Stable Batting Order - A Boon Or A Curse? Analysis Of Texas Super Kings

Texas Super Kings in practice ahead of MLC 2024 [X]Texas Super Kings in practice ahead of MLC 2024 [X]

The Super Kings has been one of the most successful franchises in the Indian Premier League history. Their branch in the US performed decently in its first-ever outing in MLC 2023. However, the Texas-based MLC team will be looking to better their exploits from the previous season and lift their maiden MLC trophy.

In this article, we take a look at the Texas Super Kings and try to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the squad.

Here is a look at the Texas Super Kings squad for MLC 2024.

Batters: Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway, Aiden Markram, Saiteja Mukkamalla

All-rounders: Milind Kumar, Daryl Mitchell, Mohammad Mohsin, Mitchell Santner, Cameron Setevenson, Marcus Stoinis, Joshua Tromp, Zia Shahzad

Bowlers: Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Calvin Savage, Matheesha Pathirana, Zia-ul-haq, Raj Nannan, Gerald Coetzee

Strengths of Texas Super Kings for MLC 2024

Stable top order

Faf du Plessis will be leading Texas Super Kings in MLC 2024 [X]Faf du Plessis will be leading Texas Super Kings in MLC 2024 [X]

Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Marcus Stoinis and Aiden Markram provide a solid outlook for the TSK batting lineup. These batters, in most cases, will score some important runs for the team and set the stage for their wins. Though the batting lineup does not look destructive, the batters mentioned above have a great ability to shift gears after getting set.

An all-round bowling attack

The bowling attack of the Texas Super Kings looks pretty well-rounded, with most of the bases covered. While Naveen ul Haq, Gerald Cotezee and Matheesha Pathirana give their pace attack a well-balanced look, spinners like Mitchell Santner and Noor Ahmad add variety, depth and flexibility to the attack. The team seems to have a bowling attack that can handle the pressure in most of the games. The management will now hope that the bowler works in tandem with the batting batters and guides the team to their first-ever title win.

Weaknesses of Texas Super Kings for MLC 2024

Lack of power hitters

Most of the batters in the Texas line-up are grafters. They will need a few deliveries to settle themselves down in the middle before they can shift gears and take the assault to the bowlers. Marcus Stoinis looks like the only batter in this line-up who can press the foot on the pedal from ball one. So, in case of big chases or against powerful batting line-ups like that of MI-New York, the Super Kings might struggle a bit.

Texas Super Kings Predicted XI for the first match

Faf du Plessis (O), Devon Conway (O), Aiden Markram (O), Milind Kumar, Mohammad Mohsin, Joshua Tromp, Zia Shahzad, Mitchell Santner (O), Gerald Coetzee (O), Noor Ahmad (O), Raj Nannan