match in Dallas will kick-off at 7:30 PM (July 13) and as per Indian Standard Time, it will start at 6:00 AM (July 14). In India, TSK vs LAKR match can be watched on Sports18 channel and Jio Cinema app.