Manchester Originals v Southern Brave predictions and cricket betting tips
Southern Brave could extend hot streak on Manchester trip
Free cricket tips, best bets and analysis for Manchester Originals v Southern Brave in The Hundred on Thursday.
Where to watch
Sky Sports Mix, 3.30pm Thursday
Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event & Mix, 7pm Thursday
Southern Brave Men
1pt 11-10 Betfair, Paddy Power
Southern Brave Women to hit more sixes
1pt 20-21 bet365
Southern Brave Men lost their first two matches in The Hundred but they seem to be getting to grips with the new format after gritty victories over Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit.
The Spirit, winless after five games, are adrift at the bottom of the table but the other seven teams are in the mix for playoff places and the Brave are worth backing to rack up a third straight victory when they face Manchester Originals.
A damp forecast for Old Trafford could diminish the Originals' advantage on a spin-friendly pitch and Quinton de Kock's arrival has pepped up the Brave's batting unit.
The dynamic South Africa opener hasn't made any huge contributions in his first three appearances but is scoring at a rate of two runs per ball and James Vince and Alex Davies, whose home ground in county cricket is Old Trafford, are batting well around him.
The women's game starts at 3pm and Southern Brave will be aiming for a fifth straight win against an Originals side whose only point in their first four matches came from a washout against Northern Superchargers.
The Brave's powerful batters have struck more sixes than their opponents in three of their first four matches while there was one maximum apiece in their win over London Spirit last time out.
That was the first six conceded by the Southern bowlers in the tournament and the out-of-form Originals batters could struggle to impose themselves on their table-topping visitors.
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