Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals | Match Preview
The all-new Hundred-ball format is all set to become a reality after a year's delay owing to the pandemic. The England and Wales cricket board is optimistic as far as the fan's response towards the new format is concerned. The first match of the tournament will see Oval Invincibles lock horns against Manchester Originals. Both the teams will be excited to kickstart the tournament which happens to be an unknown commodity for both players and the fans.
With the game shortened even further to last only 100 balls per innings, fans can expect more boundaries and sixes throughout the game. Even ECB has made an attempt to promote the tournament purely as an entertainment source where people can enjoy a spectacle for nearly three hours. While it will be new for all the players involved, it will be interesting to see how they approach it in the first few games.
Here’s a detailed look at the OVI VS MVR Dream11 Match Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, and Top Picks:
|Match||Date & Time||Venue||Live Telecast Channel & Streaming|
|Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals||July 22, 11 PM IST||Kia Oval, London||FanCode Digital Streaming App|
What to Expect – Pitch Report & Weather Conditions?
The Kia Oval in London generally offers a good batting wicket. The surface always has plenty of runs on offer. And considering the shortened format, the pitch is highly unlikely to have any assistance for the bowlers. Hence, it would be a huge challenge for bowlers to contain runs on such a flat deck. The weather will be clear throughout and Match 1 between OI and MO is likely to proceed without any delay.
Ahead of the first match of the inaugural The Hundred in 2021, OVI would have its plans and strategies in place before they step into the ground against the Manchester-based team. The team boasts of some huge names from the world of cricket. Jason Roy will open the batting for Oval. The Curran brothers will be a crucial part of the playing XI along with Sunil Narine. The likes of Saqib Mahmood and Reece Topley will also add strength to their line-up.
The Manchester team will be led by Jos Buttler in The Hundred 2021. Buttler will also open the batting for Manchester along with equally aggressive Phil Salt in the batting order. The bowling duties for the Originals will be shared between the experienced Steven Finn and Lockie Ferguson.
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Jordan Clark, Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood
Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Colin Ackermann, Tom Lammonby, Carlos Brathwaite, Jamie Overton, Steven Finn, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Parkinson
Top Fantasy Picks for OVI vs MRO, The Hundred
The experienced limited-overs specialist, Jason Roy has established himself as the emphatic top-order batsman. Oval Invincibles will be bolstered by his presence in the team. Roy has a plethora of skills up his sleeve. The crowd-puller will leave no stones unturned to put pressure on the bowlers as he would aim to make a mark in the first match of the inaugural edition of The Hundred 2021. Roy is one of the first picks in the Dream11 Team for the OVI vs MVR match in London on July 22.
Another England-based all-rounder, Sam Curran will step into the field on the back of a small International stint. The youngster will spearhead the all-rounder's department. He has been excellent with both the bat and ball while doing his duties in overseas IPL. The 23-year-old can restrict the lucid flow of runs and pick up some quick wickets. Subsequently, Sam Curran could be the top rank player in today’s OI VS MO Dream11 Team Prediction.
The wicket-keeper batsman, Jos Buttler debuted for England in the year 2011. However, he must be looking forward to facing a new challenge altogether in the form of a new format. The 30-year-old is the premier batsman as he takes down any adversary with force. In many matches, Buttler has absorbed the pressure and took the team to the winning side single-handedly. He has scored more than 1800 runs at a strike rate of 139.84 in 82 T20I matches. Eventually, he has made it into the top picks in today's sv MVR Dream11 Team Prediction.
Steven Finn will spearhead the bowling unit for the Manchester Originals. The lanky attacking bowler will ensure to place the ball perfectly. The medium-fast bowler may provide an early breakthrough in what can be a highly charged match between both teams. Finn will be one of the first few picks in today’s OI VS MO Dream11 Team Prediction.
Dream11 Team Prediction for OVI VS MVR (Men's), The Hundred 2021, Match 1
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler (VC), Sam Billings
Batsman: Jason Roy (C), J Clark, Colin Munro
All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Will Jacks
Bowlers: Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley, Steven Finn, Lockie Ferguson
Dream11 Match Prediction – Who will win the OVI vs MVR The Hundred Match?
With no history associated with the tournament and the players, it is highly unlikely to make an accurate prediction for who will win today's Hundred 2021 match. Looking at the best possible playing XIs for both the teams, Oval Invincles looks a touch rich in experience and talent as compared to their opponent in Manchester Originals.
For Manchester, a lot will depend on their skipper and opening batter in Jos Buttler. However, the Oval team has a more balanced unit going into the season opener. As a result, Oval Invincibles will go in as favorites to win today's OVI vs MNR 2021 match.