The Rockets were outstanding all three departments in their opening game.
Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers are all set to cross swords in the seventh match of the Men’s Hundred at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Rockets got off a winning start in the tournament, beating Southern Brave by nine wickets with 18 balls to spare at the same venue.
Marchant de Lange, Dawid Malan and D’Arcy Short contributed to sealing the victory for the Rockets. The Superchargers, on the other hand, didn’t make the greatest of starts as they went down to the Welsh Fire by five runs. Going ahead, they will want to make amends and get a much-needed win.
Match – Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers – 7th match
Venue – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Time – 11:00 PM IST, 05:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
Avg first inning score: 126 (1 match at Old Trafford in The Hundred)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, N/R – 0
Alex Hales, D Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Tom Moores (wk), Lewis Gregory (c), Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Luke Wood, Marchant de Lange
Bench– Luke Wright, Ben Cox, Samuel Cook, Timm van der Gugten, Matthew Carter
Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn, Ben Stokes (c), Harry Brook, David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, John Simpson (wk), Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bench- Faf du Plessis, Jordan Thompson, Ben Raine, Matthew Fisher, Callum Parkinson
Probable best batter of the match
Alex Hales— Trent Rockets
Alex Hales is a class act, and there’s very little doubt on that. The right-hander has delivered in tournaments across the globe, though he hasn’t donned the national colours for over two years now. In the first game against the Brave, he couldn’t open his account after George Garton castled him. However, keeping in mind his skills, Hales is expected to make a comeback.
Probable best bowler of the match
Marchant de Lange— Trent Rockets
Marchant de Lange was stupendous in the Rockets’ first match of the tournament. He got the Player of the Match award and carried his good form from the 2021 edition of the T20 Blast. In the previous match, the fast bowler picked up five wickets and conceded runs at a run-a-ball. De Lange will want to replicate something similar in the upcoming game as well.
Today’s match prediction: Trent Rockets to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.