The Hundred 2022: TR vs MO Match Preview, Key Players, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Alex Hales in action for Trent Rockets
The Manchester Originals will take on Trent Rockets in the upcoming finale, having booked their tickets for a title shot by defeating London Spirit in the eliminator.
The Originals won five of their eight group games earlier in the tournament. Having been locked with London Spirit and Birmingham Phoenix in terms of points collected, the Originals ended the opening round at number two on the table due to their superior net run-rate.
On the other hand, Trent Rockets registered six wins out of their eight group matches to earn a direct entry into the final. Their top-order comprises of two of the best batters of the men’s competition this year, Dawid Malan and Alex Hales.
Notably, they defeated Originals in their opening round game last month. Malan cracked an unbeaten 98 to guide his side to a comfortable win against the Originals at Manchester.
- Dawid Malan is the leading run-scorer of the tournament, having listed 358 runs across eight games for the Rockets. With four half-centuries to his name, he has maintained a season average of 59.66.
- Alex Hales has turned out to be Rocket’s second-best batsman of the season, and fifth best overall in terms of runs. The out-of-favour Englishman has piled up 251 runs at a strike-rate of 154.93.
- Paul Walter has picked up 12 wickets for the Originals this year. Even in the eliminator clash against London Spirit, the tearaway speedster claimed three scalps.
Venue: Lord’s, London
Date & Time: September 3 at 11:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode
Pitch Report: The conditions at Lord’s this season have been conducive to batters, with some assistance on offer for pacers as well. The venue has staged four Men’s Hundred matches this year, where the average first-innings score has been 144.
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keeper: Tom Moores
Batters: Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans
All-Rounders: Samit Patel, Paul Walter
Bowlers: Luke Wood, Sam Cook, Matt Parkinson, Josh Little
Captain: Dawid Malan
Vice-Captain: Alex Hales
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