The 24th match of the Hundred will be played between Manchester Originals and London Spirit on August 10 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Both the teams have had ordinary starts to the tournament. While Originals have won only one out of their five matches, Spirit have managed to pocket two victories. The positive for both sides is that they are coming into this match with a win in their previous outing. Who will make it their second consecutive win? Originals or Spirit? Tune in to find out….
Manchester Originals: Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Georgie Boyce, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mignon du Preez, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (c), Cordelia Griffith, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Laura Jackson, Alex Hartley, Natalie Brown, Alice Dyson, Hannah Jones, Danielle Collins
London Spirit: Naomi Dattani, Tammy Beaumont, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Charlotte Dean, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr (wk), Freya Davies, Sophie Munro, Alice Monaghan, Grace Scrivens, Aylish Cranstone, Susie Rowe
Players to watch out for
Lizelle Lee (Manchester Originals):
The South African top order bat is the second leading run-scorer for the Originals with 100 runs from four outings, including the best score of 43 not out. She has a strike rate of 123.45 and has more often than not provided a solid start to her team.
Kate Cross (Manchester Originals):
The right-arm quick has been the most effective bowler for the Originals. The captain is leading the bowling department with five wickets from four matches, including the best of 3-28. She also has the ability to use the long handle lower down the order.
Heather Knight (London Spirit):
The skipper is leading from the front with 111 runs from five innings. She is the highest run-getter for her team. She has a strike rate of 123.33. With the ball, the right arm off-spinner has also contributed with a few sets in the competition so far.
Deepti Sharma (London Spirit):
India’s star all-rounder has been the most successful bowler for the Spirit, with six wickets from five matches. She has the best figures of 2-10. Apart from her bowling, the southpaw has chipped in with useful runs in the middle order.
It is a 3 pm (local) start at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. The weather looks good throughout the course of the match. There is almost no chance of rain as the weather forecasts show a low chance of precipitation. The average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius, with a gentle breeze blowing from the west-northwest.
This will be the fourth match of the tournament at the venue. Out of the last three matches, one was a washout and one was a rain-curtailed affair. In the two matches that have produced results, teams batting first have won. It is not a very high-scoring venue, so the bowlers will enjoy bowling here, especially the speedsters who have been more successful. The batters on the other hand will have to fight hard to get those runs for their team.
Fantasy playing XI
Lizelle Lee, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Naomi Dattani, Mignon du Preez, Deandra Dottin, Deepti Sharma, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Laura Jackson, Alex Hartley
Date: August 10, 2021
Time: 7.30 pm IST
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.