MAO vs SOB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 23, 2023

With the final two qualification spots up for grabs, the Manchester Originals will face off against the Southern Brave in a must-win encounter for both teams. The match will be played at the Old Trafford Stadium on Wednesday.

Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave head-to-head record

The Manchester Originals won 1 of the 2 matches played between the two teams, while 1 match was abandoned due to rain.

Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or FanCode App. One can also watch this match on Sony Ten Sports Network. 


MAO vs SOB Team Previews

Manchester Originals

The Manchester Originals have played well during the last week, winning 3 consecutive matches. As a result, they are second on the points table, enjoying a 2-point lead over their nearest rivals, including the Brave. If Manchester wins this match, they will comfortably finish in the second place, However, if they lose this match, their fate will be decided by NRR.

Jos Buttler has led his team from the front and is the leading run-scorer for them. In their latest fixture too, Buttler slammed 75 runs off just 47 deliveries to help his team defeat the Superchargers by 81 runs. Buttler has received good support from Phil Salt, while Jamie Overton has batted well lower down the order.

The middle-order batsmen haven’t been that consistent though as Laurie Evans, Max Holden, and Paul Walter have all struggled to get going. Calvin Harrison, who was brought in for Usama Mir in the last match, bowled a brilliant spell, picking up 5 wickets for just 11 runs, and will spearhead the spin attack.

Josh Tongue hasn’t had the best of tournaments so far and will bowl with the new ball along with Jamie Overton. 


Manchester Originals Playing 11

Ashton Turner, Calvin Harrison, Zaman Khan, Josh Tongue, Jos Buttler, Jamie Overton, Laurie Evans, Philip Salt, Paul Walter, Tom Hartley, Wayne Madsen.

Southern Brave

The Southern Brave received a 5-wicket drubbing at the hands of Oval Invincibles in their latest encounter, making their qualification quite difficult. This is a must-win encounter for them and if they lose, they will be eliminated from the race.

The batsmen have let down the team in a big way. Their failure to perform can be gauged by the fact that except for Chris Jordan, none of the batsmen in the top or middle order have been able to score a half-century so far. Finn Allen is the leading run-scorer for the team with 157 runs.

Devon Conway, who opens the batting with Allen, has struggled throughout. The same can be said about the other batsmen, including James Vince, Leus du Plooy, Colin Ackermann, and Tim David. Coming to the bowling, Tymal Mills is the standout performer with 12 wickets.

Chris Jordan and Craig Overton have bowled a couple of decent spells. Rehan Ahmed is the specialist spinner on the team and has picked up 7 wickets in as many matches. 

Southern Brave Playing 11

Rehan Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Chris Jordan, Devon Conway, Finn Allen, George Garton, Joe Weatherley, James Vince, Leus du Plooy, Mitchell Santner, Tymal Mills.

MAO vs SOB Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch offers a good amount of pace and bounce during the first innings and the batsmen will enjoy their time in the middle. However, we expect the pitch to slow down as the game progresses, helping the spinners. A score of over 140 will be difficult to chase. The weather is expected to remain overcast with few showers throughout the day. 


MAO vs SOB Betting Tips

The Manchester Originals are the more consistent team when compared to the Southern Brave. The top-order batsmen are in especially good form and expect them to continue playing well.

Bet on the Manchester Originals to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Highest opening partnership

    Manchester Originals (1.85)


Both, Jos Buttler and Phil Salt are in good form for the Originals and are likely to put up a good opening partnership. On the other hand, Devon Conway hasn’t had the best of runs for the Brave and we expect their opening pair to struggle.

  1. Betway


    Total wickets

    Over 12.5 (1.75)


Both matches played on this ground this season has seen over 13 wickets fall. Both teams have some quality bowlers on their side and that is the reason we are predicting over 13 wickets to fall.

Today Match Prediction

Manchester Originals To Win the Match, 1.80

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Who will win MAO vs SOB

Manchester Originals 77.08% (74)
Southern Brave 22.92% (22)
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