The Originals are placed on the top half of the points table with five points from four games.
Manchester Originals and Southern Brave are all set to face each other in the 19th match of the Men’s Hundred on Thursday, August 5 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The Brave started their campaign with two defeats on the trot, but have managed to come back with two victories.
However, with a net run rate of -0.465, the James Vince-led unit are languishing at seventh place in the table. The Originals, on the other hand, are placed at third in the table with five points from four games. Even they must be high on confidence following their seven-wicket win over Welsh Fire.
Match – Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave – 19th match
Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester
Time – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Manchester isn’t expected to be an overly decent one for batting. As the match goes by, batting may get easy for batting. Hence, batting first. The bowlers are going to have a decent out on Thursday.
Avg first innings score: 87 (1 match in the Hundred at Old Trafford)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, N/R – 0
Philip Salt, Joe Clarke (wk), Colin Munro, Colin Ackermann, Tom Lammonby, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley, Lockie Ferguson, Steven Finn, Matthew Parkinson
Bench– Fred Klaassen, Jamie Overton, Richard Gleeson, Sam Hain
Quinton de Kock (wk), James Vince (c), Devon Conway, Alex Davies, Ross Whiteley, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Jordan, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott
Bench- Max Waller, Danny Briggs, Delray Rawlins
Probable best batter of the match
James Vince— Southern Brave
James Vince, the Brave skipper, has looked in decent touch with the bat in the ongoing edition of the Hundred. In four matches, he has notched 106 runs at an average of 26.50 and a strike rate of 137.66. In one of the matches, the right-hander scored 60 runs and looked in excellent touch. He is also the leading run-scorer for his team in the event.
Probable best bowler of the match
Matt Parkinson— Manchester Originals
Matt Parkinson has bowled exceptionally for the Originals in the Hundred. In three matches, the leg-spinner has picked up five wickets at an economy of 1.22. He has also the best figures of four for nine and has a strike rate of 10.8. The Originals’ batters need to play him with utmost caution going into the next match.
Today’s match prediction: Manchester Originals 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.