MAO vs SOB Match Preview

Jos Buttler has led the Originals 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. 

The batsmen have let down Southern Brave 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. 

Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain overcast with few showers throughout the day. 

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Chris Jordan’s All-Round Performance

Chris Jordan has proved to be a reliable all-rounder for the Originals this season. He has scored 107 runs at a strike rate of 201.88 and also picked up 7 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MAO vs SOB Probable 11

MAO Playing 11

  • Phil Salt
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Laurie Evans
  • Max Holden
  • Ashton Turner
  • Paul Walter
  • Jamie Overton
  • Calvin Harrison
  • Tom Hartley
  • Josh Tongue
  • Zaman Khan

SOB Playing 11

  • Finn Allen
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • James Vince (C)
  • Leus du Plooy
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Tim David
  • George Garton
  • Chris Jordan
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Craig Overton
  • Tymal Mills
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Manchester Originals to win this match. Jos Buttler is in prime form for the team and will be the key batsman for them. On the other hand, the batting for the Southern Brave hasn’t done too well. 


Top Picks

Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler is the leading run-scorer for this tournament. He has scored 253 runs so far at a strike rate of 152.40.

Jamie Overton: Jamie Overton has contributed well with the bat and the ball this season. He has scored 157 runs at a strike rate of 193.82 and has also picked up 3 wickets.

Tymal Mills: Mills is 2nd on the list of leading wicket-takers of this season. He has picked up 12 wickets at a strike rate of 12.0. 


MAO vs SOB Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler (C), P Salt, F Allen

Batters: L du Plooy

All-rounders: C Jordan (VC), J Overton

Bowlers: P Walter, C Overton, T Mills, T Hartley, C Harrison

MAO vs SOB Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction