Manchester Originals face Welsh Fire in The Hundred 2022 on Tuesday, August 16, at The Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. The match will start at 11:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

Manchester Originals head into this game having lost to Trent Rockets by 8 wickets in their previous game. The Originals posted 189 in the first innings thanks to Phil Salt’s 46-ball 70 run-knock complemented by his opening partner Jos Buttler’s 41 runs off 25 balls. However, the Originals suffered their third consecutive defeat this season as the Rockets chased the target down with six balls to spare. 

Welsh Fire, on the other hand, suffered a four-run defeat against Birmingham Phoenix in their previous game in The Hundred. David Payne and George Scrimshaw picked two wickets each with the ball as the Fire restricted Phoenix to 130 in their first innings. Welsh Fire could only manage 126 in their chase with David Miller top scoring with 35 runs off 30 balls. The Fire are currently last on the points table having lost all their three matches this season.

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire The Hundred 2022 odds

Parimatch oddsManchester Originals: 1.65, Welsh Fire: 2.16

Bet365 oddsManchester Originals: 1.72, Welsh Fire: 2.10

Betway oddsManchester Originals: 1.61, Welsh Fire: 2.20

10CRIC oddsManchester Originals: 1.63, Welsh Fire: 2.23

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire head-to-head

Manchester Originals beat Welsh Fire by 7 wickets in their encounter in The Hundred 2021. Joe Clarke played a match-winning innings of 58 for the Originals in both teams’ only previous clash so far.

Something is bound to give in the upcoming contest as Manchester Originals and Welsh Fire have lost all their three matches in The Hundred 2022.

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire probable playing XI

Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Phil Salt, Wayne Madsen, Paul Walters, Laurie Evans, Andre Russell, Tristan Stubbs, Sean Abbot, Fred Klassen, Matt Parkinson, Tom Hartley.

Welsh Fire: Tom Banton, Joe Clarke (wicketkeeper), Sam Hain, Ben Duckett, David Miller, Josh Cobb (captain), George Scrimshaw, Dwaine Pretorious, Adam Zampa, David Payne, Jake Ball.

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire top picks

Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler will be the player to watch out for from the Originals camp in this encounter. The wicketkeeper batter has scored 106 runs in three games at an average of 35.33 this season. Buttler has scored his runs at a strike rate of 137.66 and has a top score of 59 in The Hundred 2022. 

Welsh Fire: Ben Duckett will be the top pick from Welsh Fire. Duckett has scored 72 runs so far in The Hundred this season. The 27-year-old averages 24.00 at a strike rate of 128.57. Duckett was also the leading run-scorer for Welsh Fire last season with 232 runs in eight games.

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire The Hundred 2022 prediction 

Manchester Originals will have a slight edge going into the game against Welsh Fire. The Originals have beaten Welsh Fire before and will also have the advantage of playing at home.

The Welsh Fire have been poor in all departments of the game so far and will find it difficult to beat the Originals.

Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire The Hundred 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 18°C

Precipitation: 60%

Humidity: 76%

Wind: 5 km/h