We’re down to the final few matches in the men’s Hundred, and things are about to become extremely exciting at the top. As many as five teams are still vying for the top place, and the battle is heating up with each passing match. Except for London Spirits, no team is out of the running.
Manchester Originals are ranked fourth in the table with six points. They have won two of their five matches, with the other two being rained out. They began the tournament with a defeat but appear to have discovered the winning recipe. Unfortunately, the rain gods have not been on their side.
The Originals have a well-balanced team. Colin Munro, Carlos Brathiwaite, and Lockie Ferguson have been outstanding overseas. Steven Finn and Matthew Parkinson, two veteran bowlers on the side, have tormented the opposition batters. The Manchester Originals are a team to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
The London Spirit, on the other side, is at the bottom of the standings. They have yet to win a game in the competition and have lost four of their five matches, with one being a washout. They just have one point, and a postseason place appears to be out of reach for them.
Manchester Originals will face London Originals in the following round of the competition, in a game that will likely decide the Originals’ destiny in the tournament. On August 10, 2021, the match will be contested at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Match Details to Note
Match: Manchester Originals vs London Spirit, the Hundred 2021
Date and Time: August 10 2021 Tuesday, 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester Originals vs London Spirit Team Previews
Team Manchester Originals are ranked fourth on the ladder and are almost certain to advance to the next round since they still have a handful of matches left. They had a rough start to their season, losing their first match to Oval Invincibles, but have done well since then.
Following the departure of Jos Buttler, the Originals have depended largely on Colin Munro, Lokie Ferguson, and Carlos Brathwaite, and they have not disappointed. Moreover, the Originals have a solid pool of domestic talent, with players like Steven Finn and Matt Parkinson playing well.
The fact that the Originals have been on a roll despite Buttler’s absence speaks much about their balance. They have been in excellent form and will be difficult to cope with in the forthcoming competition.
Manchester Originals Squad
Jos Buttler, Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Lockie Ferguson, Jamie Overton, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin Munro, Ollie Robinson, Sam Hain, Fred Klaassen
The last game of Manchester Originals was rained out. They will be praying that the rain does not fall on their forthcoming game. They have the ideal combination and will be hungry to beat the Spirit. Parkinson may make a comeback for Manchester City.
Playing XI: Philip Salt, Joe Clarke (wk), Colin Munro, Colin Ackermann, Tom Lammonby, Carlos Brathwaite, Calvin Harrison, Matthew Parkinson, Tom Hartley, Lockie Ferguson, Steven Finn
London Spirits, led by the most successful limited-overs skipper in English cricket, are still looking for solutions. They have yet to win a match in the competition, which may be ascribed to their terrible batsmanship. They’ve gotten close on several times, but none have resulted in a conversion.
The Spirits’ only point has come in as a result of the washout they endured a few days ago. London Spirits have officially dropped out of the race after five matches with only one point. Having said that, they still have a significant influence over who qualifies for the playoffs.
London Spirit has a lot of T20 stars at their disposal on paper, but the execution has been missing. Josh Inglis, Joe Denly, Eoin Morgan, and Mohammad Nabi may be difficult to bowl against, but they haven’t been at their best this season. London Spirits now have one of the last few chances to demonstrate what they are capable of, and they will not let that opportunity pass them by. If they play to their full capacity in this forthcoming match, even the high-flying Originals will have a difficult time defeating Spirit.
London Spirit Squad
Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Amir, Jade Dernbach, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington, Mason Crane, Joe Denly, Josh Inglis, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Mark Wood, Ravi Bopara, Chris Wood, Blake Cullen
Morgan’s men must swiftly reverse the tables after losing four of their five games. With Zak Crawley and Daniel Lawrence absent for national duty, there will be a few alterations to their starting XI. The Spirit will be looking for their first victory in the competition.
Playing XI: Josh Inglis (wk), Joe Denly, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Adam Rossington, Luis Reece, Mohammad Amir, Blake Cullen, Chris Wood
Manchester Originals vs London Spirit Weather report
On Tuesday, the weather in Birmingham is forecast to be cloudy. Temperatures will range from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius. There is a strong probability of rain in the morning, but it should clear by the evening. We’re hoping for a complete game.
Manchester Originals vs London Spirit Pitch Report
Old Trafford’s pitch is two-paced, providing something for everyone. The surface has a grip, which has allowed the spinners to have an effect. With the gloomy circumstances, the batsmen must be cautious when playing their strokes.
Manchester Originals vs London Spirit Match Prediction
The Manchester Originals have done well thus far in the tournament, but the London Spirit are still looking for their first victory. With a few English players missing the rest of the competition owing to national obligations, Morgan’s team faces a slew of issues.
The Manchester Originals will benefit greatly from home advantage, and they should come out on top against the weakened London Spirit.