This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the Match 1 of “The Hundred” between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals that is scheduled to take place on the 22nd of July 2021.
The inaugural edition of the Hundred is upon us. The English cricket’s extravaganza will begin with a match between the Oval Invincibles and the Manchester Originals on the 22nd of July at the Oval in London.
Jos Buttler will lead the Manchester Originals before he heads to be part of England’s Test team in their home Test series against India. Sam Billings will skipper the home team Oval Invincibles in the first edition of the Hundred.
Venue: The Oval, London
Pitch and Weather: The Oval historically has been a high-scoring venue for the limited-overs format. Being the first game of a high-profile tournament, the pitch will obviously play well and will suit stroke-play. However, like every typical English, it will offer something to the pacers initially. The weather forecast is good for the opening night of the tournament. It is expected to be Sunny without any rain interruptions. Temperatures are expected to be around 23-26C during the course of the game.
Date and Time: July 22, 2021, 4.00 PM Local, 8.30 PM IST
Jos Buttler will be the player to watch out for from the visiting team. The wicket-keeper batsman will want to create an impact before he leaves for the national duties. The trio of Tom Lommonby, Joe Clarke and Phil Salt will the young guns to look forward from this team. Colin Munro and Lockie Ferguson are fantastic overseas additions to this team.
The home team Oval Invincibles will have the services of the mystery off-spinner, Sunil Narine. The players to watch out for will be the opener Jason Roy along with the Curran brothers. With Sandeep Lamichhane not being available for the tournament, Tabraiz Shamsi is expected to take his place. But since he is also in Ireland representing South Africa, the Invincibles will have to play with just the 2 overseas players for a while- Colin Ingram, and Sunil Narine.
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Lockie Ferguson, Jamie Overton, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin Munro, Ollie Robinson, Sam Hain, Fred Klaassen.
Sam Curran, Rory Burns, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Alex Blake, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Sam Billings (c & wk), Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Saqib Mahmood, Colin Ingram, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark, Jordan Cox.
It is very early in the piece to predict the winner of these 2 exciting teams. But with the Invincibles playing at their home venue, they might have an edge over the Manchester Originals.
Batsman: Jason Roy of the Oval Invincibles can be picked as he is one of the best white-ball players in the world. He was in great form in the recent Pakistan T20 series. The young batsman from the Originals Tom Lammonby owing to his recent form and Joe Clarke can be selected for the fantasy team.
Wicket-keeper: As many as 3 wicker-keepers can be picked from either side in this game. Jos Buttler is an obvious choice to pick in the shortest format. Phil Salt had a great couple of games at the international level in recent weeks while Jordon Cox is an amazing talent.
All-rounders: Sunil Narine and Sam Curran will be the all-rounders for this game. Both have a great record in the T20 format and would be a handful in the Hundred as well.
Bowlers: The lead pacers of both teams Saqib Mahmood and Lockie Ferguson can be picked as the fast bowlers. While Mark Parkinson can be the lone spinner in dream 11.
Fantasy Team: Jos Buttler(C), Jason Roy(VC), Tom Lammonby, Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Jordon Cox, Sunil Narine, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Mark Parkinson, and Lockie Ferguson
Captain – Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler is the ideal choice for being captain in the fantasy team. He not only scores runs consistently but does it at a fast pace.
Vice-Captain – Jason Roy
Buttler’s opening partner in the England team Jason Roy can be made the vice-captain of the team. He is coming on the back of a great match-winning innings against Pakistan just days back.
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