The Hundred Men’s 2021 – Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers – 7th Match Preview
The hundred has only just begun, but we have already witnessed some fantastically contested matches. Even though the format is not for purists, fans all over the world adore it. We are just about to enter the stage of the tournament where things will start to take shape in terms of the points table.
Trent Rockets will face Northern Superchargers in the next round of the competition, in a game that is crucial for both teams. The game will take place on the evening of July 26th, 2021, at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham.
Match Details to Know
Match: Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers, The Hundred Men’s, 2021
Date: July 26, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers Team Previews
The team Trent Rockets have only played one match in the tournament so far, but they looked impressive. They went high and handsome like a rocket in their first game of the match, registering an imposing win over the Southern Braves. While Trent Rockets’ victory by nine wickets demonstrates how good their batsmen were, it was their bowlers who set up the game for them.
Marchant de Lange annihilated Brave with a brilliant five-wicket haul, his first of the Hundred, leaving the Rockets to chase a relatively low total. In addition to de Lange, Joe Root’s off-spinners were crucial, as he held one end up, forcing Brave batsmen to take risky chances. Joe Root and Samit Patel were brilliant in the middle overs, conceding only 26 runs off 30 deliveries.
Almost everyone performed and stepped up for the Rockets in the first game, which should get them excited for the upcoming match. Dawid Malan and D’Arcy Short batted brilliantly. With excellent spinners at their disposal, including Rashid Khan, arguably the best exponent of white-ball bowling, scoring against the Rockets will be difficult. Furthermore, they have a fantastic batting unit that can demolish any bowling attack on their day. If they get it right in the next game, beating them will be a huge challenge.
Trent Rockets Squad
D Arcy Short, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Tom Moores(w), Lewis Gregory(c), Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Luke Wood, Marchant de Lange, Luke Wright, Ben Cox, Timm van der Gugten, Matthew Carter, Samuel Cook
Trent Rockets have no reason to change their starting lineup following their outstanding performance in the Hundred opening match. D’Arcy Short and Dawid Malan will look to maintain their form; while Marchant de Lange’s contribution will be crucial for the franchise.
Predicted XI: Alex Hales, D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Luke Wright, Lewis Gregory; Samit Patel, Ben Cox, Rashid Khan, Marchant de Lange, Sam Cook
Given the star power at their disposal, the Superchargers have suffered an unanticipated loss. With Ben Stokes departing to play in the England vs. India test series, their star-power will also go for the toss in the upcoming matches. Having said that, he will be available for this upcoming match and will want to win his franchise’s final league game.
The Northern Superchargers may have conceded a total that was too high for them, but the way they fought with the bat was truly admirable. Harry Brook batted brilliantly to help them get close to a win, but they couldn’t pull it off. Another thing the Superchargers will have to be cautious of is their death overs bowling. David Willey and Brydon Carse gave up runs at a rate of more than two runs per ball, which hurt them a lot given the nature of the format. Aside from that, they don’t have enough bench strength to compete in death bowling.
Overall, the Northern Superchargers have a strong batting lineup, but their bowling appears to be lacking. Even teams with strong bowling attacks may find it difficult to deal with their batting lineup’s depth. They would need to improve their bowling, and if they do, beating them will be difficult.
Northern Superchargers Squad
Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn, Ben Stokes(c), Harry Brook, David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, John Simpson(w), Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Faf du Plessis, Ben Raine, Matthew Fisher, Callum Parkinson, Jordan Thompson
Jofra Archer did not play in the Hundred opening match, but he should be back in the lineup for this one. It will be up to Ben Stokes and Chris Lynn to carry the scoring load. Harry Brook could also deliver another standout performance.
Predicted XI: Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn, Faf du Plessis, Ben Stokes, John Simpson; Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Ben Raine, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse
Match: Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers Weather Report
Despite the rain, the weather forecast for the game suggests that a full match is on the cards. The weather is expected to be sunny. Temperatures are expected to range from 23 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Match: Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers Pitch Report
Trent Bridge’s track aids batsmen, so scores over 150 can be expected. The first game in Nottingham saw a 126-run first inning, but scoring became easier in the second innings. On this wicket, teams will prefer to chase. As a result, the captain who wins the toss is expected to field first.
Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers Betting Tips
We are approaching the most crucial stage of the tournament when the knockouts will most likely be determined. The Superchargers desperately need a win here, as two consecutive losses can completely deflate a team in such a short tournament. The Rockets, on the other hand, performed admirably in their most recent match. Taking that into account, as well as the on-paper combinations; betting on the Rockets to win should be the way to go here.