Analysis for the match.
Match 3 of the 2022 Men’s Hundred sees Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers go head to head on Friday evening at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The hosts finished in sixth place after winning only two of their eight matches last year. The Superchargers won three games and ended in fifth. Read on as we preview this match. The game gets underway at 18:30 local time.The Manchester Originals are going to be playing their opening match of the Hundred 2022 against the Northern Superchargers. Both teams were among the bottom half of performers in 2021 and will want to get off to a good start this time around. There are squad changes in both teams as well as a few player availability issues to consider.
The best cricket betting sites around the world have the Manchester Originals as the favorites to win this match.
Must see point.
1). Manchester Originals have a stronger batting lineup with more power
2). Northern Superchargers have a very good bowling attack
3). Manchester Originals are better suited to take advantage of the high-scoring conditions expected at Old Trafford
Head to Heads.
Overall Matches - 2
MNR won - 0
NOR won - 1
N/R - 1
Match Prediction: MNR to win the match.
1). If MNR won the toss and opted to bowl first, NOS could score 120-140 runs.
2). If NOR won the toss and opted to bowl first, MNR could score 130-150 runs.
1). Harry Brook total runs - over 17.5 runs.
Brook has been scoring runs very consistently in the English domestic circuit and even though he did not have the best time in international cricket, we think there is a lot of talent here. He will bat at his preferred position and we think will thrive being a bit under the radar. The Over/Under line available on him is quite attractive.
2). Phil Salt Total runs - Over 16.5 runs.
You know what you are getting with Phil Salt. He is going to come out firing and take on the bowlers. Salt showed in the T20 Blast that is capable of doing this consistently and is on the cusp of replacing Roy in the England setup. Once again, a very attractive Over/Under line is just too good to resist. Bet on the Over.
3). Most sixes in the match - Manchester Originals.
Frankly speaking, we could not believe this betting market was offering better odds for the Manchester Originals to hit more sixes! Buttler, Russell, and Salt may have a lot to say about being priced as the underdogs in this one! Win or lose, you cannot ignore this betting market as a bettor. Such opportunities do not come around often and you should definitely take a chance.
The Manchester Originals have a star-studded lineup, at least for the first few matches of the Hundred 2022, and will need to make the most of the time they have all their players available. Look at the names in the squad: Jos Buttler, Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Phil Salt could be in the playing eleven.
There is genuine match-winning potential at every stage here.
We think Salt has a great opportunity to push for the opening slot in the England setup and he is in decent form coming into this tournament. We think betting on him to score runs is a good idea. Buttler and Russell are players you might want to bet on to hit a six in this match.
WIth Sean Abbott, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson, and Wanindu Hasaranga in the lineup, Buttler should have the bowling resources needed to keep the opposition in check.
A couple of risks to be aware of as a bettor include Buttler's captaincy (unproven as yet) and the fact that he has struggled to score runs in the international matches this summer after a fantastic IPL.
The Northern Superchargers finished fifth in 2021, in the bottom half but still above what many people expected of them! The squad for this team reminds us of the Chennai Super Kings of the last couple of seasons. Most of their players are on the wrong side of 30 and it looks like they are playing a style of cricket that is no longer viable on excellent batting wickets.
Faf du Plessis leads the batting with support from Adam Lyth, Michael Pepper, Adam Hose, and Harry Brook. A lot of attention is going to be focused on Brook who has been scoring runs for fun in the English domestic circuit. He is thought of as a successor to Eoin Morgan in the English setup and this season will be important for him to lock down his place in the playing eleven.
We are going to bet on him to score runs in this match.
The bowling lineup for the Superchargers is excellent. Adil Rashid, Matt Potts, Dwayne Bravo, and David Willey are all expected to play with maybe Wahab Riaz getting a place as well.
These are bowlers with a tremendous amount of experience and can be relied upon under pressure. If the Superchargers can sort their batting out, they could be harder to beat than you might first think.
Time - Aug 5th, 11:00 pm, IST.
Venue - Old Trafford - Manchester, England
The conditions in Manchester are forecast to be a bit overcast but the weather is expected to improve around the start of the match. The pitch is going to be flat and full of runs. Old Trafford is consistently one of the venues where runs flow and records are broken. If the players perform to what we know they are capable of, the Manchester Originals should enjoy the conditions a lot more.
The Originals produced some fine performances last year but were unable to maintain their levels throughout the entirety of the campaign. They have recruited some exceptional white ball overseas players for the 2022 competition and have no injury worries at this stage.Manchester Originals were well placed in the group with four games remaining last year but lost three and recorded one no-result. They need to get an early win to boost the confidence in the group.
Possible XI - Colin Ackermann, Jos Buttler (wk), Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Andre Russell, Sean Abbott, Fred Klassen, Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson, Wanindu Hasaranga
Ben Stokes pulled out of the tournament three weeks ago and his absence would be felt by any team in any format of the game. However, the Superchargers have put together a very strong and exciting team combining some experienced players from home and abroad alongside England’s young hope - Harry Brook.The Superchargers had a poor start to the 2021 campaign but finished strongly with three wins from their final five games. The feelgood factor should still be with the side in this early clash.
Possible XI - Luke Wright, Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis, Adam Hose, Ben Stokes, John Simpson (wk), David Wiese, David Willey, Matthew Potts, Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid