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Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals Predictions & Tips - Roy to get The Hundred off to a fast start

  • Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals predictions for Thursday’s The Hundred cricket match
  • The match will be played at The Oval at18:30 BST
  • Jason Roy has scored 30+ in 3 of his last 4 limited overs matches
  • I am tipping the Oval Invincibles to win the first ever match in The Hundred
  • Tips, stats, team news & preview
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Ralph Staniforth 21 Jul 2021
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Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals Predictions


The Oval Invincibles on paper look the more rounded team. I am tipping them to take the win on home soil.

  • Oval Invincibles’ Jason Roy has scored 60, 32 & 64 runs in 3 of his last 4 limited overs matches.
  • Manchester Originals’ Jos Buttler has scored 50+ runs in 2 aof his last 3 T20 mathces.

Head to Head


These teams have never before met.

Oval Invincibles Form


The Oval Invincibles come into the inaugural season as second favourites according to bookmaker bet365. 

With The Hundred being the first ever professional tournament played in this format, it remains to be seen who can adapt first. The Invincibles have plenty of quality players from the T20 format, which one would imagine won’t differ too much in terms of playing style.

The balance of the team will be interesting to see considering that the six-ball over does not exist in this format.

Oval Invincibles Injuries & Team News


The Oval Invincibles have a number of international quality players. England’s Test opening batsman, Rory Burns will feature while allrounder Sam Curran will captain the side.

Tabraiz Shami is also in the squad but will only join after South Africa’s tour of Ireland is complete in a few days time. 

Jason Roy and Sam Billings are two big English stars. They were in the England squad that recently played against Pakistan so it remains to be seen whether they will feature in the opener.

Manchester Originals Form


The Manchester Originals are fourth favourite to win the 2021 The Hundred. Considering that it is a new format, the bookmakers have given all eight teams a fair crack at winning it.

The Originals will play their home games at Old Trafford. They not only have a strong squad, they also possess some in-from players. 

Phil Salt recently made his England debut while Jos Buttler is among the best T20 batsmen globally. This match will be the first ever of its kind in men’s cricket so it will be interesting to see the tactical approach of the Originals.

Manchester Originals Injuries & Team News


Jos Buttler leads the side and is undoubtedly the star. He played for England against Pakistan a couple of days ago so it is not confirmed whether he will play in the opener.

On the international front, New Zealand’s Colin Munro gives the Originals plenty of power hitting as well as versatility.

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Verdict

The Oval Invincibles are backed to win the first ever The Hundred match against the Manchester Originals. With little team form in this format, we are looking at Jason Roy and Jos Buttler to top the run scoring charts for their respective teams.

Best Bet: Invincibles Win Result @-125.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Manchester Originals Batsman Tip: Jos Buttler Best Manchester Originals Batsman @220.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Oval Invincibles Batsman Tip: Jason Roy Best Oval Invincibles Batsman @220.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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