Match Preview By Kunal,
London Spirit vs Manchester Originals:
Welcome to the match prediction & preview of London Spirit vs Manchester Originals will feature in the 6th match of the 2nd edition of The Hundred at the Lord’s ground in London on 8th Aug. The two teams last met each other in the previous season, where London Spirit won by 6 runs.
Talking about London Spirit’s performance, they won their opening match against Oval Invincible by 3 runs. In the previous encounter, although batting first, they were able to score 171 runs thanks to Oval Invincible bowlers who bowled 10 no-balls. Despite putting in so many runs, London Spirit won by a razor-thin margin, and the game could have gone out of their hand. So they would like to have a convincing victory under their belt. Last year, London Spirit had only one win, six losses, and one no result out of eight matches, and they ended dead last in the points standings.
On the other side, Manchester Originals were defeated by Northern Superchargers by 6 wickets in their first encounter. Their opponent completely dominated them. More so their bowlers failed to defend 161 runs scored by their batters. So, if Manchester Originals are to win games, their bowlers will have to perform better. Manchester Originals finished sixth in the inaugural edition. Out of eight matches, Manchester Originals had two victories, four losses, and two no results.
In today’s match, London Spirit will look to maintain their winning streak. On the other hand, Manchester Originals would prefer to register their first win.
London Spirit: Zak Crawley, Adam Rossington (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan(c), Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Chris Wood.
Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler (c), Philip Salt (wk), Paul Walter, Wayne Madsen, Laurie Evans, Andre Russell, Ashton Turner, Sean Anthony Abbott, Tom Hartley, Fred Klaassen, Matthew William Parkinson.
London Spirit: 1
Manchester Originals: 0
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 20°C and humidity will be 66%. The speed of the wind will be around 12 km/h and the sky will be clear.
The surface of the Lord’s ground in London is batting-friendly. We can expect a fair scoring game and bowlers will need to vary their line and lengths to get successful. It might swing in the powerplay. The skippers will look for a chase after winning the toss.
Match Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: SONY TEN Network, Sony LIV app
Manchester Royals will win
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.