The 23rd match of the ongoing edition of The Hundred will see a face-off between Trent Rockets and Manchester Originals and is all set to happen on the 17th of August at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The match will start at 7:30 pm Indian Standard Time (IST).
Manchester Originals are fifth in the points table with 4 points while Trent Rockets are second from last with 3 points. The two sides have met each other twice and are tied in the head-to-head tally.
Trent Rockets – Nat Sciver-Brunt (C), Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Alana King, Bryony Smith, Harmanpreet Kaur, Lizelle Lee, Grace Potts, Kirstie Gordon, Josie Groves, Cassidy McCarthy, Naomi Dattani, Alexa Stonehouse, Jo Gardner, Fran Wilson, Nat Wraith
Manchester Originals – Sophie Ecclestone (C), Deandra Dottin, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Laura Wolvaardt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Kathryn Bryce, Katie George, Liberty Heap, Phoebe Graham, Fi Morris, Ami Campbell, Amara Carr, Mahika Gaur, Laura Jackson
Players to watch out:
The left-arm orthodox has picked a wicket in all four matches of the Rockets. She has picked 6 wickets at an impressive average of 14.66. In the last match against Welsh Fire, she picked 2 wickets which included the scalp of centurion Tammy Beaumont and the Australian hitter Laura Harris. Her best figures of 2/19 came against London Spirit which is the only won match of the Rockets. Her impact is visible and she will look to add to her tally.
The South African powerhouse is yet to fire in The Hundred 2023. She has managed only 57 runs at an underwhelming strike rate of 96.61. Going by her T20 stats which include an international century, it’s just a matter of time for her and the Rockets will hope that she fares well in the match against the Originals.
The English opener was instrumental with her 49 off 36 in the last encounter which the Originals lost by a close margin of 4 runs. Out of the three matches she had two golden ducks. She is a vital cog in the Originals lineup and will try to start from where she left off.
She is the highest wicket-taker from the Manchester Originals lineup and has picked 7 wickets from 3 matches. While she has made a name for herself in The Hundred with her bowling, she is yet to score runs. She comes into the lineup as an all-rounder with nearly 200 runs scored in the Charlotte Edwards Cup. Her impressive batting might be on display in the match against the Rockets and this certainly makes her a player to watch out for.
The wicket at Trent Bridge is expected to be good for spin although the pitch overall favours the batters as the ball comes nicely and the batters are able to score freely. It is nearly a flat surface so we can witness high scoring game.
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with the temperature hovering around 23 degrees Celsius. It is set to be a humid day with over 60% humidity and the breeze will flow at a moderate speed of 21 km/h.
Fantasy Playing 11
Bryony Smith, Laura Wolvaardt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Lizelle Lee, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deandra Dottin, Sophie Ecclestone, Fi Morris, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Alana King, Kirstie Gordon.
Date – August 17, 2023.
Time – 7:30 PM IST.
Venue – Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be telecasted on the Sony Sports Network and will be available for live-stream on Sony LIV and Fancode.
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