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The Hundred 2022, match 18: BRV vs MAN Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Southern Brave vs Manchester Originals (BRV vs MAN)

Date: August 18, Thursday, 11:30 PM IST

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Manchester Originals will face Southern Brave in the 18th game of the men’s Hundred 2022. Not much has gone right for defending champions Southern Brave in the 2022 season so far. They kicked off the competition with a nine-wicket win over Welsh Fire, but lost their next three games on a trot. Their most recent loss came to the Oval Invincibles. Batting first, Brave scored 137 in their 100 balls, with the only significant knock coming from Marcus Stoinis, who scored 37. Later in the game, their bowlers were unable to defend the target which Oval Invincibles chased down comfortably on the back of an unbeaten century from Will Jacks.

Manchester Originals, on the other hand, got their first win of this season in the last fixture after losing their first three matches. They beat Welsh Fire by 47 runs with Philip Salt scoring 38 runs off 22 balls and Jos Buttler contributing 29 runs off just 17 balls. Later, Sean Abbott picked up four wickets while conceding just eight runs to help defend the target of 150 runs.

Both Southern Brave and Manchester Originals have only two points from their respective four matches this season. Ahead of the 18th 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 BRV vs MAN

The pitch at the Rose Bowl in Southampton has historically been balanced in nature and offers equal assistance to both the batsmen and bowlers.  In two matches of this season played at this venue, the fast bowlers have fared better than the slow bowlers. A total of 11 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 7 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score on this ground is 173 while the average second innings score is 140. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at the Rose Bowl is 248 for 6 and 79 for 10.

The weather during the game will be pleasant with no chances of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 25 to 28 degrees.

Manchester Originals team news and predicted XI

Team news – Sean Abbott, who put up a sensational bowling performance in the previous game, will be playing the last game of the season before joining the Australian team for the white-ball series against Zimbabwe. Richard Gleeson, meanwhile, continues to warm the bench due to injury.  

Squad: Andre Russell, Laurie Evans, Tristan Stubbs, Daniel Worrall, Sean Abbott, Colin Ackermann, Jos Buttler, Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley, Fred Klaassen, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen, Matt Parkinson, Phil Salt, Ashton Turner, Richard Gleeson

Predicted XI:  Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c), Wayne Madsen, Andre Russell, Laurie Evans, Tristan Stubbs, Paul Walter, Tom Hartley, Sean Abbott, Matt Parkinson, Mitchell Stanley

Southern Brave team news and predicted XI

Team news: For Southern Brave, Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills have been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with an injury. Meanwhile, like for Sean Abbott, this could also be Marcus Stoinis’ last game before leaving to join Australia for the Zimbabwe ODIs.

Squad: Tim David, Alex Davies, George Garton, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Paul Stirling, James Vince, Ross Whiteley, Rehan Ahmed, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty, Finn Allen, Micheal Hogan, Quinton de Kock

Predicted XI:  Quinton de Kock, James Vince (c), Alex Davies, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, George Garton, Rehan Ahmed, Jake Lintott, Michael Hogan

Head to head record

Manchester Originals and Southern Brave have met each other just once, which was won by the Brave.

Five players to watch out for

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

Marcus Stoinis: all-rounder, Southern Brave

Marcus Stoinis top scored for Southern Brave in their most recent game with a knock of 37, and will be looking for a bigger knock in the next game, which could also be his last game of the season before heading to Australia for national duty. In 201 T20s, Stoinis has a batting strike rate of almost 135 along with 89 wickets.

Quinton de Kock – wicketkeeper batsman, Southern Brave

Quinton de Kock has underperformed in all three matches so far, with knocks of 15, 2 and 8. The wicketkeeper batsman, who brings plenty of experience to the table, is nevertheless a good pick for your fantasy team. On his day, de Kock can snatch away momentum from the opposition. In 69 T20 internationals for South Africa, de Kock has a batting average and strike rate of 31.04 and 133.38.

Andre Russell – all-rounder, Manchester Originals

Andre Russell has got good starts in all four games so far, but has not been able to convert them. The all-rounder, one of the most destructive batsmen in international cricket, has a strike rate of 156 in T20 internationals. In other T20s, Russell has a strike rate of almost 170. He has also taken 39 and 373 wickets in T20Is and T20s, respectively.

Jos Buttler – wicketkeeper batsman, Manchester Originals

Another good pick for your fantasy team is Jos Buttler, who scored 29 off 17 balls at a strike rate of almost 180 in the previous game. Earlier against Rockets and Superchargers, Buttler had scored 41 and 59 runs respectively. In all, Buttler has a batting average and strike rate of 32.75 and 142.57 in 94 T20Is.

Sean Abbott – all-rounder, Manchester Originals

Sean Abbott was the match winner for the Originals in their previous game, in which he picked up four wickets while conceding only 8 runs. The next game is Abbott’s last one before he joins the Australian team for national duty, and he will be looking to sign off with a few more wickets in his kitty.

MPL fantasy XI – BRV vs MAN

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

The Southern Brave vs Manchester Originals game of the Men’s Hundred 2022 will not be televised live in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app or also on Youtube. The match will begin at 11.30 PM IST on August 18.

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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