MNR vs TRT: The first double header of the season begins. TR are going to have to battle player availability as the tournament moves on. Rashid Khan is unavailable and the South Africans will be going away for the Test series leaving them short on a few players. They have two wins on the board but will be losing a big player, keeping them in a little bit of a fix as they get ready for their third game. MNR are yet to win a game. Jos Buttler’s stint as white-ball captain is not off to a great start as his struggles move into the Hundred. Both batting and bowling is an issue as Buttler is struggling to get his line-up right.
Played- 1 | TRT- 1 | MNR- 0 | No Result- 0
Match: MNR vs TRT
Date: 12th August 2022
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
The Old Trafford weather is clear with no chances of rain during the MNR vs TRT game.
The Old Trafford track is flat. With big square boundaries though, spinners are in the game, but batting second will be a better option.
Jos Buttler (c,wk), Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Wayne Madsen, Ashton Turner, Andre Russell, Jamie Overton, Ollie Robinson, Calvin Harrison, Matt Parkinson, Daniel Worrall
Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ian Cockbain, Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Luke Wood, Daniel Sams, Marchant De Lange, Luke Fletcher
England’s captain is struggling to come to terms with leadership. His form has taken a turn over the last few months and he is in dire search of a win. His innings are not too long, and are rather turning out to be quick cameos. While he is consistent in coming up with quick innings at the top, his long innings are being missed as he has the capability of winning games on his own when he bats long.
Alex Hales is off to a good start this season. With 101 runs in two games, he is consistent at the top and is a safe bet when it comes to scoring runs at a quick pace. He is enjoying his time out in the middle and is definitely a key wicket for his opponents.
MNR’s line up looks pretty settled. Playing at home, it will be tough to get past them especially given TRT’s current form.