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London Spirit’s hunt sixth win of the tournament
London Spirit to win
Tournament: The Hundred Men | Format: 100-BALL CRICKET | Venue: Lord's, London, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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The London Spirit would look to confirm a berth for themselves in the Eliminator round with a win. The side would take on the Oval Invincibles in the 27th game of The Hundred, 2022. London Spirit comes here with a win against Welsh Fire, and they would feel confident. Oval Invincibles have struggled in the last two games and the side went down against the Birmingham Phoenix in their last game.
London Spirit has lost only once in the six games the side has played. They are playing at home and have good knowledge of the conditions at this venue. It is a must-win game for the Invincibles, and they are likely to come hard at London Spirit. Both sides have some of the best players in the world. We expect to see a close contest that will go down the wire.
Eoin Morgan’s side returned to form in their last game against Welsh Fire. They won the game by 17 runs and have nearly confirmed a place for themselves in the Eliminator round of the tournament. The side has its key players in good form and Morgan would want his players to continue with the same momentum.
Adam Rossington has been consistent, and he would look for a good opening wicket stand with Daniel Bell-Drummond. They have a strong middle order, and the side would look for runs from Daniel Lawrence, Ben McDermott, and Morgan as Invincibles have good bowlers in the side. Kieron Pollard, Jordan Thompson, and Liam Dawson add to the side’s batting depth which will make them confident.
Chris Wood grabbed 4 wickets in the last game, and he would like to carry on with the same rhythm as he opens the bowling with Dawson. Daniel Lawrence was brilliant in the middle overs and the side would like a similar show from him. Mason Crane, Nathan Ellis, and Thompson add variety to this attack.
Eoin Morgan (c), Adam Rossington (wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben McDermott, Daniel Lawrence, Kieron Pollard, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Chris Wood
Back-to-back losses have dented the confidence of Sam Billings’ side. They had a poor outing with the bat in the last game against the Birmingham Phoenix. The side failed to build partnerships and went down by 10 runs. It is a must-win game for the team for a berth in the next round. Billings would like his players to be on their toes as they take on the strongest side this season.
Jason Roy isn’t scoring, and this is a problem for the team. He must set up a big partnership with Will Jacks as London Spirt have a good new ball attack. Billings, Rilee Rossouw, and Jordan Cox are good players, and they will have to score quick runs in the middle order. The side has depth in its batting and runs would be needed from Sam Curran, Tom Curran, and Sunil Narine in this game.
Their bowlers have fared poorly in the last two games. Sam Curran and Tom Curran bowled poor lines in the last game, and they need to come up with better spells here. Narine has shown good form and the side would like to see him play an important role in this must-win game. Matt Milnes, Mohammad Hasnain, and Nathan Sowter will have to make use of the conditions to put pressure on London Spirit.
Sam Billings (c & wk), Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Matt Milnes, Mohammad Hasnain, Nathan Sowter
There is a forecast for overcast skies over London on August 27. The conditions would make batting slightly challenging. Fast bowlers would get their assistance from the surface and batsmen shall need to be watchful. The side that bats first in this game would look to have 150 runs on the board.
Lord’s London is a good venue in this format of the game as there is something for the batsmen and the bowlers here. There is early assistance in the game for the bowlers but batters who occupy the crease have done well in the past. The wicket here doesn’t have much for the spinners and they must rely on their variations.
Batting first has never been easy in this format of the game. A target score in mind always favors the side that chases the score. Both captains shall have this on their minds at the toss. The side winning it shouldn’t have any hesitation in opting to bowl first in this game.
Oval Invincibles needs to get their acts together. Two losses in a row would have hurt their confidence coming into their most difficult game of the season. The side would need its bowlers to deliver the goods here. London Spirit has done well with the bat and the ball. They are playing at home and have their key players in good form. This would make them favorites in this contest.
London Spirit to win
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