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MO vs NS, 3rd Match, The Hundred Men’s Competition – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers, (MO vs NS, 3rd Match)

Date: August 5, 2022 – 11 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 Northern Superchargers men’s clash at 11 PM IST.

Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers, 3rd Match:

The second edition of the Hundred – men’s competition has kicked off and we will have Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers going head to head in the third match. The Old Trafford – Manchester Originals’ home venue will host the contest on Friday.

Manchester Originals did not have a great season last year, finishing sixth on the table with six points. They lost four games and won only two, with two matches getting washed out. They will hope for a better campaign this time around with Jos Buttler being available for the entirety of the season as he is no longer part of England’s Test team.

Northern Superchargers finished fifth last season with seven points, winning three and losing four games. Faf du Plessis, who was forced out of last season due to concussion, will take charge of the side. They have a strong squad with a good mix of local and overseas stars, and will be hopeful of a better season.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for MO vs NS, 3rd Match

The Old Trafford in Manchester has big boundaries with some assistance for the bowlers. A total of 62 T20 matches have been played here, with the average first innings score reading 164. The pitches have been better this year with an average first innings score of 178.

The weather forecast in Manchester on Friday evening is expected to be a bit cloudy. The match is unlikely to be impacted with only a 18% chance of precipitation.

Manchester Originals – Expected XI and Team News

Manchester Originals will have Jos Buttler and Phil Salt opening the innings. The batting unit also includes Andre Russell, Ashton Turner and Laurie Evans. The bowling attack is likely to comprise Richard Gleeson, Wanindu Hasaranga, Matt Parkinson and Tom Hartley. All-rounder Jamie Overton was ruled out due to an injury.

Probable XI – Jos Buttler (c), Phil Salt, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lammonby, Ashton Turner, Laurie Evans, Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson

Northern Superchargers – Expected XI and Team News

Northern Superchargers will have the likes of Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis, Harry Brook and John Simpson in the batting department. All-rounders David Willey and David Wiese offer great balance. Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Matthew Potts and Callum Parkinson are the specialist bowling options.

Probable XI – Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis (c), Harry Brook, Adam Hose, David Willey, David Wiese, John Simpson, Adil Rashid, Matthew Potts, Wahab Riaz, Callum Parkinson

Head to head record of MO vs NS

Total Encounters – 2

Manchester Originals Won – 0

Northern Superchargers Won – 1

3rd Match: Five players to watch out for in the MO vs NS match

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

Jos Buttler: Batter, Manchester Originals

Jos Buttler hasn’t had a great time in recent matches but he remains one of the top picks. The opening batter has an outstanding record in the shorter format, having scored over 8000 runs at an average of 34 and strike rate of 145. Buttler has smashed six centuries and 54 half centuries in the format. For his consistency and class, Buttler is a great C/VC option, priced at 10 credits.

Harry Brook: Batter, Northern Superchargers

Marked as the next big thing in English cricket, Harry Brook has been in sensational form in the last couple of years. He had a pretty T20 Blast campaign, amassing 436 runs in 12 innings at an average of 40 while striking at 164. Brook smashed four half centuries in the season. Brook is a solid C/VC option, coming at 9 credits.

Wanindu Hasaranga: Bowler, Manchester Originals

Wanindu Hasaranga has quickly become one of the stars in T20 cricket. The leg-spinner has 146 wickets to his name from 105 games at an economy of 6.72 and strike rate of 14.2. He has snared four or more wickets on five occasions. Hasaranga was superb in the Indian T20 League, claiming 26 wickets in the season. He’s priced at 9 credits on the MPL.

David Willey: Bowler, Northern Superchargers

David Willey adds a great value to any side he plays for, in English conditions particularly. The arm pacer has been in superb form, having picked 10 wickets in his last five T20s. Willey bats higher up the order in domestic cricket and has 3268 runs in his overall T20 career at an average of 24. The all-rounder will cost you 9.5 credits.

Faf du Plessis: Batter, Northern Superchargers

Faf du Plessis is amongst the most prolific run-scorers in T20 cricket. The South African has 7608 runs in all T20s at an average of 31 and strike rate of 130. He has registered three hundreds and 48 fifties in the format. Du Plessis last played in the Indian T20 League, where he scored 468 runs at 31 average. He is a must pick, priced at 9.5 credits.

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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