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MAN vs WEL, 16th Match, The Hundred Men’s Competition – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire, (MAN vs WEL, 16th Match)

Date: August 16, 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 Welsh Fire men’s clash at 11 PM IST. 

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire, 16th Match: 

The 16th match of the men’s Hundred will have Manchester Originals taking on Welsh Fire. The two teams, who are yet to win a game this season, will clash at the Old Trafford on Tuesday, August 16th. 

Jos Buttler’s reign as captain has continued to be frustrating as Manchester Originals succumbed to the third loss of the season on Saturday. Batting first, they posted a very strong total of 189/3 on the board. Phil Salt top scored with 70 off 46 balls while Buttler smashed 25-ball 41 at the top. 

Originals had no answers to the onslaught of Trent Rockets opening duo Alex Hales and Dawid Malan. Hales scored 38 off 20 while Tom Kohler-Cadmore made 30 off 17. But it was Malan who punished Manchester with an incredible 98* in just 44 balls. 

Welsh Fire also lost their third game on the trot, losing by just 4 runs against Birmingham Phoenix. Their bowling attack did an excellent job to restrict the opponents to just 130/7. David Payne was brilliant with the ball, picking 2 for 12 while George Scrimshaw also grabbed two scalps. 

Tom Banton scored 44 off 32 balls to take the team closer to the target. Welsh needed to get 13 off the last 10 deliveries with David Miller (35*) and captain Josh Cobb at the crease but they could only score two runs off Kane Richardson in the penultimate set and eventually fell short by 4 runs. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for MAN vs WEL, 16th Match 

The Old Trafford in Manchester has seen some high scoring matches in recent times. The average first innings score from 62 T20 matches played here reads 164, with the number shooting up to 178 for this year. Two matches have been played so far in the ongoing Hundred, with the first innings scores reading 161 and 189.

There’s a possibility of thunderstorms in Manchester on Tuesday. The match may not be affected as the chance of precipitation drops down to 25% in the evening. 

Manchester Originals – Expected XI and Team News 

Manchester Originals don’t have many options on the bench that could improve their side barring Richard Gleeson. The fast bowler is injured and his fitness status is unclear. If he’s fit, Gleeson should replace Fred Klaassen. 

Probable XI – Jos Buttler (c), Phil Salt (wk), Wayne Madsen, Laurie Evans, Andre Russell, Tristan Stubbs, Paul Walter, Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson, Sean Abbott, Fred Klaassen/Richard Gleeson

Welsh Fire – Expected XI and Team News 

Welsh Fire had a couple of changes in their previous fixture. Ollie Pope had to leave for England duties, with Sam Hain replacing him. Ryan Higgins had to make way for the Protea all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius. 

Probable XI – Tom Banton, Joe Clarke (wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, David Miller, Josh Cobb (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Adam Zampa, David Payne, Jake Ball, George Scrimshaw

Head to head record of MAN vs WEL

Total Encounters – 1

Manchester Originals Won – 1

Welsh Fire Won – 0

16th Match: Five players to watch out for in the MAN vs WEL 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 been at his best in recent times but has still managed to score 59 and 41 in two of the three games in the ongoing tournament. The opening batter has over 8400 runs in the shorter format at an average of 34 while striking at 145. Buttler has blasted six centuries and 54 half centuries in the format.

Tom Banton: Batter, Welsh Fire 

Where most batters couldn’t get going, Tom Banton looked at ease in the last game at Cardiff, scoring 44 in 32 balls. The 23yr old can be inconsistent but has the ability to score big as well. He has over 2100 runs in the format at an average of 24 while striking at 143, including two hundreds and 12 fifties. 

Ben Duckett: Batter, Manchester Originals

Ben Duckett just recently smashed 145 in red-ball cricket against South Africa. The left hand batter has amassed 3887 runs in the format at an average of 30 and strike rate of 137. He has registered 25 fifties in the format. 

Davin Payne: Bowler, Welsh Fire

David Payne bowled with impeccable line and length in the last game against Phoenix, conceding just 12 runs in 20 balls and claiming two wickets. The left arm pacer has had good success in the shorter format, with 154 wickets in 121 matches at a strike rate of 15.7.

Phil Salt: Batter, Manchester Originals 

Phil Salt is coming off an excellent 70* in 46 balls against Trent Rockets. The hard-hitting fearless striker has good numbers in the format, with 3394 runs at an average of 25 while striking at 149. Salt has scored 23 fifties in the shorter format. 

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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