MNR vs NOS: The Hundred fever is kicking in and each team is slowly making its way into the tournament. The colors are back, and fireworks are likely to get started with games likely to get more and more interesting after a slightly one-sided opener. MO and NSC are both pretty strong and possess good line-ups, which should keep the game rather competitive.
Played- 2 | NOS-1 | MNR- 0 | No Result- 1
Match: MNR vs NOS
Date: 5th August 2022
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
The weather seems clear during the MNR vs NOS 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.
Jos Buttler(c,wk), Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Wayne Madsen, Ashton Turner, Andre Russell, Jamie Overton, Ollie Robinson, Calvin Harrison, Matt Parkinson, Daniel Worrall
Faf Du Plessis, Harry Brook, Adam Lyth, Luke Wright, John Simpson, David Willey, David Wiese, Dwayne Bravo, Adil Rashid, Wahab Riaz, Matthew Potts
Faf Du Plessis is enjoying his time as a freelance franchise cricketer. He has a BBL deal coming up as well, but has recently been asked about his South Africa future. With a small chance of getting back into the white-ball side, it will be interesting to see if Du Plessis is willing to take his opportunities. The Hundred provides him a great platform to test his skills and see if he still has it in him to take part in the tournament.
After a good start, Phil Salt is on the sidelines for England, as a back-up opener. His name is popping up frequently though with Jason Roy out of form. If Phil Salt manages to bring up something memorable here, he will be tough to ignore especially with Jason Roy struggling to find his touch.
Both sides have strong line-ups but the absence of Ben Stokes may hurt the Superchargers slightly in the middle-order. They still have a lot of experience with the likes of Faf, Bravo and Willey, and that should help them get an advantage against MO, who has some exciting young talent.