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Manchester Originals v London Spirit: The Hundred 2022 Men’s Eliminator Match Preview

Team news, key matches, TV and streaming info, weather forecasts, odds, form preview, start times, venue, squad rosters and more

What is the correspondence?

Manchester Originals take on London Spirit in the Men’s Hundred Eliminator.

When does it take place?

The game is due to start at 6:30 p.m. BST on Friday, September 2.

Where is the game played?

After the women’s match, this match will be the second in a doubleheader at the Ageas Bowl.

Who has the form?

These two sides head in different directions as we reach the all-important Eliminator.

Manchester Originals started with three successive defeats but have now won five in a row.

This included the critical six-wicket win over Oval Invincibles, chasing their 144 target with just one ball to spare.

London Spirit struggled after seeing their first-choice foreign players leave.

They started with four straight wins but won one of the last four to stumble to third place in the group.

Eoin Morgan’s men won the regular season game between the two teams by 52 points, but a lot has changed since that game in early August.

What’s the team news?

Expect few changes as soon as the group stage ends.

The Originals remain without captain Jos Buttler due to a calf problem, but Richard Gleeson is available again after fitness issues. Ollie Robinson is with the England squad ahead of the Third Test and is not expected to be released.

London Spirit has Zak Crawley available for the final stages after being shortlisted for the Kia Oval Test. Daniel Bell-Drummond is an option to refresh the batting lineup if needed. Mark Wood is a victim of long-term injuries.

What is the key match?

The obvious weakness of the Spirit range is at the top of the control. Adam Rossington scored his points at a strike rate of 182, but they need him to hang around and repeat his form since the middle of the competition when he landed scores of 66, 32 and 36.

While the Originals won’t have Sean Abbott on hand to play against the Essex keeper-beater after losing the Aussie, they have a useful new ball attack.

Spinner Tom Hartley has played on the wicket and traditionally plays on the power play, and will be complemented by the pace of returns from Gleeson and Josh Little.

Irishman Josh Little had the best numbers in the Men’s Hundred against the Invincibles, taking 5-for-13 and the extra venom he provides could be key against a vulnerable higher order.


Josh Little stormed Oval Invincibles [Ashley Allen/Getty Images]

Can I get tickets?

There are no tickets available for this match.

What’s the weather like?

While temperatures will remain in the low 20s, we can expect a clear evening with no rain delays.

See the full Met Office forecast by clicking here.

What are the teams?

Manchester Originals: Andre Russell (unavailable from August 22 – CPL), Laurie Evans, Tristan Stubbs (replaced Wanindu Hasaranga – retired August 5), Daniel Worrall, Sean Abbott, Colin Ackermann, Jos Buttler, Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley , Fred Klaassen, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen, Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Phil Salt, Ashton Turner, Richard Gleeson, Josh Little (from August 21)

London spirit: Kieron Pollard (unavailable from August 25 – CPL), Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis (replaced Riley Meredith), Jordan Thompson, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Josh Inglis (unavailable after international appeal, having replaced Glenn Maxwell), Eoin Morgan, Adam Rossington, Brad Wheal, Mark Wood, Ben McDermott, Jamie Smith, Toby Roland-Jones (replaced Blake Cullen)

What are the possible starting XIs?

Manchester Originals: Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Wayne Madsen, Tristan Stubbs, Ashton Turner, Paul Walter, Tom Lammonby, Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson, Josh Little

London spirit: Zak Crawley, Ben McDermott, Adam Rossington, Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Liam Dawson, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Ellis, Brad Wheal, Mason Crane

What are the chances?

Manchester Originals start as marginal favorites with the bookmakers at 10/11, with London Spirit available at 1/1.

The latest Oddschecker summary of The Hundred can be found by clicking on here.


Eoin Morgan [Alex Davidson/Getty Images]

What is the prediction?

Spirit has looked like a shadow of the team that won its first four games, since losing Glenn Maxwell and Kieron Pollard. The Originals won five on the rebound and prevailed in a knockout game against the Oval Invincibles. Expect them to justify the long journey south.

Where can I watch the game?

Sky Sports has live coverage of the match on its dedicated cricket channel (Sky 404, Virgin 504).

Now TV offers daily access to Sky Sports for £11.99 or monthly access for £33.99.

BBC Two will also carry the game.

On the radio, Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball commentary on 5Live Sports Extra.

The cricketer will have a text commentary of the game as well as post-match analysis and reaction.

Visit The Cricketer’s Hundred Hub for breaking news, team guides, competition information, team rosters and analysis.

Where can I watch the competition elsewhere in the world?

North America – Willow tv

Caribbean – ESPN

Sub-Saharan Africa – SuperSport

MEAN – beIN Sport

Australia – Fox

New Zealand – Spark

Indian subcontinent – FanCode

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