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The Hundred 2022, match 9: OVL vs SUP Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Oval Invincibles vs Northern Superchargers (OVAL vs SUP)

Date: August 11, Thursday, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

Oval Invincibles will face Northern Supercharges in the ninth game of the men’s Hundred 2022. Invincibles, who won four of their seven completed games last year, have got off to a decent start this year, winning one of their two games played so far. They come into this game after defeating Welsh Fire by 39 runs. Batting first, Oval scored 158 for 5 in 100 balls. With a knock of 81, Will Jacks was the top performer for them. Later in the game, Sunil Narine (3 wickets) and Tom Curran (2 wickets) helped defend the target. Sam Billings and Will Jacks are away on England Lions duty and will not be available for the next game. Jason Roy has thus been handed the captaincy for this game. 

Northern Superchargers, too, have lost one of their two games. They got off to a great start by beating Manchester Originals but lost their most recent game to Trent Rockets. With the help of a half century from David Wiese, the Superchargers scored 152 runs in 100 balls, but were not able to defend it. The Supercharges will now look to get back to winning ways when they meet the Invincibles in the next game.

Ahead of the ninth game of Men’s Hundred 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for OVL vs SUP

The pitch at the Oval in London has historically been balanced in nature and offers equal assistance to both the batsmen and bowlers.  The fast bowlers fare slightly better than the slow bowlers on this ground. A total of 16 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 6 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score on this ground is 150 while the average second innings score is 133. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at the Oval is 173 for 5 and 113 for 5.

The weather during the game will be pleasant with no chances of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 20 to 27 degrees.

Oval Invincibles team news and predicted XI

Team news – Rory Burns will not be available to play till the time the Royal One Day Cup concludes. Sam Billings and Will Jacks have also been granted leave to play for the England Lions duty and will not be available for the next game. Jason Roy has thus been handed the captaincy for this game. 

Squad: Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Danny Briggs, Hilton Cartwright, Matt Milnes, Jack Leaning, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain, Pat Brown, Jack Haynes

Predicted XI: Jason Roy (c), Rory Burns, Rilee Rossouw, Hilton Cartwright, Jordon Cox (wk), Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Matt Milnes, Danny Briggs, Mohammad Hasnain.

Northern Superchargers team news and predicted XI

Team news: Harry Brook is on Lions duty, and in his place, the Superchargers have called in Saif Zaib.

Squad: Dwayne Bravo, Wayne Parnell, Wahab Riaz, Harry Brook, Jordan Clark, Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Callum Parkinson, Matthew Potts, Adil Rashid, John Simpson, Ben Stokes (unavailable), David Willey, Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Ben Raine, Michael Pepper.

Predicted XI:  Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis, Michael Pepper, Adam Hose, David Wiese, John Simpson, Dwayne Bravo, Adil Rashid, Ben Raine, Callum Parkinson, Matthew Potts

Head to head record

Oval Invincibles and Northern Superchargers have met each other just once, which was won by the Superchargers, who chased down a total of 128 runs in 97 balls.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for OVL vs SUP

Faf du Plessis – batsman, Northern Superchargers

MPL price – 9.5 credits

Faf du Plessis has not been able to contribute in both of the first two games of this season but is still an excellent pick for your MPL team. He scored 468 runs in 16 matches in IPL 2022 earlier this year, and is also a big hitting batsman who can score lots of runs in boundaries.  Du Plessis has a strike rate of almost 135 in T20 internationals and almost 130 in other T20s.

Adil Rashid – bowler, Northern Superchargers

MPL price – 9 credits

Adil Rashid has taken a wicket in both the opening matches and will be looking to grab a couple of more wickets in the next game. The spin bowler is currently one of the best bowlers in limited-overs cricket. He has 83 wickets in 76 T20 internationals and 259 wickets in 226 T20s.

Sam Curran – all-rounder, Oval Invincibles

MPL price – 8.5 credits

Sam Curran scored 26 runs off 23 balls in the last match and has also taken two wickets in two games. He was also impressive in the ODI series against South Africa last month. In all, Curran has a batting strike rate of almost 142 in 21 T20Is along with 16 wickets.

Sunil Narine – all-rounder, Oval Invincibles

MPL price – 9.5 credits

Sunil Narine can contribute equally with both the bat and ball. He picked up two wickets in the first game and three wickets in the next. With the bat, the lower middle order batsman remained unbeaten in both the innings. Narine brings with him the experience of a whopping 421 T20s, from which he has a batting strike rate of almost 149 along with 457 wickets.

Hilton Cartwright – batsman, Oval Invincibles

MPL price – 8.5 credits

Hilton Cartwright scored a knock of 42 against London Spirit and will be looking to get an even bigger score in the next game. He has a batting average and strike rate of 28.69 and 125.64 in 82 T20s.

MPL fantasy XI – OVL vs SUP

OVL vs SUP – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Oval Invincibles vs Northern Superchargers game of the Men’s Hundred 2022 will not be televised live in in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app or also on Youtube. The match will begin at 7.30 PM IST on August 11.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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