MNR vs NOS Team Preview:
Manchester Originals (MNR) will be hosting Northern Superchargers (NOS) in the 3rd match of The Hundred Men 2022 tournament at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday. Manchester United finished last season in the 5th position with three wins and five defeats in the group stages. But they are boosted with three mega signings in form of Jos Buttler, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Andre Russell and are now favorites to challenge The Hundred 2022.
Northern Superchargers also managed to win only three matches last season and finished in number six position with seven points. South African veteran Faf du Plessis leads the squad with star national players David Willey, Adil Rashid, and Matthew Potts this season.
MNR vs NOS Match Details:
Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers, Match 3
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Date & Time: 5th August at 11:00 PM IST and 06:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
MNR vs NOS, Match 3, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Old Trafford is well balanced for both batters and bowlers in white-ball cricket with first innings average being above 165 runs. But last season, in three Hundred games, bowlers get good help from the slow pitch with an average first innings score of around 110 runs.
Manchester Originals pacer Jamie Overton is ruled out of the entire season after a foot injury.
MNR vs NOS, Match 3, Probable Playing XIs:
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Phil Salt, Wayne Madsen, Laurie Evans, Tom Lammonby, Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sean Abbott, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson.
Faf du Plessis (c), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Adam Hose, John Simpson (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Matthew Potts, Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Callum Parkinson.
Top Picks for MNS vs NOS Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Faf du Plessis:
The veteran South African opening batter will be leading the squad this season after missing the last year with an injury. He scored 468 runs in 16 IPL 2022 matches at a strike rate of 127.52 and will be a good captaincy choice in this fixture.
The star English batter scored the highest 189 runs for Northern Supercharger in just 5 matches at an average of 47.25 and a strike rate of 153.65 last season. He is available for the opening five matches and will be the best batter for the team.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The West Indies big hitter is one of the best all-rounders in T20 games and can make the same impact in the Hundred game as well. He last played any cricket in May in IPL 2022 where he took 17 wickets and scored 335 runs.
The star English all-rounder scored 132 runs at a strike rate of 155.29 and took 5 wickets in 7 matches last season. He will be a key all-rounder for Northern Superchargers with Ben Stokes not playing this year.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The in-form English spinner was the best bowler for Northern Superchargers with 12 wickets in eight matches. He took six wickets against South Africa in the recent white-ball series.
The Sri Lankan leggie dominated Indian Premier League 2022 and took 10 wickets in 5 white-ball matches against Australia last month.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
The new English white-ball skipper is in great form in white-ball cricket and is available to play all the Hundred matches this season. He will be opening an inning alongside Salt and is a perfect captaincy choice for the Friday clash.
Source By – CricTracker