Smriti Mandhana played a match-winning knock for her team in the previous game against Welsh Fire.
Southern Brave and Birmingham Phoenix are all set to lock horns in the 11th match of the Women’s Hundred on Friday, July 30 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The Brave have been the most dominating team in the tournament, having won both their games and have a net run rate of 1.158.
In their previous game, they thrashed the Welsh Fire by eight wickets. As far as the Phoenix are concerned, they started with a three-wicket loss but came back with a 20-run win over the Manchester Originals on Sunday. However, it’s their batting that is yet to fire on all cylinders.
Match – Southern Brave vs Birmingham Phoenix – 11th match
Venue – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Southampton has been a sporting one over the years. But going by records, the venue tends to help the team, batting first. Therefore, chasing can be avoided. The bowlers are likely to have a good time bowling. There are chances of rain around 2 PM and 3 PM and hence, there could be rain interruptions. The temperature will be around 19 degrees Celsius.
Avg score: 163 (9 T20I matches at the Rose Bowl)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5, N/R – 0
Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Charlotte Taylor, Lauren Bell
Bench– Paige Scholfield, Sonia Odedra, Ella McCaughan, Tara Norris
Shafali Verma, Erin Burns, Evelyn Jones, Emily Arlott, Amy Ellen Jones (c & wk), Katie Mack, Georgia Elwiss, Gwenan Davies, Isabelle Wong, Kirstie Gordon, Abtaha Maqsood
Bench- Thea Brookes, Marie Kelly, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin
Probable best batter of the match
Smriti Mandhana— Southern Brave
Smriti Mandhana got out for a duck in the Brave’s opening match. However, she made amends in the game against the Welsh Fire. With her team chasing 111, she didn’t die wondering and played her shots freely. The youngster managed 61 runs off 39 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. Mandhana played at a strike rate of 156.41 and stayed unbeaten until the very end.
Probable best bowler of the match
Anya Shrubsole— Southern Brave
Anya Shrubsole has churned out a number of match-winning bowling performances for England over the years. She hasn’t flattered to deceive even in The Hundred. She is currently the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Brave alongside Lauren Bell with four scalps. Shrubsole’s average and a strike rate of 7.25 and 8.7 are the best among her teammates. She is also no mug with the bat.
Today’s match prediction: Southern Brave 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.