Jemimah Rodrigues’ unbeaten 92 stole the show in the Superchargers’ previous win over Trent Rockets.
Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers are all set to lock horns in the seventh match of the Women’s Hundred at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Superchargers found themselves in all sorts of trouble in their last match against Welsh Fire, having lost four wickets in a pretty quick time.
However, Jemimah Rodrigues’ brilliance led them to victory by six wickets with 15 balls to spare. The Rockets, on the other hand, got off to a losing start, having lost to the Southern Brave by 23 runs. But having already played a game in Nottingham, they should be well aware of the playing conditions.
Match – Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers – 7th match
Venue – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Nottingham was fairly sporting in the first game of the Hundred. The Rockets slumped in their run-chase and the track became tough to bat in the second half. Hence, batting first should be the way forward for both teams. There are chances of heavy rain during match time and it won’t spring a surprise if the game gets washed off.
Avg first inning score: 133 (1 match at Old Trafford in The Hundred)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, N/R – 0
Rachel Priest (wk), Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver (c), Heather Graham, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Lucy Higham, Michaela Kirk, Teresa Graves, Sammy-Jo Johnson
Bench– Ella Claridge, Nancy Harman, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor
Lauren Winfield Hill (c & wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Hollie Armitage, Laura Kimmince, Bess Heath, Alice Davidson Richards, Linsey Smith, Elizabeth Russell, Phoebe Graham, Katie Levick
Bench- Kalea Moore, Nicola Carey
Probable best batter of the match
Jemimah Rodrigues— Northern Superchargers
Jemimah Rodrigues was on top of her game in the Supercharger’s opening game. She didn’t get many balls to play in the powerplay but made up for the same with some magnificent shots. The youngster went on to score 92 runs off 43 balls with 17 fours and one six. At no point in time did she look ruffled in the steep run chase after the fall of early wickets.
Probable best bowler of the match
Linsey Smith— Northern Superchargers
Linsey Smith, without much a doubt, was the standout bowler for the Superchargers’ in their victory over the Fire. In 20 balls, she gave away only 14 runs at a rate of 0.70 per ball. To go with as many as 11 dot balls, the left-arm spinner picked up the crucial wickets of Stafanie Taylor, Sophie Luff and Alex Griffiths. The onus will again be on the tweaker to deliver.
Today’s match prediction: Northern Superchargers 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.