Trent Rockets and Manchester Originals will meet on Sunday for the 29th game of The Hundred 2021 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Trent Rockets is in third place with four wins from seven games in The Hundred. They lost their last game against Birmingham Phoenix. In the hunt for 167 they folded at 150/9 and ended up falling 16 runs short. The Rockets have suffered three losses in their last four games and appear to be off track. However, they are still in a good position to finish in the top four.
Manchester Originals have only won two games and six points with two washouts. As sixth in the table, their chances of finishing in the top four look bleak. They also suffer a huge loss to the Northern Superchargers. The Superchargers garnered a total of 200 and the Originals only managed to get 131 runs in response.
This game is very important for both sides. Trent Rockets want to win this game and strengthen their position in the top 4 with ten points. Manchester Originals, on the other hand, have to win this game by a wide margin, even if they want an outside chance to advance to the next round.
Game: Trent Rockets vs Manchester Originals, The Hundred Men 2021
Date: August 15, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 11:30 p.m. (ACTUAL)
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Cloud cover is forecast for Nottingham during the game. However, there are no rain forecasts. The temperatures fluctuate between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius.
The previous game at this location was a scoring affair. Birmingham Phoenix made 166 runs while Trent Rockets managed 150 in response. However, conditions could favor the fast bowlers early on. A total of around 150 or more would be ideal for this wicket.
Predicted Game XIs
Trent Rockets will be very concerned when they get into this game as their top order failed to fire again in the last game. The trio of D’Arcy Short, Alex Hales and Dawid Malan must fire at all costs. The middle class seems fine. Most of their bowlers were among the wickets last time around. However, they were expensive and need to be improved.
Predicted XI: Lewis Gregory (c), D’Arcy Short, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores (wk), Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney, Rashid Khan, Matthew Carter, Marchant de Lange, Samuel Cook.
Manchester Originals had a game they forgot last time. Lockie Ferguson and Steven Finn were among the wickets. However, they were all way too expensive and pocketed 200 runs in 20 overs. A good-looking top job with Phil Salt, Joe Clarke and Colin Munro also failed under pressure. Salt, Ferguson, Carlos Brathwaite, Parkinson and Munro, among others, have to take on more responsibility this time.
Predicted XI: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Philip Salt (wk), Joe Clarke, Colin Munro, Colin Ackermann, Tom Lammonby, Calvin Harrison, Lockie Ferguson, Tom Hartley, Steven Finn, Matthew Parkinson.
Manchester Originals struggled throughout the tournament. Her bowling looks out of shape while her batsmen didn’t do particularly well either. Trent Rockets have won two out of three home games. They will try to end the group stage with a win and bring some momentum to the playoffs.
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