OVI vs LNS: The Hundred started with a slight mismatch as Fire failed to match Brave. The opener didnt provide too much entertainment as scores were on the lower side, and fans will be hoping the upcoming game brings the flare needed to get this tournament started.
Played- 2 | OVI- 1 | LNS- 0 | No Result- 1
Match: OVI vs LNS
Date: 4th August 2022
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
The weather seems ok during the OVI vs LNS game with mild chances of rain.
The London track is flat and good for batting. A lot of runs are likely and batting second is a better option. The square boundaries are a little bigger though and some spin is on offer. With big boundaries and a slower track, spinners will have a role to play.
Jason Roy, Rory Burns, Sam Billings(wk), Hilton Cartwright, Jack Leaning, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Jack Haynes, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain, Matt Milnes
Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Ben McDermott, Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Riley Meredith, Jordan Thompson, Brad Wheal, Chris Wood.
Jason Roy is in a slump and failing to score quickly. Rather than scoring low, he is now taking a few deliveries but failing to find his rhythm. Doubts over his spot are present now, and he needs a good tournament to prove that he is the best opener in the country yet again. He did well last season and a good season will help him prove what that he is still capable.
Eoin Morgan’s retirement was expected but came rather suddenly. He is doing a fine job as a commentator now, but will be gearing up once again for the Hundred. The Hundred marks the beginning of his time as a full-time franchise cricketer, and he will be eager to find form and make the most of his opportunities ahead.
Both teams possess strong line-ups but are missing few players with injury or national duty. Based on form and firepower though, LNS has some nice names and should be ahead.