Both teams will go into the upcoming game on the back of victories.
Manchester Originals and London Spirit are set to lock horns in the 24th match of the Women’s Hundred on Tuesday, at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The Originals won their maiden game against the South Brave on August 5, but they are still placed at the bottom of the points table.
The next game is a crucial one for them since a win will take them to the fifth spot. The Spirit, on the other hand, are placed at sixth in the table and can’t afford to drop a match.
After a three-match losing streak, they beat Northern Superchargers in their previous outing and that should keep them in good stead.
Match – Manchester Originals vs London Spirit – 24th match
Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Manchester has been a tad tricky for the batter to deal with. The track isn’t expected to change much in nature and batting first should be the way forward for both teams. An overly high-scoring match doesn’t seem to be on the cards.
Avg first innings score: 118 (2 matches in the Hundred at Old Trafford)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 2, N/R – 0
Lizelle Lee, Emma Lamb, Georgie Boyce, Mignon du Preez, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (c), Cordelia Griffith, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Natalie Brown, Alex Hartley, Hannah Jones
Bench– Harmanpreet Kaur, Laura Jackson, Alice Dyson, Danielle Collins
Naomi Dattani, Tammy Beaumont, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Charlotte Dean, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr (wk), Freya Davies, Sophie Munro
Bench– Grace Scrivens, Alice Monaghan, Aylish Cranstone, Susie Rowe
Probable best batter of the match
Heather Knight— London Spirit
Heather Knight is amongst the decorated cricketers in England, but she has had her travails in the Hundred. In five matches, the right-hander has notched. 111 runs at an average of 22.20 and a strike rate of 123.33. She has registered a top score of 40 thus far and would want to get his maiden half-century in the next outing.
Probable best bowler of the match
Deepti Sharma— London Spirit
Deepti Sharma hasn’t been at her best with the bat in hand, having scored only 32 runs from four games with a top score of 28. But with the ball in hand, she hasn’t flattered to deceive. The off-spinner has picked up six wickets and is the leading run-scorer for the Spirit in the tournament. She needs to be on top of her game.
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.