Manchester Originals face Welsh Fire in The Hundred Women 2022 on Tuesday, August 16, at The Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. The match will start at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Manchester Originals lost their opening match of the tournament to Trent Rockets Women by 43 runs. Chasing 120 runs to win, the Originals were skittled out for just 76 thanks to Alana King's 4 for 15 with the ball. Lizelle Lee top-scored with 17 runs for the Originals while Deandra Dottin picked two wickets for them.
Welsh Fire, meanwhile, lost by 19 runs to Birmingham Phoenix in their opening game of the Hundred. Ellyse Perry’s 31-ball 58 helped the Phoenix put on a formidable 161 in the first innings. Welsh Fire started their chase well with openers, Tammy Beaumont and Hayley Mathews adding 47 runs for the first wicket. However, the Phoenix kept picking wickets regularly as the visitors were restricted to 142 in their chase. Claire Nicholas, Tammy Beaumont, and Annabel Sutherland were among the top performers for Welsh Fire.
Manchester Originals Women vs Welsh Fire Women The Hundred Women 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Manchester Originals Women: 1.87, Welsh Fire Women: 1.87
Bet365 odds: Manchester Originals Women: 1.90, Welsh Fire Women: 1.90
Betway odds: Manchester Originals Women: 1.83, Welsh Fire Women: 1.90
10CRIC odds: Manchester Originals Women: 1.83, Welsh Fire Women: 1.94
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Manchester Originals Women vs Welsh Fire Women head-to-head
Welsh Fire beat Manchester Originals by nine wickets in their only encounter in The Hundred 2021. Hayley Matthews was the top performer for Welsh Fire on that occasion as she scored an unbeaten 71 with the bat and also picked one wicket with the ball.
The Originals have won three of their last five matches in The Hundred while Welsh Fire have lost all their previous five matches.
Manchester Originals Women vs Welsh Fire Women probable playing XI
Manchester Originals Women: Lizelle Lee, Emma Lamb ,Deandra Dottin, Amy Satterthwaite, Cordelia Griffith, Ami Campbell, Ellie Threlkeld (wicketkeeper), Grace Potts, Kate Cross (captain), Sophie Ecclestone, Hannah Jones.
Welsh Fire Women: Hayley Matthews, Tammy Beaumont (captain), Annabel Sutherland, Fran Wilson, Rachael Haynes, Alex Griffiths, Katie George, Sarah Bryce (wicketkeeper), Lauren Filer, Alex Hartley, Claire Nicholas.
Manchester Originals Women vs Welsh Fire Women top picks
Manchester Originals Women: Kate Cross will be the top pick from the Originals camp. Cross picked 12 wickets in The Hundred Women last season at an average of 14.08. The 30-year-old pacer also picked one wicket for the Originals in the first game of this season.
Welsh Fire Women: Watch out for Hayley Matthews in this encounter. Mathews has scored 241 runs in The Hundred at an average of 30.13. The all-rounder has also picked 11 wickets with the ball in nine matches. She was also the top performer for the Fire in their previous games against the Originals.
Manchester Originals Women vs Welsh Fire Women The Hundred Women 2022 prediction
The Originals will have a slight edge going into the game against the Welsh Fire. The Originals are a far more balanced unit and will have the advantage of playing at home.
Welsh Fire have a lot of talented players in their squad and have also beaten the Originals in their previous encounter. The visitors will surely put up a strong fight in the upcoming fixture even though the Originals are more likely to emerge victorious.
Manchester Originals Women vs Welsh Fire Women The Hundred Women 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 20°C
Wind: 5 km/h