The Brave have a power-packed batting unit at their disposal.
The Trent Rockets are set to lock horns with the Southern Brave in the third game of The Hundred Women’s on Saturday, July 24. The Brave have an explosive batting unit going into the tournament. The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt and Stafanie Taylor can rip apart any bowling attack on their day.
Their bowling attack is a power-packed one as well. The Rockets, on the other hand, will depend a lot on the experience of Rachel Priest and Nat Sciver in the batting department. In the bowling department, the onus will mostly be on veteran Katherine Brunt and leg-spinner Sarah Glenn.
Match – Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave – 3rd match
Venue – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham has mostly been a sporting one going by the average score at the venue. But in a recent T20I between Pakistan and England above 430 runs were scored in 20 overs. Batting second should be the way forward as the track isn’t expected to change in nature. There are chances of rain at around 7 AM and the conditions will be cloudy throughout.
Avg score: 158 (12 matches at the Trent Bridge)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 7, N/R – 0
Rachel Priest (WK), Michaela Kirk, Heather Graham, Nat Sciver (C), Abigail Freeborn, Kathryn Bryce, Teresa Graves, Ella Claridge, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn
Bench– Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor
Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Stafanie Taylor, Sophia Dunkley, Maia Boucher, Carla Rudd (WK), Amanda-Jade Wellington, Anya Shrubsole, Fi Morris, Lauren Bell, Tara Norris
Bench- Sonia Odedra, Ella McCaughan, Paige Schofield, Charlotte Taylor
Probable best batter of the match
Smriti Mandhana — Southern Brave
Smriti Mandhana recently reached her career-best third spot in ICC’s rankings for T20I batters in women’s cricket. The southpaw has scored 1901 runs from 81 games at an average and strike rate of 26.04 and 121.31 respectively. Mandhana should be high on confidence after she got scores of 29, 29 and 70 and England in the recently-concluded three-match T20I series.
Probable best bowler of the match
Anya Shrubsole — Southern Brave
Anya Shrubsole has been a prolific wicket-taker for England in T20I cricket over the years. In fact, she features in the top five of the all-time highest wicket-takers in the format. In 79 T20I matches, Shrubsole has picked up 102 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 5.95. The veteran also has two four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul to show for her efforts.
Today’s match prediction: Southern Bravo to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.