Both teams won just three games last season.
MNR vs NOS Team Preview:
Manchester Originals (MNR) will receive Northern Superchargers (NOS) on Friday in the third match of the The Hundred Men 2022 tournament at Old Trafford in Manchester. Manchester United finished in 5th position last season with three wins and five defeats in the group stage. But they’re boosted with three mega signings in the form of Jos Buttler, Wanindu Hasaranga and Andre Russell and are now favorites to challenge The Hundred 2022.
Northern Superchargers also only won three games last season, finishing with seven points on number six. South African veteran Faf du Plessis leads the squad this season with national star players David Willey, Adil Rashid and Matthew Potts.
MNR vs NOS Competition Details:
Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers, Match 3
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
Date Time: August 5 at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM local time
Live Streaming: FanCode
MNR vs NOSMatch 3, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Old Trafford is well balanced for both batters and bowlers in white ball cricket, with a first innings average of over 165 runs. But last season, in 300 games, bowlers get good help from the slow field with an average score of about 110 runs in the first innings.
Manchester Originals pacer Jamie Overton has been out all season after a foot injury.
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MNR vs NOSMatch 3, Likely Playing XIs:
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Phil Salt, Wayne Madsen, Laurie Evans, Tom Lammonby, Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sean Abbott, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson.
Faf du Plessis (c), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Adam Hose, John Simpson (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Matthew Potts, Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Callum Parkinson.
Top picks for MNS vs NOS Dream11 match:
Top Picks – Batteries
Faf du Plessis:
The veteran South African lead-off hitter will lead the team this season after missing last year with an injury. He scored 468 runs in 16 IPL 2022 matches with a strike rate of 127.52 and will be a good captain’s choice in this match.
The star English batter scored the highest 189 runs for Northern Supercharger in just 5 games with an average of 47.25 and a strike rate of 153.65 last season. He is available for the first five games and will be the leading hitter for the team.
Top Picks – Allrounders
The West Indian big hitter is one of the best all-rounders in T20 games and can make the same impact in the hundred game. He last played cricket in May in IPL 2022, taking 17 wickets and scoring 335 runs.
The star English all-rounder scored 132 runs with a strike rate of 155.29 and took 5 wickets in 7 matches last season. He will be an important all-rounder for Northern Superchargers, while Ben Stokes is not playing this year.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The English spinner in form was the best bowler for Northern Superchargers with 12 wickets in eight matches. He took six wickets against South Africa in the recent white ball series.
The Sri Lankan leggie dominated the 2022 Indian Premier League, taking 10 wickets in 5 white-ball matches against Australia last month.
Top Pick – Wicket Keeper
The new English whiteball skipper is on top form in whiteball cricket and is available to play all 100 matches this season. He will open an inning alongside Salt and is a perfect captaincy pick for Friday’s game.
MNR vs NOS Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play XI No.1 for MNR vs NOS Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Phil Salt, Faf du Plessis, Harry Brook, Tom Lammonby, Andre Russell, David Willey (vc)Wanindu Hasaranga, Adil Rashid, Matt Parkinson, Matthews Potts.
Featured Play XI No.2 for MNR vs NOS Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Butler, Faf du Plessis (vc), Adam Lyth, Wayne Madsen, Andrew Russell (c)David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dwayne Bravo, Adil Rashid, Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson.
MNR vs NOS Risky captain choices:
The English batter-to-be hit 390 runs in 14 Vitality Blash-games with an impressive 147.16 batting percentage, but struggled for consistency in recent games.
The veteran West Indian all-rounder took 9 wickets in the recently concluded 2022 Vitality Blast, but scored just 61 runs in 10 matches. He will be a crucial figure for Northern Superchargers this season, but he will likely perform consistently.
Players to avoid:
The 37-year-old Pakistani pacer has taken over 400 wickets in T20 cricket, but last played a cricket four months ago and took just six wickets in his last five matches, four of which came in one match.