You could argue there’s not much to choose between them with both sides having won three of their four matches so far.
You could also argue that the Rockets aren’t quite the same side without Rashid Khan, who is currently on international duty with Afghanistan in Ireland.
Tabraiz Shamsi is an adequate replacement for Khan as a bowler but the Afghan leg spinner also brings something to the table as both a batsman and gun fielder so maybe it’s not quite the same having Shamsi in for Khan after all.
When you consider that the Rockets were better last year and have home advantage here, you’d think that just about makes up for the fact they’re fresh from a poor display against the Phoenix on Monday night. And that they’re missing star man Rashid Khan.
On Monday, only a blistering innings from Daniel Sams, alongside some big-hitting from Lewis Gregory as well, gave their total any respectability. But the Phoenix chased it quite comfortably anyway.
Either way, these are very hard to split. So we won’t.
Instead, we’ll adopt a strategy of backing whichever side reaches 2.5 in live betting first.
Whichever that is, back them at those odds and given we think this is a 50/50 game, you’ll be in with a good chance of winning at considerably better odds than even money.
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Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles Hot Bet Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Luke Wood to be Trent Rockets Top Bowler @ 4.33 with Betway
Luke Wood may have to bide his time for an England call-up to their T20 side but he’s giving himself every chance of one in the future with some fine displays in The Hundred.
His economy rate of 8.72 is good rather than brilliant. But more to the point, he’s taken a shine to this tournament and is one of those bowlers who always gives himself a chance of taking wickets by bowling straight, bringing caught, LBW and bowled into the equation.
Admittedly, Daniel Sams has six wickets while Wood is tied with Samit Patel on five.
But Wood has bowled 15 out of 16 possible overs so far so will have every chance and is fresh from a superb display in the last match with 3/17.
So comes into the match in great form.
At 4.33, he’ll give you a good run for your money.
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Roy, Jacks, Rossouw, Billings, Narine, Sam Curran, Cox, Tom Curran, Briggs, Topley, Hasnain.
Venue & conditions
There’s only been one match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham so far.
Birmingham Phoenix posted a decent-looking 143/7 which was chased pretty comfortably by the Rockets, who got there with three balls to spare.
The Rockets’ Alex Hales hit a super 58 off 41 in the chase while earlier Daniel Sams took three wickets so those are two players who had a good outing the last time they were here and are ones to keep an eye on in the top bowler and batsman markets.
As regards last season, 126, 132, 166 and 135 were the first innings scores in Nottingham, which comes to an average of 139.75.
In three out of those four matches, the winner was the chaser.
So 140 looks bang on the money in terms of a par score batting first but more often than not, that hasn’t been enough, with the chaser being in pole position as long as the team batting first doesn’t get to 150 or more.