The Spirit are yet to open their account in the tournament.
Manchester Originals and London Spirit are set to lock horns in the 24th match of the Men’s Hundred on Tuesday, at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The Spirit are languishing at the bottom of the table with one point from five games, and are yet to win a single game in the tournament.
Moreover, the 83-run loss at the hands of Northern Superchargers would have dented their confidence to a large extent. The Originals, on the other hand, are yet to lose a game after the defeat in the opener. But even they need to win the next game to get into the top four.
Match – Manchester Originals vs London Spirit – 24th match
Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester
Time – 11:00 PM IST, 05:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch at Old Trafford hasn’t been easy for batting. The track has mostly helped the bowlers. However, in the previous game at the venue, the team batting first scored nearly 90 runs in their first 70 balls. Hence, the batters may have their fair share of success as well.
Avg first innings score: 121 (2 matches in the Hundred at Old Trafford)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, N/R – 1
Philip Salt(w), Joe Clarke, Colin Munro, Colin Ackermann, Sam Hain, Tom Lammonby, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley, Lockie Ferguson, Steven Finn
Bench– Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson
Adam Rossington(w), Josh Inglis, Luis Reece, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Denly, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Mason Crane, Mohammad Amir
Bench– Chris Wood, Jade Dernbach
Probable best batter of the match
Josh Inglis— London Spirit
Josh Inglis came into the Hundred on the back of a stupendous campaign in the T20 Blast. In the tournament, he smashed a couple of centuries and showed what he’s capable of. He can be lethal at the top of the order. In the Hundred thus far, the right-hander has managed 80 runs at an average of 20 with a top score of 55 last time around.
Probable best bowler of the match
Mohammad Nabi— London Spirit
Mohammad Nabi is a veteran in the T20 format and he has a lot of potential. The Afghanistan cricketer has the knack of picking up wickets at critical stages. In the ongoing tournament, Nabi has picked up four wickets from five games at an economy of 1.17. If he finds form, then the Originals’ batters would be in for a lot of trouble.
Today’s match prediction: London Spirit 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.