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TRN vs OVA, 17th Match, The Hundred Men’s Competition – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles, (TRN vs OVA, 17th Match)

Date: August 17, 2022 – 11:30 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles will square off in the 17th match of the Hundred men’s competition 2022. Trent Rockets will host the contest at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday, August 17th.

Trent Rockets won three matches on the trot before they went down by seven wickets against Birmingham Phoenix on Monday. They have six points to their credit from four matches with a net run-rate of 0.112. 

The Rockets opening duo Alex Hales and Dawid Malan, who had destroyed Originals earlier, fell against Phoenix inside the first eight balls. They were reduced to 53/6 before Daniel Sams smashed a terrific 55* off 25 and Lewis Gregory scored 35* in 22 balls. The duo rescued the team and propelled them to a fighting total of 145/6. Luke Wood was magnificent with the ball, picking 3 for 17 but the rest of the unit had no answers to Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone..

Oval Invincibles started the campaign with a loss against London Spirit but have turned things around with three wins on the trot. They have six points from four games with a net run-rate of 0.959. Invincibles are coming off a convincing seven-wicket victory over Southern Brave in their last fixture.

Reece Topley was magnificent with the ball, claiming 3 for 24 in his 20 balls as Oval restricted the defending champions to 137/6. The chase was all about Will Jacks, who hammered 108* in just 48 balls as he became the second centurion in the Hundred. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for TRN vs OVA, 17th Match

The Trent Bridge in Nottingham is one of the best batting venues in the country. The average first innings score from 57 domestic T20 matches played here stands at 171. Five matches have been played in the men’s Hundred, with the average first innings score of 140, which isn’t reflective of true potential of the pitches.

The weather in Nottingham on Wednesday evening could be partly cloudy. There’s a 21% chance of precipitation, with the temperature hovering around 18°C.

Trent Rockets – Expected XI and Team News

Trent Rocketswill continue to be without Rashid Khan due to Afghanistan duties. Colin Munro, Daniel Sams and Tabraiz Shamsi are three overseas players in the XI. They made one change in the last game, bringing in Sam Cook for Luke Fletcher.

Probable XI – Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Colin Munro, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Ian Cockbain, Lewis Gregory (c), Samit Patel, Daniel Sams, Luke Wood, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Tabraiz Shamsi

Oval Invincibles – Expected XI and Team News

Oval Invincibles have a full strength squad available for the selection, with Will Jacks and Sam Billings returning from England Lions duties ahead of the last game. The bowling attack comprises Reece Topley, the Curran brothers, Sunil Narine and Mohammad Hasnain.

Probable XI – Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Sam Billings (c & wk), Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain

Head to head record of TRN vs OVA

These two teams have faced each other only once in the league, where Oval Invincibles claimed a 9-run win.

17th Match: Five players to watch out for in the TRN vs OVA match

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

Dawid Malan: Batter, Trent Rockets

Dawid Malan smashed an unbeaten 88 off 49 against Superchargers and followed it with an even better 98* off 44 against Originals. The left hand batter has a terrific record in T20 cricket, having scored over 7000 runs at an average of 33 with five hundreds and 45 fifties.

Will Jacks: Batter, Oval Invincibles

Will Jacks is coming off an outrageous knock against Southern Brave, smashing 108* off 44 with eight sixes and 10 fours. Before that, he scored 81 in 45 balls against Welsh Fire. Jacks has a very good record in the shorter format, with over 2400 runs at an average of nearly 30 and strike rate of 155.

Alex Hales: Batter, Trent Rockets

The England outlaw Alex Hales has lit up the T20 arena over the years. He has amassed 9985 runs in the shorter format at an average of 31 while striking at 148, including five hundreds and 62 fifties. Hales has been in superb form, scoring 58, 43 and 38 before his first failure in the last game. 

Sam Curran: All-rounder, Oval Invincibles

Sam Curran offers a great dual value to the side. The all-rounder has done well this season so far, picking a wicket in each of the four games while scoring 105 runs at an average of 35. He was splendid against Superchargers, smashing 60 off just 39. Overall, Sam C has 1595 runs and 120 wickets in the shorter format.

Sunil Narine: All-rounder, Oval Invincibles

One of the greatest players in the shorter format, Sunil Narine has been exceptional in the Hundred. The all-rounder has picked 8 scalps in four games at a strike rate of 10 while conceding at less than run-a-ball, including two three-wicket hauls. Narine has over 3000 runs in the shorter format at a strike rate of 148.

MPL Fantasy XI

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 Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles men’s clash at 11:30 PM IST on Saturday.

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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