August 15, 2021 7:00 AM
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Alex Sarwar

Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men taking place? Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men will take place on Sunday 15th August, 2021 at 19:00 (UK)

Where is Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men taking place? Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men will take place at Trent Bridge in Nottingham

What is the expected weather for Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men? 16-18c dry with light cloud and a gentle breeze

Where can I get tickets for Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men? Click here for the latest ticket information for Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men

What TV channel is Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men on in the UK? Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Trent Rockets Men vs Manchester Originals Men live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

TRENT ROCKETS MEN

  • After topping the table for much of the men’s Hundred, Trent Rockets’ third defeat of the competition at home to Birmingham Phoenix this past Friday leaves them in danger of not finishing inside the top three ahead of their final league game.
  • Sat in fourth-placed, victory here should guarantee their place in the next round of the competition, but a loss will see them eliminated which would represent a very poor collapse from a side who had started so well.
  • Following injuries to bowlers Wahab Riaz and Luke Wood, Marchant de Lange has re-joined the Rockets and featured in their last game and a decision must be taken on whether to play Timm van der Gugten, or persist with De Lange and Sam Cook as the quicker bowling options.

MANCHESTER ORIGINALS MEN

  • Manchester Originals’ terrible collapse last time out away at Northern Superchargers saw them bowled out for just 131 after conceding a total of 200/5 following a terrible performance both with the ball and in the field, ultimately losing by 69 runs.
  • That defeat sees the Originals now eliminated from the competition with a win here not enough for them to break into the top three.
  • For that reason, fringe players could well be afforded the opportunity to feature vs the Rockets such as batter Sam Hain, who has played just one match so far.

THE PREDICTION

For Trent Rockets the equation is simple going into this encounter. Win and they are through with Southern Brave and Oval Invincibles set to do battle on Monday with no rain forecast. Lose though and they are out in what would be considered a really disappointing collapse after getting themselves in such a strong position around the halfway stage of the tournament. Ultimately though, if they show up here and play to the standard that they are capable of as individuals, then they have no reason to worry. The Rockets boast a far superior batting line-up to their opponents and the strength-in-depth that they have within their ranks should ensure a large total batting either first or second against a bowling attack taken to the cleaners by Northern Superchargers. With combined with the spin-bowling options the hosts have at their disposal alongside a partisan home crowd, all these factors should lead to a comprehensive Trent Rockets victory in this one.

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