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MAN-W vs TRN-W, 3rd Match, The Hundred Women’s Competition – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Manchester Originals Women vs Trent Rockets Women, (MAN-W vs TRN-W, 3rd Match)

Date: August 13, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

There will be no live telecast of The Hundred in India. However, you can watch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets women’s clash at 3:30 PM IST on Saturday.

Manchester Originals Women vs Trent Rockets Women, 3rd Match:

In the third match of the Hundred 2022 women’s competition, we will witness Manchester Originals taking on Trent Rockets. The two teams will begin their campaign at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday, August 13.

Manchester Originals women finished fifth in the inaugural edition, with 7 points from eight games. They won three games and lost four while one was washed out. Originals will be led by Kate Cross this season and have some strong names in the side in the likes of Deandra Dottin, Sophie Ecclestone and Lizelle Lee.

Like their counterparts, Trent Rockets had bagged 7 points last year but ended up seventh on the table due to inferior net run-rate. They had claimed three wins and were on the losing side four times. England all-rounder Nat Sciver continue to lead Rockets this season. She will be supported by a strong core of Katherine Brunt, Mignon du Preez, Alana King and Sarah Glenn.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for MAN-W vs TRN-W, 3rd Match

Old Trafford in Manchester is known to assist bowlers more, spinners and pacers alike. Three women’s matches were completed at the venue last year, with the average first innings score of 121.

The weather is expected to be sunny and warm at Manchester on Saturday morning, with almost no chance of precipitation. The temperature will be around 28°C.

Manchester Originals Women – Expected XI and Team News

Manchester Originals have acquired the services of Deandra Dottin for this season. There’s a selection conundrum for them, with Lizelle Lee, Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu fighting for the remaining two overseas spots. In the bowling department, they have three great options in Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross and Hannah Jones.

Probable XI – Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Deandra Dottin, Amy Satterthwaite, Georgie Boyce, Ami Campbell, Sophie Ecclestone, Ellie Threlkeld, Kate Cross (c), Laura Jackson, Hannah Jones

Trent Rockets Women – Expected XI and Team News

Trent Rockets suffered a huge blow ahead of the season with Meg Lanning taking a break from cricket indefinitely. They have plenty of options in the bowling department, with the likes of Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Alana King and Nat Sciver. The batting, however, will depend a lot on Sciver, Ellyse Villani, Mignon du Preez and Brunt.

Probable XI – Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Nat Sciver (c), Marie Kelly, Bryony Smith, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Alana King, Emma Marlow

Head to head record of MAN-W vs TRN-W

These two teams have faced each other only once in the competition, with Manchester Originals Women coming out victorious by nine wickets.

3rd Match: Five players to watch out for in the MAN-W vs TRN-W match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Lizelle Lee: Batter, Manchester Originals

Lizelle Lee retired from international cricket and set to devote herself to franchise cricket. The hard-hitting batter has an excellent record in the format with an average of over 26. She was superb in the inaugural edition of the Hundred, with 215 runs at an average of 43 and strike rate of 124.

Nat Sciver: All-rounder, Trent Rockets

One of the most valuable players in the game, Nat Sciver hasn’t been at her best in recent times but did pick a couple of wickets and score 68 runs in the last two T20Is in the CWG 2022. She was excellent in the Hundred last year, scoring 220 runs at an average of 31 and strike rate of 137 while also picking three wickets.

Sophie Ecclestone: Bowler, Manchester Originals

The undisputed no. 1 white-ball bowler in women’s cricket, Sophie Ecclestone has worked on her batting too. Last year, she had hammered 74 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 145. Ecclestone has terrific T20I numbers, having picked 78 wickets in 58 matches at 5.97 economy while scoring 151 runs at an average of 18.

Ellyse Villani: Batter, Trent Rockets

Ellyse Villani hasn’t played any international cricket for Australia in two years but she continues to be a solid force at the top of the order. She’s one of the leading run-getters in the WBBL, with over 2800 runs at an average of 33 while striking at 115. In the last WBBL season, Villani scored 439 runs at 122 strike rate.

Katherine Brunt: All-rounder, Trent Rockets

One of the greatest seamers in women’s cricket, Katherine Brunt offers a great value with the bat as well. She picked 5 wickets from as many matches in the recent CWG campaign and hammered 38* off 23 in one of the games. Brunt has 108 wickets in T20I cricket at 5.50 rpo and 554 runs at 16 average.

MPL Fantasy XI

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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