One of the most star-studded franchises in the competition called “The Hundred” is Manchester Originals. This is the team that is based in the city of Manchester in England. The Originals represent one of the most iconic country clubs of Lancashire. It was announced in 2019 that this franchise would pick the players from the Lancashire Country cricket team.
The captain of the men’s team is the swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman, Jos Buttler. While the skipper of the women’s team is Kate Cross. The head coach for the men’s team is former Australian cricketer Simon Katich. Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple and assistant coach Mark Chilton are serving as the assistant coaches for the team.
On the other hand, the head coach for the women’s team is Paul Shaw. The home ground for both the men’s and women’s teams is Old Trafford. Speaking of their performance in the first edition of the tournament in 2021, both teams had a poor tournament. The men’s team led by Buttler finished at 6th place with only two wins out of eight. While the women’s team led by Kate Cross finished 5th with three wins in the tournament.
Manchester Originals: Complete Squad
Manchester Originals picked four cricketers in the draft for the upcoming edition. They signed the hard-hitting West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell, along with Laurie Evans, for the price bracket of 125k euros. On the other hand, the franchise also picked Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for their team, who ended up as the second leading wicket-taker in the IPL 2022.
However, there is a big question over the availability of Hasaranga as Sri Lanka are scheduled to play a series at that time. The Australian pacer, Sean Abbott, has also got his chance as the death specialist in the team. He was the highest wicket-taker in the Big Bash. Daniel Worral also got his opportunity as a surprise pick. Because he had an average season in both Big Bash and T20 Blast.
Squad: Jos Buttler (C), Colin Ackermann, Calvin Harrison, Fred Klaassen, Wayne Madsen, Tom Hartley, Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Wanindu Hasaranga, Phil Salt, Andre Russell, Laurie Evans, Tom Lammonby, Daniel Worrall, Sean Abbott.
Manchester Originals: Top Performer from the Last season
Despite the poor performance from last season, Manchester Originals will look to bounce back with the quality players they have added in the draft. Speaking of their last season’s performance, Colin Munro was the highest run-getters for the franchise. So let’s check the top batters.
Bowling performances from the last season
Speaking of the bowling performance, Matt Parkinson was the pick of the bowlers from last season. He picked up nine wickets overall.
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