On Sunday, August 14, at Headingley, Leeds, Match 13 of the men’s Hundred 2022 will pit the Northern Superchargers against a hot London Spirit. The team to watch out for this season is London Spirit, who have been winning their last three matches in a row. They now hold the top spot in the points standings with six points to their credit and a fantastic net run rate of +1.067.
Even though Eoin Morgan, the World Cup-winning captain of England, has already announced his retirement from international cricket, the London-based team has benefited greatly thus far from his meticulous tactical planning. They would now be hoping to secure a fourth straight victory and extend their reign atop the leaderboard. After defeating the Southern Brave by a score of nine runs, London will enter this game.
On the other hand, the Northern Superchargers have a lot of work to do. They are in fifth place with just one victory out of three contests, two points overall, and an NRR of -0.134. In their previous match, they were defeated by Oval Invincibles by three wickets.
Pitch Report: NOS vs LNS
The Headingley wicket has a level playing field. A run-fest may be anticipated in this match, even if the pacers will have an advantage in the opening overs due to the batting-friendly conditions. The teams have a 40% winning average when chasing at this location, despite the fact that batting is comparatively easier in the second innings. As a result, the captain who chooses to bat first will win the toss.
Probable Playing XI:
Northern Superchargers: Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis (c), Michael Pepper, Dwayne Bravo, John Simpson (wk), Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Ben Raine, Matthew Potts, Adil Rashid.
London Spirit: Adam Rossington (wk), Kieron Pollard, Ravi Bopara, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Chris Wood, Glenn Maxwell, and Eoin Morgan(c)
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Time and Date: August 14 at 7:00 IST
Location: Leeds, Headingley
Probable Highest potential performers:
Batter: Kieron Pollard
Despite not having any runs in the current tournament, Kieron Pollard has contributed a few crucial hits for the London Spirit’s middle order. The Caribbean all-appearances rounder’s for London in the middle and last overs proved to be game-winning ones, and he will be hoping to deliver an even greater effort against the Northern Superchargers.
With the ball in hand, Jordan Thompson has proven to be the London Spirit’s most reliable player. Thompson has been maintaining accuracy along with consistency, which has benefited the Eoin Morgan-led team thus far. The bowler was effective in the most recent game, finishing with figures of 2/32, despite already having a four-wicket haul.