Manchester Originals and London Spirit will compete against each other in what will be the sixth match of the ongoing edition of The Hundred Men’s Competition 2023. The first few matches of the tournament have been cracking, as we have seen a low-scoring thriller, a high-scoring nail-biter, and a rain-shortened game as well.
This match is expected to be nothing short of entertaining for cricket fans, as Manchester Originals vs London Spiritwo is very competitive, and strong teams will be giving their all for those two crucial points. The match will be played on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. IST. Manchester Originals will be the home team as the match is going to be played at Old Trafford Stadium. The top bookmakers in India have odds for them with this tournament.
Manchester Originals and London Spirit will both be playing their second match of the tournament. The 2022 runners-up, Manchester Originals, will be raring for a win in the upcoming match as they have not had the start they would have hoped for in this tournament. They came close in the last match but fell short of the line. The home crowd will be in large numbers to support the team for their season's first home match. London Spirit will give a tough fight as they have an exceptional bowling attack.
Phil Salt to score more than 29.5 runs
The betting tip is...
Manchester Originals to beat London Spirit
The Originals team management relied more on local batters in the previous match, as their top four consisted of all domestic batters. The overseas trio that played in the previous match were Ashton Turner, Usama Mir, and Joshua Little. They could have played Fred Klaassen but relied on left-arm spinner Tom Hartley.
We don’t anticipate any changes in their playing 11 for the upcoming match against the London Spirit.
Predicted Lineup: Jos Buttler (c, wk), Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Max Holden, Ashton Turner, Paul Walter, Jamie Overton, Usama Mir, Tom Hartley, Joshua Little, and Josh Tongue
London Spirit played quite a balanced team in the previous match that included a good mix of anchors and enforcers. Mark Wood was not available for the previous match, but he is expected to come back and showcase his pace in the upcoming match against the Manchester Originals.
Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell, and Nathan Ellis were the overseas bowlers that played for the Spirit franchise in the previous match against the Oval Invincibles.
Predicted Lineup: Adam Rossington (wk), Dan Lawrence (c), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell, Ravi Bopara, Matthew Critchley, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, and Daniel Worrall/Mark Wood
We predict the home team to prevail in this upcoming match. Their bowling was disappointed a bit in the first match, but they will come up with a better plan this time around. Their strength is the batting department, which includes T20 superstars.
The pace duo of Nathan Ellis and Mark Wood will be breathing fire for London Spirit, which the Manchester batters will have to take care of. The key player for them could be Joshua Little in the upcoming match.