Fantasy XI - Oval Invincibles (OVI-M) vs Manchester Originals (MO-M), Men's Hundred 2023

WK: Jos Buttler

BAT: Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Paul Stirling

AR: Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Paul Walter, Jaime Overton

BOWL: Nathan Sowter, Gus Atkinson, Danny Briggs

C/VC: Sam Curran, Tom Curran

Lord's, London – Pitch Report

Average First Innings Score at Lord's in T20 Leagues since 2022: 185

Batting First vs Batting Second at Lord's in T20s since 2022: Win Bat 1st - 67%, Win Bat 2nd - 33%

OVI-MO Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at the venue since 2020: Max Holden(2), Will Jacks(5)

OVI-MO Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at the venue since 2020: Nathan Sowter(3), Sam Curran(10)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has straight boundaries (70m) and square boundaries (60m, 65m). ThirdMan-DeepMidWicket (86m, 86m) and FineLeg-DeepCover (81m, 81m).

Pitch Report: With 67% of the teams having won when batting first, it might be the logical decision to make at the toss. The long boundaries at the ground can be an advantage for the spinners and pacers with change-ups especially while defending a total.

Predicted XIs - Oval Invincibles (OVI-M) vs Manchester Originals (MO-M), Men's Hundred 2023

Oval Invincibles Men: Jason Roy, Paul Stirling, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Sam Billings(c&wk), Ross Whiteley, Tom Curran, Nathan Sowter, Adam Zampa, Gus Atkinson, Spencer Johnson

Manchester Originals Men: Phil Salt, Jos Buttler(c&wk), Max Holden, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner/Wayne Madsen, Paul Walter, Jamie Overton, Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley/Richard Gleeson, Josh Little, Zaman Khan

Fantasy Notes - Oval Invincibles (OVI-M) vs Manchester Originals (MO-M), Men's Hundred 2023


  • Phil Salt vs S Curran: Outs - 2, Avg/SR - 20/107
  • Laurie Evans vs S Curran: Outs - 1, Runs - 8, Balls - 12
  • Jos Buttler vs N Sowter: Outs - 2, Runs - 13, Balls - 9
  • Phil Salt vs N Sowter: Outs - 1, Runs - 12, Balls - 13
  • Phil Salt vs A Zampa: Outs - 2, Runs - 3, Balls - 12, SR - 25


  • This game will be heavily dependent on the toss and we will make all the major decisions depending on who is batting first and we will favour them in our combinations
  • In that case, back more of your bowlers from the team bowling second as teams have been able to defend scores successfully. Spinners, in particular, will be expected to play a major role at Lord's due to the long boundary dimensions, especially in the second innings.
  • Phil Salt will face a difficult matchup against Adam Zampa and the long boundary dimensions can go against his favour when he attempts a lot of attacking shots. If you still want to pick him, you can prefer doing it if he is batting in the first innings.
  • With the addition of Paul Stirling to the Invincibles squad, we might see the team make two changes with James Neesham making the way along with Tawanda Muyeye for either a bowler or a finisher like Ross Whiteley.
  • Paul Stirling at Lord's in T20s since 2018: Inns - 11, Runs - 405, Avg/SR - 37/153, 50s - 5; He has plenty of experience playing at this ground for Middlesex and he was also the star of the 2021 Hundred Final at this very ground where he smashed 61 runs off 36 balls and led the Brave to victory. There are several matchups against him and we are aware of his reputation as a hit or a miss batter. Either way, prefer picking him if the Invincibles are batting first. 
  • Max Holden at Lord's in T20s since 2018: Inns - 19, Runs - 494, Avg/SR - 29/141, 50s - 1, 100s - 1; He is a Middlesex player and is the second-highest run-scorer at Lord's in T20s since 2020. Consider taking a punt on him in this match even though he has largely had an underwhelming tournament so far.
  • Generally, it gets difficult for batters in the second innings and the openers in particular will be under high threat against the new ball under the lights. Second innings batters will be risky picks.
  • Nathan Sowter is another Middlesex player and is also the 3rd highest wicket taker at Lord's in T20s since 2020. He will become an important pick, especially in the second innings.


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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetri