The exhilarating action will continue in The Hundred 2023 men’s competition as Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix take on each other in Match 10 on Monday, August 7 at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. Originals’ last game against London Spirit got washed out. They’re ranked last (eighth position) on the points table with one point to their name from one loss and washout from two matches.
On the other hand, Phoenix’s last game also got washed out against Trent Rockets. They’re ranked on the sixth spot with two points to their name from two washouts. The Moeen Ali-led side will be eager to start the campaign by getting their first win under their belt while the Originals will be eager to bounce back from the loss in their opening fixture.
Tournament: The Hundred 2023
Match: Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 10
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Date & Time: Monday, August 7, 11:00 pm (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv and FanCode
Emirates Old Trafford Pitch Report
There were four matches played at the venue in the 2022 men’s edition of the tournament where teams batting second won thrice. The average first innings score was 166 while the highest target chased was 190. In the recent Ashes Test played at the venue, the pitch was good for batting and is likely to be the same in the upcoming fixture. Keeping the past record in mind, the captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first.
Also Check: Live Cricket Score: Manchester Originals (Men) vs Birmingham Phoenix (Men), Match 10
Probable Playing XIs:
Manchester Originals (MNR)
Philip Salt (wk), Jos Buttler (c), Laurie Evans, Max Holden, Ashton Turner, Paul Walter, Jamie Overton, Usama Mir, Tom Hartley, Joshua Little, Josh Tongue
Birmingham Phoenix (BPH)
Will Smeed, Chris Benjamin, Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (c), Shadab Khan, Jacob Bethell, Benny Howell, Henry Brookes, Kane Richardson, Adam Milne
MNR vs BPH Head-to-Head
Played – 2, Manchester Originals – 2, Birmingham Pheonix – 0
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Jos Buttler – Manchester Originals
The Manchester skipper got the tournament off to a good start scoring a brilliant 37* (18) in the opening game. However, he couldn’t take his team over the line as they lost by nine runs. Hence, Buttler will be eager to play a big knock and help his team get their first win in the upcoming fixture.
Shadab Khan – Birmingham Phoenix (BPH)
Shadab Khan is one of the most sought-after all-rounders in world cricket right now in the T20 format. Apart from his stupendous hitting prowess lower down the order, he’s also known for bamboozling batters with his spin variations. The 24-year-old will be eager to bowl his team to their first victory of the season in the upcoming season.