Northern Superchargers are aiming to improve their poor home record in The Hundred at Headingley when they host a Manchester Originals side led by England’s white-ball captain Jos Buttler on Sunday 13th August at 2.30pm.
Captain Wayne Parnell, David Wiese and Matthew Short are the Northern Superchargers’ overseas players although Short is set to leave the tournament early to join Australia’s tour of South Africa. England’s Test skipper Ben Stokes is unlikely to feature in The Hundred this season.
Manchester Originals could name an unchanged team for the third straight match. Fast bowler Richard Gleeson, sidelined after wrist surgery in January, has taken three wickets in two games since returning to action.
Northern Superchargers Most Match Sixes @ 5/6
Northern Superchargers suffered their fifth defeat in their last six completed matches at Headingley in The Hundred on Friday but they played their part in a cracking contest against top-of-the-table Oval Invincibles.
The Superchargers, who had won their first two completed games of the 2023 season, were on course in their chase of 186 despite losing opener Matthew Short for a duck and England star Harry Brook for four.
Tom Banton struck five sixes in his 81 and Adam Hose cleared the ropes three times in a breezy 41 so the Superchargers are a tempting bet to hit more sixes than Manchester Originals on Sunday.
Short and Brook hit nine maximums between them in their previous two games while veteran all-rounder David Wiese cracked four sixes to set up a tense win for the Superchargers, who had been 9-3, against Trent Rockets on Wednesday.
The Originals have been heavily reliant on skipper Buttler, who has hit nine of their 21 sixes this summer, and they conceded 10 maximums in a 94-run rout by the Invincibles earlier this week.
Adam Hose Northern Superchargers Top Run Scorer @ 13/2
Adam Hose may not be one of the biggest names in The Hundred but he is a crucial part of Northern Superchargers’ batting unit, as he showed with his 41 off 19 balls against the Invincibles last time out.
Hose took on a top-class bowling attack including Sam Curran, Sunil Narine and pacy Australian left-armer Spencer Johnson, ramping, reverse-sweeping and hitting powerfully down the ground to great effect.
He is likely to bat at number four again on Sunday and is an appealing price to be the Superchargers’ top runscorer, having scored 397 runs off 272 balls during Worcestershire’s run to the T20 Blast quarter-finals this season.
The 30-year-old had a brilliant Blast season for Birmingham Bears in 2022, when only two players scored more than his 557 runs in 14 knocks, and he poses a serious threat to the Originals at Headingley.