Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets
Saturday 13 August, 14.30
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Originals should have Ollie Robinson available after playing for England Lions against South Africa. They could do with his accuracy given some expensive shows from their bowlers in two defeats so far.
Possible XI: Buttler, Salt, Madsen, Evans, Walter, Russell, Stubbs, Abbott, Hartley, Klaasen, Parkinson
Rockets are two from two. They might welcome back Rashid Khan from Afghanistan duty although it would take a fast turnaround given he played on Friday. Tabraiz Shamsi plays if not. This is likely to be Joe Root's last game before joining up with England.
Possible XI: Hales, Malan, Kohler-Cadmore, Munro, Root, Gregory, Patel, Rashid, Wood, Sams, Fletcher
The Old Trafford surface, as you would expect, looked pretty good for batting when Originals posted 161 against Superchargers. It was not enough as Superchargers coasted home. There was grip and purchase for those who bowled pace-off. With the surface holding up well, Sportsbook are likely to see business at 13/10 and 5/2 respectively for both teams to score 150 and 160. Bet the Sportsbook odds here
How to play
Originals are 2.0621/20 with Rockets 1.875/6. We're prepared to give the hosts another chance with local knowledge important. They must apply it, though, and that could mean finding room for another spinner in the shape of Calvin Harrison. Their middle-order bristles with power and they must surely do better after being rolled for 108 against Spirit. Bet the match odds here
How to play
Tom Kohler-Cadmore is a standout price at 8/1 considering he batted at No 3 last time for Rockets. For Originals, power-hitters Andre Russell and Paul Walter catch the eye at 13/1 and 11/1 respectively. They could be ones to follow at double the price in-play. Jos Buttler is boosted to 5/2. Bet the Sportsbook odds here
Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix
Saturday 13 August, 18.30
TV: live on Sky Sports
Welsh Fire will look to get Ben Duckett back in the fold as soon as possible following the Lions' victory over South Africa. Batting Ryan Higgins and Adam Zampa at Nos 7 and 8 suggests a right mess of recruitment.
Possible XI: Clarke, Banton, Duckett, Pope, Miller, Cobb, Higgins, Zampa, Scrimshaw, Payne, Ball
Phoenix Phoenix's Will Smeed, the first centurion in the competition, will look for another fast start after beating the Brave on his own. Adam Milne continues to struggle with an achilles issue.
Possible XI: Smeed, Benjamin, Moeen, Livingstone, Wade, Hammond, Howell, Brookes, Helm, Richardson, Tahir
Four of the five matches in this competition at Cardiff have seen scores of 150 or more. South Africa also made 207 against England at the venue last month. It should be good for runs even if the women's match has been played earlier. Punters are likely to have to pay 159.5 to go over on the par line.
How to play
Phoenix are 1.695/7 and it's very tempting indeed to get with them considering their expertise and Fire's horrible record. But the best advice is to keep fingers crossed that the hosts can bat first and do reasonably well on the surface. We'd expect Phoenix to chase a big score so will hold out hope for 1.855/6 in-play. Bet the match odds here
A straightforward rick from Sportsbook to take advantage of for this one. Chris Benjamin is 11/1 for top Phoenix bat. He opened in their victory over Brave. Unlike many pinch-hitters brought up the order, we have no qualms about him having the ability to win. Bet the Sportsbook odds here