In match number 23 of The Hundred, Trent Rockets will host Manchester Originals on Thursday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Both teams have met thrice previously and in all three fixtures, Trent Rockets have come out as the winners.
With only one win in four matches this year, Trent Rockets are sitting at the bottom of the point table with a net run rate of +0.017. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds for the Hundred.
Manchester Originals have shown inconsistency in the ongoing season and hence with two wins in five matches, they are sitting at the fourth spot in the point table with a net run rate of -0.212.
The 2023 season of the Hundred is turning out to be a nightmare for the Trent Rockets. They started with a win but soon their quality of performance was derailed and now the team has found themselves in a difficult situation. The major weak point of the Rockets is their below-average bowling. The bowlers are struggling to get timely breakthroughs to keep the game in control. Joe Root, Daniel Sams, and Sam Cook are the key players in the team.
Skipper Lewis Gregory will be with the same combination of players on Thursday.
Predicted Lineup: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Colin Munro, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Joe Root, Sam Hain, Daniel Sams, Lewis Gregory (c), Luke Wood, Sam Cook, Ish Sodhi
Manchester Originals are coming to play against the Trent Rockets after scoring a win in their previous fixture against Northern Superchargers. The win will bring a major boost to their overall confidence. Batting first, Laurie Evans scored 41 off 18 at a strike rate of 227.78. Hight of the match of J Overton’s innings as he scored 83 off 30 balls at a strike rate of 276.67. Usama Mir was the star bowler as he picked up 4 wickets supported by Joshua Little who picked up 2 wickets.
Manchester Originals has found out the winning combination and they won’t be making any changes to their playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Philip Salt, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Laurie Evans, Ben Raine, Ashton Turner, Paul Walter, Jamie Overton, Usama Mir, Tom Hartley, Joshua Little, Josh Tongue
Trent Rockets have struggled throughout the season and they have not made a significant impact as of now. Manchester Originals is a well-balanced team as compared to the Rockets and they have a winning momentum with them. We predict a win for Manchester Originals on Thursday.