OVI vs MAO Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 27, 2023

After a grueling schedule of 26 days, we have now reached the climax of the 2023 edition of Men’s Hundred. Two of the best teams of this season, the Oval Invincibles and the Manchester Originals will fight for the ultimate prize on Sunday at the Lord’s Stadium in London.

Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals head-to-head record

Both teams have played 3 matches against each other to date. The Oval Invincibles have won two of them, while the Manchester Originals have managed to win once.

Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the FanCode App or Sony Liv App. The Sony Ten Sports Network will broadcast the finals on television.


OVI vs MAO Team Previews

Oval Invincibles

The Oval Invincibles were clinical in their performance during the group stages. With just 1 loss in 8 matches, they finished at the top of the points table and gained a direct pass to the finals. This is the first time that the Invincibles have managed to come this far in the tournament's history.

It has been a team effort in the true sense for the Invincibles as every player has contributed to the team’s success thus far. Jason Roy and Will Jacks make up for a solid opening pair and will look to give the team a brisk start. Jacks is the leading run-scorer for the team and appears to be in fine form. Jason Roy has done well too but the team will want a big inning from him.

Sam Billings had a quiet start to the season but seems to be peaking in form just in time for the big match as he smashed an unbeaten 76 against the Trent Rockets earlier this week. His role will be especially important in the middle order as the Invincibles cope with the departure of Heinrich Klaasen. They have brought in Paul Stirling as a replacement and he is likely to bat at the number 3 position.

The team has 3 quality all-rounders in the form of Sam Curran, Tom Curran, and James Neesham, bringing in a lot of versatility. Adam Zampa and Spencer Johnson will also be unavailable for this match. In their absence, Nathan Sowter and Gus Atkinson will be the key bowlers. 


Oval Invincibles Playing 11

Danny Briggs, Gus Atkinson, James Neesham, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Paul Stirling, Ross Whiteley, Sam Curran, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Will Jacks.

Manchester Originals

After finishing second on the points table, the Manchester Originals defeated the Southern Brave in a high-scoring Eliminator to reach their second consecutive finals. They were defeated by the Trent Rockets last season and will be hopeful of getting a better outcome this time around.

Jos Buttler is in scintillating form with the bat and has led his team from the front. Buttler has scored 3 half-centuries in 9 innings, including in the last match, and is the leading run-scorer for the tournament. He has received good support from Phil Salt at the other end.

The middle order hasn’t been that consistent and can be a potential weakness for the team. While Jamie Overton has done a decent job lower down the order, the likes of Max Holden, Paul Walter, and Laurie Evans will need to bat better. Joshua Little, who is the team’s joint-highest wicket-taker this season, makes a comeback after international duty and will lead the pace attack along with Richard Gleeson, Paul Walter, and Zaman Khan.

Calvin Harrison picked up a brilliant fifer in his first appearance of the season but has remained wicketless in his past two appearances, making the spin attack a bit weak. 


Manchester Originals Playing 11

Zaman Khan, Joshua Little, Jos Buttler, Jamie Overton, Laurie Evans, Max Holden, Philip Salt, Paul Walter, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Wayne Madsen.

OVI vs MAO 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 at Lord’s is good to bat on early on in the match. There is bounce and pace in the wicket and the batsmen will have a good time in the middle. However, as the match progresses, the pitch does slow down a bit, making it difficult for a team to bat during the second innings. The spinners will get some turn as the ball gets older.

We might see some showers in the evening and temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 


OVI vs MAO Betting Tips

Both teams have done well to make it to the finals and we can expect an engaging encounter between the two. While this is a difficult match to call, we will put our money on the Oval Invincibles. They have performed better as a unit as compared to Manchester, who rely more on individual brilliance.

Bet on the Oval Invincibles to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Top opening pair

    Manchester Originals (1.75)


Jos Buttler and Phil Salt are two of the best batsmen in the Manchester team. They have been pretty consistent in this tournament and have done a better job when compared to Jason Roy and Will Jacks. We are therefore backing Manchester to put up a bigger opening partnership.

  1. Betway


    Most runs after first 5 balls

    Manchester Originals (2.10)


As said earlier, the opening pair of Manchester is in excellent form this season. Jos Buttler and Phil Salt have a strike rate of 149.60 and 200.67 respectively and we are backing them to score briskly.

Today Match Prediction

Oval Invincibles To Win the Match, 1.94

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Who will win OVI vs MAO

Oval Invincibles 61.97% (44)
Manchester Originals 38.03% (27)
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